List few of the questions and concerns people are discussing these days in regards to cloud computing.So before we dive into what Cloud is and what it means for us, let’s talk about what people are asking today.
Discuss where we’ve been, where we are today and where we’re going.BING Search “internet cloud”ASPs, ISPsConnectivity and BroadbandHardware and connectivity costshttp://johnnyharbieh.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/to-the-cloud-a-brief-look-at-cloud-related-matters/http://blogs.computerworld.com/16863/cloud_computing_by_the_numbers_what_do_all_the_statistics_meanSMB spending on cloud computing would reach $100B by 2014IDC estimates the market for public cloud products and services at $16B in 2010, growing to $56B by 2014. Gartner more optimistically estimates the cloud market at $150B by 2013 while Merrill Lynch estimates the market at $160B by 2011.
What are some of the drivers for the cloud?Discuss the traditional IT model and some of its pain points
What are some of the drivers for the cloud?Discuss the traditional Businessmodel and some of its pain points
What is it and why are we talking Cloud Computing today?Discuss the benefits of moving to or adopting Cloud-based strategies. Explain why is the Cloud discussion so important today.Discuss IT and Business Benefits of adopting CloudThere is a lot of research, including that derived from the Microsoft spotlight on cost, that points to real opportunity to lower cost through datacenter automation. Key areas that came out of that survey was the need to deliver solutions around automation, optimization and simplification.Opalis directly supports this goal, with the ability to lower operational costs by automating and standardizing IT processes, Opalis also improves the reliability and availability of the IT services the business relies on, this is achieved by replacing manual and repetitive IT tasks with automated best practices.Other scenarios for using CloudWhat bottle necks do you have? What are some of the current limitations you have and where Cloud can help?Where would you use Azure, other cloud providers?Hosting VideosConverting Video files into useable formatsStorageVirtual Desktops
What is the value proposition for Office 365 and describe some the key messaging around it. Office 365 is productivity delivered in the Cloud.Talk about the promises of Office 365 99.9% Financially backed SLAList some key numbers on Office 365 (50 K customers signed up when launched)It supports federation (Single Sign On)Directory Synchronization with on-premise
SLIDE“Cloud on Your own Terms”“Service is not a noun, it is a verb, it is what we do”“If a feature is not yet secure or not yet tested against multi-tenancy, we don’t turn it on”“Develop through extensibility”“Identity and Authentication is a very important thing to keep track of”What can you do with SharePoint Online? Share!NOTESDevelop through extensibilityIt is about creativity and being creative in designing your cloud solutionsExtend using Visio, InfoPath, Excel and Access Services90% of issues in Excel Services are authentication related.With Denali coming up, no requirement to for delegation to backend SQL stores is needed. For a Web Access Services database to work properly, ensure that your Access objects used are Web-Ready (look for the globe)Enabling multi-tenancy and building cloud ready features and services
Describe what is offered with Office 365 as far as key features and functionality
TechFuse 2012: What does Office 365 mean to your organization?
What Does Office 365 Mean toyour Organization? Avtex Consulting Donald Donais
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Session Agenda• What is the Cloud?• Why Go to the Cloud?• What Do you get with Office 365?• Office 365 – Let’s Look Around
Questions people are asking• What is the Cloud? How do we describe it?• What does it mean for IT?• What does it mean for the Business?• What does it mean for me?• How will we benefit from it?• How can the Cloud help?• What is the difference between what I have today and what the Cloud offers?• How will my end users be affected?• …
Some History • “Cloud” metaphor for the Internet • Borrowed from the Telephony industry • Represents – Application Service Providers – Internet Service Providers – Network – Infrastructure
The Story of IT • Seen as a “Cost Center” • Tons of resources spent on acquiring hardware and provisioning machines • Thousands of hours spent on maintenance and upkeep • Slow and not very responsive • High cost for disaster recovery and business continuity • Various skillsets needed to perform day- to-day operations • Painful software and hardware upgrades • Managing identity and providing access to external users
And how about the Business • Seen as an operation of limitless requirements and needs • Responding to market conditions and global business opportunities gets tougher by the day • Always training on new software and applications • Hard to build custom solutions right the first time • Total reliance on IT
How can the Cloud help me? Hardware Patching Upgrades Security scans Anti-Virus Compliance Version upgrades Audits Disaster Remote user Access Recovery
Why The Cloud? Reliability Of Greater Business Manage Costs Services AgilityFocus on solving Respond to business Shift from capitalbusiness problems, not demands more expenditures to loweringon infrastructure issues effectively operational expenditures Automation Optimization Simplification
Why not Microsoft’s Cloud? 99.9% ROI of Uptime 321% for Guaranteed Midsize Company 45 minutes of Forrester Survey of 7downtime per month SMB Companies done in 2011 Trusting somebody else’s Security & DR plans
Who is Office 365 for? Small Business Medium Business Large Business • 1-50 People • 50-1000 People • 1000+ People • Minimal IT • Minimal IT • Departmental or Resources Resources Project based • Minimal • Minimal • Does want IT Infrastructure Infrastructure involved • Needs Flexibility • Needs Flexibility