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  • The Business of Cloud Computing

    1. 1. The Business Of The Cloud<br />Chris JT Auld<br />Ryan CrawCour<br />1 March 2010<br />
    2. 2. Allocated IT-capacities<br />Load Forecast<br />Not Enough Power<br />= <br />Grumpy Customers& Grumpy CEO<br />Too Much Power=Grumpy CFO<br />IT CAPACITY<br />ActualLoad<br />TIME<br />
    3. 3. A Big Yellow Knob!<br />
    4. 4. Load Forecast<br />No screaming customers<br />=<br />Quiet CEO Golf Days<br />Capacity on Demand<br />IT CAPACITY<br />No capital laying idle<br />=Happy CFO<br />Knob goes up...<br />And...<br />down<br />Lower Capex<br />ActualLoad<br />Time<br />
    5. 5. vs<br />
    6. 6. Two Types of Cloud Stuff<br />Cloud Applications<br />Cloud Platforms<br />Software as a Service<br />Someone else builds it<br />You rock up with your credit card<br />Set the knob to how much you want<br />Use the service, paying for what you use<br />E.g. Email/BPOS, CRM Online, Online Payroll, What Xero sells you<br />Platform as a Service<br />You build an app<br />You stick it in someone’s giant data centre<br />They feed and water it<br />Set the knob to how much power you need<br />E.g. Online ticketing, Technical computing/analysis, modellingWhat Xero would buy themselves<br />
    7. 7. “Growing Fast“ <br />“On and Off “ <br />Inactivity<br />Period <br />Compute <br />Compute <br />Average Usage<br />Usage<br />Average<br />Time <br />Time <br />On and off workloads (e.g. batch job)<br />Over provisioned capacity is wasted <br />Time to market can be cumbersome<br />E.g. Financial batch processing <br />Successful services needs to grow/scale <br />Keeping up w/growth is big IT challenge <br />Complex lead time for deployment<br />E.g. Scale fast or Fail fast startups<br />“Unpredictable Bursting“ <br />“Predictable Bursting“ <br />Compute <br />Compute <br />Average Usage <br />Average Usage <br />Time <br />Time <br />Unexpected/unplanned peak in demand <br />Sudden spike impacts performance <br />Can’t over provision for extreme cases<br />E.g. Sudden news events <br />Services with micro seasonality trends <br />Peaks due to periodic increased demand<br />IT complexity and wasted capacity <br />E.g. Online ticketing <br />
    8. 8. DEDICATED CLOUD<br />PUBLIC CLOUD<br />Secure CloudFederation<br />ENTERPRISE<br /> PRIVATE CLOUD<br />INTERNAL IT<br />
    9. 9. Dark Clouds<br />
    10. 10.
    11. 11. How Secure Is Your Data Centre?<br />+<br />+<br />
    12. 12. Data Sovereignty<br />
    13. 13. Dynamics In The Cloud<br />
    14. 14. 2 column comparison list<br />CRM Online<br />SaaS Based Offering<br />Limited Availability Outside USA<br />Cannot run custom code<br />CRM “5” Online<br />Big focus on the Cloud<br />Can’t say much more yet…..<br />
    15. 15. Low Hanging Fruit<br />
    16. 16. Office Communications Online<br />Email?<br />Worried about email. Use BPOS.<br />Dynamics CRM OnlineTalk to us in 60 Days<br />Identify peaking workloads. Does is justify migration cost?<br />Trial the Cloud during short run campaigns<br />
    17. 17. Questions<br />
    18. 18. Thank you<br />

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