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SymetriQ SICSA


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SymetriQ SICSA

  1. 1. SymetriQSICSA Smart Tourism Project<br />Johnny Paterson<br />Edinburgh, May 16th<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />1<br />
  2. 2. SymetriQ<br />Formed in December 2008<br />Infrastructure-as-a Service Cloud Computing Provider<br />Based in Glasgow<br />8 Staff in UK (Glasgow)<br />15 Staff in Ukraine<br />Founder, Phil Huber, was one of the early advocates of Cloud Computing<br />Owned since 2010 by Glasgow based BPO organisation, MyKey Global Holdings<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Some Clients <br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />3<br />
  4. 4. What We Do.<br />Linux and Windows Virtual Machines on Demand<br />Minimum ‘contract’ is only one hour<br />Scale resources on demand<br />Pay only for what you use<br />REST API for automatic scaling<br />Software Licensing (SPLA)<br />Cloud Storage<br />Consultancy<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Our Platform<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Our Platform<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Our Technology<br />Highly Fault Tolerant, distributed storage architecture<br />Multiple Hypervisors available (KVM and VMWare)<br />‘App Store’ GUI simplifies VM provisioning<br />‘Tier 1’ vendor hardware only<br />Our Cloud Billing Engine allows tracking of spend at a granular level, allowing ‘chargeback’ to different business units.<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Benefits of Working with Us<br />Ability to scale resources up and down to deal with spikes in demand<br />Guarantee of data location in UK<br />Secure Tier 3+ Datacentre (N3, ISO 27001 & 9001, SAS 70)<br />24/7 Telephone Support<br />Software metering and licensing<br />‘Enterprise Class’ Service Level Agreement<br />Full planning and project management of projects where required.<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />8<br />
  9. 9. How much can we invest in a project?<br />SymetriQ can make resources available (VM’s) for the duration of the project.<br />SymetriQ can also provide software for the project.<br />In terms of personnel, SymetriQ can provide access to our:<br />Solutions Architects<br />Unix and Windows Engineers<br />Development team (Ruby/Python)<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Example Project – Challenge<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />10<br />Celtic FC<br />Global Brand<br />Very high levels of traffic – event driven<br />Issues with extremely high demand at times, such as new signings and fixture announcements<br />Over provisioning hardware to deal with ‘spikes’ was costly and not always effective<br />
  11. 11. Case Study - Solution<br />Celtic FC<br />SymetriQ offered scalable ‘cloud’ solution<br />Autoscaling increases capacity at peak times and reduces cost<br />Load balancing on the cloud gives consistent experience to users at all times<br />Ability to scale up as traffic grows without having to change architecture<br />15/05/2011<br />SymetriQ Confidential<br />11<br />