Janet Brokerage	            Cloud Adoption -	A journey towards greener and cost effective IT	                  Ged Powell	...
Presentation                                       	•  Two   parts:	 •  Janet   Brokerage Introduction	 •  Approach       ...
The Brokerage Story so far...	•  Data   centre initiatives and strategy for HEFCE	•  Universities   Modernisation Fund	•  ...
Brokerage Aims	•  Work with the sector and suppliers to provide solutions based on IT as a service, facilitating the uptak...
Period of learning...	•    Many discussions with the sector to understand:	     •    Focus, fears and future aspirations 	...
And we found...	•  Many   different organisational:	  •  perspectives	  •  approaches	  •  priorities	  •  levels   of rea...
Way Forward...	•  Unitdedicated to working with research and education institutions to match individual needs to data cent...
Where are we up to?	                         www.ja.net
Building the Team	                       www.ja.net
Where are we up to?                - Organisationally	•  Team   in place	•  Setting   up sector and commercial advisory bo...
Where are we up to?                         - Dialogue	•  In   dialogue with:	        •  Key   national/international supp...
Where are we up to?                          - Services	•    Initial procurements	        •    About to launch two framewo...
Where are we up to?                    - Services	•  Other   initiatives	    •  Upcoming        paper on email for researc...
Actually Watch this space...	•  www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk	•  www.twitter.com/JANET_Cloud   	•  @JANET_Cloud	               ...
Initial Service Menu	•    Colocation  Data Centre Services	                                            •    VLE	•    Manag...
Elephant in the Room•  The     Brokerage is designed for the benefit of the sector...	•  But   needs to be self sustaining....
Priorities	•  Establish   Brokerage as ‘one stop shop’	•  Develop     coherent offerings, IaaS, PaaS,  SaaS	•  Develop    ...
Sector background                                    	•  Still   very early in “Cloud” adoption process in HE / FE	•  Degr...
Diamond Report                                          	•    There is much evidence of good practice in the sector, but i...
Sector Complexity / Dynamism	 Private	               Hybrid	             Public	                                Community	...
Cloud?                         	Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison:“The interesting thing about cloud computing isthat we’ve redef...
Brokerage Journey	•  No “one size fits all” solution – no silver bullet	• Travel from basic Colocation to shared services	•...
Current position                           	• Two frameworks in place (ready in January)	     	Colocation 	•  	 Data Centr...
Our questions...	•  Are   you looking to adopt new data centre services?	•  Whatare your storage requirements likely to be...
Thank YouAny Questions?	http://www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk	        @JANET_Cloud	       brokerage@ja.net	                     ...
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  1. 1. Janet Brokerage Cloud Adoption - A journey towards greener and cost effective IT Ged Powell ged.powell@ja.net www.ja.net
  2. 2. Presentation •  Two parts: •  Janet Brokerage Introduction •  Approach to delivery of benefits www.ja.net
  3. 3. The Brokerage Story so far... •  Data centre initiatives and strategy for HEFCE •  Universities Modernisation Fund •  Pump prime funding •  Creation of the JANET Brokerage www.ja.net
  4. 4. Brokerage Aims •  Work with the sector and suppliers to provide solutions based on IT as a service, facilitating the uptake of data centre, hosted and cloud services. •  Create efficiencies and cost savings •  Accelerate and improve services and add value •  Reduce risk in adopting new services •  Address technical and business questions •  Create a competitive market based on sound technical platforms www.ja.net
  5. 5. Period of learning... •  Many discussions with the sector to understand: •  Focus, fears and future aspirations •  Critical blockers for adoption •  Readiness to adopt •  Many discussions with commercial providers to understand: •  Focus, fears and future aspirations •  Critical blockers for adoption •  Readiness to work collaboratively www.ja.net
  6. 6. And we found... •  Many different organisational: •  perspectives •  approaches •  priorities •  levels of readiness •  Unsurprisingly: There is no one model that fits all! www.ja.net
  7. 7. Way Forward... •  Unitdedicated to working with research and education institutions to match individual needs to data centre and cloud computing solutions •  Spentthe past year building relationships with sector and suppliers, identifying which services are key www.ja.net
  8. 8. Where are we up to? www.ja.net
  9. 9. Building the Team www.ja.net
  10. 10. Where are we up to? - Organisationally •  Team in place •  Setting up sector and commercial advisory boards •  Communications plan •  Website Social Media •  Events and representation •  Engaged with other JANET areas •  CSIRT, Regulatory, Development Moonshot •  Keen to engage further with the sector... www.ja.net
