Clarity in the Cloud Webinar by Steve Turner and Alistair McLaurin

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The webinar begins with Alistair McLaurin explaining why businesses should be utilising the cloud and the value in migrating. He will also highlight the common risk, threats and fears associated with the Cloud by many organisations and offer solutions and tips to overcome them.

The webinar will then feature a live demo from Dr Steven Turner of an innovative Cloud management tool, Hyperglance. He will demonstrate how businesses using cloud-based services for their applications need not suffer a loss of visibility into the performance of their applications which are remotely hosted.

Hyperglance is the world’s first 3D IT visualisation software product and is used to identify the performance profiles of cloud-based services. Dr Turner will also show Hyperglance in conjunction with the Actual Experience perceptual quality software, and highlight how they are able to pinpoint where the degradation factors affecting end user quality, are present within the network.

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  • Just some housekeeping to start with: During this webinar, we will be using Audio Broadcast. The small box in the right hand corner will need to remain open throughout To chat to the host click on the speech bubble in the top right hand corner, then type in the text box To submit a question click on the question mark in the top right hand corner and open the Q&A box If you are Experiencing technical difficulties please email news@intergence.com or speak to us directly through the chat bar <click>
  • <click> We have a simple agenda today. It is split up in to 3 parts <click> I will be presenting a brief background on Intergence and some background on why Hyperglance was created <click> I will then hand over to Stace Hipperson who will be demonstrating ver 1.3 of Hyperglance <click> And finally there will be an interactive question and answer section <click>
  • Cloud and the Hype Cycle, i)Cloud as the Answer to everything and Cloud Branding Everywhere – vendors slapping cloud terms on every product and service ii) disillusionment over over selling and concerns about availability and security. Early high profile “ Cloud ” project may not have delivered on promises. Confusion between Virtualisation and Cloud Delivery. iii) we are now seeing real adoption of cloud technologies internally and externally as a core components of business application delivery. Standards are being ratified and interoperability between vendors becoming established, mature stacks being delivered – OpenStack, Open Shift, ODCA, etc. More targeted cloud projects and programmes are meeting with success. However, the picture is fragmented between size of industry and by degree of regulation.
  • These are the pull factors, things that cloud services are offering us. What can cloud give us? Scalability as hosting environments can be resized to meet demand Flexibility as compute power an be utilized as needed leading to more flexible costing models. Security as Environments can be isolated in Virtual Private Data Centres Innovation as new applications and processes can be tested on as needed infrastructure
  • These are the push factors, driving people from traditional IT. Businesses cannot afford to have commodity functions of IT running at 10 – 20% utilisation A traditional n tier architecture may have data stores and feeds, an application and services layer and a web based presentation layer. Often this is built on dedicated hardware to guarantee performance However, where demand fluctuates this can mean server capacity runs at between 10 – 20% of total. In this past this was seen as an acceptable price to pay for performance guarantees, however with IT being a significant costs for business it is increasingly seen as a competitive disadvantage to run core assets at such low utilisation.
  • Draw parallels with move to Client Server. Netware, DEC, Compaq, Appletalk, Windows for Workgroups. Early missteps but led the way to multiple network services delivered to clients across and tied to the corporate network. Cloud changes emphasis from servers to services increasingly delivered to clients which have at best a lose affiliation with the corporate network – look at the change from Balckberries which were corporate owned to iPhones where the corporate may own email but end users manage the rest with use of linkedin salesforce tripit etc. etc.
  • Find source of Gartner quote Regulated environments challenged by growth of services like linkedin, salesforce and dropbox. Now we are facing a perfect storm of byod and high quality saas applications. Also exposes enterprise IT to increased cost scrutiny e.g. if Amazon can deliver at this price why are you x% more expensive. Pipeline of talent, last generation we looked to Linux as that was what collage students were learning, now we need to look to Amazon and their ilk as that is what this generation will be using.
  • Application and Envrionment teamplates – create copies of the production environment in dev in very short time periods – vcloud director a 3Tera Amazon Cost Reduction example Many companies have implemented physical to virtual migration projects. However, this alone hasn ’ t delivered on the promise of cloud. Application deployment, monitoring and security processes and tools have not matured in line with virtual workloads. Application stacks need retooling to take advantage of the opportunities of virtualisation. There has been fragmentation among hypervisor providers and divergence in their roadmaps which leads to increased complexity and costs, not cost reduction.
  • <click> We have a simple agenda today. It is split up in to 3 parts <click> I will be presenting a brief background on Intergence and some background on why Hyperglance was created <click> I will then hand over to Stace Hipperson who will be demonstrating ver 1.3 of Hyperglance <click> And finally there will be an interactive question and answer section <click>
  • This differs from move to client server. In that generation we saw the move to client server united business IT as smaller businesses saw client server replace standalone PCs with networked devices for file sharing, print and later email and internet access. In larger business client server did that but also replaced traditional mainframe and time share compute provision with networked access to a range of server processes. Now we see that for smaller businesses but also perhaps branch offices and customer facing roles e.g. store staff Software as a Service is Cloud and we are seeing a very aggressive take up here. Ebay businesses to Cloud Enterprises – Galaxy Note For the larger enterprise where enterprise IT means big data centres cloud often means PaaS and IaaS and here the challenges are as listed above And for this generational change users are the big consumers, users have smartphones and tablets and internet TVs and are consuming SaaS in huge quantities and maybe embracing the post pc world.
  • Internal Enterprise Clouds are providing real value in companies who are deploying them. These may be seen as a pre cursor to external deployment but often as an end in themselves Often these are being deployed as part of technology refresh projects Clouds give companies the opportunity to rethink their monitoring and application deployment strategies
  • As services become commoditised, the data you own and manage takes on even greater value, that is your business differentiator. The law is the law Monitoring and security segue into the product demonstration
  • Cloud and the Hype Cycle, Moved past Cloud as the Answer to everything and Cloud Branding Everywhere, beyond disillusionment over over selling and concerns about availability and security and we are now seeing real adoption of cloud technologies internally and externally as a core components of business application delivery.
  • Cloud and the Hype Cycle, Moved past Cloud as the Answer to everything and Cloud Branding Everywhere, beyond disillusionment over over selling and concerns about availability and security and we are now seeing real adoption of cloud technologies internally and externally as a core components of business application delivery.
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  • Clarity in the Cloud Webinar by Steve Turner and Alistair McLaurin

