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The Business Case for Hosting
JD Edwards In the Cloud
John Bassett, GSI
James White, Secure-24
Safe Harbor Statement
• Our discussion today may include information about our business and
experience that may be conside...
John Bassett
• Chief Technology Officer
• Global Systems Integration, Inc.
James White
• Vice President of Solution Archit...
4 Questions & Answers
1 Housekeeping
2 GSI/Secure-24 Overview
3 Presentation
Agenda
Company Overviews
GSI Company Overview
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne & World
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Oracle Platinum Partner
AppCare Managed ...
7
Who is Secure-24
Industry Leading provider of JD Edwards, BI & Hyperion
» Other ERP practices include SAP, PeopleSoft, E...
Presentation
John Bassett
Chief Technology Officer
GSI, Inc.
Top 10 Benefits of Hosting JD Edwards
in the Cloud
Ability to scale quickly to changes in the business environment – market,
competition, demand, etc.
Benefit 1
Provides a predictable cost model – typically a fixed fee over a contracted period
of time.
Benefit 2
Reduces costs for IT staffing, infrastructure, maintenance, upgrades/updates,
system management, etc.
Benefit 3
Pay for what you consume with access to what you need., etc.
Benefit 4
Ease and speed of implementation.
Benefit 5
Reduces IT complexity.
Benefit 6
Improves system availability, redundancy and disaster recovery.
Benefit 7
Expert 24/7 resources at your disposal including technical and functional
resources.
Benefit 8
Provides application, operating system, database, security administration with
proactive monitoring.
Benefit 9
Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over an on premise solution.
Benefit 10
James White
Vice President of Solution Architecture
Secure-24
1. You’re uncomfortable releasing your critical
systems to an outside vendor
2. The technical complexity
of JD Edwards sof...
You wouldn’t want your accountant doing your plumbing…
That’s not their area of expertise.
Application uptime and security...
The Scenarios That Lend to a Hosted
Model
You are currently facing performance
issues and require a stable environment
You...
The role of the Hosting Provider is to make your
life simpler.
• Installation of JD Edwards on hosted hardware and
data mi...
The benefits of using virtualization platforms such as VMware or
Oracle OVM
» Base systems deployed within 24 hours
» Capa...
Network & Security
Features Benefits
Segregated client
networks
(Firewalls/Switching)
Ensures client data is
properly segr...
• Industry standard certifications such as
SSAE16 SOC 1 Type II (formerly SAS70
Type II) provide a foundation for audits
a...
• Has provider been in the industry
for long?
• Provides assurance that there is a
history
• Recent or pending acquisition...
Managed Services approach to infrastructure and
application outsourcing will help:
» Reduce total cost of ownership
» Prov...
IDEX Case Study
IDEX – (IEX – NYSE)
• Diversified global company - specializing in fluid and metering technologies, health...
JDE Cloud9
• Managed hosting services
• Advanced proactive application monitoring using gTAC
• Expert JDE resources
• Infr...
Questions & Answers
John Bassett
877.474.4262 x703
John.Bassett@getgsi.com
James White
(248) 784-1021 x257
James.White@Sec...
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The Business Case for Hosting JD Edwards in the Cloud

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​This presentation will cover in detail the business case for hosting JD Edwards in the cloud. Hear from industry expert, John Bassett, CTO at GSI, Inc. During the presentation, John will address the following topics, comparing hosting to a more traditional in-house approach:
- Total cost of ownership (TCO)
- IT staffing and support costs
- Licensing costs
- Cost Predictability
- Security and compliance
- Scalability, performance and reliability
- Business continuity and redundancy
- System deployment
- System management, ongoing maintenance and upgrades
- Market adaptability, agility and innovation

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The Business Case for Hosting JD Edwards in the Cloud

