Achieving High Performance with Cloud Computing in Uncertain Times

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ure
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Joseph Tobolski


Director, Accenture Technology Labs

Achieving High Performance with Cloud
Computing in Uncertain Times

Agenda


What is the cloud?


What is driving cloud strategies?


What’s the value proposition?


Identifying cloud opportunities


Risks


The importance of thinking holistically


Questions to ask


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4 Trends:


Internet Computing


Data & Decisions


M

is the new
e


Convergence of 4C’s

3 Influencers
:


Millennials


Security


Sustainability


Customer


Enterprise


Workforce


Systems Integration


Infrastructure


Accenture Technology Labs Mission:


Bold Ideas With Game Changing Results


About Accenture Technology
Labs


Accenture’s vision details how emerging technologies will impact
business performance in the next 5 years and provides critical
insights to shape business and IT transformation initiatives

Technology

Vision

Innovation
Workshops


Each year,

leaders from over 200 of the world's
largest
corporations attend innovation working sessions at the Labs to
discuss technology trends, experience Labs’ prototypes first
-
hand
and collaborate with the R&D team to generate new ideas for their
business

Assets


Client
-
ready solutions, visionary prototypes and a patent portfolio
that can be used to quickly deliver technology innovation.


Accenture leverages these solutions to strengthen internal
operations and to better serve our clients

Collaborative

Research


Joint research executed with clients to target specific business
challenges and use emerging technologies to find new answers

Expertise


Dedicated technology R&D team working at the intersection

of business and technology


20
-
year track record of envisioning the future, inventing and
delivering the next wave of cutting
-
edge business solutions


Global reach and expertise


4 Labs located in Chicago, IL;

Silicon Valley, CA; Sophia Antipolis, France; Bangalore, India

Technology Vision

Our 5 Labs

Cloud formation
-

definitions vary,

but the basic idea is the same

Cloud Computing is

an
emerging

IT
development,
deployment and
delivery model,


enabling

real
-
time
delivery of products,
services and solutions
(i.e., enabling cloud
services) over the
Internet

(IDC)

Cloud computing is
Internet

based
development and use of
computer technology. It

is a style of computing in
which typically
real
-
time
scalable

resources are
provided
as a service

over
the internet (Wikipedia)

Cloud:

the new home
and business
network

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Cloud Computing Definition

Cloud Computing

is a collection of network hosted services
accessible from anywhere.


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Attributes:


Services are sourced via networks and are housed “somewhere else”


Reliability and scalability logic remain hidden giving the illusion of infinite
(elastic) capacity.


These services are programmatically controlled on
-
demand


Charges are consumption based


no upfront investment


Loosely coupled set of services

Accenture groups the cloud
ecosystem into four layers

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Process
-
as
-
a
-
service

Applications
-
as
-
a
-
service

Platforms
-
as
-
a service

Infrastructure
-
as
-
service

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Why cloud? What’s the value?

Cost Reduction


Lower infrastructure (capital) costs


Lower maintenance and energy costs

Elasticity / Scalability


Capacity only when you need it


Ability to handle expected or unexpected changes in load


Achieve high business agility

Speed to Serve


Reduction of time to pilot and test projects


Faster availability to customers

High Performance Computing


Increased capacity from your current physical infrastructure


Avoid provisioning (and paying) for the peak


“Infinite” computing capacity on demand

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BSM

Security

End User Devices

Communications

IT Infrastructure

Applications

Extra Enterprise

Cloud

Intra Enterprise

Cloud

Core

Enterprise

Flexible and Agile IT Service Orchestration & Provisioning

Enterprises will expect the ability to have an ‘end to end’

view on operational performance

Use of cloud doesn’t mean internal

IT is irrelevant

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Governance

More clouds are predicted to

form

get ready

Scalability on demand/flexibility to the
business

50%

Reduced hardware infrastructure
costs

38%

Reduced IT staffing/administration
costs

35%

Access to skills/capabilities we have
no interest in developing in
-
house

28%

Not using or planning to use cloud
computing offerings

19%

Capacity
-

data center

16%

Capacity
-

storage

11%

Frequent software updates

10%

Other

5%

Primary Reasons You're Using or

Plan to Use Cloud

SOURCE: CIO Research
:
http://www.cio.com/article/455832/Cloud_Computing_Survey_IT_Leaders
_See_Big_Promise_Have_Big_Security_Questions

Yes, currently using or
implementing

30%

No, not on our technology roadmap

29%

Yes, on the radar or actively
researching

17%

Yes, plan to use within one year

10%

Yes, plan to use within one to three
years

5%

Not sure

5%

Yes, plan to use within three to five
years

2%

Is Cloud Computing On Your
Organization's Tech Roadmap?

58% of surveyed IT decision makers feel cloud computing will cause a
radical shift in information technology driving the next wave of innovation.

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Business Continuity
(Storage)



Extensive storage



Backup and recovery

Legacy



Specific existing infrastructure



Complex legacy systems

Identifying cloud opportunities

Ease of Implementation

Value to the Enterprise

Batch and Data Intensive Applications



One
-
off applications that don’t rely on

real
-
time response



Data and high performance intensive

applications (financial risk modeling, simulation,

data compression, graphics rendering…)



New back
-
office applications

Software

Development and Testing



Software development and
testing environment



Performance Testing



Non production projects



R&D activities


Reduced time to market

Peak Load Demands



New business activities



Applications w/ peak
-
loads



Seasonal websites



Applications with scalability

needs

Hard

Easy

Sensitivity



Mission critical applications



Regulation
-
protected data

(HIPAA, SOX, PCI…)

Desktop Productivity



Web 2.0 applications



Workgroup applications



Office suites



Email and calendaring

Higher

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Lower

Data Privacy

Global vs. Domestic Cloud services

Risk Management

Vendor Ecosystem

Security Policies and Procedures

The challenges in adopting cloud

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THANK YOU


joseph.f.tobolski@accenture.com