Is the ‘cloud’ right for my business?              July 20, 2011
Company Overview                      Leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Synopsis             Cloud Co...
The Windstream Cloud                                     Enterprise                                      Platform         ...
Enterprise Flexibility                         4
Jonathan Donaldson, VCESr. Director, Corporate Engineering
VCE - Agenda   Journey to the ‘Cloud’   Cloud What? – The characteristics that matter   Types of ‘Cloud’ Offerings   B...
IT Megatrends – Cloud Drivers   Deployment of ubiquitous IP networks   Expansion of networked consumer devices   Moveme...
The Journey Starts WithVirtualization into the Cloud     IT Production        Business Production              IT-As-A-Ser...
The Characteristics of Cloud   Dynamic / Agile   Service Centric   Self Service   Elastic   Consumption based billing...
Types of Public Cloud Offerings Low Cost                         Managed                PaaS/StaaS   IaaS                 ...
Low Cost IaaS       Pros:                Cons:            Best For:  • Low Cost          •   IT Burden        • Developmen...
PaaS / StaaS       Pros:            Cons:            Best For:  • Focused         • Purpose built   • Focused use  • Deter...
Cloud Managed Service        Pros:              Cons:           Best For:  • IT Partnership     • Can be more    • Enterpr...
Barriers to Adoption   Security   Visibility   Control                       14
Security, Integration, Reliability & StandardsAre key ISSUES to highlight aroundpublic clouds                             ...
Six Elements of Multi-Tenancy       TRUST = VISIBILITY + CONTROL                                      16
Integrated Best of BreedTechnologyBy Industry Leaders                 Presentation (user access) Application      &       ...
Visibility & Control   Nerd Knobs   The ability to monitor the environment and adjust    for business reasons           ...
What is right for my business?                      Create a transformational strategy                       that balance...
Summary          Q&A                20
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  1. 1. Is the ‘cloud’ right for my business? July 20, 2011
  2. 2. Company Overview Leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Synopsis Cloud Computing | Managed Hosting | Colocation  Over 10 years experienceOverview  Hybrid portfolio - extensive managed services suite  (13) Enterprise Class - SAS70 Type II facilities  Nearly 1000 customersCustomers  S&P 500 Company Parent  10,000 Employees  4 Billion in Yearly Revenue 2
  3. 3. The Windstream Cloud Enterprise Platform 99.99% Highly SLA Available Windstream Cloud Hybrid Massively Flexibility Scalable Secure / Compliant 3
  4. 4. Enterprise Flexibility 4
  5. 5. Jonathan Donaldson, VCESr. Director, Corporate Engineering
  6. 6. VCE - Agenda Journey to the ‘Cloud’ Cloud What? – The characteristics that matter Types of ‘Cloud’ Offerings Barriers to adoption What is right for my business? 6
  7. 7. IT Megatrends – Cloud Drivers Deployment of ubiquitous IP networks Expansion of networked consumer devices Movement to unified communications Advancement of highly-scalable, low-cost compute Convergence of networks, compute and storage Appetite for new applications Economic recovery yields technology refresh 7
  8. 8. The Journey Starts WithVirtualization into the Cloud IT Production Business Production IT-As-A-Service Lower Costs Improve Quality Of Service Improve Agility 85% 95% 50% 30% 15% Platinum Gold 8
  9. 9. The Characteristics of Cloud Dynamic / Agile Service Centric Self Service Elastic Consumption based billing 9
  10. 10. Types of Public Cloud Offerings Low Cost Managed PaaS/StaaS IaaS Service 10
  11. 11. Low Cost IaaS Pros: Cons: Best For: • Low Cost • IT Burden • Development • Quick to deploy • Poor SLA • Phase 1 • Very agile • Low visibility Startups • Security • Low priority apps • Short term scale out • Shared processing 11
  12. 12. PaaS / StaaS Pros: Cons: Best For: • Focused • Purpose built • Focused use • Deterministic • Security cases pricing • Loss of • Generic • Good operational Applications integration control • Small IT staff • Low IT burden 12
  13. 13. Cloud Managed Service Pros: Cons: Best For: • IT Partnership • Can be more • Enterprise • Deterministic expensive class pricing • Not as agile applications • Good as IaaS integration with existing process • Low IT burden • Strong SLA 13
  14. 14. Barriers to Adoption Security Visibility Control 14
  15. 15. Security, Integration, Reliability & StandardsAre key ISSUES to highlight aroundpublic clouds 15 Source: “Service Provider Cloud Strategies”, Everest, January, 2011
  16. 16. Six Elements of Multi-Tenancy TRUST = VISIBILITY + CONTROL 16
  17. 17. Integrated Best of BreedTechnologyBy Industry Leaders Presentation (user access) Application & App Middleware serversManagement Management & DB servers Virtualization Unified Computing Network Storage 17
  18. 18. Visibility & Control Nerd Knobs The ability to monitor the environment and adjust for business reasons Performance Security BR/DR/BC Compliance Dev/Test Scale 18
  19. 19. What is right for my business?  Create a transformational strategy that balances ambitious architecture with a solid operational framework.  Rationalize applications and platforms to align with business requirements.  Optimize key operational processes for the virtualized data center, including backup, business continuity, management, and security.  Validate architectural designs to minimize risk and help ensure that interoperability and performance levels achieve application objectives. 19
  20. 20. Summary Q&A 20
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