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  • In this presentation, I’m going to talk a little bit about cloud computing in general, and a lot more about Your Cloud – the value that cloud computing offers companies like _________ right now, to solve real-world business problems.Since every provider has a different definition of cloud computing, I’ll start by giving you our perspective, and defining a few terms.Then I want to show how cloud computing can benefit two groups at your company:First, it helps your IT team get the most out of their time and budgetSecond, it lets your Line-of-Business teams adapt and innovate fasterFinally, I’ll show some alternate ways to get started in cloud computing – and show some of the ways we can help.If there’s time and interest, I have additional material that describes:How other customers have deployed cloud solutions, and the success it’s brought themAnswers to high-priority questions about security in the cloudThe technologies we use to create productive, secure cloud computing environments for our clients.
  • In this presentation, I’m going to talk a little bit about cloud computing in general, and a lot more about Your Cloud – the value that cloud computing offers companies like _________ right now, to solve real-world business problems.Since every provider has a different definition of cloud computing, I’ll start by giving you our perspective, and defining a few terms.Then I want to show how cloud computing can benefit two groups at your company:First, it helps your IT team get the most out of their time and budgetSecond, it lets your Line-of-Business teams adapt and innovate fasterFinally, I’ll show some alternate ways to get started in cloud computing – and show some of the ways we can help.If there’s time and interest, I have additional material that describes:How other customers have deployed cloud solutions, and the success it’s brought themAnswers to high-priority questions about security in the cloudThe technologies we use to create productive, secure cloud computing environments for our clients.
  • It resource us signal cloud presentation itr - final

    1. 1. IT Resource OverviewLocation: Coopersville, MichiganFounded: 2000 by Gary Lutz & LeoReapEmployees: 21 and growingCertifications:Cisco, EMC, Microsoft, VMwareOur goal is to provide the most comprehensive and costeffective IT solutions, and keep our customers happy withoutstanding service.
    2. 2. US Signal Overview• Privately held Service Providerheadquartered in Grand Rapids, MI• Data Networking & Cloud Hosting• 14,000 miles of fiber in 10 states• Cisco Powered Network and DataCenters• Cisco MSCP & VMware IaaS CloudProvider• Seven SSAE 16 SOC I Type II DataCenters• Channel Driven company withWholesale and Retail options – over800 partners3
    3. 3. Companytype?ManufacturingServiceFinancialGovernmentEducationOtherCompanySize?Small BusinessMedium SizedBusinessLargeEnterpriseNumber ofemployeesand what dothey do?AdministrativeTechnicalProductionRemoteTeleworkersWhere areyour sites andemployeeslocated?Singlesite, singlelocationMultiple sitesover multiplelocationsThroughout theUS orthroughout theworldWhichtechnologysystems ‘RUN’yourbusiness?Phone and E-mailFile & PrintERP/MRPFinancialApplicationDocumentManagementCustom orDatabaseApplicationsHours ofoperation?24 X 7 X 365The Business Line-upResearch your stats before getting into the game
    4. 4. InternetCase Study – Small to Medium BusinessWhat you Have• All servers and data reside in-house• Unpredictable hardware/softwarepurchases & maintenanceexpenditures• Little or no redundancy or disasterrecovery capabilities• Dependent on physicalinfrastructure, power and cooling tofunctionWhat you Need• Smaller investments on hardwareand software purchases• Predictable expenditures throughoutthe year• Same features and functionalitieslarge enterprise companies have• Faster, more capable technologysystems• Better security and protection of yourimportant data
    5. 5. Copyright 2012 IT Resource, Inc.Public Cloud ServicesPrivate & Hybrid Cloud ServicesThe Fundamentals of Cloud
    6. 6. Rule 1 – Know Your Licensing RightsRules of the Cloud Game• Many software vendors have licensing requirements forrunning or accessing ‘cloud-based’ software services.Example: Microsoft Open License Software Assurance• Vendors sometimes license applications on either a per-user orper-device mode. Save $$$ by knowing which one to use• Take advantage of licensing benefits such as ‘cold standbydisaster recovery’ licensing• Know whether you or the cloud provider owns the licensing
    7. 7. Rule 2 – Know How To Protect Your DataRules of the Cloud Game• Data security in the cloud is very important – knowwho has access to your data and how it is stored andprotected. Be careful of Public Clouds with criticalbusiness information!• The overall protection and security of your informationis still your responsibility. Think Private or Hybrid Cloud!
