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We have worked with customers, Cloud Computing - makes some nervousNot all or nothing - work with you to determine what makes sense - evolution and a journey - hybrid is natural approach making most of opportunity to outsourceappopriatesoftare, infrastructure and plafotrms, while realizing the full value of existing investments. Nothing new - safe, secure, proven, meets industry certs, and puts customers in good company, many large orgs...Not leading the way...40M already on MS Online subscriptionsApproach review with inquisitive mind - we want you to ask many questions, mutually explore, so that you are comfortable...It's OK to to ask...Performance, security, what should I move now and which later...PErsue answers together
If cloud computing sounds bleeding edge, it's not. People utilize cloud computing every time they check Hotmail, upload photos to Facebook or buy music on iTunes.The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines Cloud computing as a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources, including hardware and software, that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. In short, hardware and software services are made available when you need them via the internet.This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics: • It’s an On-demand self-service. You can get what you need when you need it. You can unilaterally provision computing capabilities, such as server time and network storage, as needed automatically without requiring human interaction with each service’s provider. • It offers Broad network access. Network capabilities can be access with a variety of devices, including computers, laptops, phones, PDAs, etc. • Resource pooling. A large pool of users shares costs and location-independent resources, such as storage, processing, memory, network bandwidth, and virtual machines, in an environmentally sustainable way.• Flexible resource allocation. As demands fluctuate, cloud services can scale rapidly, in some cases, automatically, to quickly scale out and rapidly released to quickly scale in. You don’t have to worry about bringing new servers online or reallocating resources. To the end user, the capabilities available for provisioning often appear to be unlimited and can be purchased in any quantity at any time.• Measured service. Cloud systems automatically control and optimize resource use by leveraging a metering capability, often per user or per hour, appropriate to the type of service (e.g., storage, processing, bandwidth, and active user accounts). As a result, you pay for what you use and resource usage can be monitored, controlled, and reported providing transparency for both the provider and the service user.Background:Technical definition "a computing capability that provides an abstraction between the computing resource and its underlying technical architecture (e.g., servers, storage, networks), enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.“ National Institute Of Standards and Technology v15
When you consider moving applications to the Cloud, there are 3 general categories of offerings:• Software as a Service (SaaS): The applications, such as e-mail, people use everyday.• Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): The on-demand data centers. • Platform as a Service (PaaS): The operating environment in which applications run.Which Cloud is right for you?With different types of cloud offerings, you have flexible options about which services to obtain in the cloud and which to keep onsite. Your priorities and security requirements determine the level of cloud capabilities to explore.Outsourcing some capabilities to the cloud makes the most of what’s onsite by freeing time, budget, and people. For example, with SaaS, you can add services, like e-mail, quickly and affordably. With PaaS, you can deliver services broadly without having to manage the infrastructure, such as creating virtual care teams or health information exchanges. With IaaS, you get pay-as-you-go data center capacity for adding CPUs, storage, networking, or Web hosting. Software as a Service – Instead of owning and running Applications on your computers, you rent them and get them over a network. The key characteristics of Software as a Service include:Network-based access to, and management of, commercially available software Activities managed from central locations rather than at each customer's site, enabling customers to access applications remotely via the Web Application delivery in a one-to-many model (single instance, multi-tenant architecture), including architecture, pricing, partnering, and management characteristics Centralized feature updating to download patches and upgrades. Integration into a larger network of communicating software - either as part of a mashup or as a plugin to a platform as a service.Consider SaaS for the following needs:• Communications, such as e-mail, calendar, and instant messaging• Desktop productivity, such as document creation and sharing• Collaboration and presence• Billing and payment processing• Identity and relationship management• Patient and provider services delivered through the WebInfrastructure as a Service - Data centers on demand: IaaSHow many data centers does it take to run a health organization? Now that the cloud offers storage, networks, and servers as a service, technology is no longer bound by the traditional on-site IT department. Infrastructure as a Service, also known as On-demand data centers, put virtually unlimited computing power into the hands of even the smallest health organization.On-demand data centers provide compute power, memory, and storage, typically priced per hour according to on resource consumption. Some also call IaaS “bare metal on demand.” You pay for only what you use, and the service provides all the capacity you need, but you’re responsible for monitoring, managing, and patching your on-demand infrastructure. One big advantage of IaaS is that it offers a cloud-based data center without requiring you to install new equipment or to wait for the hardware procurement process—which means you can get IT resources that otherwise might not be available.With IaaS, savings come from hardware and infrastructure costs but not necessarily from staffing because you are still responsible for system management, patch management, failover and backup, redundancy, and other system management tasks. Depending on the service, an IaaS provider typically handles load balancing, monitoring, and scaling automatically, and you manage your cloud deployments. The key characteristics of Infrastructure as a service include:Resources delivered as a service including servers, network equipment, memory, CPU, disk space, data center facilities, Dynamic scaling of infrastructure which scales up and down based on application resource needs Variable cost service using fixed prices per resource component Multiple tenants typically coexist on the same infrastructure resources Enterprise grade infrastructure allows mid-size companies to benefit from the aggregate compute resource pools You might use Iaas for: • Hosting public-facing patient services and Web sites.