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Your path to the cloud local event presentation


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The path to the cloud differs in light of their business goals and challenges. We can help you map an intelligent strategy that aligns your organization’s reality with today’s best cloud technologies.

-Gain better productivity from users
-Achieve security of your data and guaranteed 99.995% up time
-Help achieve your Green initiative
-Save upfront hardware costs

You’ve heard of cloud computing but have you looked at it as a way to protect your data, increase mobility and get more flexibility in your IT?
All Covered has helped hundreds of clients migrate thousands of servers from their locations to our secure cloud infrastructure. Come join us and hear how your organization can achieve measurable financial and operational results by moving to the cloud.

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Your path to the cloud local event presentation

  2. 2. Who is All Covered• About All Covered– Division of Konica Minolta Business SolutionsU.S.A., Inc.– One of the nations leading IT services companies.– Cloud experts with over 1,200 servers undermanagement in our datacenters.– All Covered has local offices in over 25 cities withmore than 500 engineers, and is fully certified in allmajor IT technologies.• Our Mission– To help companies achieve their goals through bettermanagement of information and more effectivecollaboration and communication.2
  3. 3. B.C. – Before the Cloud3CollaborationWebCommerceData BackupApplicationsE-mailRelationshipManagementPrint SharingFile Sharing
  4. 4. What is in the Cloud –Extension of IT Systems4DisasterRecoveryIP TelephoneCollaborationMediaStreamingWebCommerceVideo ConferenceRemote DesktopData BackupApplicationsE-mailRelationshipManagementContractorsand VendorsTravelingWorkforce
  5. 5. Who is in the cloud?Migrated to orOriginated in the Cloud• Netflix• iTunes• Hulu•• Amazon• GoogleDid not Migrate orMigrate Well• Blockbuster Video• Sony Music• Circuit City• Tower Records• USPS5Innovators are in the Cloud!
  6. 6. Why go to the Cloud?• Our competitive environment is changing.• We need to protect our business.• We need to increase revenue.• We want to expand.• Customers expect us to.• My company wants to be more innovative.• Everybody else is doing it.6Stronger ReasonsWeaker Reasons
  7. 7. Cloud for Businesses7WorkforceEnablementFlexibilityBusinessContinuityCommerceAsset ProtectionCommunicationCustomersRisk Avoidance
  8. 8. Real-life Business SituationsSituation• Company outgrew current officespace and was relocating acrosstown to new building.• Organization has serverslocated at primary office withremote offices accessing emailand applications via Internetconnection.• Company uses large number ofcontractors and supports aBring-your-own-Device modelfor application access.• A fast growing company needsemail and collaboration servicessolution without capital expensecommitment.Challenge• Flexibility to eliminate downtimeduring physical relocation ofservers.• Reducing risk of failure of on-site servers or single Internetconnection.• Maintaining security whileproviding broader access toapplications and services.• Avoiding large capital expenseswhile still having access tonecessary technology.8
  9. 9. Flexibility• Scenario: an organizationwas moving their office to alarger location across town.• Objective: access to dataand systems during the moveand elimination of downtimeto setup at new location.• Results:– Servers replicated to cloudbefore move.– Systems were operationalduring the move.– Employees worked remotelyduring office shut-down.– No loss of productivity by theoffice.9
  10. 10. Risk Mitigation• Scenario: a community bank withfive locations had all its servers atcentral branch with single Internetconnection.• Objective: eliminate single pointsof failure in IT infrastructure toreduce risk to all branches.• Results:– Centralized servers in clouddatacenter.– Implemented redundant Internetconnections.– Provided disaster recoveryrestoration of data, if needed.– Eliminated need to purchasestand-by servers and networkinggear in secondary branches.– Exchanged large, up-front capitalexpense for smaller, monthlyfixed operational expense. 10
  11. 11. Security and Access• Scenario: a home healthcare provider in sixcities on the East coast and 95 employees had80% of its workforce on the road.• Objective: organization wanted to providesecure access to sensitive data with the abilityfor employees to use their own laptops ortablets to access all systems with nodowntime. Also concerned about severeweather such as hurricanes.• Results:– Created database and remote services farm inthe cloud with consolidated securityinfrastructure for all systems.– Able to provide Windows remote workstationand browser-based applications for tablets viasecure cloud solution.– Backup and replication of data and serversensured no downtime during Hurricane Sandy.Employees were able to work from any remotelocation with Internet connectivity.11
  12. 12. Constrained Capital• Scenario: a fast-growing technologycompany needs to haveemail, collaboration and developmentenvironment.• Objective: company wants topreserve funds for research anddevelopment while being able toexpand quickly when needed.• Results:– moved all servers, internal systemsand application platform to the cloud.– client can grow up or down withhardware and software as needed.– Infrastructure costs are bundled intomonthly services including cloudcomputing power, software, disasterrecovery and support.– No initial investment in infrastructureand ongoing services are a monthlyoperational expense.12
  13. 13. Summary of Cloud BenefitsBusiness goal• Constant access• Risk avoidance• Secure data– Physical security– Electronicsecurity• Minimize capitalexpendituresCloud benefits• Flexible work environment• Failsafe protection• Protection from externaldangers– Power, weather, intrusion– Hackers, malware• Monthly operationalexpenses13
  14. 14. Your Path to the CloudWorkforceEnablementFlexibilityBusinessContinuityCommerceAsset & DataProtectionCommunicationCustomersRisk Avoidance14
  15. 15. Where will you start building?• Ask yourself the following:– What is my biggest business challenge?– Do I have a disaster plan in place?– What new services can I offer?– Are capital constraints limiting my innovation?– Is my current technology providing theflexibility needed for my workforce?15
  16. 16. Places to Start• Would you like to better protect yourcompany’s valuable information?– Access from anywhere• Traveling• Home• Starbucks– Device independence• Company Laptop• Personal laptop or home PC• Tablet• Smartphone• Web browser16
  17. 17. Places to Start• Would you like to better protect yourcompany’s valuable information?– Physical or site security.– Natural disasters.– Secure access to applications to the rightpeople at the right times.– Employee data theft, hackers, malware.17
  18. 18. Places to Start• Would your company benefit fromconstant uptime of IT systems?– Management of system infrastructure– 24/7 monitoring and remediation of issues18
  19. 19. Places to Start• Do you have outdated hardware thatneeds refreshing but would prefer it to bean operational expense?– Predictable monthly costs– Combines hardware, software, support– Avoid capital expenditures19
  20. 20. Places to Start• Would your organization like flexibility inthe computing resources you use?– Scalable up and down• Seasonal needs• Contractors and temporary personnel• Big project needs– Avoid hardware escalation– Provision what you need when you need it20
  21. 21. All Covered’s Cloud Solution• What is All Covered’sCloud?– Multi-tenantPrivate/Hybrid cloud• Virtual Servers + PhysicalServers segmented in aprivate network• Not public cloud such asOffice365, Intermedia, Amazon or Rackspace– Tier 3 Datacenters21
  22. 22. All Covered’s Cloud Solution• What is All Covered’s Cloud?– Software as a Service – SaaS• Exchange, SharePoint, Lync– Infrastructure as a Service – IaaS• CPU, RAM, Storage, Backup, Disaster Recovery– Platform as a Service – PaaS• Windows, Linux, Citrix, Remote Desktop– Flexible architecture to add resources asneeded to create technology that dynamicallyaddress business issues.22
  23. 23. Your Next Steps• Identify business objectives you’d like toachieve.• Ask the relevant questions about theinnovation you need.• Identify your Path to the Cloud.• Start a conversation with All Covered23
  24. 24. QUESTIONS?24