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Cloud Navigation Kit
Executive Overview Slides
2
Additional Questions?
Contact Integra for answers.
Integra helps businesses like yours equip their network infrastructur...
3
What
is the
Cloud?
+ The cloud is a network of more than 50 million servers
sharing information over fiber optic network...
4
Is There
Just One
Cloud?
+ Private Cloud
• Company owned, managed & customized
• Single tenant with dedicated servers
• ...
5
Which
Cloud is
Right for
Us? Private Cloud
+ Business is data or application based
+ Control and security is paramount
+...
6
How is the
Cloud Being
Used?
The cloud is being used for a variety of purposes,
from virtualizing infrastructure, to pla...
7
What Benefits
Does the
Cloud Offer?
+ Today, 60% of businesses say the cloud is top
priority, while 70% are using or exp...
8
+ Concern
• Hybrid and public clouds provide a lower
degree of security, leaving data at risk
+ Reality
• Cloud provider...
9
What
are the
Barriers
to a
Cloud
Migration?
Money
+ Concern
• Planning and executing a cloud migration
requires addition...
10
+ Concern
• Addressing the network infrastructure
upgrade necessary for a cloud migration
exceeds the capabilities or c...
11
What
Are the
Next
Steps?
1. Assess network infrastructure
To guarantee the seamless flow of data, we need reliable, hig...
12
Additional
Resources
Get Your Head Into the Cloud Infographic
Integra Infographic
The Cloud Takes Shape
KPMG Survey Res...
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  1. 1. Cloud Navigation Kit Executive Overview Slides
  2. 2. 2 Additional Questions? Contact Integra for answers. Integra helps businesses like yours equip their network infrastructure to handle cloud demands—with fully-symmetrical data networking and Internet solutions, delivering high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity over our robust fiber-optic network from your business to the cloud. Let Integra be your co-pilot with the following executive-ready slides, a portion of our handy “Cloud Navigation Kit” which also includes a decision map and cloud navigation checklist. Customize to your project or the audience easily, with easy editing and deletion of content. Need Help Building the Case for a Cloud Migration?
  3. 3. 3 What is the Cloud? + The cloud is a network of more than 50 million servers sharing information over fiber optic networks running at 200,000x the speed of a home Internet connection. + It allows organizations to virtualize infrastructure, platforms, software, disaster recovery, backup and more as services, reducing costs, improving efficiencies, and increasing agility. Demystifying the Cloud Infographic
  4. 4. 4 Is There Just One Cloud? + Private Cloud • Company owned, managed & customized • Single tenant with dedicated servers • Offers enhanced security and control • CapEx expenditures/internal resources • Costly to maintain and upgrade equipment + Public Cloud • Service provider owned and managed • Multi-tenant with shared servers • Rapid configuration and deployment • OpEx expenditure, with scalable access + Hybrid Cloud • Company chooses what to virtualize • Best of both worlds at an affordable price Cloud come in many different formations and configurations. Organizations can host a private cloud on their own infrastructure for enhanced security; deploy and scale rapidly on public cloud services; or take a hybrid approach for the best of both worlds. Cloud Computing Facts and Predictions 2014
  5. 5. 5 Which Cloud is Right for Us? Private Cloud + Business is data or application based + Control and security is paramount + Industry has security and privacy requirements + Company has resources to self-manage Public Cloud + Standardized workloads used by many employees + Collaboration projects requiring real time interaction + SaaS applications delivered by vendors with strong security + Incremental capacity needs demand scalable capacity Hybrid Cloud + SaaS application requires higher security inside firewall + Data storage must be private, but not collaboration There are a number of factors that could impact whether to go with a private cloud, public cloud or a hybrid approach. One consistent trend is that cloud growth is compounding yearly. The Future of the Cloud Infocgraphic
  6. 6. 6 How is the Cloud Being Used? The cloud is being used for a variety of purposes, from virtualizing infrastructure, to platforms, to software. Increasingly, the cloud is being used for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP purposes), where it can deliver value across the organization. Here’s a snapshot of how other companies are using, or planning to use the cloud The Cloud Takes Shape, KPMG
