Cloud Computing Platforms for Business, Fact or Fiction?Fabrizio Ricelli, Prevendita Italia<br />
Mainframe<br />based      <br /> Applications<br />30 Years of Disparate Technologies<br />PersonalComputing<br />Connecte...
Cloud Computing<br />A style of computing where massively scalable IT enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to e...
Cloud Deployment of Modernized Applications<br />
A Modernization Journey with Micro Focus <br />Transformation Improvement<br />Move existing Enterprise Applications from ...
Application Qualities in the Cloud<br /><ul><li>Cloud apps support variable workload patterns
Allow easy provisioning for new end-user groups
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Allow mash-up (Web 2.0)
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Intervento al Forum ValueIT dedicato al Cloud Computing organizzato a Milano il 1 luglio 2010 da Nextvalue.

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Cloud Computing 2010 - Micro Focus - Fabrizio Ricelli

  1. 1. Cloud Computing Platforms for Business, Fact or Fiction?Fabrizio Ricelli, Prevendita Italia<br />
  2. 2. Mainframe<br />based <br /> Applications<br />30 Years of Disparate Technologies<br />PersonalComputing<br />Connected Applications<br />Internet-Connected Applications<br />Services-Based Applications<br />Mainframe Applications<br />Personal Computing<br />Mainframe<br />Applications<br />Connected<br />Applications<br />Personal Computing<br />Mainframe<br />Applications<br />Internet-Connected<br />Application<br />Connected<br />Applications<br />Personal Computing<br />Mainframe<br />Applications<br />Host Systems<br />Early – mid 1980s<br />Client Server<br />Late 1980s – mid 1990s<br />Internet-Enabled<br />Mid 1990s<br />Composite /Services-Based<br />Mid 2000s – . . .<br />
  3. 3. Cloud Computing<br />A style of computing where massively scalable IT enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to external customers using Internet technologies. – Gartner<br />Brought about by the convergence of key technologies, computing trends, and architecture patterns<br />Cheap hardware<br />Virtualization<br />High bandwidth/low latency communication<br />RESTful Web Services<br />Characterized by a different payment/revenue/chargeback model<br />Subscription-based<br />Transaction-based<br />Ad revenue-based<br />Achieves lower operating costs, flexibility, CapEx to OpEx<br />
  4. 4. Cloud Deployment of Modernized Applications<br />
  5. 5. A Modernization Journey with Micro Focus <br />Transformation Improvement<br />Move existing Enterprise Applications from the current Operating Platform to a new modern, cost effective and flexible platform to deliver immediate operating cost savings of up to 85%<br />Step 1<br />Cost<br />1<br />100<br />Agile<br />Continuous Improvement<br />Use the cost savings to Modernise the Enterprise Application on the new modern platform on a continuous basis tomeet requirements<br />Step 2<br />Transformational Improvement<br />Time<br />2<br />Continuous Improvement<br />
  6. 6. Application Qualities in the Cloud<br /><ul><li>Cloud apps support variable workload patterns
  7. 7. Allow easy provisioning for new end-user groups
  8. 8. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  9. 9. Allow mash-up (Web 2.0)
  10. 10. Re-use existing business logic
  11. 11. Support existing data formats</li></ul>“Growing Fast“ <br />“On and Off “ <br />Inactivity<br />Period <br />Compute <br />Compute <br />Average Usage<br />Usage<br />Average<br />Time <br />Time <br />On & off workloads (e.g. batch job)<br />Over provisioned capacity is wasted <br />Time to market can be cumbersome <br />Successful services needs to grow/scale <br />Keeping up w/ growth is big IT challenge <br />Complex lead time for deployment<br />“Unpredictable Bursting“ <br />“Predictable Bursting“ <br />Compute <br />Compute <br />Average Usage <br />Average Usage <br />Time <br />Time <br />Unexpected/unplanned peak in demand <br />Sudden spike impacts performance <br />Can’t over provision for extreme cases <br />Services with micro seasonality trends <br />Peaks due to periodic increased demand<br />IT complexity and wasted capacity <br />
  12. 12. Micro Focus Enterprise Cloud Services<br />Technology<br /><ul><li>COBOL , Layer for existing COBOL applilcation, User interface,
  13. 13. Security systems to protect data at rest and in motion
  14. 14. Cloud-agnostic SaaS applications operations & management
  15. 15. Virtual datacenter supporting a variety of Service Level Agreements</li></ul>Cloudagnostic<br /><ul><li>Microsoft Azure, Amazon EC2 / S3, others?
  16. 16. Private Cloud, through partners (*)
  17. 17. Hybrid Clouds, like Salesforce, Google, IBM clouds, Terramark, etc</li></ul>Operation management<br /><ul><li>Metering, Monitoring, Auditing *
  18. 18. Reporting and Monitoring Console
  19. 19. Billing & Payments</li></li></ul><li>Cloud Deployment Journey<br />Begin with COBOL IT application Assets<br />Migrate code unchanged to Windows, UNIX or Linux<br />Introduce modernized Web 2.0 interface<br />Place on CICS / IMS compatible infrastructure<br />Manage through ECS<br />Deploy to Microsoft, Amazon, Go-Grid cloud<br />Create Web 2.0 + Mash-Ups, desktop dashboards, etc.<br />Mash Up<br />Azure<br />ECS<br />COBOL CICS .NET<br />Web 2.0 UI<br />Migrate to Windows UNIX, Linux<br />COBOL assets<br />
  20. 20. The Micro Focus Opportunity<br />Mainframe<br /><ul><li>Unique focus on the value of Enterprise Applications
  21. 21. 30 years of technology expertise
  22. 22. Delivering ‘customer’ choice
  23. 23. Transforming business
  24. 24. Delivering value early
  25. 25. Industry partnerships</li></ul>PC<br />ClientServer<br />Web Services<br />Cloud<br />9<br />

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