1 icsu Cloud Sales Workshop VDI 101 May 22, 2012 Thank you to our Sponsor
2 Agenda (all times PST) 10:00 AM 10:15 AM Intros & Objectives 10:15 AM 10:45 AM A Cloud Primer 10:45 AM 11:15 AM -The VDI Landscape 11:15 AM 12:00 PM Identifying Opps& Solving Problems 12:00 PM 12:30 PM Lunch 12:30 PM 1:00 PM The TCO Implications 1:00 PM 1:30 PM Starting the Conversation & Overcoming Objections 1:30 PM 2:00 PM Recap & Certification 2
3 Key Objectives Virtualization & Cloud Computing What is it and why should I care? Frame the VDI Discussion Common Language & Definitions Understand the Different VDI Models Not all VDI is created equal IOSP Identifying Opportunities & Solving Problems We Make Money by Solving Problems The C-Level Conversation Avoid the Traps Beating the FUD There Will Be a Test Ph:
4 A Cloud Primer Ph:
5 What is Virtualization? Ph:
6 Virtual Infrastructure Ph:
7 Visualizing Virtualization Server Ph:
8 What is Cloud Computing? Cloud computingis a style of computing in which scalableand often virtualizedresources are provided as-a-serviceover the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure in the "cloud" that supports them. The concept generally incorporates any service that is being provided remotely. The term cloudis used as a metaphorfor the Internet, based on how the Internet is depicted in computer network diagrams. In general terms, Cloud Computing is Virtualizing to a service provider s data center Ph:
9 What is Cloud Computing? The Yankee Group defines Cloud Computing as follows: 1. Scalable The cloud service has the ability to add or remove computing resources including bandwidth, storage and computer power, as the applications or users need. 2. Virtualized Information services, including servers, storage and applications, are virtualized. The users are shielded from the details of the underlying architecture and work with virtual resources allocated to their enterprise or application. 3. On-demand The computing resources and applications can be allocated or removed within seconds of a user request. 4. Internet-powered The service is delivered over IP and is accessible via the Internetor a private IP connection. Ph:
10 What is Cloud Computing? The Yankee Group defines Cloud Computing as follows: 5. Multi-tenant capable The resources (e.g., network, storage, and computing power) can be shared among multiple enterprise clients, thereby lowering overall expense. Resource virtualization is used to enforce isolation and aid in security 6. Service-level Assured The cloud service provider ensures a specific guaranteed server uptime, server reboot, network performance, security control and response time 7. Usage Priced There is minimal up-front cost to the user. For cloud-based infrastructure services, the pricing model is on a per-use basis for bandwidth, storage and CPU. The cloud service provider assumes all capital costs. Some services are billed on a subscription basis per user, per month Ph:
11 The Pros of Cloud Computing Pros: Lower Total Cost of Ownership Faster ROI Reduced hardware equipment for end users Improved performance and reliability Built-in Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity Lower hardware and software maintenance Instant software updates, accessibility Pay for what is used (by the drink, not by the cow) Its easy being GREEN Ph:
12 The Cons of Cloud Computing Cons: Security issues (real and perceived) Lack of control due to outsourcing Privacy concerns (Is my data stored with everyone else s?) Data integrity Too many, disparate platforms Location of physical servers Availability and Speed (latency and delay) Ph:
13 Important Considerations Security Vendor Reputation Iron-clad Service Level Agreements (SLA) Business Continuity Plans Exit Path Pricing Models Ph:
