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Don’t forget the Network      How to manage your organisation’s constantly            evolving IT network requirements    ...
Cloud computing   mobilityConsumerisation    video collaboration
What constitutes your network?
Not just more applications, but ones that are more       and more demanding on the network
Heterogeneity of supplyService providers    Equipment providers                           Many more……
Causes of application failure                            Most often                           the network
How many mission-critical applications does your               business track?                              100 US and    ...
Desktop virtualisation expected to continue toincrease making user even more network reliant
The collaborative environment            Multiple devices and              user interfaces            Centralised resource...
And for good (and bad) reasons users invoke  their own choice of network “apps” , over    the internet….
…. and  mobilenetworks…            Source: Economist            Beyond the PC– Oct 2011
Do you allow employees to use their own devices toaccess data and certain applications?                                   ...
Data centres are more and more virtualised                                     How much of your data                      ...
SMBs are virtualising too                          SMB virtualisation                            (200 UK and              ...
Virtualisation makes it easy to extend           beyond the data centreGrowth in use of cloud – source Nov 2009, Goldman  ...
Cisco global cloud index       Nov 2011
Hybridised computing further stretches networksPrivate infrastructure            Public cloud infrastructure      Server  ...
A growing range of on-demand servicesSaaSPaaSIaaS
SaaS expected                       to dominate© 2011 Quocirca Ltd
Importance of metrics for            measuring the performance   Web-enabled applications and the        internet, Quocirc...
How to achieve the holy grail?A well-managed high-availability, high-   performance and secure network
A value proposition for   network services
Reduced and stabilised running costs•   Utilisation of assets•   Review of services•   Minimum service levels•   Data cent...
Mitigated business risk•   Predict changing usage patterns•   Business continuity•   Effective security and compliance•   ...
Increased business value•   Cloud readiness•   Embrace consumerisation•   Confident of user experience•   Reliable busines...
Conclusion• The network underpins your business  and therefore the performance of your  people• If your network is not opt...
Thank youAll Quocirca reports freely available at:http://www.quocirca.comBob Tarzeybob.tarzey@quocirca.com
All ChangeChange                                        Networks First   =      Yesterday’s                    Network    ...
Welcome to Networks First              Networks are our business              Our purpose is to help you                ‘D...
Evolve your Network    Yesterday’s network, tomorrow’s demands,    today’s problem - Evolve your network with             ...
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Quocirca & Networks First, Don't Forget the Network

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How to manage your organisation's constantly evolving IT network requirements.

Cloud, smart devices, the rapid rise in video and collaborative tools are all priority projects for IT - and all have an impact on network requirements. The rapid rate of change in technologies means a reassessment for IT on how to manage your organisation's network.

This presentation examines:

- The rise of the application - the move to cloud and the importance of high availability network
- The growth in video and collaboration - and its impact on performance
- Smart Devices - and the impact on security on the network
- How to manage your network in the face of constant and rapid change

To view the full webinar, please go to http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/7063/38811

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Quocirca & Networks First, Don't Forget the Network

  1. 1. Don’t forget the Network How to manage your organisation’s constantly evolving IT network requirements sponsored by Networks First – www.networksfirst.comBob TarzeyClive Longbottom,Analyst and Director, QuocircaService Director, Quocirca LtdDecember 8th, 2011 © 2011 Quocirca Ltd
  2. 2. Cloud computing mobilityConsumerisation video collaboration
  3. 3. What constitutes your network?
  4. 4. Not just more applications, but ones that are more and more demanding on the network
  5. 5. Heterogeneity of supplyService providers Equipment providers Many more……
  6. 6. Causes of application failure Most often the network
  7. 7. How many mission-critical applications does your business track? 100 US and UK enterprises The rise and rise of the applicationNew Quocirca research sponsored byVeracode (full report in Jan 2012)
  8. 8. Desktop virtualisation expected to continue toincrease making user even more network reliant
  9. 9. The collaborative environment Multiple devices and user interfaces Centralised resources - Messaging - Document sharing - Conferencing Etc...
  10. 10. And for good (and bad) reasons users invoke their own choice of network “apps” , over the internet….
  11. 11. …. and mobilenetworks… Source: Economist Beyond the PC– Oct 2011
  12. 12. Do you allow employees to use their own devices toaccess data and certain applications? … often from their own devices Source: Quocirca The data sharing paradox – Sept 2011
  13. 13. Data centres are more and more virtualised How much of your data centre server hardware is virtualised? (900 global enterprises)Source: Quocirca, Next GenerationDatacentres Index – Cycle I – May 2011 Updated report coming in 2012
  14. 14. SMBs are virtualising too SMB virtualisation (200 UK and German SMBs) Source: Quocirca Unpublished – Dec 2010
  15. 15. Virtualisation makes it easy to extend beyond the data centreGrowth in use of cloud – source Nov 2009, Goldman Sachs IT Spending Survey
  16. 16. Cisco global cloud index Nov 2011
  17. 17. Hybridised computing further stretches networksPrivate infrastructure Public cloud infrastructure Server Server Server Cloud Server Hybrid service Server Server cloud provider Server Server Server Server Server Server Server Server Cloud Server Server service Server provider Server ServerPrivate Corporate cloud firewall
  18. 18. A growing range of on-demand servicesSaaSPaaSIaaS
  19. 19. SaaS expected to dominate© 2011 Quocirca Ltd
  20. 20. Importance of metrics for measuring the performance Web-enabled applications and the internet, Quocirca 2007400 European senior European managers
  21. 21. How to achieve the holy grail?A well-managed high-availability, high- performance and secure network
  22. 22. A value proposition for network services
  23. 23. Reduced and stabilised running costs• Utilisation of assets• Review of services• Minimum service levels• Data centre support• End point support• Control energy usage• Flexible working
  24. 24. Mitigated business risk• Predict changing usage patterns• Business continuity• Effective security and compliance• Effective network access control• Secure and effective use of wireless• Accommodate new applications• Predict effects of major configuration changes and service usage
  25. 25. Increased business value• Cloud readiness• Embrace consumerisation• Confident of user experience• Reliable business processes• Ability to cope with “quantum” change• Reduced pressure on IT staff• The network becomes a platform for a more sustainable business
  26. 26. Conclusion• The network underpins your business and therefore the performance of your people• If your network is not optimised, neither is your business• As your use of applications transforms the network must evolve• Only by fully utilising and optimising the network and the people, application and processes it supports can your business reach its full potential
  27. 27. Thank youAll Quocirca reports freely available at:http://www.quocirca.comBob Tarzeybob.tarzey@quocirca.com
  28. 28. All ChangeChange Networks First = Yesterday’s Network …makes this network but today’s Specialists More tomorrow’s problem demands… Helping youNetwork manageDemands
  29. 29. Welcome to Networks First Networks are our business Our purpose is to help you ‘Do More’ with yours!Networks First provide:  Multi-vendor mixed technology skills  Independent Expertise  Technical Knowledge
  30. 30. Evolve your Network Yesterday’s network, tomorrow’s demands, today’s problem - Evolve your network with Networks FirstMore information www.networksfirst.com White Paper: www.networksfirst.com/dontforgetthenetwork.aspx How to Guide: www.networksfirst.com/How-to-Guide.aspx

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