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Cloud Capabilities Slide Deck

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Cloud Capabilities Slide Deck

  1. 1. The Cloud Powering the Modern Business and Application 1
  2. 2. The cloud is one of the largest shifts in IT over the past decade, fueling innovation across the globe. Today, it powers many businesses and mission-critical applications, allowing organizations to take advantage of its inherent flexibility. 2
  3. 3. $200B Gartner estimates cloud-related spend to exceed by 2016. 3 It’s Time to Move to the Cloud 90% of new spending in the next six years will be cloud-based. 87% of businesses are using public cloud.
  4. 4. We stand to gain from these five cloud advantages 4
  5. 5. Rather than keeping physical servers online that may not be used, the cloud lets us pay only for the power we need. 5 1. Pay Only for What We Use
  6. 6. The cloud gives us the ability to add resources on-demand, especially during a high-traffic event. 6 2. Horizontal Scaling
  7. 7. Instant provisioning in the cloud replaces the lengthy purchase order process. 7 3. Quick Provisioning
  8. 8. 8 4. Abundance of File Storage Storing large files on a content delivery network (CDN) frees up server space, enables faster data delivery and can prevent our site from crashing.
  9. 9. Gives us the ability to utilize the scalability of the cloud alongside the performance of dedicated hosting. 9 5. Hybrid Cloud Flexibility Hybrid Cloud Private Public
  10. 10. Workloads in the Cloud: Moving the Basics 10
  11. 11. Workloads in the Cloud: Moving the Basics Email We can offload the time-consuming job of managing mail servers. 11 Large Media Files Hosting highly-requested images or videos on a CDN can free our server’s storage space and mitigate a popular file crashing our site. Web Servers A load-balanced configuration can scale horizontally to keep our site online when there is a surge in traffic.
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