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Portal on the Cloud Portal on the Cloud Presentation Transcript

  • Steve Gerhardt | CEO | Ixion sgerhardt@ixiononline.com Exceptional Web Experience, Portal and Web Content Manager in the Cloud - How to Make the Right Business driven Decisions
  • Agenda
    • Benefits
    • Use cases / Demos
    • Decision Process & Business Case
    • Critical Success Factors
  • Benefits of Exceptional Web Experience products on the Cloud
    • 16 days for net new production site
    • Eliminate 2-3 weeks lead time
    Reduce update time by 80% Eliminate 1 week for provisioning Reduce year 1 cost by $200K Reduce 3 year by > $100K Reduce deployment time by 75% Investment Company Large International Bank Large International Bank
  • Use Cases for Portal and WCM in the Cloud
  • External Site - Hearst Direct Publishing Portal NOW + WCM on AWS
    • Reach new clients
    • 3 weeks from zero to Production
    • Increase productivity of sales people with new web presence
    • Eliminate additional 10-15% sales hours spent on communications
    • Minimize maintenance needs
    Case Study
  • Quintana Capital Group, LP Large energy fund with 180 Investors
    • Challenge: New $650 million energy fund based in Houston; needs website and way to deliver quarterly reports to 180 investment partners
    • Keys to the solution for COO
        • One infrastructure, one box
        • Non-technical administration team can support site
        • Web Content Management and Document Manager included
    • Solution: A WebSphere Portal Express website with Web Content Management. The Portal Document Manager provides the basis for an extranet to deliver quarterly reporting materials
    • Results:
    • Web site up and running quickly
    • Robust web content management and delivery infrastructure for files and reports
    • No maintenance - hosting services from Ixion
        • “ We’re able to reach more people than we were able to previously and to provide more detailed, relevant information to fund participants. We’ve been impressed with how intuitive the software is to utilize”
        • — Loren Soetenga, Chief Operating Officer, Quintana Capital Group.
  • What is Cloud Computing
    • Business - A user experience and a business model
    • Cloud computing is an emerging style of IT delivery in which business processes, applications, data, and IT resources are rapidly provisioned and provided as standardized offerings to users over the web in a flexible pricing model.
    • IT - An infrastructure management and services delivery methodology
    • Cloud computing is a way of managing large numbers of highly virtualized resources so from a management perspective, they resemble a single large resource. This can then be used to deliver services with elastic scaling.
  • Decision Process
  • Business Case Fundamentals
    • On premise costs
      • Multiple environments (Development, Test, Production)
      • Software (Purchase & Support)
      • Servers
      • Labor for HW & SW set up, deployment, and ongoing support
    • Cloud cost planning
      • Detail scenario for demand over time to determine size instances
      • Services (development, ongoing image mgmt including performance and security, applying fixes, etc)
      • Infrastructure
      • Appropriate Software Instance (e.g. Portal / WCM or Portal / WCM SE
      • Persistent Storage
      • Dedicated connectivity – VPN, Virtual Private Cloud
      • Internet Data Transfer rates
      • Additional costs – e.g. Elastic Load Balancing, Premium Support, etc
    • Best practices
      • Multiple scenarios for usage
      • Clear vision and estimates for desired solution performance incl. product fixes, testing image health, security etc .
  • Business Case Fundamentals for “Cloud Project 1”
  • Example Decision Process
    • Business case and Project fundamentals work on paper: now what?
    • “ Cloud Project 1” Proof of Concept and Business Analysis
      • Keys to adoption includes evaluation of:
      • Skills, Support, Cost, Contract, IT Socialization
      • Networking, Security, Data Integration, Directory, Monitoring
  • Example Decision Process – A POC for “Cloud Project 1”
  • Portal and Web Content Manager solutions in the cloud
  • Critical Success Factors
    • External implementation and project with minimal integration
      • Contract terms, SLA,
    • Internal projects, adoption, data integration
      • Bent for strategic adoption
      • Security discussions, type of data, encryption
      • Contract, scope
      • Network – VPN, routing
      • Skills
    • Required Network Performance
    • Check performance/connectivity acceptable for live link to in house applications (eg Oracle/Peoplesoft, SAP and 3rd party backend-system)
    • Live integration between cloud and On Premise LDAP/Security servers –might need to federate/ replicate in cloud
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Check specific application and organization’s regulatory compliance requirement to determine cloud suitability.
  • For More Information
    • Ixion: sgerhardt@ixiononline.com
    • www.ixiononline.com
    • IBM and Ixion References
      • Hearst Direct
      • Quintana Capital
    • IBM WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager on the Cloud
        • http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ls/wps-wcmse/cloud.html
    • IBM SmartCloud Getting Started Guide for WebSphere Portal 7.0.0
    • http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/portalwiki.nsf/dx/IBM_Smart_Business_Cloud_getting_started_guide-WebSphere_Portal_V7.0.0
    • Trial: WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager v7 Hypervisor Editions
    • http://www-01.ibm.com/software/genservers/portal/server/hved/
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