Gen-i FWD_LIVE presentation about our exciting four step Pathway to Cloud, the latest information on the real benefits, the maturity stages of Cloud and Gen-i’s new ReadyCloud Backup service which launches in 2011.
> Cloud – where does it fit?
> The reality of Cloud today
> You have heard the hype but what is the reality?
> When should you consider a move to Cloud?
> What are the key decisions to moving into the Cloud
> The Gen-i advantage
> Gen-i’s ReadyCloud Backup
> In conclusion
What are the drivers in my business?
What technology is best for us?
Who are the
> The procurement model has
changed. The IT department may
not be the only one to procure and
> What business value will cloud
computing bring to my
> What risks and issues are there?
Compliance? Security? Policy?
> How do I transition my existing IT
in a constrained business plan?
> Step change to get off legacy
systems and be more agile &
The consumption of cloud services for segmented,
stand-alone applications that don’t have any
interdependence or requirements to communicate with
other areas of ICT infrastructure platform. This means
you will have logical separation between clouds or a
cloud and the current ICT environment.
Current stage in most markets
The use of Cloud products and services for DR purposes.
Production environments would still be dedicated or
private clouds but you might be using the cloud for DR
purposes. Again it’s an all or nothing processing of
workloads in one or the other via a manual process.
Current stage in USA
The ability to shift an end-to-end production workload
from one environment or Cloud to another automatically,
when required. There is still no real-time synchronisation
of data and, for example, you still can’t effectively
separate the database from the application.
During this stage we are referring to the ability to
consume a database from one Cloud and an application
from another Cloud. The two interface seamlessly as if
they were in the same location or environment. The
synchronisation and integration of the two clouds is now
The technology that delivers the synchronisation and
integration across different clouds, private and public is
not available yet.
Some providers are closer than others to finalising this
technology but a lot more ground needs to be covered
before this is a reality.
> Cloud computing is an evolutionary change to how ICT is being
consumed and deployed. (But not a revolution).
> Hybrid IT infrastructure and operations will be the norm for
some years to come. This will move you from where you are
today to a realistic future vision.
> Its more than ‘doing old things in a new way’. Also about doing
new things in new ways.
> An enabler for business agility, flexibility and innovation. Frees
up resources so you can do more over time.
> On-demand capacity and elasticity
> Matching payment to value creation
“pay as you go” model
> Transition from Capex to Opex
>More responsive infrastructure
>Faster deployment times
>More resilient infrastructure
> Reduce TCO of lifecycle ownership costs
> Reduce power and cooling requirements
> Release resources when no longer
needed (e.g. Servers, DC floor space)
> Increased automation
> Free up capital for new innovations
Cloud has the potential to deliver real benefits to your business
From Hosted To Cloud
Under utilised capacity IT resource capacity
aligned with demand
Ability to scale up or
down delayed as IT
resource is set up
Ability to scale IT
having to pay, keep
Large Capex outlay on
hardware and software
Use Opex to pay for IT
resource that you use
Back up’s not complete Can back up more
data and restore to
specific point in time
Requires in-house IT or
integrator to manage
Operation of IT
resources is managed
by a service provider
1. Faster time to
2. Increase flexibility
3. Opex vs Capex
4. Back up more data
and restore to point
5. Remove complexity
Gen-i has an exclusive four step process to take clients to the Cloud and ensure
their ICT objectives are achieved
your current ICT
> Devices & user
> ICT outcomes
Develop a clear
plan of your new
and the steps to
the Cloud that
achieve your ICT
You can count on us
We’re here and we’re experienced
Our Cloud services are implemented, integrated and managed
locally using the best technology available
We’re already delivering Cloud solutions to a range of clients from
large enterprise to smaller corporates
We take you to the cloud
We have proven capability in integrating network delivered
services with onsite infrastructure
Like we have with many of our existing clients we take you
to the Cloud on our Pathway to ensure you leverage the
best out of your existing assets and Cloud solutions.
The capability you need
Our own world class investment in the Cloud to deliver the
agility and efficiency of the Cloud
We partner with the best the world of Cloud has to offer
including VMWare, Cisco, EMC
If Cloud doesn’t meet your business needs we can offer you
a best of breed hosted solution
End-to-end value you can
We will work with you to ensure that all the components
that make up your Cloud solution provide excellent value.
Importantly, we will demonstrate how this end-to-end
solution delivers real benefit for your business
You have a single point of contact
Gen-i will offer the full range of Infrastructure as a Service products as part of our
Launched March 2010 Launching 2010-2011
ReadyCloud Backup will offer virtual backup and restoration of
your valuable data in a single step, anytime, from anywhere with a
Gen-i managed data connection.
ReadyCloud Backup will offer:
The ability to back up more data than a traditional on-premise
back up solution and to restore from the Cloud with an easy one
A standard offer providing 30 day back up of data to a single site
in the Cloud. As a value added service the following elements can
> Dual site replication
> Back up to tape
> On site Avamar grid appliance
ReadyCloud Backup is hosted on Gen-i’s service delivery platform
and data centres providing high availability and access via Gen-i’s
managed data services (One Office and GWS) to ensure managed
Cloud computing is an evolutionary change to
how ICT is being consumed and deployed
Its more than ‘doing old things in a new way’.
Its an enabler for business agility and ability
to align IT capacity with demand
Gen-i has the proven capability, experience
and the processes to take you to the Cloud