• Storage—especially of public data. • Testing large-scale applications in a discrete environment before deploying publicly.Platforms in the cloud: PaaS The scalable architecture of the cloud is transforming how organizations create and deliver custom applications and services. For health organizations, this can mean providing innovative services and technologies for researchers, medical teams, patients, clients and staff. The size—of your service, budget, or staff—does not limit IT when the platform for custom services is as readily available and broadly deployable as the Web. Cloud platforms free you to focus on what you can offer without worrying about or managing the infrastructure needed for those services.PaaS is the operating environment of the cloud with the tools you need on demand to create and host online services, software, Web sites, and mobile applications. With PaaS, you can concentrate on delivering applications rather than on the underlying infrastructure, which a service provider maintains and updates in its data centers. You can also use PaaS to create multi-tenant applications—that is, services accessed by many users simultaneously. With PaaS, you can develop new applications or services in the cloud that do not depend on a specific platform to run, and you can make them widely available to users through the Internet. PaaS delivers cloud-based application development tools in addition to services for testing, deploying, collaborating on, hosting, and maintaining applications. The accessibility of PaaS offerings enables any programmer to create enterprise-scale systems that integrate with other Web services and databases—an aspect of cloud computing that fosters additional opportunities for health IT and allows bigger thinking.The open architecture of PaaS can support integration with legacy applications and interoperability with on-site systems—important considerations because health organizations operate in a mixed IT world. Interoperability gives you the flexibility to take advantage of cloud benefits while retaining data and applications onsite as needed.Consider PaaS for the following health needs:• Coordinating collaborative research projects that involve multiple organizations• Developing care coordination applications• Creating applications that can be shared by many users simultaneously• Creating social networks or online communities• Porting on-premise, line-of-business applications to the cloud• Deploying Web services quickly
Top 2 Public cloud and Private cloudLate two are nicheHybridCommunity - specific hybrid for specific community or industryPublic - clouds that are available to public, massive scale in shared infrastructure - hotmail, hosted exchange - massive scale and users - drive down cost considerablyPrivate - One biz, considerable benefits vs. legacy datacenter - little more control and customization, tech infrastructure - economies of scale are not thereEnd user - not just technical, need to think about experience throughout evolution and think about it. WE think about this ---user shouldn't care ---Should just care that they get solution where and when they need itIf it makes sense to stay on prem, fine. If we can move to cloud and not lower user experience, we've done our job...
We make it easierto determine what combination of on prem, in the cloud makes sense in the course of your discovery.
Ask the Right Questions to Get the Right Solutions• How can my organization best leverage the cloud?• Is this a business or technology decision?• What specific business benefits can be gained?• Must we move everything all at once?• Where/when should we start moving to the cloud?• What applications or systems can move now?• What should we plan to move in the future?• Will performance improve or suffer?• Is our data safe and secure?• What costs or savings will be incurred? 5
Our Focus• CloudStrategies delivers rational cloud service strategies for forward thinking businesses• With our help you will – Unravel the cloud and clearly understand the options and opportunities – Assess which parts of your environment belong in the cloud – Understand how these can free capital and enhance your business agility – Select the appropriate service providers and service offerings for your business – Plan and execute your adoption of online applications and services• This allows you to – Focus on your core strengths and business – Reduce risk, cost and complexity – Scale your services and costs on a monthly basis 6
Cloud BenefitsBusiness Goals Cloud BenefitReduce Costs of IT Systems • Significant Cost Reduction in per user costs • Repurpose IT Resources for more strategic purposesDeploy Solutions Faster • Cloud Solutions are already deployed • Deploy in days and weeks vs. months and yearsReduce Risk • Cloud Platforms have more redundancy for better business continuance and disaster recoveryRemove Platform Migration • Leverage New Platforms without Technical Learning CurvesChallenges • Notes & GroupWise to Exchange • Old Exchange to New ExchangeIncrease Productivity & • Leverage new collaboration tools • Increase accessibility from remote sitesCollaboration • Extranet solutions with 3rd parties 12
Partnership for Successful SolutionsCloud Strategies: • Works with Client to • Create a strategy Cloud • Identify opportunities Solution A Cloud • Evaluate actionable options Solution B • Introduces appropriate Solution Providers • Works to facilitate smooth implementation Cloud Solution C CloudCloud Solution Provider: • Delivers Cloud Solution Directly Strategies to Business (Solution Advisor) • Contractual Relationship between Business & Provider • May provide some compensation to Cloud Strategies Business Cloud in NeedBusiness / Client: Solution • Leverages Independent Business of and Technical Expertise from Provider Cloud Strategies Solution • Utilizes Cloud Solution(s) 13