Today’s Legacy Facts

IT Budget Allocation

New
Projects
30%

Existing
Systems
70%

CIOs SAY THEIR ORGANIZATIONS DO
NOT HA...
Flatirons Application Retirement
Solution
www.FlatironsSolutions.com

Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation

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Agenda

 Introduction of Flatirons Solutions
 The Business & Technical Problem
 The Flatirons Application Retirement
So...
Introducing Flatirons Solutions
 Experts in content technology solutions for commercial and government
clients
 Speciali...
Today’s Legacy Facts

IT Budget Allocation

New
Projects
30%

Existing
Systems
70%

CIOs SAY THEIR ORGANIZATIONS DO
NOT HA...
Change is Coming
• Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of legacy applications are being
replaced as IT organizations transform and a...
Common Options don’t Solve the Problem
STRUCTURED DATA AND UNSTRUCTURED CONTENT
TRANSACTIONS

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PRINT STREAMS
DATA

TRANS...
Common Options don’t Solve the Problem
STRUCTURED DATA AND UNSTRUCTURED CONTENT
TRANSACTIONS

PRINT STREAMS
DATA

TRANSACT...
Introducing EAS

UNIFIED
ARCHIVE

EMC
EMC EAS
Application Retirement
APPLICATIONS

HOLISTIC

LOW RISK & COST

Copyright © ...
The App Retirement Factory

• Any source data:
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PeopleSoft
Oracle

Mainframe
RDBMS
Document Images
Print Streams...
The Factory Process

Application
Portfolio Analysis
•Create application
catalogue
•Determine which
applications should be
...
Business Object Archiving
• Built to archive any type of
application data
• Designed to archive data in
the ―original‖ str...
Architecture Overview
3d Party Applications
SQL Gateway
Data Mining

Business Applications

Unstructured

Roles based
acce...
Accessing the Archive
Libraries organized by
Collection

Legacy Chain of Custody
Info
Reports Defined for
Collection
Searc...
Accessing the Archive – SQL Gateway

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The Superior Solution

XML is vendor-neutral, selfdescribing, ubiquitous, future proof

SQL Gateway enables access by BI
a...
Case Study

Large healthcare provider

2.4 TB data archived
5 months elapsed from kickoff to rollout
Multiple applications...
Flatirons Solutions Special Engagement Offer
 On-Site Customer Briefing of Application Retirement Model
 Half Day on-sit...
For More Information:

Flatirons Solutions
www.FlatironsSolutions.com
Joe Mihalik
Joe.Mihalik@FlatironsSolutions.com
+1 30...
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Legacy applications are ones that no longer perform a critical business function because they have been replaced, are redundant, or are no longer relevant to business functions. However, they may include data that can't be discarded. Learn how a purpose-built solution, like Flatirons Solutions Application Retirement Solution --an EMC Certified Solution -- can help you reduce storage, compliance issues, and resource requirements.

