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The next generation Cloud Challenge is dealing with Cloud Silos

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SMEStorage Cloud Fair Presentation 2012:

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    • 1. The next generation CloudChallenge is dealing with Cloud Silos
    • 2. Agenda• Some slides (not too many…..)• A demo
    • 3. 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!
    • 4. 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
    • 5. 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
    • 6. 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
    • 7. 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
    • 8. ‘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
    • 9. 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
    • 10. So how do we manage thesprawl of different SaaS and Data Services ?
    • 11. 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
    • 12. UnifyCloudFair 2012
    • 13. VisibilityCloudFair 2012
    • 14. GovernanceCloudFair 2012
    • 15. Reduce SprawlCloudFair 2012
    • 16. AvailabilityCloudFair 2012
    • 17. DEMOCloudFair 2012