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Roman Weber / CEO, Christian Güdemann / CTO, WebGate
Praxistaugliche Strategien für Apps 2 Cloud
Commodity & Cloud
Mail is Commodity!
Therefore strategic Move to the Cloud!
Example IBM Verse:
•Build in Business Intellig...
Cloud is like Pizza with Friends
Commodity & Cloud
Mail is Commodity ergo
Hasta Luego Notes Client
?
Commodity & Cloud
More often Hasta Luego…
•Qualified Administrators
•Qualified Developers
They are leaving
the sinking shi...
Typical Environment
The plan & perception
The beast of reality
The 70%, 20% and 10% rule
3 Groups of Applications
Type of Application
70%
To be deleted?
•Legal Implications?
•Period of safekeeping?
Read only Arc...
70% not actively used
Recommendations
•Identify
• To be deleted
• To be transferded to read only
archive = use WebGate‘s n...
20% Simple Libraries
Recommendations
•Identify
•Migrate to a new platform
• IBM Connections Communities
• IBM Content Mana...
10% complex and high value
Recommendations
•Identify
•Use the WebGate methodology
AUTOP to transform into State of
the Art...
With automation built into the WebGate MCS4Domino
infrastructure as well as automated Domino installation services,
we can...
Available datacenters IBM Softlayer and Swisscom Bern
15
Deploy-
ment
phases
Key
events
• Analyze
• Assess
environment
and applications
via iDNA.
• Analyze
applications for
server...
Skills
• More than 250 man years of knowledgeable
professionals about Notes/Domino and cloud
solutions
• WebGate assigns n...
Reference
• Migrating the whole Order Management application and infrastructure from the old provider to a IBM
SoftLayer P...
19
1. Give Applications a new home!
2. Give Applications a new life!
3. Explore new business areas!
20
Give Applications a new Home
aka
Example of a successful
onboarding COUNTDOWN
(Archroma Case)
Customer & IBM approach
WebGate!
Small thing to do. Please move
200+ Databases to the cloud.
CIO’s impression!
Make a backup here..
Put the backup there..
Finish and “klar”
Piece of cake!!
Oookeyyy!!??
What about access?
What about hard coded server names?
What about downsizing your infrastructure?
What about ...
What is the timeframe?
t minus 7 weeks!!!
= End of August 2014
Accepts the challenge!
But then…
Oh and yes, we need realtime live
access to our On-Site SAP
Did we tell you, that we have
credit card buying possibilities?
…and of course we completely
forgot about our servers in
brazil!
Without those, no truck will run
and deliver our goods..
t minus 2 weeks..
You need to move some more “Non-Domino Servers” to SoftLayer!!
• SHIFT4 Server (licensed by Archroma) --...
I admit > slight attacks of panic!
03. Sept., 2014 IBM Confidential
But all you need is “love” and great Team!!
Nulla
We did it!!
A total of 30+ Servers became 15 SoftLayer Servers
15 employees of WebGate where involved
We had to use:...
Some QuoteS:
• Commendations to you and your team. Please pass this on: The project was
excellently executed!
• The team a...
Give Applications a new life
Aka
WebGate AUTOP Methodology
Pre-requirementsPre-requirements
 Identify “Pearls!”
 Heavy used Applications
 High value data
 Talk with the business...
Pre-requirementsPre-requirements
 Ask or become an XPages Ninja
 Don’t talk about the Domino Server
 Talk about A Rock ...
WebGate’s unique methodology AUTOPWebGate’s unique methodology AUTOP
Analyze: We analyze the application’s logic that resi...
IBM Connections?? On Domino??? WTF!!IBM Connections?? On Domino??? WTF!!
Some Examples “Running Now @SoftLayer”Some Examples “Running Now @SoftLayer”
Efficient ordering process through modernizin...
Example “Theatron” The whole Theater in yourExample “Theatron” The whole Theater in your
PocketPocket
Our specialized thea...
Example “Diversey” The whole CRM unleashedExample “Diversey” The whole CRM unleashed
Really old CRM Application (Stone Age...
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Praxistaugliche notes strategien 4 cloud

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Mail is received as a commodity from the cloud, also Collaboration. However, in many client meetings we often hear the question, where are we heading with the hundreds of Notes applications? Which strategy is most effective and cost efficient at the same time? Is cloud a practical answer? With sound and proven methodology Notes applications can be transformed into valuable web applications in the cloud. It turns out that today the time has come for cloud platforms. A side view of large customer projects, already transforming their Notes applications to the cloud - for example to IBM SoftLayer - is helpful. This Track helps you understand that strategies that are implemented and lets you understand the costs and risks involved.

