Cloud Computing—Where Are We Today?               Clearing Up the Fog with Harvey NashHosts: Anna Frazzetto & Lance Hendri...
Your Harvey Nash Presenters                        Anna Frazzetto     • VP of Technology Solutions     • 20+ years in IT  ...
Our Special Guest                    Alfonso Perez                    • Head of Technology, Beezag                    • 15...
About Harvey Nash    Unique portfolio of services        Executive Search        IT Professional Services        IT St...
Sample Clients
Poll Question #1      How much is your business leveraging the                   Cloud today?     Not at all     A littl...
Cloud Computing Is Front & Center             ―In as little as four years, Gartner               expects 43% of companies ...
One Company’s Path to the Cloud
About Beezag    Global, game-changing, patent-pending system for targeted     advertising to:        Mobile devices     ...
Where We Began    What: Dedicated servers    Where: Shared hosting provider
The Challenges    Monitoring: Not mature or sophisticated enough for     Beezag    Costs: Expensive to scale up or down ...
Goals in Moving to the Cloud    Increase monitoring capabilities despite limited IT     resources    Better ensure uptim...
The Migration to the Cloud    Laid out the approach    Established the infrastructure:        A couple of load balancer...
Our IT Infrastructure Today
Cloud Advantages – Example    The Challenge: TV Advertising Blitz         Company was giving away a car          during ...
Cloud Advantages – Example cont.    The Cloud solution allowed Beezag to…        Successfully and strategically prepare ...
Tips for Cloud Success from Beezag    Focus on the Simplicity        Internal stakeholders can get overwhelmed/frightene...
Poll Question #2  If you are using the Cloud today, how are you                     using it?     Private Cloud     Publ...
Market UpdateA Review of Cloud Computing, MarketGrowth, Usage & Ongoing Challenges
Defining Cloud Computing    Pay Only for What You Use    End of the Physical (device independent)        IaaS – IT infr...
Cloud Models & Providers    Public & Private Clouds        Public: Services and infrastructure provided off-site over th...
Who’s Using the Cloud?    Large Enterprises         Adoption is slow and cautious but every big business is ―trying it o...
Cost: Before You Get Too Excited…    Compare ALL the Elements        Storage        Compute units        Network Infra...
Points to Remember    Cost Savings: Think Short- & Long-term        No significant capital outlay, but ongoing costs are...
Let’s Discuss.              Questions & Ideas?      Anna               Lance                 Alfonso    Frazzetto         ...
Mark Your Calendar                                   The iPad Goes to Work       When: Thursday, June 23, 2011; 11 a.m. -...
Contact us with Questions                   Have more questions?         Want to discuss Cloud Computing further?         ...
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Harvey Nash USA Webinar: Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing -- Where Are We Today? Clearing Up the Fog.
In this webinar, you'll learn about where cloud computing is at today and what’s predicted to happen over the next several years. And learn about the pros and cons, the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing for today’s businesses.

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Harvey Nash USA Webinar: Cloud Computing

