Cloud versus On Premise


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Understand the cloud technologies available and know which questions you should be asking

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Cloud versus On Premise

  1. 1. Cloud Vs. On PremiseWorkshopZorina Baksh, Chris Harris
  2. 2. On Premise or Cloud?A decision every organisation is facing when technology is refreshedThis can be all the main components of your network – or a single applicationThis workshop will:• Help you understand the technologies available• Give you an understanding of the main considerations• Provide some questions you should be askingAim is to give you a clear understanding of whats involved in the decision making process and theimplications of choosing one or the otherIntroduction
  3. 3. Evolution of the Network
  4. 4. CloudCloud – “Hardware/Software delivered via the internet”
  5. 5. On PremiseStaff working from a single siteIn your office in the corner,Dedicated area – Stationery cupboard, Comms roomIt’s your network, it’s your rulesHeterogeneous by nature – dissimilar HWComplete control and flexibilityCompatible technologiesCapital ExpenditureCosts depreciate over 4- 5 yearsFull outlay recorded in year of purchaseOwned outrightUltimate controlLike a car or house, the network is yoursManagement responsibility is yoursHousing/Power/Heating/Ventilation/NoiseNetwork design for optimal efficiencyRemote access considerationsSecurity, Backup and RecoveryThe cycle is in your handsPlan, Test, Deploy, Manage, Re-train, SupportAnnual or every few yearsYour policy, your responsibility to be compliantData Compliance UK Regulatory StandardsNetwork PoliciesBuild to Peak ….with cost overheadInvest to allow optimal usages from the networkPay upfront and hope the investment is returnedConsiderationsLocationInfrastructureBusiness ModelOwnershipManagementTechnology UpdatesPolicy & ComplianceScaleOff PremiseBetter Technology, Faster Internet, Mobile workingPrivate Cloud (Co-Lo, Hosted),Public Cloud.Resides in a data centreYou have to conform – it’s their rulesHomogeneous – shared servicesIaaS, PaaS, SaaSOperational ExpenditureLower Upfront cost – subscription model.Beware of hidden costs – i.e. Staff training, InternetMake sure it fits with fundingLease/Rent/SubscribeAll or some of the provisionBe aware of the contract termsSimplifiedThird Party – understand what is being providedRelationship ManagementStill have the internal networkFollows Providers CyclesForces upgrades – good & badKeeps you up to date, secure and effectiveCultural change – going with the flowRemains your responsibilityLess direct control – ensure provider compliesICT policies to reflect the modelWhole of system – don’t forget your internal elementsOn Demand – capacity ledScale and pay as you needBe aware of contractsOn Premise Cloud
  6. 6. Key QuestionsTechnical•Will it work?•Migration – how long and what is needed before hand?Security•Where will your data be held•Will Data used for data mining purposes•Resilience – what does the service offer•SLA & Return to Operation – compared to on-premiseVendor – Due Diligence•Well established•Financially stable•References•Compliance (Data Protection/PCI etc)Costs•What is your commitment•What is the overall cost – remember hidden extra’s & hidden savings!•Are there cost savingsYour Drivers•How do you work now - how do you want to work in the future?•Mobile workforce – Work anywhere, anytime, any device•Collaborative working•Organisational Culture – resistance to change•What are the current IT skills – what needs to be developed
  7. 7. Summary•There is no right or wrong•No “one size fits all” – every one has different drivers•Cloud is a road map, most organisations end up with a hybrid, best of breednetwork•You need to assess the options and see what is best for your organisation andalign with the business strategy•Ensure you carry out due diligence, and are asking the right questions•Try before you buy!•Get expert help and adviceIts an exciting time, with lots of possibilities!
  8. 8. Whywouldn’twe dothis?What willhappenwith legacyapps?What’sin it forus?Could I lowercosts further?How doesit work?What do weneed to signup for?What if laterwe need tochangedirection?What are thealternatives?Where will itgo wrong?What willit cost?YourQuestions?Howdo wepay forit?Q & Azorina@coopsys.netchris@coopsys.netwww.coopsys.net020 7793 0395