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Praxistaugliche notes strategien 4 cloud

  1. 1. Roman Weber / CEO, Christian Güdemann / CTO, WebGate Praxistaugliche Strategien für Apps 2 Cloud
  2. 2. Commodity & Cloud Mail is Commodity! Therefore strategic Move to the Cloud! Example IBM Verse: •Build in Business Intelligence •Access to Watson •Access to the latest and greatest Version •Full Browser based (No Notes Client needed) •Full Mobile Access
  3. 3. Cloud is like Pizza with Friends
  4. 4. Commodity & Cloud Mail is Commodity ergo Hasta Luego Notes Client ?
  5. 5. Commodity & Cloud More often Hasta Luego… •Qualified Administrators •Qualified Developers They are leaving the sinking ship!
  6. 6. Typical Environment
  7. 7. The plan & perception
  8. 8. The beast of reality
  9. 9. The 70%, 20% and 10% rule
  10. 10. 3 Groups of Applications Type of Application 70% To be deleted? •Legal Implications? •Period of safekeeping? Read only Archives? Which client? 20% To be migrated? Read and Write Access? Replaced by SaaS Solution? Which client? 10% Business Critical No standard Solution available High value in Data and Process Which client?
  11. 11. 70% not actively used Recommendations •Identify • To be deleted • To be transferded to read only archive = use WebGate‘s nsf to pdfTree tool •Generally migrate to a Non-Notes Client Version •Generally migrate to a Non-Notes Server Version
  12. 12. 20% Simple Libraries Recommendations •Identify •Migrate to a new platform • IBM Connections Communities • IBM Content Management • Sharepoint • Google Docs •Run in a Cloud Environment •Use the WebGate methodology RAILS to onboard into the Cloud • Safe on Clients and internal Ressources
  13. 13. 10% complex and high value Recommendations •Identify •Use the WebGate methodology AUTOP to transform into State of the Art Java Applications • Browser Access (No latency issues) • Save on Clients and internal Ressources • Save on migration costs • Run in a Cloud Environment
  14. 14. With automation built into the WebGate MCS4Domino infrastructure as well as automated Domino installation services, we can help significantly reduce provisioning times. Legacy server environments Years Payback period for new services ComplexStandardization Nearly fixedCost model Labor intensive, weeks or months Deployment process Months Change management WeeksTest provisioning NoneSelf service 10-20 percent (inefficient) Server and storage utilization FromCapabilities Cloud server environments Months Self service By the user, day or database Automated, within days Days or hours Hours or Days Unlimited 70-90 percent (highly efficient) To* Shifting workloads to the Cloud can help enable new opportunities and drive significant cost savings.
  15. 15. Available datacenters IBM Softlayer and Swisscom Bern 15
  16. 16. Deploy- ment phases Key events • Analyze • Assess environment and applications via iDNA. • Analyze applications for server names, IP addresses, mail interaction etc. • Define priorities • Review and Readyness • Service requirements like SLA, SLC’s • Application discovery – architecture, interfaces • Infrastructure requirements, network design • Operational run books, migration strategy • Roles and Responsibilities • Infrastructure • Built shared infrastructure • Build and test infrastructure • Build and migrate databases, applications • Phase cutover development, quality assurance (QA), stage production • Service and Support • Ongoing system stabilization and monitoring • Performance Tuning • Regular Health Checks • Review of use stories against defined baseline We offer a standard process to support the transition and transformation of your Domino environments and operation to the MCS4Domino applications environment • Leverage • Technical support • System stabilization and monitoring • Operations process training • Transition to operations • Go-Life support • Best Practices
  17. 17. Skills • More than 250 man years of knowledgeable professionals about Notes/Domino and cloud solutions • WebGate assigns named resources for the key roles to each contract Experience • Proven track record to demonstrate that we can make it happen, including most recently: • Domino Applications as a Service • Domino Cloud Migrations • Agile Project Management Value-add services • One-stop shop for consulting, migration, implementation and managed services • Software as a Service, rent back your converted Domino application as a service SwissNess and Extended reach • Cloud data centers located on almost every continent via IBM Softlayer • Swiss Data Center location available hosted by Swisscom What makes WebGate Cloud Systems different from its competitors?
  18. 18. Reference • Migrating the whole Order Management application and infrastructure from the old provider to a IBM SoftLayer Private Cloud WebGate embraced • Analyzing the complex order management based on Notes and Web, IBM Domino Server, Tomcat application Server, SQL-Databases and SAP-Data-Integration • Code review of hard coded server names, URLs and e-mail addresses and remediation Migration of eight servers to the new Private Cloud in IBM SoftLayer Amsterdam, including bridging to the old network serving 90 sites • Integrating connectors to SAP, MS SQL and FTP • Engineering of a new IBM Notes Client Package and rollout to the users to be migrated In the very narrow timeframe of eight weeks only from signing the contract until full operations up and running - WebGate delivered an excellent quality - driven by an agile project management. Read more… Reference Story Archroma
  19. 19. 19 1. Give Applications a new home! 2. Give Applications a new life! 3. Explore new business areas!