14 Going Green with Cloud Onsite Equipment Requires Power and Space Keeping Onsite Equipment Cool Requires Power and Space Increases CO2 emissions Generally uses space not designed for heat dissipation 70% of CIOs report that power / cooling issues are their largest concern in the data center Moving it Offsite Cloud services are built for a multi-tenant environment meaning that power, space and cooling are reduced per customer not just moved (upwards of 65-70%) Technology is Not Bio-degradable The next server or PBX you buy will eventually end up in a landfill. Made up of primarily metal and plastic, it will never degrade. Computer equipment also contains other hazardous materials The Environment May Become a Regulatory Issue Ph:
15 What s in your data room? Businesses maintain groups of servers on-site to fulfill various business needs including: Network Servers / Domain Controllers File Storage Application Servers (CRM, ERP, Databases, Billing) Web Servers (Hosting of web sites and applications) These servers consume the same resources that any on-site IT resource consumes: Space, Power, Cooling, Administrative time, Maintenance Fees, Capex Ph:
16 What s missing from your data room? These on-site servers generally need, but do not always get: Fire Suppression Backup Power HVAC Failover / Redundant equipment Monitoring 24x7 support Ph:
17 What is Cloud Hosting? Ph:
18 Public Cloud Hosting Ph:
19 Private Cloud Hosting Ph:
20 Hybrid Cloud Hosting Ph:
21 A New Concept: Virtual Private Cloud Hosting Public cloud infrastructure with true isolation between customers by establishing virtual switches at the Hypervisor layer. Provides an end-to-end Virtual LAN (VLAN) inside of the public cloud. Integration of Private network (MPLS/VPN), security and virtual desktops and applications. Vendors: Matrix, Evolve IP, ngenx, RapidScale Advantages: The high availability and pooled resources of Public Cloud The security, privacy, flexibility and guaranteed resources of Private Cloud Less complicated networking than Hybrid Cloud Less expensive that Private and Hybrid Cloud Uses: Outsourcing internal network servers and Enterprise applications and more Ph:
22 How to Qualify What You re Getting 1. Are my servers public or private (do they have private IPs/VLANs)? 2. How do my servers talk to each other (Public Addresses, Subnet privacy or full VLAN)? 3. Can I connect to my servers privately (VPN or MPLS)? 4. Will I recievemy own Private Firewall or Firewall Context? If so, will I get a full ACL on a stateful inspection firewall or simply Natting and Port Forwarding? 5. Are my server resources guaranteed or best effort? 6. Is bandwidth / backup included? 7. Are my servers High-availability? Meaning that if the bare metal fails, it will pick up on another server? 8. Is my data on a fault tolerant SAN or on-board disk? 9. What is the speed of my disk? SATA, SAS (FibreChannel)? 10. Is backup included? What type of retention schedule do you support? Do you have open file management agents? Ph:
23 The Cloud Silos ITaaS defining the silo ITaaS Matrix Evolve IP ngenx RapidScale Converts the traditional IT model into as-aservice model, including the following Virtualized Servers Virtualized Storage & Back-up Virtualized Applications Includes Line of Business (LoB) Apps Streamed back to client via Virtualized Desktop experience May also include as-a-service Hardware (phones, routers, switches, firewall, etc.) MSFT Software Licensing All delivered with 7 x 24 Helpdesk Support CAPEX Moves to OPEX
24 Traditional Desktop Environments Each employee uses a desktop or laptop that IT must maintain. Ability to run software is based on the equipment on which it is installed. Local disk stores OS, applications and data. Upgrades and software are deployed on a one to one basis.
