For over a decade, Troubadour has worked with thousands of customers at hundreds of companies in virtually every industry
We specialize in providing advanced technology solutions that improve our customers efficiency and security, while reducing their cost and risk
We have designed and implemented network and data center solutions for our customers, and combined this experience and trends in technology to leverage a new model of distribution, called technology as a service or cloud computing. We call our offer the virtual data center
Evolution – this is a robust, mature offering
Many definitions of cloud computing – some feel it is simply the latest analyst term for something many companies have been offering for years…
Some call it the future of our business…
Some call it the future of our business…
The benefits are compelling
So what is it really? Cloud computing or our VDC is made up of 3 essential ingredients. We provide the underlying high availability infrastructure and you can run any OS or application you want to support your business
VDC is designed to provide a smooth transition of your traditional infrastructure to ours. Most companies have their own servers, storage and internet access configured something like this, either at their office or in a co-location facility. Perhaps you have remote offices, employees or partners that connect to your data through VPN or via web based applications. We will map an exact replica of your existing server infrastructure at our VDC, complete with redundant servers, storage, in our hardened data center facility that has redundant power, security and bandwidth… and assist you in migrating to this new model. We may recommend through our assessment, a dedicated connectivity link between your office and the VDC for optimal performance.
Another offering and benefit of the VDC is a Disaster Recovery option. Let’s say that you own new equipment that has not been amortized, or you are already in a colocation facility. You can use the VDC as your DR plan, providing a duplicate set of hardware software and connectivity to replicate your critical assets and infrastructure in the event of an emergency.
e’ve worked with the manufacturing industry for over a decade, selecting best in class tools to help our customers do their job. The VDC is a model whereby we purchased the tools and expertly assemble them in our Tier IV data center at FT.
In summary…According to a report called “IT’s Unmet Potential” by McKinsey in December last year, most companies still spend as much as 80% of their tech budgets on legacy systems. Maintenance costs are much as 60% of that number. VDC allows you to fix your monthly spend as an operational expense. Read down the line, pausing after focus. Any questions? Where do we go from here, I’d like to…
Troubadour VDC Overview
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Troubadour Sound Byte<br /><ul><li>Advanced Technology integration firm since 1997.
Specializing in network; voice/data/video integration, security and availability solutions.
Serving Houston based customers and their worldwide locations.</li></ul>Trusted partner with numerous certifications and awards.<br />Cisco Global Security Partner of the Year<br />
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Support</li></ul>____________________________________________________________________________<br />+ Favorable market conditions:<br /> + Growth and acceptance of virtualization<br /> + Increased cost and complexity of data centers<br /> + Abundance of bandwidth connectivity and cost reduction<br />____________________________________________________________________<br />= Technology as a Service or Virtual Data Center offering (VDC) <br /><ul><li>Local: Home field advantage (local focus and dedication)
Experts: High touch assisted migration model </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> How did we get here?Evolution of Enterprise Computing</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Cloud Defined</li></ul> “Cloud computing refers to highly scalable IT resources – software, CPU’s, storage capacity – that are housed outside of company data centers, available on demand over the Internet, and whose usage is measured and billed incrementally.”<br /> [Similar to utility - telephone, electricity, water, computing ]<br /><ul><li> John Foley, editor of Information Week</li></li></ul><li>What the experts are saying<br />“The rise of the cloud is more than just another platform shift that gets geeks excited. It will undoubtedly transform the IT industry, but it will also profoundly change the way people work and companies operate.”<br />-The Economist<br />“By 2011, early technology adopters will forgo capital expenditures <br />and instead purchase 40% of their IT infrastructure as a service...”<br />- Gartner Key Predictions for IT in 2008 and Beyond<br />
What the experts are saying<br />Gartner predicts server virtualization will rise to around 50 percent of x86 architecture server workloads by the end of 2012, representing approximately 58 million deployed machines.<br />By year-end 2010, enterprises with 100-999 employees will have a higher penetration of virtual machines deployed than the Global 500. <br />- Gartner Press Release: Symposium/ITxpo; October 21, 2009<br />
VDC Business Value<br /><ul><li>Economical. Reduce CapX, eliminate refresh/maintenance cycles
Ecological. Reduce footprint, power and cooling cost = green IT
Scalable. Rapidly add server/storage capacity in days not weeks
Secure. Centralized data, 24x7 monitoring, layers of security
Available.On demand access to your applications anytime/anywhere
Focused. Offload commoditized IT and focus on core business</li></ul>10<br />