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Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
Cloud Outlook & Implications for Communications Architecture
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  • 1. Cloud Outlook & Implicationsfor CommunicationsArchitecture The webinar will begin in a few moments...
  • 2. Todays Speakers Sameer Hilal COO vCom Solutions Leslie Leach VP of Marketing vCom Solutions2 telecom management made simple
  • 3. Agenda• State of the Market• Impact on Network Architecture• Management Options• Q&A3 telecom management made simple
  • 4. State of the Market Telecom management made simple 4
  • 5. The Case for Cloud Cloud Computing Market • More mature applications • “Pay-as-you-go” financial model $207b 2016 • Prevalence of $109b intelligent devices 2012 • Ubiquity of broadband access Gartner Research, 20125 telecom management made simple
  • 6. Cloud Spectrum – Public and Private Sources: Xerox, clouds360.com6 telecom management made simple
  • 7. Top Choice of Application for Cloud Migration Sources: Cisco Global Cloud Networking Survey, 20127 telecom management made simple
  • 8. Top Challenges of Cloud Migration1. Availability/Reliability2. Device-based Security3. Application Performance Sources: Cisco Global Cloud Networking Survey, 20128 telecom management made simple
  • 9. Communications Carriers • CaaS – Audio/web/video conferencing – Unified communications • SaaS – Managed security – Collaboration • IaaS – Hosting and co-location • PaaS – Platform of CaaS and SaaS tools – Single point of support – Consolidation under one contract9 telecom management made simple
  • 10. Cloud Adoption Plans to Move Business • >60% of companies Applications to Cloud planning to move key 3+ Years 1-2 8% No business applications to PlansYears27% 31% cloud over next two years – Economic reasons – Flexibility – Rapid deployment – Real-time, actionable data 7-12 0-6 • SMB’s adopting fastest Months Months 12% 22% • Consumer-led trend Sources: Cloud Computing Magazine, Armanino McKenna 2012 CFO Evolution® Benchmark Survey10 telecom management made simple
  • 11. Impact on NetworkArchitecture Telecom management made simple 11
  • 12. Increased Importance of the Network • Strategy – Network performance and reliability – Fault tolerance – Security – Remote access and mobility • Architecture – Public – Private – Hybrid • Support systems12 telecom management made simple
  • 13. Network Performance & Reliability • Elements impacting application performance – Latency – Jitter – Bandwidth – Quality of service13 telecom management made simple
  • 14. Fault Tolerance• Understand business requirements for uptime and redundancy – Modality-based fault tolerance for connectivity – Low-cost backup data network through alternate carrier – Automatic routing of traffic across different network segments14 telecom management made simple
  • 15. Security • Confidential information • Regulatory standards • Selecting the right cloud partner • Data storage – Own data center – Physical third party data center – Virtual third party data center15 telecom management made simple
  • 16. Remote Access and Mobility • Platform support • Node security • Performance • Cost16 telecom management made simple
  • 17. Reality Check: Network ChallengesAlmost two in five of those surveyed said they would rather get a root canal, dig aditch, do their own taxes than address network challenges associated with public or private cloud deployments. Sources: Cisco Global Cloud Networking Survey, 201217 Telecom management made simple
  • 18. Management Options Telecom management made simple 18
  • 19. Management Components of NetworkInfrastructure19 Telecom management made simple
  • 20. Required Resources • Designing, building and supporting the cloud strategy is paramount • Managing “the plumbing” is critical, but may require additional resources – Tools – Time – Expertise20 Telecom management made simple
  • 21. 1. Hire & Build • Key Skills – Network architecture & design – Contract negotiation – Billing, inventory & dispute analysis – Project management of service implementations – Technical support and escalation expertise • Key Tools – Inventory management – Invoice consolidation tool – Cost allocation automation tool – Business Intelligence & Reporting21
  • 22. 2. Purchase Software & Services • TLM Software – License – Subscription • Professional Services – Network Design – Contract Negotiations – Bill Audits – Benchmarking – Project Management – MACD Support – Dispute Management22
  • 23. 3. Outsource • Professional Services and TLM Software (Subsidized by Distribution of Services)23
  • 24. “Distribution Model” Advantages• Subsidized software• Subsidized professional services• Aggregated buying power – Across multiple carriers• Carrier agnostic sourcing and benchmarking – Client-driven carrier selection – Transparency• Centralized customer-support and operations24 telecom management made simple
  • 25. Questions & Answers25 telecom management made simple
  • 26. Thank You.Contact Information:Leslie Leach925.415.2115www.vcomsolutions.com

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