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Why You Should Move to the Cloud

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Building the business case for Cloud Services ...

Total Cost of Ownership
Resource Costs
Time to value and ease of implementation
Access to innovation
Ability to try before you buy
Ongoing vendor accountability and engagement
Attractive commercial models

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Why You Should Move to the Cloud

  1. 1. Building the Business Case for Cloud Services
  2. 2. Protocol Network Services Cloud Offering • Focused on delivering a suite of Cloud IT Services – Cloud Servers – Data Backup – Bare Metal back up / DRP – Virtual Desktop – Collaboration – Cloud Applications • All infrastructure is physically in Ontario, Canada – Tier 3 data centers
  3. 3. Cloudpaging • HostedBizz has a formal relationship with Numescent to offer their CloudPaging technology • We can operate this solution from our Tier 3 Data center or from Amazon Cloud Services
  4. 4. 7 Reasons to Move to the Cloud • Total Cost of Ownership • Resource Costs • Time to value and ease of implementation • Access to innovation • Ability to try before you buy • Ongoing vendor accountability and engagement • Attractive commercial models
  5. 5. Primary Drivers to Adoption of Cloud Flexibility, 46% Cost saving, 17% Low cost of adoption, 14% New service offering, 8% Skills gap, 7% ROI, 5% Source: Department of Trade + Industry UK 2012
  6. 6. Ease of Cloud Implementation Time to Implement Benefit Data Backup Cloud Servers Disaster Recovery Virtual DesktopCollaboration Hosted Telephony
  7. 7. The Case for Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
  8. 8. Reasons for Data Loss Source: Department of Trade + Industry UK 2012
  9. 9. Don’t use Tape Back Up !!! • Resource intensive • Very slow Read / Write • Unreliable • 77% of SMBs that tested their tape backup solutions failed to restore - (BCN)
  10. 10. Backup Statistics 50% 36% 14% 50% of SMBs have no Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan Out of those that have a plan: • Half implemented a plan following an outage or loss • Only 28% have actually tested their plan 36% of SMBs have no backup plan but intend to have one 14% of SMBs have no backup plans Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey The Average SMB had 6 outages in 2010 • Cyber Attacks • Power Outages • Hardware Failure
  11. 11. Why do businesses not undertake backups ? 0% 20% 40% 60% Lack Resources Lack Skills/Qualified Staff Data Protection Is Not a Priority Never Occurred To Them Do Not View Computer Systems As Critical Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
  12. 12. Cloud Backup for Disaster Recovery Servers on Customer Site Backup Client Data into the Cloud Take Bare Metal Snapshots into the Cloud Customer Site Server Fails !! Cloud Server lit up with full OS, Applications and Client Data Hybrid backup model: • Onsite backup w/ storage • Replicate to the cloud • OS, Applications & Data • Instant restore to Virtual Servers • Business Continuity & DR
  13. 13. The Case for Cloud Servers
  14. 14. 7 Reasons to Move to the Cloud • Total Cost of Ownership • Resource Costs • Time to value and ease of implementation • Access to innovation • Ability to try before you buy • Ongoing vendor accountability and engagement • Attractive commercial models
  15. 15. Gartner Prediction • Gartner predicts that 20 percent of businesses will own no IT assets by 2012, a shift that will have a major impact on IT… …that means that 1 in 5 businesses will dump all of their IT assets as they move to cloud” Source: http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/gartner-1-in-5-businesses-will-dump-all-it-assets-they-move-cloud-740
  16. 16. Why Move to Cloud Servers • Scalable – Truly elastic computing gives you the ability to flex computing resources up and down • No term, managed infrastructure – Removes the need for capital expenditure – Frees up your resources to focus upon your business • Secure and Reliable – servers are housed in SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 Type II-compliant Data Center, built to Tier 3 standards with 99.95% uptime commitment
  17. 17. Why Move to Cloud Servers • Multiple Operating Systems - Examples – BareMetal – CentOS – Debian – Ubuntu – CloudLink – Fortigate – iPal Interactive Drupal – Windows 2008 – Windows 2012
  18. 18. Why Move to Cloud Servers • Simple Provisioning – Control all resources through a simple Management Console – Changes are just a couple of mouse clicks away • Custom Configuration – Have a common feature set or proprietary application? – No problem, unique templates can be easily generated • Unlimited Resources – Near unlimited resources of computing are available to you
  19. 19. The Case for Virtual Desktops
  20. 20. Hosted Virtual Desktop • Cloud Management of all desktop computing applications – Productivity tools – Enterprise wide Applications • Fully Managed Infrastructure – Secure – Virus / Patch Management – Ideal for remote offices - No VPN requirements – Persistent Storage • Works from any broadband connected device
  21. 21. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  22. 22. Fat Clients $800 Thin Clients $150 PowerPoint Launch Power Usage Computer Re Login Time 100watts 19watts 8sec 2sec 20min 1min >60sec 6sec VDI Performance vs. Desktop PC’s
  23. 23. 53% 53% of all organizations polled already consciously use cloud computing in some shape or form within their organization. This is a 10% growth in the last nine months.
  24. 24. The Case for Moving to The Cloud • Solutions are now well proven and hardened • Flexible integrations allow graceful migration to the cloud • Prioritize services to move to the cloud based upon: – ROI – Simplicity – Risk • Flexible Commercial Models – Fixed Price solutions with SLA’s Protocol Network Services Cloud – http://www.protocolns.com

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