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Loudoun chamber virtacore final-revised

  1. 1. Accelerating Success in the Cloud:The Cloud Service Provider Prospective<br />Tom Kiblin, CTO & Founder, Virtacore Systems, Inc.<br />July 14, 2010<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li> Vendor lock-in
  3. 3. Multi-tenancy
  4. 4. Compliance
  5. 5. Lack of transparency
  6. 6. Security</li></ul>Challenges to Adopting The Cloud<br />Technical Business<br /><ul><li>Server huggers
  7. 7. IT policies & procedures
  8. 8. Risk management
  9. 9. Data migrations</li></li></ul><li>Cloud Adoption - What About IT?<br /><ul><li>IT no longer drives business.
  10. 10. Business now drives IT.</li></ul>IT organizations become service providers: <br /><ul><li>Cloud traffic cops, manage cloud partners
  11. 11. Focus on middleware “glue”
  12. 12. Policies, security, and best practices
  13. 13. Prepare for the next wave – desktops in the cloud
  14. 14. A self-service user community, with real chargeback</li></li></ul><li>Moving to the Cloud…<br />
  15. 15. Moving to the Cloud…<br />
  16. 16. Using the Cloud to Control Costs<br />$600K<br />50%<br />In CAPEXSavings<br />ReductionIn IT Staff<br />
  17. 17. Moving to the Cloud…<br />
  18. 18. Moving to the Cloud…<br />
  19. 19. Normal Site Traffic<br />2.3M<br />Page Views<br />(Monthly)<br />Estimated Page Views<br />Page Views (Millions)<br />
  20. 20. After a Large Unexpected Spike<br />9.7M<br />Page Views<br />All On A Single Day!<br />Page Views (Millions)<br />
  21. 21. Getting Started in the Cloud:Option #1 – Do It Yourself<br />Map your physical infrastructure tothe cloud so you know what to buy<br />Visit Amazon.com’s EC2 website<br />Configure/purchase each instance.(Use the price calculator to guess how much all of this is going to cost)<br />Copy/move your data<br />Continue day-to-day server management<br />Welcome to the cloud!<br />
  22. 22. Getting Started in the CloudOption #2 – Engage a Managed Cloud Provider<br />
  23. 23. Managed Cloud Service Providers Should:<br />…understand your business<br />…help you plan your migration<br />…help you migrate your data<br />…accelerate your cost savings<br />…assist with capacity planning and management<br />…and keep you in control!<br />
  24. 24. In Conclusion…<br /><ul><li> Overhyped? Somewhat.
  25. 25. Reality? Absolutely.
  26. 26. Companies are saving money and improving efficiency using the cloud.</li></li></ul><li>For More Information…<br />Online: http://www.virtacore.com<br />Telephone: (703) 621-3565<br />Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/virtacore<br />Blog: http://blog.virtacore.com<br />Thank You<br />

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