  11. 11. Where are we up to? - Dialogue •  In dialogue with: •  Key national/international suppliers •  Providers at different levels of the cloud stack •  Engaged with: •  Sector strategies (e.g. HEIDS report) •  Sector bodies (e.g. UCISA, JISC) •  UMF projects and initiatives •  Engaging with: •  Home Office G-Cloud www.ja.net
  12. 12. Where are we up to? - Services •  Initial procurements •  About to launch two frameworks for data centre services •  Colocation and IaaS •  Working with sector institutions and their needs •  Developing Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) •  New use of DPS, proving the concept and making efficiencies •  Aimed at commodity provision (storage, compute, HPC) www.ja.net
  13. 13. Where are we up to? - Services •  Other initiatives •  Upcoming paper on email for research students and staff •  Continuing leading reports by UCISA and JISC Legal •  Working with sector and suppliers directly •  Security work with CSIRT and industry to clarify risks •  Embargoed “stuff” - watch this space... www.ja.net
  14. 14. Actually Watch this space... •  www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk •  www.twitter.com/JANET_Cloud •  @JANET_Cloud www.ja.net
  15. 15. Initial Service Menu •  Colocation Data Centre Services •  VLE •  Managed Virtual Servers •  Email •  Commodity Storage •  UMF Projects •  Tiered Storage •  HPC •  Commodity Compute •  Disaster Recovery www.ja.net
  16. 16. Elephant in the Room•  The Brokerage is designed for the benefit of the sector... •  But needs to be self sustaining... •  So priorities need to be balanced. courtesy of http://istoryaheonline.blogspot.com www.ja.net
  17. 17. Priorities •  Establish Brokerage as ‘one stop shop’ •  Develop coherent offerings, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS •  Develop Financial Sustainability Model •  Pilot new technologies e.g. Moonshot •  Legal / SLA Model •  Support sector projects •  First major brokered deal(s) executed this academic year •  Establish pipeline of brokered deals into FY12/13 www.ja.net
  18. 18. Sector background •  Still very early in “Cloud” adoption process in HE / FE •  Degree of adoption and willingness varies across sector •  “Cloud” is a very complex and dynamic place •  Business models, technologies etc.. •  Especially true in HE / FE sector •  Changing funding / financial conditions •  Business processes evolving and changing www.ja.net
  19. 19. Diamond Report •  There is much evidence of good practice in the sector, but it needs better dissemination. •  Information on the costs of operational activities within higher education needs to improve. •  Benchmarking is a vital tool for driving efficiency. Current practice is piecemeal and fragmented and a more strategic national framework is proposed. •  Simplifying, streamlining and improving internal processes needs to be a priority for all institutions. •  Building on prior simplification and standardisation, more can be done to develop shared services, but VAT remains a barrier. •  There is significant potential for outsourcing and the development of strategic relationships with the private sector to deliver services. •  A more strategic coordination of higher education procurement at the national level is needed. •  There are a number of areas where regulatory reform can help reduce costs associated with compliance and facilitate increased efficiency. www.ja.net
  20. 20. Sector Complexity / Dynamism Private Hybrid Public Community Iaas PaaS SaaS Managed, Shared Services Research Teaching Admin and Enterprise www.ja.net
  21. 21. Cloud? Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison:“The interesting thing about cloud computing isthat we’ve redefined cloud computing to includeeverything that we already do…. I don’tunderstand what we would do differently in thelight of cloud computing other than change thewording of some of our ads.” www.ja.net
  22. 22. Brokerage Journey •  No “one size fits all” solution – no silver bullet • Travel from basic Colocation to shared services •  Many starting points – incremental progress Cost benefits demonstrated at each step Performance / service benefits equally important •  May need to approach internal “sectors” individually Research, Teaching, Enterprise •  Initially ease procurement, offer value additions Frameworks in place, Commercial, legal, operational, etc. advice... www.ja.net
  23. 23. Current position • Two frameworks in place (ready in January) Colocation •  Data Centre and Cloud services •  Case studies (including cost models) planned •  Further frameworks planned for early 2012 •  Major project on TCO and VfM models •  White paper on cloud email due for publication •  More white papers planned www.ja.net
  24. 24. Our questions... •  Are you looking to adopt new data centre services? •  Whatare your storage requirements likely to be over the next 3 years? •  Have you moved your research student/staff mail out? •  How else can the JANET Brokerage help your institution? www.ja.net
  25. 25. Thank YouAny Questions? http://www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk @JANET_Cloud brokerage@ja.net www.ja.net

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