6 Benefits for Hosting Your Website in the Cloud


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In days past, website managers needed to manage complex infrastructure (e.g. racks, servers, switches, firewalls, load balancers) and software (e.g. web server software, application server software and database software).

Today, websites (and their corresponding Content Management Systems [CMS]) can be delivered as a service, via the cloud.

This presentation provides six benefits you can achieve from hosting your website in the cloud (originally presented in a DNN webinar in August 2013).

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6 Benefits for Hosting Your Website in the Cloud

  1. 1. 6 Benefits for Hosting Your Website in the Cloud Dennis Shiao Director, Product Marketing @DNNCorp | @dshiao Tweet with hash tag: #DNN
  2. 2. Can You Hear Me?
  3. 3. Can You See Me?
  4. 4. Tweet it! Attending a webinar with @DNNCorp, “6 Benefits to Hosting Your Website in the Cloud” #DNN http://clicktotweet.com/5I6Kw Got a question for me? Feel free to tweet it with hash tag #DNN
  5. 5. What do we mean: “Cloud”  Provided as a service  Available from any device  No software to install or maintain*
  6. 6. Web Infrastructure B.C. (Before Cloud)  Weekly (daily) visits to the hosting center  Daily (nightly) alerts sent to my alphanumeric pager  Lots of moving parts to manage  Constant thought: eliminating single points of failure  Daily routine: server monitoring, server tuning  Daily routine: replacing motherboards, disk drives  In short: website availability fell squarely in my lap  In short: sleep patterns were not consistent
  8. 8. 1) No infrastructure to manage. Photo credits: Flickr users billrdio and bernatcg.
  9. 9. Tweet it! When hosting your website in the cloud, there's no infrastructure to manage @DNNCorp #DNN http://clicktotweet.com/Vq1K1
  10. 10. 2) No software to manage. On premise:  Windows Server (operating system)  IIS (web server)  SQL Server (database server)  .NET Framework  Evoq Content (CMS) Cloud:  No software. “Proceed to Go.”* * - The software resides behind the scenes and is delivered as a service.
  11. 11. On-Premise or Hosting Provider  Provision new racks/shelves, servers, disk drives  Add new servers to load balancing  Test / validate Turnaround: hours to weeks Cloud  Contact cloud provider Turnaround: minutes to hours 3) Conveniently Scalable: Capacity
  12. 12. On-Premise or Hosting Provider  Identify data center locations  Order hardware and software  Build out the new racks  Test / validate Turnaround: weeks to months Cloud  Contact cloud provider Turnaround: hours to days 4) Conveniently Scalable: Geographic Reach
  13. 13. The realities of business today  Time to market is critical  Your boss wants the new website launched tomorrow  Because your users (or shareholders) told that to your boss  Time delays can have an opportunity cost What the Cloud provides  Free trials (seconds)  “Instant On” activation of production sites (minutes)* 5) Accelerated Start-Up * - Additional steps apply (e.g. DNS propagation, content seeding, etc.)
  14. 14. Tweet it! From the @DNNCorp webinar: a cloud provider can spin up my production website in minutes (not days) #DNN http://clicktotweet.com/tFHkU
  15. 15.  Single tenant: your own, private cloud instance (opposite: multi-tenant)  Isolation from other cloud users  A long database query from another website does not have any impact on your website (opposite: shared hosting) The result: reliable and consistent performance 6) Master of Your Domain
  16. 16. DNN’s Cloud Offering For more info: http://www.dnnsoftware.com/Solutions/Evoq-in-the-Cloud Powered by
  17. 17. 1. No infrastructure to manage 2. No software to manage 3. Conveniently scalable: capacity 4. Conveniently scalable: geographic reach 5. Accelerated start-up 6. Master of your domain Quick Recap
  18. 18. Final Questions? Contact me: dennis.shiao@dnnsoftware.com @DNNCorp @dshiao http://dnnsoftware.com