Cloudcamp London 3 - Elastichosts - Richard Davies

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Cloudcamp London 3 - Elastichosts - Richard Davies

  1. 1. Richard Davies CEO, ElasticHosts Ltd 12 March 2009 How cloud will change your company
  2. 2. LifeCo – a life insurer built using cloud Portfolio modelling Online sales Call centre <ul><li>Weekly simulation of portfolio scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure cloud capacity rented for 8 hours each week </li></ul><ul><li>Website run on hosting cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic capacity scaling with customer use </li></ul><ul><li>Service agents use SaaS CRM over internet </li></ul><ul><li>Agents in office, at home & offshore </li></ul>
  3. 3. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Modelling Online sales Call centre
  4. 4. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Modelling Online sales Call centre
  5. 5. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Available everywhere Modelling Online sales Call centre
  6. 6. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades Modelling Online sales Call centre
  7. 7. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Modelling Online sales Call centre
  8. 8. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features Modelling Online sales Call centre
  9. 9. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
  10. 10. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Automated scaling Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
  11. 11. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Automated scaling Unlimited capacity Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
  12. 12. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Automated scaling Unlimited capacity Failure resilient Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
  13. 13. How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Automated scaling Unlimited capacity Failure resilient Green efficiency Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
  14. 14. CEO view – Business made more flexible <ul><li>Strategic gains… </li></ul><ul><li>IT no longer a drain for capex </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible workforce: in office, at home, on the road, offshore </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper commercial relationships </li></ul>Low up-front costs Available everywhere Easy partner access
  15. 15. CEO view – Business made more flexible <ul><li>Strategic gains… </li></ul><ul><li>IT no longer a drain for capex </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible workforce: in office, at home, on the road, offshore </li></ul><ul><li>Deeper commercial relationships </li></ul><ul><li>… but watch out for: </li></ul><ul><li>Agile competitors using cloud to punch above their weight </li></ul><ul><li>Sticking with inflexible legacy IT </li></ul>Low up-front costs Available everywhere Easy partner access
  16. 16. CIO view – Reducing need for IT management <ul><li>Strategic gains… </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal in-house IT effort needed with SaaS systems </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud vendors manage service levels and failover </li></ul><ul><li>No expensive hardware standing idle </li></ul>Best-in-class features No IT deployment Failure resilient Green efficiency
  17. 17. CIO view – Reducing need for IT management <ul><li>Strategic gains… </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal in-house IT effort needed with SaaS systems </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud vendors manage service levels and failover </li></ul><ul><li>No expensive hardware standing idle </li></ul><ul><li>… but watch out for: </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy software being overtaken by SaaS used by competitors </li></ul><ul><li>Network downtime – increasingly critical </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor service levels and security policies – though usually sufficient </li></ul>Best-in-class features No IT deployment Failure resilient Green efficiency
  18. 18. CTO view – Innovation where it really matters <ul><li>Strategic gains… </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous innovation can be delivered to the business </li></ul><ul><li>Development capacity freed up by reduced IT management </li></ul><ul><li>In-house infrastructure no longer a limit </li></ul>Painless upgrades Automated scaling Unlimited capacity
  19. 19. CTO view – Innovation where it really matters <ul><li>Strategic gains… </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous innovation can be delivered to the business </li></ul><ul><li>Development capacity freed up by reduced IT management </li></ul><ul><li>In-house infrastructure no longer a limit </li></ul><ul><li>… but watch out for: </li></ul><ul><li>Working closely with the business to pick the places to innovate </li></ul><ul><li>Building the full stack to scale throughout </li></ul>Painless upgrades Automated scaling Unlimited capacity
  20. 20. Take-aways <ul><li>Cloud will make your business more flexible, scalable and cost effective </li></ul><ul><li>Internal IT must refocus on innovation where it really matters to the business </li></ul><ul><li>Agile competitors are already using cloud to punch above their weight </li></ul>

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