Cloud Computing Leads to Smart Technologies

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Dec 10, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Cloud Computing Leads to
Smart Technologies









Larry Mattox, VC3

Agenda


VC3 Background


What is Cloud Computing?


Examples of Cloud Computing


Hosted Desktop


Hosted Voice


Hosted Websites and Hosted Email


Questions


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celebrating our 18th year
assisting
organizations with their IT needs.


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expertise and premier
certifications.


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Fastest
-
Growing

Companies
in 2007 and again in 2008
.


Ranked 6
th

of the Best Places to Work

in S.C. for Small/Medium Employers.





VC3 Background

Relationships with over
120 cities and counties…

and 200+ Companies.












Technology Partner

NC League of Municipalities (NCLM)


Technology Partner

Municipal Association of SC (MASC)


The Origin of the “Cloud”

“Comes from the early days of the Internet
where we drew the network as a cloud… we did
not care where the messages went… the cloud
hid it from us.”


Kevin Marks, Google

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Are you tired of being in the IT business?



Make right decisions without being IT
expert


Educate yourself, your staff


To most, IT is a:


Hassle


Challenge


Daunting task


So… IT tasks sit on far corner of the desk


The challenge is how to keep
abreast of
technology.


Traditional


Evolving


New




Like it or not, IT is a core piece of your business

Cloud refers to location
-
independent,

on
-
demand computing
platforms.
According to
Gartner, Cloud computing


What is Cloud Computing?


is a style of computing where

scalable elastic IT enabled capabilities

are provided as a service to external

customers using Internet technologies.

T
echnology that will continue to evolve and

be

refined. Vast network of vendors,

delivery models,
target markets
and technical possibilities…….

Reasons to Care


According to studies performed by Gartner:


21% of organizations looking at cloud services expect to
save
money.


66% of surveyed expect to implement a cloud strategy by 2014


By 2015, 90% of enterprise and government agencies will

leverage some aspect

of cloud computing.




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The successful vendors
will
"create an integrated
experience that makes
the problem go away."



Major Players in the Cloud



Google



Google App Engine



Microsoft



Microsoft Azure Platform



Amazon



Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)



Citrix



Citrix Cloud Center (C3)



VMWare



VMware vCloud™ Express



Salesforce.com



The Sales Cloud™



Service Cloud 2





GoGrid



AppNexus



IBM



IBM CloudBurst 1.1



Smart Business Test Cloud



Smart Business Desktop Cloud



LotusLive iNotes



Smart Analytics Cloud



Smart Business Storage Cloud



IBM Computing on Demand


Examples of Cloud Services


Hosted Desktop


Hosted Voice


Hosted Website


Hosted Email





3 Delivery Models



Premise





Hybrid



Some components in the cloud



Some components continue to be premise based



Cloud



Delivery Models Comparison



You buy
the servers



You buy
the desktops



You buy
all of the


network equipment



You pay
someone to


maintain and support it



Premise



Delivery Models Comparison



You buy
the servers



You buy
the desktops



You buy
all of the


network equipment



You pay
someone to


maintain and support it



Premise

Cloud


We provide

the servers


We provide
the Thin Client,
monitor, keyboard and mouse


We maintain
your environment
7/24


You
pay for what you need
on a
per desktop/month basis


Little to no up
-
front capital cost


Scale up/down quickly

Why Should YOU Care?



It can:


Be more
cost effective


Provide a more
scalable

solution


Require
A LOT
less up
-
front capital


Be
easier to deploy


Offer more functionality


Provide a much more
cost

effective DR solution




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Hosted Desktop
(Virtual Office Advantage)


Cloud
-
based

Desktop Solution

that
works with

any device



Never purchase
a

PC or server again



Utilize
more reliable

and powerful computers



Eliminate

unplanned technology expenses



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Traditional Premise vs. Cloud Based






Traditional

Premise


Cloud

Based


Annualized
Capital Cost

$ 38,268

$ 5,247


Recurring
Services Cost

$ 55,500

$ 77,700


Total
Annual Cost

$ 93,768

$ 82,947

4 Servers

9 Laptops (6 Police MDT’s)

28 Workstations

Hosted Voice


Never purchase
a

phone system again



Save money
by

consolidating

voice and data



Improve

productivity and

customer service




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Hosted Voice (Voice Advantage)



Low upfront capital investment



Keep your existing phone numbers



Cut monthly telephony costs


Eliminate some monthly line charges


Reduce costly Moves
-
Adds
-
Changes


Lower long distance rates



Mobile and scalable



No software and hardware upgrades



Enterprise
-
class features




Legacy phone systems across four vendors


Experiencing failures
with equipment


Felt like their monthly

telephony cost was high


Approximately 100 handsets


Lack of centralized administration


Moves, adds and changes were expensive


Current system
lacked desired functionality




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Hosted Voice Example


Former telephony cost:
$6,371/month


Voice, data, telephone service agreement



Cost with
Voice Advantage
:
$4,074/month





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How the Cloud Saved Them Money

Hosted Websites

If you are hosting your
website internally…

you are
paying too much

Hosted Email

If you have

fewer than 60
-
90 email accounts
then

it’s
not cost effective to do it
internally.


Features:


1
GB
Inbox


POP3/IMAP/WEB access


Spam
and Virus Filtering


50 MB Attachments


Inexpensive set
-
up and affordable monthly per mailbox cost


Cloud computing is here


All organizations will be impacted


All organizations will use in some capacity


Many will save money
with the cloud


What’s best for your organization

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