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  1. 1. Today’s Legacy Facts IT Budget Allocation New Projects 30% Existing Systems 70% CIOs SAY THEIR ORGANIZATIONS DO NOT HAVE A SINGLE VIEW OF LEGACY SYSTEM DATA FOR COMPLIANCE REPORTING SOURCE: NCC survey companies with over 50 IT staff Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 1
  2. 2. Flatirons Application Retirement Solution www.FlatironsSolutions.com Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 2
  3. 3. Agenda  Introduction of Flatirons Solutions  The Business & Technical Problem  The Flatirons Application Retirement Solution Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 3
  4. 4. Introducing Flatirons Solutions  Experts in content technology solutions for commercial and government clients  Specialists in XML-based single-source publishing, rich media management, case management, dynamic delivery, and content globalization  Full lifecycle services including:  Strategy  Architecture  Design  Implementation  Offices in Boulder, CO, Washington, DC Shanghai, PRC and London, England  Inc. 500 company with over 100 consultants Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 4
  5. 5. Today’s Legacy Facts IT Budget Allocation New Projects 30% Existing Systems 70% CIOs SAY THEIR ORGANIZATIONS DO NOT HAVE A SINGLE VIEW OF LEGACY SYSTEM DATA FOR COMPLIANCE REPORTING SOURCE: NCC survey companies with over 50 IT staff Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 5
  6. 6. Change is Coming • Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of legacy applications are being replaced as IT organizations transform and adopt new solutions • Containing enormous amounts of potentially valuable data • One of the keys to transformational ROI is rapid decommissioning the applications being replaced • So the problem statement is simple: What to do with all of this data? Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 6
  7. 7. Common Options don’t Solve the Problem STRUCTURED DATA AND UNSTRUCTURED CONTENT TRANSACTIONS 1 PRINT STREAMS DATA TRANSACTIONS IMAGES REPORTS STORE EVERYTHING High cost and not sustainable 2 Copyright © 2013 Flatirons USE ONLY Corporation EMC CONFIDENTIAL—INTERNAL Solutions IMAGES PRINT STREAMS DOCUMENTS REPORTS DELETE EVERYTHING Compliance risks and business issues 3 DATA DOCUMENTS BACKUP Short term, lacks security and limited access 7
  8. 8. Common Options don’t Solve the Problem STRUCTURED DATA AND UNSTRUCTURED CONTENT TRANSACTIONS PRINT STREAMS DATA TRANSACTIONS IMAGES REPORTS IMAGES PRINT STREAMS DOCUMENTS REPORTS DATA DOCUMENTS The Answer is Archive Copyright © 2013 Flatirons USE ONLY Corporation EMC CONFIDENTIAL—INTERNAL Solutions 8
  9. 9. Introducing EAS UNIFIED ARCHIVE EMC EMC EAS Application Retirement APPLICATIONS HOLISTIC LOW RISK & COST Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation USERS FLEXIBLE STANDARDS COMPLIANT 9
  10. 10. The App Retirement Factory • Any source data: – – – – – PeopleSoft Oracle Mainframe RDBMS Document Images Print Streams Unstructured data User Access EAS Archive • Transformed into XML – Self-describing – Efficient – Future Proof Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 10
  11. 11. The Factory Process Application Portfolio Analysis •Create application catalogue •Determine which applications should be retired •Identify benefits , costs and ROI Business & Data Analysis Design & Build •Create data models/XML schema’s •Determine data access requirements •Define data retention •Define audit process & reports •Determine solution pattern •Configure data acquisition interfaces •Configure transformations •Configure audit reports •Configure data access application Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation Delivery •Extract system data •Monitor & validate process •Review audit data •Test data access application 11
  12. 12. Business Object Archiving • Built to archive any type of application data • Designed to archive data in the ―original‖ structure – No costly data Application 2 Application 1 Name Address State Postal Code Bryan Cross 123 Archive Way Suite 100 ID 12345 Name Last Name Address 1 Address 2 Zip Bryan Cross 123 Archive Way Suite 100 12345 conversions • Still allows for structured searching and display • Search and display are configurable to meet your requirements • Based on XML, accessible through SQL First Name Bryan Last Name Cross Search Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 12
  13. 13. Architecture Overview 3d Party Applications SQL Gateway Data Mining Business Applications Unstructured Roles based access to archive data configured in LDAP/AD Structured EAS GUI Integrated HSM allows the most efficient use of storage Ingestion Management Data Access Includes workflow, job scheduling, alarms, library services, etc. Archive Services Unstructured Content Store Documentum xDB Archive Storage VMAX, Centera, EMC ATMOS, NetApp SNaplock, … Enterprise Archive System Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 13
  14. 14. Accessing the Archive Libraries organized by Collection Legacy Chain of Custody Info Reports Defined for Collection Search Parameters Detail Record Master Record Results Export to Excel Click to access drilldown reports Manage Retention, legal holds Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation Export to PDF View in Large Window 14
  15. 15. Accessing the Archive – SQL Gateway Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 15
  16. 16. The Superior Solution XML is vendor-neutral, selfdescribing, ubiquitous, future proof SQL Gateway enables access by BI applications Schema-less noSQL XML database vastly simplifies ETL. No target schema, ultimate flexibility. Archive structured and unstructured with a single solution. Iterative approach facilitates our training your team to own archiving process in future. Low-cost, low-risk, simple, extremely fast to implement. Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 16
  17. 17. Case Study Large healthcare provider 2.4 TB data archived 5 months elapsed from kickoff to rollout Multiple applications, including clinical and HR, retired > $5M annual savings from retiring legacy apps Compliance goals met Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 17
  18. 18. Flatirons Solutions Special Engagement Offer  On-Site Customer Briefing of Application Retirement Model  Half Day on-site initial Portfolio Analysis (free of charge)  Meet with the your Business and IT Teams to Identify Applications that are Candidates for Retirement / Decommissioning  Prepare a Financial Justification and Project Plan that Outlines the Tasks Associated with the Applications Targeted for Retirement  Prepare a SOW that Defines Initial Application(s) and Proof of Concept Implementation (3-5 weeks $50 - $70K)  Present Findings to the Project Sponsors, agree on Next Steps Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 18
  19. 19. For More Information: Flatirons Solutions www.FlatironsSolutions.com Joe Mihalik Joe.Mihalik@FlatironsSolutions.com +1 303-542-2114 Copyright © 2013 Flatirons Solutions Corporation 19

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