Mitigating Infrastructure and Energy Challenges


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Mitigating Infrastructure and Energy Challenges Through Cloud and Managed Services - Cloud Computing breakfast briefing
by Aidan Keates - Realtime Bytes Presales Manager

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Mitigating Infrastructure and Energy Challenges

  1. 1. Mitigating Infrastructure andEnergy Challenges ThroughCloud & Managed ServicesAidan Keates – Presales Manager
  2. 2. What are the challenges? Infrastructure Energy• Support Business? • Minimize Energy Costs• Manage the costs? • Improve Availability• Disaster Recovery • Energy hungry, dated equipment
  3. 3. Mitigating Infrastructure“Reducing the infrastructure footprint of the organization will lead to lower spend on computing, storage, and network hardware and software, as well as labour, services and utility costs to deploy, operate and support that infrastructure”
  4. 4. Cloud and Managed Services Value Proposition Infrastructure Energy• 80% Reduction of Total • 80% Reduction in Energy Cost of Ownership – says Consumption Microsoft • Reduction in Cooling• 86% Reduction in Cabling Demand and Cabinets– says Cisco • High Availability• 85% Increase in Computing Efficiency – says VMware
  5. 5. Huh? What are….. Cloud Services? Managed Services?“The delivery of computing as “The practice of transferringa service whereby shared day-to-day relatedresources, software and management responsibilitiesinformation are provided as a to a service provider forutility over a network on a improved effective andpay-as-you go basis” efficient operations.”
  6. 6. What Services are Available Today?Cloud Services Managed Services• Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) • Local Area Networking (LAN) – Virtual Servers • Wide Area Networking (WAN) – Virtual Desktops • Hardware and Software Support – Remote Storage • Voice/Communications Systems• Software as a Service (SaaS) • System Monitoring and Reporting – CRM, ERP, Exchange, Oracle, SAP, HR, Payroll, Web services – • Security – Firewalls, IDS & IPS Filtering, AntiSPAM, Caching, • IT Help Desk• Platform as a Service (PaaS) • Document Solutions & Printing – Development Environments • WAN optimization• Communication as a Service (CaaS) • Application Development – Hosted Voice over IP – Audio/ Video Conferencing Facilities
  7. 7. Seamless Access to Services• Partnership with Utande IS• Fibre & Wireless based, High Speed, Reliable Connectivity• Tier 3 Data Centre
  8. 8. Seamless Remote Access to Services• Partnership with Q-KON• 23 Years of sound engineering expertise• Zero Latency VSAT• Business Broadband Xcellerated (BB-X)
  9. 9. ICT is Transforming……Buy? (CAPEX) OR Subscribe? (OPEX) Pay as you grow ICT Services!!
  10. 10. Who are we? Realtime Africa Bytes Technology Group• Large ICT Conglomerate • Largest SA owned ICT• 31 Years of Service Company in RSA - $1BN Excellence Turnover• Regional Service • Proven track record in Coverage  Managed Services  Enterprise Networking – Harare  ITIL Based Service – Bulawayo Delivery – Lusaka • 90 Points of Presence in – Kitwe in Sub-Sahara Africa
  11. 11. Why Realtime Bytes• Realtime Bytes is a TRUE Systems Integrator  Alliances with “BEST of Breed”  Ability to INTEGRATE Multi Vendor Solutions  Solution FOCUSED not Product Centric  Strong SERVICE ethic  Industry Proven Track Record
  12. 12. Existing Customers Include… Sapp i
  13. 13. Product Credentials• Cisco Gold Partner• Oracle Gold Partner• VMware Enterprise Partner• Microsoft Gold Partner• SAP Business Objects Partner• Juniper Networks• DELL Certified Partner• SUN• HP• 3Com / Tipping Point Gold Partner
  14. 14. Questions?