  1. 1. The Business Case for Hosting JD Edwards In the Cloud John Bassett, GSI James White, Secure-24
  2. 2. Safe Harbor Statement • Our discussion today may include information about our business and experience that may be considered forward looking or highlight examples of our relationships to other organizations. Our current judgment about future plans or results reflects our current opinions about the topics presented and are subject to change as risks and opportunities are met. • We thank you in advance for understanding that all financial and customer information is presented for the purpose of this discussion only and may not be used for any other purposes.
  3. 3. John Bassett • Chief Technology Officer • Global Systems Integration, Inc. James White • Vice President of Solution Architecture • Secure-24
  4. 4. 4 Questions & Answers 1 Housekeeping 2 GSI/Secure-24 Overview 3 Presentation Agenda
  5. 5. Company Overviews
  6. 6. GSI Company Overview JD Edwards EnterpriseOne & World 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Oracle Platinum Partner AppCare Managed Services Functional, Technical & Development P3 Performance Practice RapidReconciler
  7. 7. 7 Who is Secure-24 Industry Leading provider of JD Edwards, BI & Hyperion » Other ERP practices include SAP, PeopleSoft, EBS » US based Enterprise Application Hosting Organization - As a hosting provider, we manage the infrastructure, software, security & compliance of the environment - Roughly 50% YOY growth » Large customer base across broad industries » Highly compliant environments » Oracle Center of Excellence – Oracle applications: JDE, Hyperion & BI on engineered systems
  8. 8. Presentation
  9. 9. John Bassett Chief Technology Officer GSI, Inc.
  10. 10. Top 10 Benefits of Hosting JD Edwards in the Cloud
  11. 11. Ability to scale quickly to changes in the business environment – market, competition, demand, etc. Benefit 1
  12. 12. Provides a predictable cost model – typically a fixed fee over a contracted period of time. Benefit 2
  13. 13. Reduces costs for IT staffing, infrastructure, maintenance, upgrades/updates, system management, etc. Benefit 3
  14. 14. Pay for what you consume with access to what you need., etc. Benefit 4
  15. 15. Ease and speed of implementation. Benefit 5
  16. 16. Reduces IT complexity. Benefit 6
  17. 17. Improves system availability, redundancy and disaster recovery. Benefit 7
  18. 18. Expert 24/7 resources at your disposal including technical and functional resources. Benefit 8
  19. 19. Provides application, operating system, database, security administration with proactive monitoring. Benefit 9
  20. 20. Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over an on premise solution. Benefit 10
  21. 21. James White Vice President of Solution Architecture Secure-24
  22. 22. 1. You’re uncomfortable releasing your critical systems to an outside vendor 2. The technical complexity of JD Edwards software can be overwhelming 3. Keeping up with the upgrades, patches, and daily maintenance is a headache 4. It’s hard to find (and keep) quality JD Edwards resources, and it’s going to cost you 5. The application itself is complex and difficult to manage Challenges that will slow your business down…llenges that will slow your business down…
  23. 23. You wouldn’t want your accountant doing your plumbing… That’s not their area of expertise. Application uptime and security is critical to the success of your business. Critical systems should be considered for hosting with dedicated experts that are specialized, certified and trained to utilize best practices. An enterprise cloud provider can provide piece of mind and allow you to focus on your business and application enhancements. Leave it to the experts… it to the experts…
  24. 24. The Scenarios That Lend to a Hosted Model You are currently facing performance issues and require a stable environment You are due for a major upgrade You are looking at a net/new JD Edwards Implementation1. 3. 2. 4. You already have a hosted environment and you are dissatisfied
  25. 25. The role of the Hosting Provider is to make your life simpler. • Installation of JD Edwards on hosted hardware and data migration from the current system • 24x7 Server and JD Edwards application level monitoring and alarming of environment • Performance tuning recommendation and remediation • Take advantage of expertise in the VCA platform • Troubleshooting • Startup and shutdown scripts What to Expect from Your Hosting Provider
  26. 26. The benefits of using virtualization platforms such as VMware or Oracle OVM » Base systems deployed within 24 hours » Capability to easily move to another provider or a private in-house cloud environment » Lower risk due to proven use cases of cloud technology and application platforms » Quickly scale environments to support growth, cyclicality or acquisitions » Rapid, unparalleled performance » One vendor solution (Oracle all the way!) Open Standards Based Architecture
  27. 27. Network & Security Features Benefits Segregated client networks (Firewalls/Switching) Ensures client data is properly segregated and protected Ability to tie in MPLS and other WAN technologies Allows integration with current network for seamless access to application Intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) Increases data protection by actively checking for and blocking against threats
  28. 28. • Industry standard certifications such as SSAE16 SOC 1 Type II (formerly SAS70 Type II) provide a foundation for audits and compliance • Proper certifications for specific client requirements such as SOX, PCI, ITAR, HIPAA ensure that the hosted environment meets corporate and industry compliance standards • Application certifications such at Oracle partnership, VMware vCloud certified, etc. ensure provider has experience with audits related to your specific applications Compliance and Audit
  29. 29. • Has provider been in the industry for long? • Provides assurance that there is a history • Recent or pending acquisition? • This can lead to changes in service levels during the transition phases of merger or acquisition • Check with reference clients • Ensure that projects of similar size or scope can be referenced • Reach out to a research organization • Check with an organization such as Gartner or Forrester for their analysis of the providers strengths and weaknesses Reputation & Risks
  30. 30. Managed Services approach to infrastructure and application outsourcing will help: » Reduce total cost of ownership » Provide a predictable cost model » Deliver greater service performance » Track performance against SLA metrics » Introduce rigorous process efficiency » Maximize innovation and agility » Deliver transparent ROI » Gain greater security and compliance Performance, Agility and Reliability
  31. 31. IDEX Case Study IDEX – (IEX – NYSE) • Diversified global company - specializing in fluid and metering technologies, health and science technologies, dispensing equipment, and fire, safety and other diversified products • Complex environment • Global Deployment • 132 servers • 5 instances • 18 JDE Productions Environments • 77 Databases • 6,500+ users, 1,200 customer users • 24/7 support • Rapid Implementation – 5.5 months • Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule
  32. 32. JDE Cloud9 • Managed hosting services • Advanced proactive application monitoring using gTAC • Expert JDE resources • Infrastructure upgrades and updates • Application, operating system and database administration • Security management • Storage and backup services • 24/7 support • Service level agreement • SOC 1 type II compliance • ITIL and COBIT processes • Predictable monthly expense
  33. 33. Questions & Answers John Bassett 877.474.4262 x703 John.Bassett@getgsi.com James White (248) 784-1021 x257 James.White@Secure- 24.com

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