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AWS Customer Presentation- Melrose


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Tom Ray, Melrose Resources presents at AWS Enterprise Event - London about their use of AWS.

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AWS Customer Presentation- Melrose

  1. 1. <ul><li>AWS – Service Continuity Project </li></ul><ul><li>April 2010 </li></ul>LSE: MRS Melrose Resources plc
  2. 2. AWS – Service Continuity Project <ul><li>To provide service continuity for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SharePoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SQL (ERP solution, HR, Intranet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File systems (Corporate data) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Traditional Setup’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase SAN / Server hardware </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scottish mid tier data centre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated communications links </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ AWS’ setup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rent EC2 instances and EBS datastores </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choice of top tier Amazon data centre (Availability Zones) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OpenVPN, increased investment in Internet communications </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. AWS – Service Continuity Project
  4. 4. AWS – Service Continuity Project Benefits <ul><ul><li>Quick to deploy – servers and storage deployed minutes rather than weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Little or no Capex – saved £50K or 80% initial head office deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On demand capacity – quick to respond to increased data / systems or invocation </li></ul></ul>Challenges <ul><ul><li>Security – how to demonstrate security to business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early adopter pains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small number of niche support providers for SME market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased focus on service to business – not managing hypervisor, hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No long term contractual tie ins – easy to test and prove before bigger commitment </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. AWS – Service Continuity Project <ul><li>Future of AWS within Melrose Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expansion of Service Continuity project to include USA, Egyptian and Bulgarian offices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased use of Amazon S3 for offsite data storage as part of our tiered storage topography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating core Reservoir Engineer analysis work using EC2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating VDI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving servers into EC2 – BES, Single Sign On, SharePoint, OCS </li></ul></ul>