    1. 1. Live Webinar: Clarity in the Cloud 3rd May 2012 Principal Consultant, Alistair McLaurin VP of Optimisation, Dr Steven TurnerInteract with us: www.intergence.com
    2. 2. Thank you for joining our webinar•Please note • During this webinar, we will be using Audio Broadcast. The small box in the right hand corner will need to remain open throughout•To chat to the host • click on the speech bubble in the top right hand corner, then type in the text box•To submit a question • click on the question mark in the top right hand corner and open the Q&A box•Experiencing technical difficulties? • please email news@intergence.com or speak to us directly through the chat bar
    3. 3. AgendaThe webinar has three parts:Alistair McLaurin; Why and how to migrate to the cloudSteve Turner; Hyperglance & the cloud; live demoQ&A section
    4. 4. Where are we with Cloud Adoption?
    5. 5. Technology Drivers for Cloud Adoption Scalability Flexibility Security Innovation
    6. 6. Business Drivers for Cloud Adoption• Many IT functions have moved from innovative services to commodity functions• As any function becomes commoditised the focus shifts to delivering functionality as cost effectively as possible• There are real alternatives to running applications on dedicated infrastructure with headroom and redundant capacity as the only way to ensure high availability
    7. 7. Why should we move to the Cloud?• Cloud Technologies and Processes represent our best current option to reshape enterprise IT to deliver the next generational change in performance delivery.
    8. 8. Why should we move to the Cloud?Because if we don’t, our users will!Gartner predicts that in 5 years time 30% of enterprise IT spend willbe outside the corporate IT department.Even more importantly that 30% will be the innovative, fun butincreasingly business critical IT services.
    9. 9. Why Now?• Standards and platforms are maturing• Companies are seeing reductions in the application development lifecycle through use of rapidly provisioned environments and use of application templates• External Hosting providers are offering a great combination of increasing service offerings with improving price performance ratio• We are seeing maturity in the stacks which allow blending of the internal and external hosting environments• Cloud offers the blend of the virtualisation with the management of environment and costs
    10. 10. What’s Holding Us Back?• Often the monitoring and management solutions we have built for the data centre don’t extend to virtualised and cloud environments• Services and components deployed to the cloud may not have the predictable performance provided by dedicated infrastructure• Utilising scale up / scale down elastic compute may need a new approach to application development• IP and Confidential Data needs to be secured• Utilisation and Costs need to be managed and the risk of single vendor lock in mitigated
    11. 11. Live Demo; Hyperglance & the Cloud From Dr Steven Turner
    12. 12. How is Cloud Being Adopted?• There is now some divergence between small to medium enterprises and large corporations and heavily regulated industries• SMEs are major adopters of cloud services, taking up Software as a Service and migrating away from on site data centres and traditional hosting providers• Large enterprises have legitimate concerns about security, data protection, loss of control and billing flexibility and may have been burned more by early adoption
    13. 13. How can Enterprise Cloud be Successful?• Cloud migration is not all or nothing, new models like internal clouds, community clouds, virtual private data centres and hybrids of these offer new opportunities to match to the most appropriate platforms.• We are seeing new stacks become available such as Open Stack, Open Shift and Eucalyptus which give us far more opportunities to blend internal and external deployment platforms.• Standards bodies such as the Open Data Center Alliance are looking at how to guarantee interoperability between cloud vendors.
    14. 14. What should we watch out for?• Cloud adopters need to be careful that vital data doesn’t become distributed into too many islands and disparate data stores• Data privacy and ownership is still an issue regardless of the size of company• Vendor lock in needs to be avoided• As the environment grows in complexity cloud does not take away the need for management and monitoring of the IT estate, even if it is built on diverse links to multiple suppliers rather than traditional server farms• Never forget security
    15. 15. Where Now?• We should accept that core business platforms may not migrate to the Cloud in the foreseeable future, this is not all or nothing.• Non core apps may be suited to some form of cloud migration. One common use case is Internal Development Environments for rapid development and prototyping• Cloud also allows the utilisation of non traditional data centre platforms from external providers to new forms of internal DC• Cloud gives us a chance to re-evaluate traditional approaches to monitoring, management and billing systems for enterprise IT.
    16. 16. Summary• Cloud is real and now the hype is dying down is becoming the next generational change in IT provision• Cloud may be many things to many people but is being taken up very rapidly by home consumers, small businesses and the end users of enterprise IT• The growing maturity of products, services and standards means cloud programs have a higher chance of success than every before• A carefully planned and scoped cloud program can deliver real benefits to your business today
    17. 17. Q&AAny Questions?
    18. 18. Thank You for attending!If you require more information or would like to book a one to one demo : contact us at +44 (0)845 226 4167 or drop us an email at contact@intergence.com

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