  1. 1. Cloud Computing—Where Are We Today? Clearing Up the Fog with Harvey NashHosts: Anna Frazzetto & Lance Hendrix of Harvey Nash USAFeatured Guest: Alfonso Perez of Beezag
  2. 2. Your Harvey Nash Presenters Anna Frazzetto • VP of Technology Solutions • 20+ years in IT • Offshoring & outsourcing road warrior • Published author & industry presenter Lance Hendrix • Practice Director, Technology Solutions • 20+ years in IT • Primarily focused on IT architecture • Guides large and small companies in leveraging and implementing new and existing technologies
  3. 3. Our Special Guest Alfonso Perez • Head of Technology, Beezag • 15+ years in technology leadership roles • Responsible for turn-around and optimization of several technology departments at small and Fortune-ranked companies
  4. 4. About Harvey Nash  Unique portfolio of services  Executive Search  IT Professional Services  IT Staffing  Strong track record, founded more than 20 years ago  13 years on the London Stock Exchange  2009 revenues: over $750 million  Global footprint: USA, Europe, Asia  Over 5,000 people working across 37 offices worldwide  4,800 resources in Vietnam  Serving leading global enterprises, small and mid-size businesses, governments and global institutions
  5. 5. Sample Clients
  6. 6. Poll Question #1 How much is your business leveraging the Cloud today?  Not at all  A little bit  Some substantial work with plans for more  We use it exclusively
  7. 7. Cloud Computing Is Front & Center ―In as little as four years, Gartner expects 43% of companies to have most of their IT running in the Cloud.‖ CIO Insight, Feb 2011 Cloud Computing ranks as the No. 1 technology priority for 2011. Gartner Research, "Reimagining IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda"
  8. 8. One Company’s Path to the Cloud
  9. 9. About Beezag  Global, game-changing, patent-pending system for targeted advertising to:  Mobile devices  Social media  Interactive TV  Consumers rewarded for time and attention with REWARDS that generate brand affinity:  Offers  Specials  Cash  A suite of patent-pending systems confirm if completed view has been achieved or not
  10. 10. Where We Began  What: Dedicated servers  Where: Shared hosting provider
  11. 11. The Challenges  Monitoring: Not mature or sophisticated enough for Beezag  Costs: Expensive to scale up or down  Lack of Flexibility: Ramping up was not easy in terms of people or hardware resources  Achieving Systems Performance Goals: Takes time to set up operations side and to manage infrastructure effectively
  12. 12. Goals in Moving to the Cloud  Increase monitoring capabilities despite limited IT resources  Better ensure uptime and performance  Increase the speed and reduce the cost of scaling infrastructure resources up or down  Manage IT costs while expanding capabilities and capacity
  13. 13. The Migration to the Cloud  Laid out the approach  Established the infrastructure:  A couple of load balancers  A few web servers  A couple of database servers  Development environments  Load testing environments  Turned off all local and hosted hardware  Moved 100% to the Cloud 1Q 2010
  14. 14. Our IT Infrastructure Today
  15. 15. Cloud Advantages – Example  The Challenge: TV Advertising Blitz  Company was giving away a car during a TV show  IT knew traffic was going to spike to unseen levels  IT needed to scale server capacity far beyond existing thresholds for a very limited time period
  16. 16. Cloud Advantages – Example cont.  The Cloud solution allowed Beezag to…  Successfully and strategically prepare for a mission-critical company push  Cost effectively conduct load and stress tests on the system  Instantaneously expand capacity  Seamlessly manage a record-breaking increase in traffic—more than two orders of magnitude—without a single performance issue or challenge  Immediately reduced capacity back to normal levels once the effects of the TV show subsided, to bring costs back in line with daily demand
  17. 17. Tips for Cloud Success from Beezag  Focus on the Simplicity  Internal stakeholders can get overwhelmed/frightened by the concept • Where does the data reside? • Who is accountable when something goes wrong?  Look at it like data center leasing  Hardware is still sitting somewhere, ownership has changed  Maintain Rigorous Provider Due Diligence  Do they understand your industry?  Do they get your unique security challenges and concerns?  Are they providing the right resources, support and data access?
  18. 18. Poll Question #2 If you are using the Cloud today, how are you using it?  Private Cloud  Public Cloud  Hybrid Cloud  We aren’t using the Cloud today  I’m not sure
  19. 19. Market UpdateA Review of Cloud Computing, MarketGrowth, Usage & Ongoing Challenges
  20. 20. Defining Cloud Computing  Pay Only for What You Use  End of the Physical (device independent)  IaaS – IT infrastructure provided virtually, on demand and as a service  SaaS – Software on demand and as a service  PaaS – Platforms on demand and as a service  Internet-based Service Provision  Scalability  Virtualized servers scale vertically or horizontally to meet demand  Shared Resources  Financial benefits also derived from shared resources (storage, RAM, etc.)
  21. 21. Cloud Models & Providers  Public & Private Clouds  Public: Services and infrastructure provided off-site over the Internet  Private: Services and infrastructure maintained on a private network (Purists will say “that is not the Cloud”)  Hybrid Clouds  Combination of public and private over a variety of providers  Cloud Solution Providers  Amazon, Google, AT&T, VMware, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, Facebook, Microsoft Azure, IBM, 3Tera, etc.
  22. 22. Who’s Using the Cloud?  Large Enterprises  Adoption is slow and cautious but every big business is ―trying it out‖ according to NY Times  Example: Netflix moving its Web services to rival Amazon  SMBs – primary adopter  Adoption is much faster  4 out of every 10 small businesses expect to leverage at least one Cloud service by 2014 –Microsoft SMB Cloud Adoption Study  Startups – primary adopter  Many are starting in the Cloud – Infrastructure is a thing of the past  Government  Federal governments Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) has a ―Cloud First‖ policy  Emerging Markets
  23. 23. Cost: Before You Get Too Excited…  Compare ALL the Elements  Storage  Compute units  Network Infrastructure  Bandwidth  Etc.  Total: Different for Every Business  Size  Industry  Workforce  IT structure and demand  Vision
  24. 24. Points to Remember  Cost Savings: Think Short- & Long-term  No significant capital outlay, but ongoing costs are greater  Speed: It’s an Advantage  Data center for Cloud is up and running quickly; it could take months for something you own and operate  Cloud Risk: It Can Be Mitigated  Hybrid Cloud  Multiple vendors  Architecting Apps: It’s Different  Apps architected on your infrastructure today might not transition smoothly to the Cloud
  25. 25. Let’s Discuss. Questions & Ideas? Anna Lance Alfonso Frazzetto Hendrix Perez• VP, Technology • Practice Director, • Head of Solutions Technology Technology• Harvey Nash Solutions • Beezag • Harvey Nash
  26. 26. Mark Your Calendar The iPad Goes to Work  When: Thursday, June 23, 2011; 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT  Host: Anna Frazzetto, VP of Technology Solutions, Harvey Nash USA  What: A dynamic and fun look at the complexities as well as the opportunities that come with developing apps for the iPad
  27. 27. Contact us with Questions Have more questions? Want to discuss Cloud Computing further? Email us at: info@harveynash.com www.facebook.com/harveynashusa www.twitter.com/harveynashusa www.twitter.com/AnnaFrazzetto Companies > Harvey Nash

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