25 The Problems with Desktop Environments Mobility equals risk Remote generally means you can t secure, maintain and upgrade the desktop cleanly Resource requirements increase with time The more you need to do, the more powerful a device you need. Often times a device it too slow before it fails Single Point of Failure One user s productivity is generally tied to one device Expensive 70% of the Total Cost of Ownership of a desktop is spent in desk side support. Management Nightmare Hard Drives, Memory, Processor, Networking Cards, Mother boards are dedicated PER device and regularly fail
26 Desktop Virtualization Pictorial
27 Top Reasons for Desktop Virtualization
28 VDI Delivery Models Premise Based Web-top Streaming Apps Full VDI
29 Not All VDI is Equal VDI Environments can be Dramatically Different Pure Multi-tenant is Cheaper but Limited Plug-ins can be problematic/impossible App Integration a big issue, i.e., Exchange Integration with non-virtualized software, i.e., AS400, PeopleSoft, etc. Hybrid Allows MOST FLEXIBILITY/CONTROL Virtualized and Non-Virtualized resources, side-by-side Dedicated Private integrated with Multi-tenant resources Hybrid has Better Performance Faster application response
30 Where Matrix Fits - Hybrid Ph:
31 Office 365 & Google Apps Why Not? Cheaper Isn t Automatically Better Important Considerations Cloud Apps are often Skinny complex features are stripped out Google Apps require Google Apps Offline Access is Problematic Support is likely offshore LoB(Line of Business) Apps are Biggest Obstacle Quickbooks, SAP, SQL, 1000s of Others Joe s App Requires you to maintain your local infrastructure
32 Qualifying a VDI Opportunity Technical Contact (IT Manager/Director) Qualifying Questions 1 What are your user-based needs/issues? Describe your present security policy? What method are you using to lock down your user environments? How are remote users/offices being managed? How are you dealing with users who want to user their own devices? How much of your time is spent on break/fix items versus strategic initiatives? It s estimated that 70%+ of IT dollars is spent in desk-side support. Is that consistent with your support load? 2 How are you presently budgeting for IT? What version of Office are you on? Do you have consistent versions across your user base? Do you have a mix of desktop operating systems, i.e., XP, Vista, Win7? How are you dealing with controlling costs while keeping up with tech? 3 System needs/issues? Describe your system scaling needs/concerns? Single points of failure how are they impacting productivity? General system performance is it getting in the way of doing business? What s keeping you up at night?
33 Qualifying a VDI Opportunity C-Level Exec (CEO, CFO, CIO, COO) Qualifying Questions 1 How does technology play into your larger strategic plan? Do you anticipate a greater need for mobile users? How are you dealing with users who want to user their own devices? How has technology either helped you strategically, or become an impediment to growth? What do you anticipate over the next 12 to 36 months that will place a larger significance on your technology plan? Describe your system scaling needs/concerns? 2 How are you presently budgeting for IT? What are you budgeting for technology refresh projects over the next year? How are you dealing with controlling costs while keeping up with tech? Is an operating expense more desirable than a capital expense? Are you satisfied with the size of your IT budget as a percentage of your overall budget? Is there currently a lot of demand from your organization to add IT support staff? Is your current IT support staff sized correctly to meet your business needs? 3 System needs/issues? Do you have a disaster recovery plan? If so, are you confident it will perform in a crises scenario? When was the last time it was tested? What s the impact on your business if you had a significant loss of data? Are you comfortable with the security of your intellectual property and other critical data? General system performance is it getting in the way of doing business?
34 Where are We Winning? Companies with multiple locations and/or remote users Sale Rep Groups, Financial management, Manufacturing Management Control Scalability Security Companies with complex system integration needs Distribution/Logistics Cost to deploy and manage Need for senior engineering talent Uptime demands Compliance needs Legal, Manufacturing, Healthcare Data retention Data security audit trail Penetration testing/detection Ph:
37 Case Study 2 Payroll Systems Client-articulated Goals: 1. We need to grow fast! 2. Our data is very sensitive! 3. How do we manage this? Client Stats Name: Payroll Systems HQ: Walnut Creek, CA Industry: Specialty Acctg Status: Extreme growth Initiative: Franchise mgmnt MRR: $23,000 Ph:
38 Problems Solved? Native 256 bit encryption for compliance demands Highly scalable cloud environment creation built on proven Citrix technology Fast, simple & intuitive management allows client s admin to add users & groups quickly We are now able to roll out our solution securely to thousands of users nationwide with minimal management overhead John Bogert, IT Director Payroll Systems Ph:
39 ITaaS Identifying Opportunities ITaaS Matrix Evolve IP ngenx RapidScale Target Customers Limited IT resources Considering technology refresh Migrating from 2003 to 2010 Migrating from XP to Windows 7 LoBApps have previously prevented Cloud consideration More servers the better Multi-site customers
40 Solving Business Problems PC Refresh Business Problem: PCs are old and need replacing, but budget is not allowing it. ITaaS Matrix Evolve IP ngenx RapidScale Business Solution: VDI enables us to extend life of old PCs while still providing the OS and App upgrade the customer is looking for. PCs can be stripped down to become a thinclient with a more robust processor and HDD. PCs can be locked down to prevent user-installed software from creating havoc. Upgrades to Windows 7 & Office 2010 included.
