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  1. 1. The Cloud Opportunity easycloud.it Alessandro Greco @Easycloud.it
  2. 2. Who is ? <ul><li>Easycloud.it is a Cloud Service Provider based in Europe with HQ in Italy. </li></ul><ul><li>Our mission is to support Service Providers, Business Companies, Public Administration, Government, SMB, anyone is interested to the adoption and rollout of services provided by the cloud, enabling new innovative business models, the best innovative application to collaborate, managing the business and improving customer productivity in a global and always faster world. </li></ul><ul><li>We work in the following areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managed Services (on-premisis) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What we offer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business and Productivity Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System Integration with legacy systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional and Consultancy Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud application development </li></ul></ul>easycloud.it
  3. 3. What is the Cloud ? .. Anything as a Service … Anywhere … Anytime &quot;Software, application, platform, computing, collaboration, productivity, e-learning, public services, …anything can be delivered “as a service” to any device with a broswer, assuring scalability, security and resource virtualization” by easycloud.it
  4. 4. Cloud Benefits Scalability Security Reliability Flexibility Lower Cost Capex vs Opex Green Elastic Agility Time-to-Market SLA .. Anything as a Service
  5. 5. Is the Cloud a Vogue ? … We believe it is a Revolution! <ul><li>By 2012, 20% of businesses will own no IT assets. ( Gartner ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ We are all in!, 70% of Microsoft staff are already working on the cloud across those 5 dimensions and by next year, that percentage would be 90”. (Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft) </li></ul><ul><li>“ People ask me why do I think cloud computing will be the next phase of enterprise IT? I don't think it. I know it. (Bill McCracken, CA Technologies chairman and CEO) </li></ul><ul><li>Orange Business Services will launch a dozen of new cloud computing services in the coming 24 months, covering six main areas including real-time applications, collaboration, security, infrastructure, cloud-ready networking and vertical solutions for specific industries. (http://www.orange.com) </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;In the current economic climate, those small businesses are looking for ways to improve cash flow and better manage risks and compliance obligations and we believe the “ T Suite ” service provides a cost effective answer at the right time,&quot; (Deena Shiff Group Managing Director, Telstra ) </li></ul>easycloud.it
  6. 6. Big Players are already moving to the Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Infrastructure as a Service delivers computer infrastructure, typically a platform virtualization environment, as a service. Examples: Amazon EC2 Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Platform as a Service delivers a computing platform as a service, consuming cloud infrastructure and sustaining cloud applications. Examples : Google App Engine, Force.com, Microsoft Azure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Software as a Service delivers software as a service over the Internet, eliminating the need to install and run the application on the customer's own computers and simplifying maintenance and support. Examples: Salesforce.com, Webex, Gmail
  7. 7. The “Cloud Store” model .. anything as a service SaaS Catalogue IT Services Security UC&C Mobility Applications Iaas && PaaS Catalogue IaaS PaaS Cloud Public & Private SaaS PaaS SaaS IaaS Unified Services Delivery & Management Services Mgmnt & Admn Catalogue Management Reporting & Auditing Billing Autenth, Autorizzation & Access Control Help Desk, Ticketing & Support Self-Service Fulfillment Service & User Provisioning & Admin
  8. 8. Unified Services Delivery & Management Services Mgmnt & Admn Catalogue Management Reporting & Auditing Billing Autenth, Autorizzation & Access Control Help Desk, Ticketing & Support Self-Service Fulfillment Service & User Provisioning & Admin Vertical SMB, Public, Healtcare, Finance, ... Services & bundles customized for Market Segment or Functional Process Business Process R&D, Marketing, Sales, Logistic, ..
  9. 9. Summary and Next Step <ul><li>The Cloud is the new Market Transition changing the way ICT and Apps will be delivered (“anything as a service” proposition). </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud enables a faster rollout of new innovative services saving time and cost, improving productivity and business innovation </li></ul><ul><li>In Italy we see the following opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing to SMB companies Enterprise-class ICT services without the necessity of an IT department (ERP, ECM, UC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling Enterprise-Class Companies to the adoption of cloud for not mission-critical application to have free budget to invest in innovation (today about 70% of IT budget in Maintenance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow Government and Public Institutes to move to the next level providing more flexible services to citizens at a lower cost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is necessary the whole ecosystem will move to the right direction (SPs, Government, ISV, University, Business Companies, the whole Country) </li></ul>
  10. 11. Thanks!