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A 10-minute lightning talk by Dan Perry at the Eduserv Symposium 2011 - Virtualisation and the Cloud.

A 10-minute lightning talk by Dan Perry at the Eduserv Symposium 2011 - Virtualisation and the Cloud.

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  • 1. JANET Brokerage
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  • 2. Background
    Building on the Data Centre Projects and Strategy
    Initial funding through Universities Modernisation Fund
    Guiding themes
    Enable re-use of existing provision & capacity
    Identify new models and opportunities
    Support adoption of new technologies & models
    Support and maintain autonomy with institutions
    Promote interoperability & open standards
    De-risk new models and services
    Enable new projects, developments, and shared services
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  • 3. Brokerage Aim
    Aim:
    To facilitate the uptake of off-campus data centre and cloud services to improve service opportunities and constrain costs
    To create efficiencies and cost savings
    To improve services and add value
    To reduce risk in adopting new services
    To address technical and business questions
    To create a competitive market based on technically sound platforms
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  • 4. New models – New challenges
    Rapidly changing technologies
    Rapidly changing business models
    Can raise costs rather than lowering
    Lack of ready technology/cloud standards
    Large incumbent vendors
    Inappropriate license models
    Inappropriate Service levels
    Lack of clarity with current product offerings
    Lack of clarity re: legal positions
    Portability of prototypes
    Data transfer bottlenecks
    Difficulty in quantifying demand/scale of market
    Lack of total cost of ownership benchmark
    Fear of vendor lock in
    Lack of expertise to migrate to new models
    Deskilling existing workforce
    Many many more …
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  • 5. Issues for New Services
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    Financial
    Service Delivery
    Innovation
    Director
    of IT
    Director
    of Finance
    Director
    of Estates
    CRC Reduction
    Cost Reduction
    Power Cost Reduction
    De-Risked Solution*
    Assured Quality of Service
    Transparent Cost to run
    Route to New Services
    Institutional Cost Reduction
    IT Staff
    Service Users
    Integration
    * Pre agreed:
    Terms & Conditions
    Procurement
    Service Levels
    Pricing Model
    Exit agreement
    Legal /Risk Base
    Security Base
    Company Profile
    Job Development & Security
    Improved Experience
    Simplicity
    (Cf existing)
  • 6. Brokerage Roles
    Broker DC/Cloud services
    Build relationships with education and commercial organisations
    Understand needs and barriers
    De-risk opportunities and introduce new services
    Work with education-commercial and UMF projects
    Support innovative projects and share understanding
    Assist with technical, business model and legal issues
    Work with those looking to implement rapidly
    Collaborate with expert partners such as DCC and Eduserv
    Create value through procurements and frameworks
    Procure and deliver services e.g. Tiered Storage
    Introduce new services and highlight existing quality services
    Support through central facility
    Create a hub for off campus services, profile products and organisations
    Build a digital marketplace of value to education & commercial sectors
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  • 7. Would like to meet…
    Looking for organisations that:
    Are looking to develop/migrate DC/Cloud services
    Are looking to adopt or provide hosted services
    Are negotiating with commercial providers
    Have adopted off campus solutions and have experiences to share
    What are your specific requirements?
    What are the barriers that prevent you being able to adopt remote services?
    Contact: dan.perry@ja.net
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