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Cloud by Numbers

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Cloud computing is revolutionising the tech industry but it goes much further than that, as it can have great economic impact across a company and indeed across the country. In the Ireland Cloud Economic Report, produced by the Goodbody Economic Consultants and commissioned by Microsoft, it outlines the potential impact on Ireland’s economy by aggressively but intelligently adopting Cloud Computing across different sectors. At the CloudArena event, we will take a glimpse into the potential future of Ireland and our tech industry.

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Cloud by Numbers

  1. 1. Cloud by the Numbers<br />josh.holmes@microsoft.com <br />http://www.joshholmes.com<br />
  2. 2. Hi – my name is Josh<br />
  3. 3. I work for Microsoft Ireland<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6. We’re all excited about Cloud<br />
  7. 7.
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  9. 9. Facts <br />& <br />Figures<br />
  10. 10. Cloud Revenue<br />€9,500,000,000<br />in economic impact in Ireland each year, by 2014<br />
  11. 11. In perspective<br />Irish GDP<br />
  12. 12. Direct employment<br />By 2014 there will be an additional<br />8,500<br />careers in cloud technology created in Ireland<br />
  13. 13. Ancillary benefits<br />2,200 additional non-IT small and medium sized businesses<br />11,000<br />employed supporting those in the cloud IT arena<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Why Cloud?<br />
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  17. 17. Barriers to Innovation<br />
  18. 18. A case study…<br />
  19. 19. Profile<br />Largest deptof education in southern hemisphere<br />
  20. 20. Problem before them<br />To improve year 8 scientific testing, needed to run 65,000 concurrent science exams across 650 schools. <br />Had to decide to on Cloud, vs self-hosted. <br />
  21. 21. Self hosted<br />Estimated up front cost of <br />A$ 200,000<br />To procure 300 server infrastructure for project<br />
  22. 22. Self hosted<br />Continuing costs of <br />?<br />To maintain and store servers etc<br />
  23. 23. Microsoft Azure<br /><ul><li>Scale on demand, power when needed
  24. 24. No on-going costs.
  25. 25. Total cost for running tests…</li></li></ul><li>$80,000?<br />
  26. 26. $50,000?<br />
  27. 27. $1,000?<br />
  28. 28. Just $500.<br />300 Servers at $0.12 = only $40 per hour <br />
  29. 29. Perspective.<br />
  30. 30. Global Reach<br />
  31. 31. A case study…<br />
  32. 32. HR Locker users by location Jan 1 to 17 April.<br />John Dennehy<br />john@hrlocker.com<br />
  33. 33.
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  35. 35. A case study…<br />
  36. 36. Staff Balance - Ciaran McGowan<br />
  37. 37. The art of winning <br />relies on the ability <br />to identify change<br />in a timely manner, <br />assess it, adapt <br />And execute.<br />Kobe Bryant<br />
  38. 38. 6 Advantages of Cloud<br />Scalability<br />And<br />Reliability<br />Reduced <br />Development <br />Cost<br />More Focused<br />On<br />Business App<br />Key Business Insights<br />Software<br />Speed of <br />Delivery<br />/ Support<br />International<br />Team<br />Reduced<br />Support <br />Cost<br />
  39. 39. Our Clients<br />“<br />“Our collaboration with Staff Balance resulted in cost savings of over €400,000. We were able to pin-point costs associated with non-core activities using the simulation modeling.”<br />Joe Walsh, Head of Sales, Bord Gais<br />
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  41. 41. So what’s the path?<br />So what’s the path to the cloud?<br />
  42. 42.
  43. 43. 1. Demand Side<br />
  44. 44. Educating our users…<br />
  45. 45. 2. Supply side<br />
  46. 46. Creating a Skilled workforce<br />http://www.azure.com<br />
  47. 47.
  48. 48. 3. Infrastructure<br />
  49. 49. Connecting Our Users…<br />
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  51. 51. Most of the artwork used in this presentation is licensed under <br />Creative Commons by Frits Ahlefeldt, aka hikingartist Support his amazing craft at http://hikingartist.com<br />
  52. 52. thanks to des from <br />for help with the <br />data visualization…<br />
  53. 53. Cloud by the Numbers<br />josh.holmes@microsoft.com <br />http://www.joshholmes.com<br />

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