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Unified communications in the private and public Cloud - by Rob Lith

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Insight into hosted/Cloud Telephony, both in the public and private (enterprise) environment. What are the challenges for hosted telephony in South Africa, how these challenges can be overcome and …

Insight into hosted/Cloud Telephony, both in the public and private (enterprise) environment. What are the challenges for hosted telephony in South Africa, how these challenges can be overcome and opportunities exploited.

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  • I going to be talking about private and public cloud computing and the experience we’ve had with voice in SA
  • - Talk about Chris Pinkham developing the Amazon EC2 cloud here in Diep River and the new Nimbula - If only 4% don’t have private cloud plans one has to be adapting their solutions for this change

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  • 1. Rob Lith Unified communications in the private and public Cloud
  • 2. PRIVATE OR PUBLIC Private Cloud Public Cloud Enterprise Cloud Hosted Services Voice Voice Voice Voice
  • 3. PRIVATE OR PUBLIC On-Net
    • There is a bit of debate on what is cloud computing
    • So long as it’s scalable and abstracts management away from the user I’d call it cloud computing
    • To me public open clouds, secured private in public data centres clouds and on-premise customer owned clouds, all fit the bill
    • It should be what suits you best for your requirements – where you or your customer is comfortable starting
    • But the technology that brings scalable, flexible, and costs effective solutions can not be ignored
  • 4. BUSINESS CASE On-Net
    • Unless the costs and benefits outweigh the status quo there is no compelling reason to move to the cloud!
    • Benefits alone will not drive this innovation
    • If the NPV cost of a cloud solution over a reasonable period, say three years, is not less than an equivalent capital purchase, the business case starts failing in the customers eyes – before and after scenarios are critical
  • 5. OPPORTUNITY? On-Net
    • According to Roelof Botha at Sequoia Capital, “Cloud computing is a game changing market opportunity” - Sequoia and VMware have invested in Nimbula founded by the team that developed Amazons EC2 (elastic cloud computing)
    • A recent Gartner poll showed that by 2012 IT organizations will spend more on private clouds than public clouds. Only 4% of those polled didn't have private cloud plans
  • 6. BANDWIDTH BOOM On-Net
    • Within 18 months, SA will experience a broadband and communications boom not witnessed since the Internet growth years of the 1990s - Ermano Quartero
    • Quartero says investments in fibre are already resulting in more companies — including big corporate entities — deploying mission-critical business applications in the cloud
      • — Duncan McLeod, TechCentral, 27 August 2010
  • 7. WHAT NEXT On-Net
    • So where to for voice in the cloud
    • The cloud is our turf
    • The business case is compelling
    • The opportunity is here
    • The bandwidth boom is coming
    • But….are there dark clouds ahead?
  • 8.  
  • 9. OUR TURF THE CLOUD On-Net
    • Is it going to voice as usual??
    • Remember the snake with the twirly eyes in the Jungle Book? ”Trussst in me”
    • Old world telcos want us on their turf – to trussst them and do everything by the minute by the second
    • for now we have to call to and from the traditional PSTN …
    • but when we work with each other, lets do it the Internet way
  • 10. C IP 10% BRING IT DOWN TO IP Public Cloud My Cloud Your Cloud GSM 60% PSTN 30% On-Net Last Mile Access Multiple Termination Telecoms Spend
  • 11. VOICESA On-Net
    • Still, I suppose it would be convenient to be able to call between their world and ours…
    • (They do support at least basic voice)
    • For now that is…
  • 12.