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This presentation contains the highlights of a recent Forrester webinar that discussed the findings of the September 2013 Forrester Consulting study commissioned by XO Communications and Juniper ...

This presentation contains the highlights of a recent Forrester webinar that discussed the findings of the September 2013 Forrester Consulting study commissioned by XO Communications and Juniper Networks, titled "Building for the Future: What the New World of Cloud IT Means for the Network."
The presentation author is Forrester Research principal analyst Andre Kindness, a leading expert on network operations and architecture with.

The presentation contains crucial data from enterprise IT decision-makers who have implemented cloud services, and seen the effect on their networks. These insights will help you to build your business case for better alignment of your network investments with your cloud adoption plans.

Key points include:
• How can the network address performance and security challenges inherent in the cloud deployments?
• How can IT support the requirements of application and business stakeholders for multiple services in a hybrid cloud environment?
• Who can you work with to manage the complexity of creating an agile, scalable, high-performance network?

Download the full Forrester Consulting study and find out more about XO cloud services at http://bit.ly/1eWilVt.

You can also watch the Forrester webinar replay here: http://youtu.be/HRM5Z8xSqTY

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    • Enterprise IT Takes on the Cloud— Lessons Learned Maximizing Cloud Services with an Intelligent and Unified Hybrid Network for Keeping Pace With Business’ Performance, Security, and Scalability Requirements. Andre Kindness Principal Analyst October 9, 2013 © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited
    • New market demands changes in business strategy, and ultimately, business technology “2012 was a landmark year for Roche Personalized Healthcare.” Source: Forrester Research © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc.Inc. Reproduction Prohibited © 2013 Forrester Research, Reproduction Prohibited — 2012 Roche Annual Report
    • Businesses strongly embrace the cloud in all forms “What best describes your organization’s current use/implementation of cloud services? (May include SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)” Software-as-a-service 78% Storage/backup-as-a-service 75% Disaster-recovery-as-a-service 70% Desktop-as-a-service 67% Data/Business-intelligence/analytics-as-a-service 67% Security-as-a-service 65% Business-process-as-a-service 62% Compute-as-a-service/infrastructure-as-a-service 62% Platform-as-a-service 60% Implemented, expanding, or planning to implement Base: 154 US IT decision-makers at 500+ employee companies Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of XO and Juniper, July, 2013 © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited
    • Enterprises pushing IT Organization for a more responsive infrastructure "How important were the following in your firm’s decision to adopt software-as-aservice/infrastructure-as-a-service?” Improved IT infrastructure manageability and flexibility 68% Lower total cost of ownership for servers 52% Improved disaster recovery and business continuity 48% On-demand capacity and scalability 46% Lower capital expenditures by purchasing services instead 46% Faster time to market with new business capabilities Temporary or project-based capacity needs Ability to use as peak capacity for times of high usage Provides developers with fast, easy resources for test and development Improved power and cooling efficiency 48% 32% 44% 34% 36% Very important Base: 50 US IT decision-makers at 500+ employee companies that have implemented SaaS/IaaS Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of XO and Juniper, July, 2013 © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited
    • Business critical applications moving out to the cloud “What kinds of applications have you delivered using a cloud environment? Which do you plan to deliver during the next 12 months?” B2B e-commerce site 50% App testing & QA 26% Mobile sites 25% Social computing/collab 24% Marketing site 20% Batch jobs 17% Application integration 9% HPC 6% Internal Web business apps 3% Content analysis -16% Consumer e-commerce site -20% Data analysis Corporate Internet -24% -30% -40% -30% -20% Today0% -10% 10% 20% 30% Base: 154 US IT decision-makers at 500+ employee companies Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of XO and Juniper, July, 2013 © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 40% 50% 60%
    • Changing structures/locations of applications and Tomorrow data Today Private DC Single .exe file Public Cloud Private DC Public Cloud Public Cloud Private DC Single .ndf file Private DC Public Cloud Source: Forrester Research © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited Public Cloud Public Cloud 6
    • © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc.Inc. Reproduction Prohibited © 2013 Forrester Research, Reproduction Prohibited
    • Exponentially increasingly complex system Private DC Private DC Consumer resources (Gmail, Dropbox, etc.) MPLS Source: Forrester Research © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited Internet XaaS
    • Success through interweaving multiple WAN transport technologies “What are your firm’s plans to adopt the following wired/ landline data/IP network transport technologies to support cloud services?” Internet access from remote sites 37% Site-to-site Internet VPN 39% Site-to-site MPLS IP VPN 38% Site-to-site WAN/carrier Ethernet Remote-access IPsec VPN for very small offices, etc 36% 31% Site-to-site multi-technology WANs Remote-access SSL VPN for very small offices, etc Implemented 34% 36% Building Out Base: 154 US IT decision-makers at 500+ employee companies Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of XO and Juniper, July, 2013 © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 47% 41% 39% 35% 39% 36% 34%
    • All of types of cloud services have major impacts on the WAN “For each of the service you plan on deploying, how big of impact do you think it will have on network (WAN connections, security, user experience, etc) ?” Disaster-recovery-as-a-service 63% Business-process-as-a-service 25% 70% Storage/backup-as-a-service 59% 15% 25% Platform-as-a-service 55% 28% Compute-as-a-service/infrastructure-as-a-service 56% 25% Software-as-a-service 55% Security-as-a-service Data/Business-intelligence/analytics-as-a-service Desktop-as-a-service 24% 58% 41% 20% 35% 54% 21% Medium Impact(services will be impacted and some minimal changes will be made to network configurations) Significant Impact(will require hardware upgrade/refresh of network) Base: Variable US IT decision-makers at 500+ employee companies Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of XO and Juniper, July, 2013 © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited
    • Shifting network and infrastructure services closer to the user Private DC Private DC Consumer resources (Gmail, Dropbox, etc.) MPLS Source: Forrester Research © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited Internet XaaS
    • What it means for the enterprise infrastructure and operations organization "What are you doing to support your creation of a comprehensive strategy and migration plan for public cloud and other as-a-service offerings?" 48% Upgrading the network 44% Meeting with business users to determine requirements 41% Creating an inventory of IT Infrastructure 37% Completing a cloud ROI assessment 36% Implementing cloud pilot(s) 32% Creating an inventory of existing cloud usage 31% Undertaking a virtualization maturity assessment Creating a dedicated cloud team with cloud skills, training and/or certification 29% 27% Engaging external consultants on trends or cloud strategy development Undertaking a sourcing assessment to determine application fit 21% Undertaking an application portfolio rationalization 21% Base: 154 US IT decision-makers at 500+ employee companies Source: A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of XO and Juniper, July, 2013 © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited
    • Infrastructure and operations professionals should consider: › Defining your network strategy in tandem with your cloud strategy. › Moving your network investment to the forefront of your IT initiatives. › Working with a strategic partner. › That everything you do will affect the network. © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 13
    • Thank you Andre Kindness akindness@forrester.com © 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited