Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses

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Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses

  1. 1. No Servers and No Software<br />Part 2: <br />How to Leverage <br />Cloud Computing For <br />Your Small Business<br />Presented by:<br /> John Engates, CTO, Rackspace®HostinG<br /> Renée Schmidt, Co-Founder, Madison Technology<br />
  2. 2. MadisonTechnology<br /> Managed Hosting & Full-Lifecycle IT Services<br />
  3. 3. About Renee Schmidt<br />Co-Founder & Principal<br />825 Third Avenue, 2nd FL <br />New York, NY 10022 <br />T.   +1 (212) 400-7550 x1601<br />E.   renee@madisonti.com<br />Twitter: @SheBytesBlog<br />Blog: http://SheBytes.com <br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  4. 4. About Madison Technology<br /><ul><li> Established in 2007
  5. 5. Located in New York City
  6. 6. Local provider of Cloud Services & Full-Lifecycle IT Services
  7. 7. We work with SMBs in Tri-State NYC Area</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  8. 8. What We Do<br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  9. 9. Recap of Cloud Computing<br /><ul><li>SMBs are moving into the Cloud
  10. 10. Rather than owning your servers, hardware, software –all of that is offsite
  11. 11. Rent rather than Own
  12. 12. Pay for what you use
  13. 13. Save money (20-50%): no hardware/software = no need for onsite
  14. 14. Paradigm shift : computing grid like the electricity grid </li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  15. 15. Applications in the Cloud<br /><ul><li>Host any application in the cloud
  16. 16. Many software vendors offer a cloud-based version of their product
  17. 17. A popular example is Microsoft; offering their office suite in the cloud.
  18. 18. Also QuickBooks in the Cloud; abridged
  19. 19. Apps in the Cloud can be accessed from anywhere in the world
  20. 20. Using an internet connection and any computer
  21. 21. Doubles as a remote access solution
  22. 22. Case Study: Bookkeeping Company
  23. 23. Centralized QuickBooks and Peachtree in the Cloud
  24. 24. Provide their clients with access to the applications
  25. 25. Without cloud technology they would have to physically go to each client
  26. 26. Cloud technology allows you to access your office from anywhere</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  27. 27. Timing & Elasticity <br /><ul><li>Introducing new application into your infrastructure, must consider:
  28. 28. Resource allocation (meaning, will another server or more memory be required?)
  29. 29. Traditional Infrastructures, must:
  30. 30. Purchase additional hardware
  31. 31. Wait a week or more until it arrives
  32. 32. Engineer must come onsite to implement
  33. 33. Cloud: add another server or more memory with a phone call
  34. 34. Deployed quickly, seamlessly
  35. 35. Infinitely scalable and dynamic
  36. 36. Good for business growth or downsizing
  37. 37. Have as much or as little as needed
  38. 38. Don’t have to consider future needs</li></ul>Time Consuming!<br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  39. 39. Security in the Cloud<br /><ul><li>Maximum reliability and security
  40. 40. Far more secure and of much higher performance than typical SMB network
  41. 41. Most small businesses have data in office: under desk or in closet
  42. 42. Generally, OK –but what happens in the event of a disaster?
  43. 43. Even with tape backup, how do you restore data?
  44. 44. Lack of backup can result in a severe financial loss or even business failure!
  45. 45. Cloud: access to your data from anywhere, any time.
  46. 46. Data is SAFE off-site:
  47. 47. Building Infrastructure: purpose-built, military strength, 3-factor security process to enter premises
  48. 48. Hardware Infrastructure: no single point of failure; fully redundant: 99.999% uptime
  49. 49. Software Infrastructure: security built into login; 2-factor authentication using token</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  50. 50. Remote Access Token – Security Cont’d <br /><ul><li>2-factor authentication
  51. 51. Unique to user
  52. 52. 6-digit Token Code changes every 60-seconds
  53. 53. If username/password are obtained, without personal token, there’s no way to gain access to your data</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  54. 54. Cloud: Office Anywhere<br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  55. 55. Should SMBs move entirely to the Cloud? <br />YES!<br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  56. 56. Benefits of the Cloud<br /><ul><li>Cost Savings
  57. 57. No up-front hardware costs
  58. 58. No burden of high cooling/electricity costs
  59. 59. No dedication of valuable real estate space to hardware storage
  60. 60. Eliminate financial burden of running an in-house IT department
  61. 61. (avoid expensive recruitment, salary, over time, vacation time, benefits)
  62. 62. Consumption-based billing
  63. 63. Like electricity
  64. 64. Pay as you go; pay for only the resources consumed
  65. 65. Improved Timing & Elasticity </li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  66. 66. Benefits of the Cloud – Cont’d<br /><ul><li>Higher Productivity
  67. 67. Focus on your core business
  68. 68. Remote access for users in the field
  69. 69. Enhanced Security
  70. 70. Use Internal Resources Efficiently
  71. 71. Relieves in-house personnel of IT responsibilities
  72. 72. Business Continuity, Improved Risk Management & Accountability
  73. 73. Mitigate unscheduled downtime
  74. 74. Multiple technicians to back-fill for one another
  75. 75. Guaranteed response time and 24/7 support, 365 days a year</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  76. 76. Q & A<br />Renee Schmidt<br />Co-Founder & Principal<br />John Engates, CTO, Rackspace® Hosting<br />

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