Cloud Navigation Kit: Executive Overview Slides

Cloud Navigation Kit
Executive Overview Slides
Need Help Building the Case for
a Cloud Migration?
Let Integra be your co-pilot with the following executive-ready
slides, a portion of our handy “Cloud Navigation Kit” which also
includes a decision map and cloud navigation checklist.
Customize to your project or the audience easily, with easy
editing and deletion of content.
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is the
The cloud is a network of more than 50 million servers
sharing information over fiber optic networks running
at 200,000x the speed of a home Internet connection.
It allows organizations to virtualize infrastructure,
platforms, software, disaster recovery, backup and
more as services, reducing costs, improving
efficiencies, and increasing agility.
Demystifying the Cloud Infographic
Is There
Just One
Cloud come in many different formations and
configurations. Organizations can host a private cloud
on their own infrastructure for enhanced security;
deploy and scale rapidly on public cloud services; or
take a hybrid approach for the best of both worlds.
Private Cloud
• Company owned, managed & customized
• Single tenant with dedicated servers
• Offers enhanced security and control
• CapEx expenditures/internal resources
• Costly to maintain and upgrade equipment
Public Cloud
• Service provider owned and managed
• Multi-tenant with shared servers
• Rapid configuration and deployment
• OpEx expenditure, with scalable access
Hybrid Cloud
• Company chooses what to virtualize
• Best of both worlds at an affordable price
Cloud Computing Facts and Predictions 2014
Cloud is
Right for
There are a number of factors that could impact
whether to go with a private cloud, public cloud or
a hybrid approach. One consistent trend is that
cloud growth is compounding yearly.
Private Cloud
Business is data or application based
Control and security is paramount
Industry has security and privacy requirements
Company has resources to self-manage
Public Cloud
Standardized workloads used by many employees
Collaboration projects requiring real time interaction
SaaS applications delivered by vendors with strong security
Incremental capacity needs demand scalable capacity
Hybrid Cloud
SaaS application requires higher security inside firewall
Data storage must be private, but not collaboration
The Future of the Cloud Infocgraphic
How is the
Cloud Being
The cloud is being used for a variety of purposes,
from virtualizing infrastructure, to platforms, to
software. Increasingly, the cloud is being used for
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP purposes),
where it can deliver value across the organization.
Here’s a snapshot of how other companies
are using, or planning to use the cloud
The Cloud Takes Shape, KPMG
What Benefits
Does the
Cloud Offer?
Today, 60% of businesses say the cloud is top
priority, while 70% are using or exploring cloud
service solutions.
Cloud adoption is becoming a business decision
that enables more than just optimized IT wins.
How are companies leveraging the cloud to
drive value across the organization?
5 Reasons Businesses Use the Cloud, IBM
are the
to a
• Hybrid and public clouds provide a lower
degree of security, leaving data at risk
• Cloud providers have tightened up security,
increased use of encryption and added
real-time threat detection techniques
• They’ve also started to add strategic
security controls in the cloud, including
next-generation identity and access
management, and single sign-on and
federated single sign-on for cloud services
• A recent Security Week survey shows 94%
of small and midsize firms improved their
security once they moved data and
applications to the cloud
• Work with an experienced partner to
gradually implement services with sound
security policies
• Ask for detail around data storage,
segregation, and accessibility, and define
are the
to a
• Planning and executing a cloud migration
requires additional financial expenditures
• Benefits gained quickly defray upfront
costs, offering exceptional ROI
• 84% of cloud adopters cut application
costs, 47% improved IT operating costs
and 21% report annual savings for moving
apps to the cloud
• 70% of respondents to a study conducted
by KPMG confirmed that cloud computing
is delivering operating efficiencies and
cost savings throughout their organization
• Develop a migration plan that presents
savings opportunities and planned costs
• Determine departmental responsibility for
outlined costs and budget requirements
• Quantify timeline for achieving a return on
are the
to a
• Addressing the network infrastructure
upgrade necessary for a cloud migration
exceeds the capabilities or capacity of inhouse resources
• While recently surveys show that many IT
professionals feel they need additional
education to effectively address a cloud
migration, external resources abound
Cloud Services Brokers can assist with
shopping for and customizing cloud services
Network Partners can help set up the right
infrastructure and security
Cloud Services Providers offer SaaS, PaaS,
IaaS, DRaaS solutions/support with SLAs
Systems Integrators can implement network
and other services seamlessly
• Develop a migration plan that presents
savings opportunities and planned costs
• Determine departmental responsibility for
outlined costs and budget requirements
Are the
Assess network infrastructure
To guarantee the seamless flow of data, we need reliable, highbandwidth connectivity with symmetrical upload and download
speeds. Talk to a network partner about options.
Determine bandwidth requirements
To capture cloud benefits, we need flexible connectivity that
easily scales, with proper QoS configuration to ensure critical
applications receive the prioritization they require. Integra’s
bandwidth calculator can help estimate requirements.
Evaluate Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile
Application Management (MAM) and security needs
To meet BYOD needs, we should investigate cloud-based,
multi-platform enterprise mobility management solutions that
can help us seamlessly transition to the cloud with a simple
web-based administrator console to control users and devices
in real time.
Create an actionable plan, with measures of success
We must determine the areas where a migration could have the
biggest impact; prioritize those items; and look for quick wins.
We should be clear on how the strategy will meet business
objectives and what the resource requirements are. Create
benchmarks, report on progress, and be prepared to adjust as
Get Your Head Into the Cloud Infographic
Integra Infographic
The Cloud Takes Shape
KPMG Survey Results
Upward Mobility – Moving IT Business to the Cloud
Integra White Paper
Network Evolution Key to Driving Cloud Expansion
IT Business Edge Blog
Cloud Connectivity
Integra Buyer’s Guide
Five Ways to Migrate Applications to the Cloud
IT Business Edge/Gartner Inc. Blog
Is Your Network Cloud-Ready?
Integra Blog
Managing Cloud Migration
PWC White Paper
Know Your Bandwidth Needs
Integra Blog

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