Who are we ? Well…… We don’t just target SME / SMB And we don’t really do Storage ! Oh….And we’re British…so we travelled a long way!
What we spend our time thinking about v ices Ser d lou sCs ine CroB us ss- Clo Unifying ud Clouds Se rv ice sData Integration / Data Access CloudFair 2012
We live in an era of unprecedented change• Mainstream software applications continue to lose audience to pay as you go SaaS model • Entrance / Exit is easy • Participation is judged on business value• New Cloud companies challenge the status quo • Box, DropBox, Twitter, FaceBook etc• Companies ‘assets’ are slowly diverging • Online / offline • Saas, Data, Social CloudFair 2012
What is behind the transformation ?• IaaS, PaaS, SaaS services lower the barriers to entry• Smart Device penetration• Personal SaaS culture permeating business culture• Corporate behavior changing: • Peer recommendation drive decisions • Recognize the power of outsourcing • Moving away from ‘self-administering’ to ‘hosted’ • “On the move” drives purchasing and infrastructure decisions • Mobile and Cloud the two biggest combined / overlapping trends CloudFair 2012
What challenges does this transformation present ?• IT under pressure from execs to support a flexible Smart Device driven SaaS infrastructure• Proliferation of Smart devices hard to manage and support • Driven by BYOD type policies• Data exists in Silos amongst SaaS Services, internal Apps and Messaging services • Hard to locate or search amongst corporate data • More data being stored in non traditional data sources • Although data exists in email or archive it is “stuck” and not visible CloudFair 2012
‘My Cloud is better than your Cloud’• SaaS Service Providers competing for you to move your data from one silo to another • and invariably it is not easy to move • and more are popping up every day…especially in the Cloud Storage space• Companies show that they will potentially try and move provider / data based on just one feature missing • “We want DropBox replication” • “We can’t work with the DropBox files on iWork on our iPad” • “Our Core business Apps need FTP support” CloudFair 2012
What about legislation ?• How do you add governance amongst the distributed sprawl of public / private cloud services • HIPCA, FERPS etc • and more are popping up every day…especially in the Cloud Storage space• What about Country specific legislation ? • Patriot Act • Legislation regarding data staying within country borders ? • Canadian Public Sector or Government body • Australian business laws on customer privacy • etc CloudFair 2012
So how do we manage thesprawl of different SaaS and Data Services ?
The Open Cloud File Server Unify Data, increase visibility, add governance, reduce Cloud Sprawl SaaS or on-premise Single view ofWeb all Clouds CloudFair 2012