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Cloud Technologies
How can they help your business
Michael E Hicks Jr
CEO Hixardt Technologies, INC
119 West Intendencia St,
Pensacola, FL 32502
Email:
brad.armstrong@hixardt.com
850
-
439
-
3282
(v)
850
-
439
-
3363 (fax)
Agenda
What are we talking about today?

Corporate Overview

Hixardt / FoGo

Cloud Technologies

What is this thing?

To Cloud or Not to Cloud

That is the question?

Driving factors

Considerations

Services

Evaluating / Scorecard

Buying

Predominant Cloud Technologies

Scenarios

Questions & Answers
About Us

Corporate
Hixardt Technologies INC & FoGo Data Centers

Cloud / Virtualization / Health Information Technology

Leveraged from (3) Data Centers

(Pensacola FL, Carrollton GA, New Orleans LA)

(PCI, HIPPA, SSAE 16)

CRN 2013 Data Center 100 ranked #9 of Top 20 Data Center
Service Providers

Secret Level Security Clearance

Verified
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small
Business

FL State IT Term Contract Prime
Company Profile
URL:
www.hixardt.com
URL:
www.fogodatacenters.com
Industry
:
Information Technology
Employees
:
21
Founded:
Sept 2001
Contact
Michael E. Hicks Jr. PRES
-
CEO
Phone:
850
-
465
-
0159
Email:
mike@hixardt.com
Location
119 West Intendencia St
Pensacola, FL 32502
Management & Founding
Partners
Michael E. Hicks Jr. PRES
-
CEO
Richard Haney Jr, COO
Russell Gilbert, CFO
Mission: Become a premier Cloud Service
Provider for business and service providers
“We Power the Cloud”
About Us
Hixardt/FoGo Network
Pensacola Data Center
Carrollton Data Center
New Orleans Data Center
Cloud Technologies
What is this thing?
National Institute of Standards and Technology
: (Virtualization/Cloud) is a
model for
enabling convenient, on
-
demand network access to a shared pool of configurable
computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can
be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider
interaction
.
Cloud Computing:
Is the delivery of this model as a service. It is a broad umbrella under
which many technologies are grouped.

Built on Virtualization Technologies that allow provisioning of IT services from an elastic
pool of resources

Resources are location independent

Service does not need to be managed

Physical location of resource is unknown

Use IT resources as needed

Pay for the services based on consumption
Cloud Technologies
What is this thing?

Evolution of the Cloud

Software / Applications

Servers

Infrastructure

What did this produce?

Software as a Service (
SaaS
)

Applications as a Service (
AaaS
)

Desktops as a Service (DaaS)

Email as a Service (EaaS)

Infrastructure/Platform as a Service (IaaS) (PaaS)

Voice as a Service (VOIP/
VaaS
)
Cloud Technologies
What is this thing?
Cloud Technologies
What is this thing?
Virtualization enables the partitioning of one physical
machine into several virtual machines

each can interact
independently with other devices, apps, data, users as if
it was a separate physical resource.
Cloud Technologies
What is this thing?
Cloud Technologies
What is this thing?

Types of Cloud Technology

Public Clouds

Most widely known and used cloud technology, built
and managed by third
-
party cloud service providers

Private Clouds

Dedicated to one organizations sole use; all resources
on the infrastructure belong to one specific enterprise. (Onsite/Offsite)

Hybrid Cloud

Consists of both public and private cloud resources that
are owned and managed by both the internal IT staff and third party
providers.
To Cloud or Not to Cloud
That is the question?

Why (Driving Factors)

Organizations under pressure to adopt a Cloud Strategy

Feel that they are behind the competitors and falling behind

Feel that somehow Cloud Technologies can solve their problems but
don’t know how to get started.

Make more competitive / Improve productivity (Modernize)

Allow workers to be more efficient/mobile

Get rid of the VPN

Allow for rapid expansion

Eliminate hardware and support concerns

Add redundancy (increase up time) and security (Meet Corporate, State,
Federal policies/mandates)

Compliance

Reduce costs / Save energy / Save space (Predictable costs, resources,
evolvement)

Decrease risk
To Cloud or
Not to Cloud
That is the Question?

What Benefits?

Improve efficiency (Easy to provision/Reallocate/Scale)

Share information more readily

Access data, applications, infrastructure (resources), anytime,
anywhere

Device agnostic

Eliminate management and support headaches (Cloud MSP)

Economy of scale

Pay for what you use / utility based

Use less energy save space (Cloud providers use less energy and
data center space and have better server usage than traditional
data
-
centers)
To Cloud or
Not to Cloud
That is the Question?