    8. 8. Rule 3 – Develop A Cloud Entry & Exit StrategyRules of the Cloud Game• As you move toward using cloud-based solutions, create astrategy that allows flexibility and mobility• Choose cloud providers and partners that can grow andadapt as your business requirements change
    9. 9. IT Resource Cloud ServicesPROVIDING EXPERT EXPERIENCE IN BUSINESS PLANNING, TECHNICALENGINEERING AND ON-GOING SUPPORT SERVICES – TO SUCCESSFULLYBRING YOUR BUSINESS INTO THE CLOUD
    10. 10. IT Resource Cloud SolutionsStrategic Design and PlanningEngineering Support Services:Where do we fit in the Cloud environment?• Complete Managed Services of both on-premise & cloud environments• Project-based Engineering and Project Management Services• Remote Management and Monitoring Services• Automated Helpdesk• Provide business technology planning and consulting to determine the right cloud solutions and partnersfor your business• Provide financial analysis and ROI assessments for on-premise vs cloud solutions or hybrid• Helped many customers transition from on-premise environments to cloud-based services – public, privateand hybrid - over the last 5 years
    11. 11. • VMware vCloud Service Provider from our two Data Centers• Software as a Service• Hosted Services (Windows, e-mail, Voice, etc.)• Local and Cloud-based Backup & Disaster Recovery SolutionsPrivate/Hybrid Cloud Services:• Build the game plan and strategy at a technical level to insure success with cloud-based solutions• Provide highly-skilled technical engineering services for your integration, transition and co-existenceWhere do we fit in the Cloud environment?IT Resource Cloud SolutionsImplementation & Migration Services
    12. 12. US Signal Cloud ServicesSCALE VIRTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO THE CLOUD – ONDEMAND, QUICKLY, EASILY, AND SECURELY
    13. 13. The End GamePrimaryDataCenterBackupDataCenterFull ReplicationAuto FailoverUserCommunityUserCommunityUserCommunityBackupArchive
    14. 14. Cloud StorageCloud Storage• Public or Private Cloud Storage• Large amount of space at lower cost• CIF/NFS File System mounts• Data Compression• Fault Tolerant Controllers
    15. 15. Data Center 2Resource PoolComputeMemoryStorageInfrastructure as a Service (IaaS)10Gb Data CenterInterconnectLess Than 5ms Latency• Two Data Centers Currently Available• Unmetered Bandwidth Between Datacenters• Non-Blocking Access to Private Network• Unmetered Internet Bandwidth with Managed FirewallData Center 1Resource PoolComputeMemoryStorageComputeMemoryStorage
    16. 16. Internet DeliveryHigh Performance Diverse DataCenters and RedundantNetworkPeering• Akami• Google• Microsoft• Amazon• Facebook• Netflix (CDN ApplianceTesting)
    17. 17. How to get into the GameChoose the Right Cloud Partners• Engage the right service partner to guide you and help youbuild your cloud strategy• Choose Cloud partners with stability and experience and whoare customer-focused• Remember - you don’t have to do it alone
    18. 18. How to get into the GameChoose the Right Cloud Solutions for your Business• Build the right strategy with the right Cloud partners with theright solutions• Stick to the Private and Hybrid Cloud service offerings• Focus on solutions that have real business impact – eitherfinancially or strategically• Don’t get caught up in Cloud ‘hype’
    19. 19. How to get into the GameIT Resource and US Signal - The synergy is right, the time is rightand the solution is right. Get your game on.Enjoy the Journey to the Cloud• The Cloud has a lot to offer and can be enjoyable - with the rightpartners and right strategy

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