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An Introduction to Cloud Computing -Part 2 - What Does a Cloud Environment Consist of?Mark Morley, Industry Marketing Dire...
Slide 2 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Three Layers of Cloud ComputingBusinessApplicationsApplicationInfrastructureCompute &Storage
Slide 3 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Infrastructure-as-a-Service• Delivers computerinfrastructure, typically platformvirtualisation a...
Slide 4 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Platform-as-a-Service• Delivers a computing platform and/orsolution stack as a service, oftencon...
Slide 5 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.PaaS: A New Continent Emerging By 2015, most enterprises willhave part of their run-the-busines...
Slide 6 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.From Both Large and Small Companies
Slide 7 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Software-as-a-Service• Delivers software over internetwithout the need to installapplications on...
Slide 8 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Benefits of Cloud Infrastructures
Slide 9 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Benefits of Cloud Based B2B IntegrationGlobal AccessibilityScalabilityConsistent User Experience...
Slide 10 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Traditional IT versus Cloud ComputingTraditional IT Cloud ComputingSpeed tomarketEnterprise app...
Slide 11 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Financial Benefits of Cloud ComputingFactor On-premise Cloud-ComputingExpenditureTypeCapital ex...
Slide 12 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Pre-CloudStateB2B in theCloudB2BKeepCurrentMulti-CloudStrategy(Includes B2B inthe Cloud)Strateg...
Slide 13 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Not Forgetting the Green Benefits of CloudEnvironments...Lower power consumption requirementsLe...
Slide 14 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Thank YouPhonesUS: 1-800-334-2255, option 3EMEA: +44 (0) 1932 776047GXS web sitesUS: www.gxs.co...
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An Introduction to Cloud Computing - Part2: What Does a Cloud Computing Environment Consist of?

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This presentation provides an introduction to the area of cloud computing. This presentation is split into three sections, of which this is the second part. This second part provides a breakdown of the three layers that make up today's cloud computing environments. If you download the presentation you will find that each slide has notes to help you get a better understanding of the content. Updated April 2013

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An Introduction to Cloud Computing - Part2: What Does a Cloud Computing Environment Consist of?

  1. 1. An Introduction to Cloud Computing -Part 2 - What Does a Cloud Environment Consist of?Mark Morley, Industry Marketing Director
  2. 2. Slide 2 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Three Layers of Cloud ComputingBusinessApplicationsApplicationInfrastructureCompute &Storage
  3. 3. Slide 3 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Infrastructure-as-a-Service• Delivers computerinfrastructure, typically platformvirtualisation as a service. Its anevolution of virtual private serverofferings– Includes servers, memory and storage thatallow a customer to scale up or down asrequired– Infrastructure can be used by customers torun their own software with only the amountof resource that is needed at a givenmoment in time
  4. 4. Slide 4 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Platform-as-a-Service• Delivers a computing platform and/orsolution stack as a service, oftenconsuming cloud infrastructure andsustaining cloud applications.– Allows users to use the clouds to developnew applications without the need to havethe software or infrastructure purchased in-house– Essentially provides anything to supporthow a company builds and delivers webapplications and services in the cloud
  5. 5. Slide 5 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.PaaS: A New Continent Emerging By 2015, most enterprises willhave part of their run-the-businesssoftware functionally executing inthe cloud, using PaaS By 2015, cloud-based solutionswill be growing at a faster ratethan on-premises solutions By 2015, most enterprises usingPaaS services or technologies willhave a hybrid environment inwhich internal and externalservices are combinedSlide 5 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.
  6. 6. Slide 6 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.From Both Large and Small Companies
  7. 7. Slide 7 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Software-as-a-Service• Delivers software over internetwithout the need to installapplications on the customer’s owncomputers– SaaS applications are run from onecentralised location, which means that thesoftware can be accessed from any locationover the internet– Centralised management of applicationshelps to simplify maintenance– Applications consumed on a pay-as-you-gobasis
  8. 8. Slide 8 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Benefits of Cloud Infrastructures
  9. 9. Slide 9 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Benefits of Cloud Based B2B IntegrationGlobal AccessibilityScalabilityConsistent User ExperienceLow CostEasy to MaintainRapid DeploymentFlexibilityCentral Authentication
  10. 10. Slide 10 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Traditional IT versus Cloud ComputingTraditional IT Cloud ComputingSpeed tomarketEnterprise applications take months oryears to design, code, test and deployCloud provider is responsible for on-goingdevelopment and clients simply use themost up to date application availableSpeed toValueApplications may need to be de-buggedand continually upgradedCloud providers conduct all developmentand testing leaving the client to simplybenefit from its usageSpeed toROIEven with significant capital investment,many companies never get to realisethe expected ROISubscription based model allows a client topay for the service they actually use and isa highly predictable operational expenseManagingTCOCost of on-going support andmaintenance can be over five times theinitial license feeAll on-going support and maintenancecosts are rolled into the subscription feeManagingInnovationTechnology deployment is always atleast one step behind the businessneed, eg a system has to be developedbased on the business needCloud applications allow companies toquickly scale up solutions to businessissues using ‘plug and play’ modules whichcan be utilised as and when required
  11. 11. Slide 11 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Financial Benefits of Cloud ComputingFactor On-premise Cloud-ComputingExpenditureTypeCapital expenditure Operating expenseCash FlowServers and software arepurchased up frontPayments are madeas the service isprovidedFinancial RiskEntire financial risk istaken upfront, withuncertain returnFinancial risk istaken monthly andis matched to returnIncomeStatementMaintenance anddepreciated capitalexpenseMaintenanceexpense onlyBalance SheetSoftware and hardwareare carried as a long-termcapital assetNothing appears onthe balance sheet
  12. 12. Slide 12 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Pre-CloudStateB2B in theCloudB2BKeepCurrentMulti-CloudStrategy(Includes B2B inthe Cloud)StrategicCloud SharedR&D75%10%15%70%6%24%+4%+20%45%6%49%Off-BudgetBenefitsStrategicBusinessBenefit% of Enterprise IT Budget Allocation(Percentages estimated for illustration purposes only)Innovations fundedby Cloud PartnersInnovations Self-Funded by EnterpriseITExpanding BusinessImpact withInnovations Fundedby Cloud PartnersThe Cloud Multiplier EffectHow do you do more with less?Slide 12 | © 2012 GXS, Inc.
  13. 13. Slide 13 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Not Forgetting the Green Benefits of CloudEnvironments...Lower power consumption requirementsLess computer/network equipment packaging to dispose ofMinimises travel requirements for IT implementation teamsIncreased availability of information on lower power devicesLess paper flowing across the supply chainSlide 13 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.
  14. 14. Slide 14 | © 2013 GXS, Inc.Thank YouPhonesUS: 1-800-334-2255, option 3EMEA: +44 (0) 1932 776047GXS web sitesUS: www.gxs.comEMEA: www.gxs.eu

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