Dancing With Clouds

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Dancing With Clouds

  1. 1. Dancing With Clouds What CIOs should know about cloud computing and vendor mega-mergers Jasmine Noel jnoel@ptaknoelassociates.com © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Today’s trends are causing the evolution of computing environments and vendors Economy Consolidated enterprise purchasing Computing environments Powerful commodity components and vendors are Changing IT value proposition evolving! Web-based service providers © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. In the past, these distributed computing technologies were separate choices for most enterprises IBM HP BMC HP Servers VMware Dell Sun CA IBM Microsoft Provisioning EMC Virtualization Automation Storage Citrix Oracle NetApp Symantec IBM Sun Oracle Microsoft Cisco Zen Juniper Smarts (EMC) Network 3Com Nortell © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. But now they are coming together... IBM HP BMC HP Servers VMware Dell Sun CA IBM Microsoft Provisioning EMC Virtualization Automation Storage Citrix Oracle NetApp Symantec IBM Sun Oracle Microsoft Cisco Zen Juniper Smarts (EMC) Network 3Com Nortell © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. … to create Clouds IBM HP (3Com) Juniper VMware VMware Microsoft EMC-Cisco-VMware Oracle(Sun) Microsoft Smarts BMC VMware = server + storage + network + hypervisor + provisioning automation © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Three types of datacenters will buy clouds Enterprise Infrastructure Software-as-a Service IT Departments On-Demand Providers Providers HP (3Com) HP (3Com) Business App IBM IBM Oracle(Sun) Oracle(Sun) IBM z Business App IBM z Cisco/EMC/ Cisco/EMC/ VMware VMware © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. This means that enterprises can choose from three cloud sources ? CIO Enterprise Infrastructure Software-as-a Service IT Departments On-Demand Providers Providers HP (3Com) HP (3Com) Business App IBM IBM Oracle(Sun) Oracle(Sun) IBM z IBM z Business Business Cisco/EMC/ Cisco/EMC/ App 1 App 2 VMware VMware © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Deciding the best mix depends on answers to many questions... • What role does business purpose, existing infrastructure investments, geography internal policies, or regulatory requirements play in the decision? • Will security issues outweigh the benefits of external clouds? • Will application integration issues outweigh the benefits of external clouds? • Do I have the right internal IT cost information to accurately compare my choices? • How do the choices impact my existing and future SLAs? • What changes to my internal business service management (BSM) efforts are required to manage: – Internal clouds? – External clouds? – SaaS providers? • How do I find the information I need to answer my questions? (btw we know this is not an exhaustive list of questions!) © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. How we do help? • By focusing on the BSM-related questions raised by cloud computing – We help IT organizations become “solution initiators” in using IT management technology to incorporate cloud computing as a solution to business problems • We will not tell you whether Amazon is better than Google • With research and advisory services – We will help you identify and prioritize your unique needs so as to better evaluate how well vendor offerings those needs – We will help you interpret what research data means for your specific situation • We will not inundate you with generic research reports © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Dancing With Clouds What CIOs should know about vendor mergers and cloud computing Jasmine Noel jnoel@ptaknoelassociates.com © Ptak, Noel & Associates LLC. All rights reserved.

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