41 Solving Business Problems Limited Staff ITaaS Matrix Evolve IP ngenx RapidScale Business Problem: One-man IT shop for 70- person firm has zero time to focus on strategic initiatives time monopolized by break/fix & deskside support. Business Solution: ITaaSremoves the burden of break/fix & desk-side support from in-house IT. 7 x 24 Helpdesk that can remotely control a user s workstation Restricting environment to golden images reduce user-induced failures. User images can be wiped and rebuilt in seconds.
42 Solving Business Problems - BYoD ITaaS Matrix Evolve IP ngenx RapidScale Business Problem: Users are wanting to utilize their personal laptops as their primary computing devices. Allowing this is creating huge IT support issues and introducing big data security concerns. Business Solution: ITaaS enables BYOD (Bringyour-own-device) without the risk or support issues. IT can configure the approved corporate PC image and push that desktop to ANY device the user wants to use. Rules set that user is responsible for their own hardware, and company is only responsible for the virtual desktop. Data security is dramatically strengthened by ability to wipe user access remotely. New user deployments can happen in minutes.
43 Understanding the TCO Implications Hardware Computers Servers Storage Data Backup UPS Software User Licenses Server Licenses User/Server CALs Backup Software Maintenance Hardware Software Power Consumption
44 TCO Elements -Hardware If you knew nothing about us or our Cloud solutions, you d most likely do what over the next 3 to 5 years? Hardware refresh? (true even if they bought new hardware yesterday) # of PCs, MACs, Servers Type of Firewall Storage Backup
45 TCO Elements -Software If you knew nothing about us. Windows OS update? (XP, Vista, 7) Office Professional (most common) Server Software (per server) Server CALS (per user) Exchange Server Software Exchange CALS Antivirus (i.e., Norton, McAffee per user) Software Assurance & Maintenance
46 TCO Elements -Utilities What s a kwh? (kilowatt hour) 1,000 watts for 1 hour = 1 kwh Example: 100 watt Light Bulb left on for a full month 24 hours x 30 days = 720 hours 100 x 720/1000 = 72 kwh Average price for a kwh? US Average: $0.127 per kwh NY Area Average: $0.194 per kwh Over the last five years, New York prices have generally stayed 40 percent or more above the national level. - US Department of Labor (Nov 2010)
47 TCO Elements Utilities (cont) How many kwh per device? Server 187 kwh Desktop PC 80 kwh Laptop 35 kwh Thin Client 5 kwh Room Air Conditioner 280 kwh PBX 187 kwh I don t pay for power, its part of our lease. Really? Prove the Cloud reduces your power by X, then renegotiate your lease.
