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Why You Need to Move Your Website to the Cloud

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Ektron's Jonathan Wall, Director, Product Marketing and Ben Schilens, Senior Vice President of Operations discuss

- Cloud trends
- The benefits of the Cloud
- Different Clouds and how to choose
- A Cloud story: What's going on today
- How the Cloud reduces TCO
- Who uses the Cloud for their Website

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Why You Need to Move Your Website to the Cloud

  1. 1. WHY YOU NEED TO MOVE YOUR WEBSITE TO THE CLOUD JONATHAN WALL Director, Product Marketing BEN SCHILENS SVP, Operations
  2. 2. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Cloud trends The benefits of the cloud Different clouds and how to choose A cloud story: What’s going on in most organizations today • How the cloud reduces TCO • Who uses the cloud for their website • Key considerations • • • •
  3. 3. IS YOUR ORGANIZATION USING CLOUD COMPUTING TODAY? 9% 39% 22% Implementing or Maintaining Planning Discovery Not Planning 30% 2013 State of the Cloud Report 69% of organizations are using or plan to use the cloud
  4. 4. PUBLIC CLOUD SPENDING AND GROWTH RATES Organizations are investing heavily in the cloud, and will spend $154 billion in 2014 Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2Q13 Update (AUG 2013)
  5. 5. CLOUD BENEFITS zz PRODUCTIVITY COST SAVINGS SCALABILITY SECURITY AGILITY
  6. 6. PUBLIC OR PRIVATE CLOUDS? Public • • • Scale Lower cost Shared infrastructure Private • • • Dedicated instance More costly May not have as many features
  7. 7. CLOUD SERVICES
  8. 8. CLOUD SERVICES Applications Applications Applications Applications Data Data Data Data Runtime Runtime Runtime Runtime Middlewar e Middleware Middleware Middleware O/S O/S O/S O/S Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization Servers Servers Servers Servers Storage Storage Storage Storage Networking Networking Networking Networking
  9. 9. WHICH APPROACH? Do it yourself Managed
  10. 10. WHICH APPROACH? Do it yourself Benefits • Cost • Scalability • Some productivity Managed Benefits • Cost savings • Scalability • Productivity • Automatic upgrades • Centralized support
  11. 11. A TRUE STORY Trekon Credit Union KATIE THE DIGITAL MARKETER FRANK THE IT MANAGER Challenges • • • • • • • Servers, Desktops, Ph ones Network Security Reporting Financial Systems CRM Website Challenges • • • • • • • Leads Brand SEO Website Inbound & Content marketing Social Conversion
  12. 12. A TRUE STORY Trekon Credit Union I need to increase our results from our digital efforts FRANK THE IT MANAGER KATIE THE DIGITAL MARKETER
  13. 13. A TRUE STORY Trekon Credit Union Great. Happy to help. But I have 14 other projects ahead of you FRANK THE IT MANAGER I need to increase our results from our digital efforts KATIE THE DIGITAL MARKETER
  14. 14. A TRUE STORY Trekon Credit Union Hmm. Is there any way to accelerate this? I have money budgeted for technology. FRANK THE IT MANAGER KATIE THE DIGITAL MARKETER
  15. 15. A TRUE STORY Trekon Credit Union Yes. We can look at doing this all via the cloud. FRANK THE IT MANAGER Hmm. Is there any way to accelerate this? I have money budgeted for technology. KATIE THE DIGITAL MARKETER
  16. 16. A TRUE STORY Trekon Credit Union That would be great. What are some of the benefits of that approach? FRANK THE IT MANAGER KATIE THE DIGITAL MARKETER
  17. 17. A TRUE STORY Trekon Credit Union FRANK THE IT MANAGER We’d get better scalability overall, and my team would be free to work on other things. Plus, you’d have the agility you want to respond to changing needs. That would be great. What are some of the benefits of that approach? KATIE THE DIGITAL MARKETER
  18. 18. A TRUE STORY Trekon Credit Union KATIE THE DIGITAL MARKETER FRANK THE IT MANAGER Scalability Agility Automatic Updates Productivity Security 24 x 7 support Cost Savings
  19. 19. EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A CLOUD WEBSITE Ektron Managed Cloud Scalability Productivity Automatic Updates Agility 24 x 7 support Cost Savings Security
  20. 20. THE CLOUD SIGNIFICANTLY LOWERS TCO $8,000 Monthly savings of $5,425 $7,000 $6,000 Annual savings of $65,097 $5,000 Admin $4,000 Storage and Network $3,000 Servers $2,000 TCO of 165% $1,000 $On premise $240,000 Amazon Cumulative spend (3 years) $160,000 On premise $80,000 Amazon EC2 $1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Months
  21. 21. SHAW MEDIA IN THE CLOUD t • Average uptime increased rapidly from 98.8% to 99.9% without re-architecting applications. • Disaster recovery strategy implemented at a fraction of the cost of a second physical site • More than one million client requests per day – an average of 30 million per month
  22. 22. WHO ELSE USES THE THE CLOUD FOR THEIR WEBSITES? The worlds largest retailer A major video game manufacturer Government agencies Health systems Real estate investment and management • Accounting and consulting firms • • • • •
  23. 23. CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVING TO THE CLOUD • Which type? • Public or Private • SaaS or PaaS? • What level of service do I need? • Do I need to: • Increase scalability and performance? • Handle seasonality? • Address disaster recovery?
  24. 24. NEXT STEPS • Check out the Cloud TCO calculator • Learn more about cloud options at http://j.mp/ekcloud
  25. 25. Jonathan Wall @jwall jonathan.wall@ektron.com Ben Schilens Ben.schilens@ektron.com

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