  20. 20. 20 Give Applications a new Home aka Example of a successful onboarding COUNTDOWN (Archroma Case)
  21. 21. Customer & IBM approach WebGate! Small thing to do. Please move 200+ Databases to the cloud.
  22. 22. CIO’s impression! Make a backup here.. Put the backup there.. Finish and “klar” Piece of cake!!
  23. 23. Oookeyyy!!?? What about access? What about hard coded server names? What about downsizing your infrastructure? What about old / new users? What about interfaces?
  24. 24. What is the timeframe? t minus 7 weeks!!! = End of August 2014
  25. 25. Accepts the challenge! But then…
  26. 26. Oh and yes, we need realtime live access to our On-Site SAP Did we tell you, that we have credit card buying possibilities?
  27. 27. …and of course we completely forgot about our servers in brazil! Without those, no truck will run and deliver our goods..
  28. 28. t minus 2 weeks.. You need to move some more “Non-Domino Servers” to SoftLayer!! • SHIFT4 Server (licensed by Archroma) --> Creditcard Approval and Transaction Server • Tomcat Server with AGOP --> Archroma Global Operation Portal • WINSbroker --> Realtime Access to SAP • ecKnowledge Server --> Engine that connects SQL DBs with SAP and Notes Apps • SQL Server incl FTP • BI Server (BOXI) --> Business Intelligence Server for reports / sales forecast / Orders etc. • 2x Vyatta box (virtual Network Router and Firewall)
  29. 29. I admit > slight attacks of panic!
  30. 30. 03. Sept., 2014 IBM Confidential But all you need is “love” and great Team!!
  31. 31. Nulla We did it!! A total of 30+ Servers became 15 SoftLayer Servers 15 employees of WebGate where involved We had to use: • Engineering Knowhow (Domino, Java App Server, TCPIP) • Application Development Knowhow, Database and SQL • SoftLayer Knowhow • High Spirits!!! • Complete confidence in our people and skills!!!
  32. 32. Some QuoteS: • Commendations to you and your team. Please pass this on: The project was excellently executed! • The team and I here in the US can honestly say, this has been THE BEST MIGRATION EVER in our history with the company • The migration result is impressive due to short notice and complexity of the tasks. I want to say "Thank you!" to all involved colleagues for the very good preparation and migration during the last weekend. I also want to congratulate WebGate Consulting AG and say thanks for the productive and pragmatic cooperation. • Thank you all for the work well done. I appreciate everyone’s efforts and agree with Justin that this migration has gone very well. Thank you all again for your hard work and countless hours. It is greatly appreciated • Great work!!! • Well Done!!!
  33. 33. Give Applications a new life Aka WebGate AUTOP Methodology
  34. 34. Pre-requirementsPre-requirements  Identify “Pearls!”  Heavy used Applications  High value data  Talk with the business  Understand the business
  35. 35. Pre-requirementsPre-requirements  Ask or become an XPages Ninja  Don’t talk about the Domino Server  Talk about A Rock Solid JAVA Application Server  Better, more stable than Apache or Tomcat with a very rich feature set (ex. Encryption, User handling..)  If the customers has a Lotus / Domino Phase out Decision..   Talk instead about this great alternative => XWork Server AND best of it, it is Domino compatible 
  36. 36. WebGate’s unique methodology AUTOPWebGate’s unique methodology AUTOP Analyze: We analyze the application’s logic that resides in the code an in the data Understand: Together with the customer we write down, which current or new user stories shall be programmed in the iterations Transform: The user stories are put into code within a new XPages frontend and we construct the business logic in the background Operate: We assure the application’s operation Perform: The applications is constantly being optimized. This from the user frontend all the way down to the data handling in the background
  37. 37. IBM Connections?? On Domino??? WTF!!IBM Connections?? On Domino??? WTF!!
  38. 38. Some Examples “Running Now @SoftLayer”Some Examples “Running Now @SoftLayer” Efficient ordering process through modernizing the web application „Improved usability, intuitive views, easier and faster searching possibilities and a high performance boost!“ Jörg Braun, Technical Product Support Ease of work through web CRM “We were quiet surprised about the profound knowledge, the technical skills and the creativity of WebGate’s development team how they solved our challenges.” Leonora Cadalbert, Office Manager TCS Transforming our needs exactly “We simply wanted an easy to use and modern web application for your theater’s planning and acting schedule.” Marc Baumann, Leader of the Theater Winterthur WebGate shares top Apps for free on openNTF.org Our CTO and IBM Champion Christian Güdemann is the chairman of OpenNTF!!
  39. 39. Example “Theatron” The whole Theater in yourExample “Theatron” The whole Theater in your PocketPocket Our specialized theater software • Content management und syndication • Included in the official website • internal program • internal resource scheduling
  40. 40. Example “Diversey” The whole CRM unleashedExample “Diversey” The whole CRM unleashed Really old CRM Application (Stone Age) • Modernized with AUTOP • Run on Softlayer Amsterdam

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