  7. 7. 7 What Benefits Does the Cloud Offer? + Today, 60% of businesses say the cloud is top priority, while 70% are using or exploring cloud service solutions. + Cloud adoption is becoming a business decision that enables more than just optimized IT wins. How are companies leveraging the cloud to drive value across the organization? 5 Reasons Businesses Use the Cloud, IBM
  8. 8. 8 + Concern • Hybrid and public clouds provide a lower degree of security, leaving data at risk + Reality • Cloud providers have tightened up security, increased use of encryption and added real-time threat detection techniques • They’ve also started to add strategic security controls in the cloud, including next-generation identity and access management, and single sign-on and federated single sign-on for cloud services • A recent Security Week survey shows 94% of small and midsize firms improved their security once they moved data and applications to the cloud + Strategy • Work with an experienced partner to gradually implement services with sound security policies • Ask for detail around data storage, segregation, and accessibility, and define agreements What are the Barriers to a Cloud Migration? Security
  9. 9. 9 What are the Barriers to a Cloud Migration? Money + Concern • Planning and executing a cloud migration requires additional financial expenditures + Reality • Benefits gained quickly defray upfront costs, offering exceptional ROI • 84% of cloud adopters cut application costs, 47% improved IT operating costs and 21% report annual savings for moving apps to the cloud • 70% of respondents to a study conducted by KPMG confirmed that cloud computing is delivering operating efficiencies and cost savings throughout their organization + Strategy • Develop a migration plan that presents savings opportunities and planned costs • Determine departmental responsibility for outlined costs and budget requirements • Quantify timeline for achieving a return on investment
  10. 10. 10 + Concern • Addressing the network infrastructure upgrade necessary for a cloud migration exceeds the capabilities or capacity of in- house resources + Reality • While recently surveys show that many IT professionals feel they need additional education to effectively address a cloud migration, external resources abound • Cloud Services Brokers can assist with shopping for and customizing cloud services • Network Partners can help set up the right infrastructure and security • Cloud Services Providers offer SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, DRaaS solutions/supportwith SLAs • Systems Integrators can implement network and other services seamlessly + Strategy • Develop a migration plan that presents savings opportunities and planned costs • Determine departmental responsibility for outlined costs and budget requirements What are the Barriers to a Cloud Migration? In-House Skills
  11. 11. 11 What Are the Next Steps? 1. Assess network infrastructure To guarantee the seamless flow of data, we need reliable, high- bandwidth connectivity with symmetrical upload and download speeds. Talk to a network partner about options. 2. Determine bandwidth requirements To capture cloud benefits, we need flexible connectivity that easily scales, with proper QoS configuration to ensure critical applications receive the prioritization they require. Integra’s bandwidth calculator can help estimate requirements. 3. Evaluate Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM) and security needs To meet BYOD needs, we should investigate cloud-based, multi-platform enterprise mobility management solutions that can help us seamlessly transition to the cloud with a simple web-based administrator console to control users and devices in real time. 4. Create an actionable plan, with measures of success We must determine the areas where a migration could have the biggest impact; prioritize those items; and look for quick wins. We should be clear on how the strategy will meet business objectives and what the resource requirements are. Create benchmarks, report on progress, and be prepared to adjust as needed.
  12. 12. 12 Additional Resources Get Your Head Into the Cloud Infographic Integra Infographic The Cloud Takes Shape KPMG Survey Results Upward Mobility – Moving IT Business to the Cloud Integra White Paper Network Evolution Key to Driving Cloud Expansion IT Business Edge Blog Cloud Connectivity Integra Buyer’s Guide Five Ways to Migrate Applications to the Cloud IT Business Edge/Gartner Inc. Blog Is Your Network Cloud-Ready? Integra Blog Managing Cloud Migration PWC White Paper Know Your Bandwidth Needs Integra Blog

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