What considerations?

Service
-
Provider Reputation (In element?) / Maturity of Service

Availability / Reliability / “Up Time”

capabilities for live migration,
storage migration, fault tolerance, high availability, distributed resource
scheduling
--
“Spotty Performance”

What is required to connect / Bandwidth

Is data safe
--
Disaster Recovery / Security

Legal / Contractual Language / Data Ownership
--
“Loss of control”

Different strokes for different folks (Different criteria based on your
business)

Don’t do the cloud just because you have the feeling. Determine what
you are trying to accomplish prior to looking for a solution.

Create Criteria, evaluate
To Cloud or Not to Cloud
That is the Question?

What types of services?

Accounting/ERP

IT Infrastructure management

Contact and customer relationship management

Marketing Automation

Business intelligence and analytics

Server virtualization

Collaboration

Web design/hosting

Desktop Virtualization
To Cloud or
Not to Cloud
That is the Question?
Rank
Criteria
-
Scorecard
Score
Total
Score
12
Price
11
Migration

How painless, rate the
process, do you have the
technical skills to meet their requirements
10
Service & Support
-
What
do I get, forums, chat, phone, SLA,
Professional Services, resources available 24x7
9
Security and Monitoring
-
Physical data center
security,
unauthorized digital access, contagion from other users
8
Scalability

Ease of
scaling CPU, Memory, Storage
7
Visibility

Ease of access,
visibility into management and
performance
6
Infrastructure
-
Virtualization
technology, support for migration to
private cloud, your business applications, scalability
5
Interoperability

Support for different operating systems, devices,
between
your public/private cloud and on premise systems.
4
Business Continuity

Redundant Data Centers, DR Services
3
Backup and Archival
-
Backup strategy,
onsite copy of data?
2
Change Management
-
Defined process for changes,
updates, and
patches
1
Open Standards

Standards to protect cloud investment and
reduce risk of specific vendor
lock
-
in
Total
Evaluating the
Cloud using a
Scorecard
To Cloud or
Not to Cloud
That is the Question?

How do I buy the service?

Commercial Service Providers

State Contracts

GSA Schedule contracts

IaaS
BPA

EaaS BPA

FAS Alliant
Predominant Cloud Technologies
What is out there?

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Personal

Small
Midsized Business (SMB)

Large Business

County / State

Federal

Where are organizations obtaining services

Large National Firms
-
Microsoft, Google, Rackspace

National / Regional Cloud Managed Service Providers
Predominant
Cloud Technologies
What is out there?

If you can imagine it then it is out
there:

Microsoft
Office
365

Microsoft Office as a Service
-
SaaS

Windows Azure / Google App Engine

PaaS

Amazon EC2, Rackspace, and Google Compute Engine
-
IaaS

IBM SmartCloud
-
cloud management solution that’s built on open source
code.

Dropbox, QuickBooks, Salesforce
-
SaaS

AppRiver

EaaS
Google / Bing
“Top Cloud Service”
Predominant Cloud Technologies
What is out there?

OneLogin

Single Sign
-
on & AD / LDAP
Integration

DocuSign

Document Management and signing in the cloud

VerumVi

Virtual Infrastructure as a Service

StashPro

Backup & Document Sharing in the
Cloud

OfficeTime
-
Records billable hours as you work and reports on them

SageOne

Invoicing & Project Tracking

Gliffy

Low cost alternative to Visio

CloudOn

Low cost alternative to Microsoft Office full featured cloud
word processor
Scenarios

Case Study #1

Credit Union

Problem: Virtualization / Offsite Backup / Compliance

Solution: Hybrid Cloud/Onsite Virtualization / Offsite StashPro @ PCI Data
Center

Case Study #2

Software Development Firm

Problem: Software Deployment

Solution: Private
Cloud /
VMware Virtual Application

Case Study
#3

Government Contractor

Problem: Multiple Locations, Needed quick access to hardware to scale to
support contracts,
Needed greater uptime and support, Redundancy/Failover

Solution: Private Cloud / VerumVi Infrastructure and Support as a Service

Case Study #4

University (Education)

Problem: Aging systems, advanced technologies for students (
Virt
Labs
/
software)

Solution: Hybrid Cloud
Questions and Answers
Corporate
Contact Information
119
West Intendencia Street
Pensacola
, FL 32502
(850) 439
-
3282 (voice)
(850) 439
-
3363 (fax)
POC:
Mike Hicks
Email:
mike.hicks@hixardt.com
Website:
http://www.hixardt.com