48 TCO Elements Labor Know your audience Tread Carefully!
49 TCO Elements Labor Average IT Staffing Costs Consider the fully-burdened labor costs Payroll tax, Workmen s Comp, Retirement Contribution, Vacation, Unemployment Insurance, Health Insurance Salary + 35% = Fully Loaded Labor Costs (average) The median expected salary for a typical IT Manager in the United States is $107,349. (www.salary.com) ($165,152 loaded) In New York, the average is $126,886 ($195,178) In Boston, the average is $120,898 ($185,996) In Phoenix, the average is $106,028 ($163,120) The median expected salary for a typical Help Desk Support Tech is $42,691 In New York, the average is $53,770 ($82,723) In Boston, the average is $51,232 ($78,818) In Phoenix, the average is $44,979 ((69,198) Outsourced IT Support current benchmarked prices for full desktop support range from $54 to $70 a month, per desktop August percent of companies plan to increase or maintain their spending with Outsourced IT support providers. Gartner, 2010 Attracting and Retaining IT Talent is EXPENSIVE! Certify your IT Staff so that you can then lose them
50 TCO Elements The Unpredictables How much does a lost or stolen laptop cost? $49,246 Ponemon/Intel Study, April 2009 Laptop replacement cost: $1,582 Detection & escalation cost: $262 Forensics & investigation cost: $814 Data breach cost: $39,297 Intellectual property loss: $5,871 Lost productivity cost: $283 Other legal and regulatory costs: $1,117 How much does a computer virus infection cost? $5,000 per incident at minimum Assumes only 10 machines affected Great Online Calculator
51 TCO Elements - The Unpredictable's What is the Cost of Downtime? The Downtime Calculator
52 TCO Elements -The Tool What is your True TCO? The TCO Calculator
53 TCO Selling -Summary Will completely separate you from the competition Done right, removes all the mystery The Hard Close becomes Assumptive A natural progression to sequence of events Takes practice and leadership Don t short-cut it Trust the process
54 TCO Selling The Immeasurables Vendor Management Deskside Support Loss of Productivity Lack of Strategic Focus Loss of Competitive Edge
55 Why is Cloud a C-level sale? It s a business decision more than a technical decision Significant opportunity for business process improvement May present opportunities for staff and resources realignment Is a TCO sale that requires strategic forward thinking
56 Why the C-level Suite Cares CEO CFO COO CIO Interested in gaining strategic business advantage, remaining nimble. Avoiding dead-money expense Reducing TCO Improving business process Refocusing IT on Strategic Priorities
57 Getting the C-level Meeting C-Level Referrals are most effective Don t hesitate to ask Who do YOU know? Who do THEY know? Leverage their competitors I m working with ABC Co to determine how the Cloud can strategically help their business I m available to do the same with you. CEOs know their competition and are looking for advantage Don t fall into the Technology Trap Explaining the tech details will likely backfire CEO/CFO/COO will ignore what they don t understand CEO/CFO/COO understand business, strategy & finance
58 Handling Objections Suppose for a Moment Step 1: Find the Objection & Take Temperature of the Prospect Probe with a Trial Close Expose Objection Test/Validate the Objection by Restating the Expressed Concern/Issue Step 2: Convert Objection into a Question Suppose for a moment, X was not a concern, then in your opinion Step 3: Answer Question with a Benefit Statement Probe with a Trial Close
59 Handling Objections L isten A cknowledge E xplore R espond Feel, Felt, Found
60 Objection: Price Objection: Cloud is too expensive. I can run this cheaper in-house. Listen: Acknowledge: So I understand your concerned Cloud may be too expensive and that running it/owning it yourself would be more affordable. Did I hear you correctly? Explore: Are you more concerned about potential upfront, capex items, or about the ongoing operational costs? Are you under a lot of pressure to reduce expenses? Have you previously performed any detailed TCO analysis to determine your costs over the next few years? Respond: I understand you FEEL cloud may be adding too much costs, many of my customers also FELT that way when they first considered our Cloud service, but what they FOUND was that after we built a thorough forward-looking TCO model that the true costs of Cloud were actually lower and the service delivery and flexibility were huge improvements. I m not sure our TCO model would prove out the same for you, but I m happy to go through that process with you and find out.
61 Objection: Security Objection: My data is too critical. I can t trust the security of the Cloud. Listen: Acknowledge: So I understand your concerned Cloud may not be secure and that your data may be at risk if you housed all your data in a Cloud environment. Did I hear you correctly? Explore: What have you heard about security issues in the cloud? Have you experienced any security breaches in the past? What s the potential impact on your business if you had a serious data security breach? Do you feel you are sufficiently protected from data security breaches today? Respond: I understand you FEEL Cloud may have security issues, that s a very fair concern and a real problem with many Cloud providers. In fact, many of my customers also FELT that way when they first moved to our Cloud service, but what they FOUND was there is a big difference between public, multi-tenant cloud offers and dedicated private cloud solutions. That s exactly what we do it completely locks down your private data and actually gives you a far more secure environment than what you likely even have today.
62 Objection: Reliability Objection: I m concerned with the Reliability of the Cloud.I ve heard bad things. Listen: Acknowledge: So I understand you ve heard that the reliability of the cloud may not be very good? Is that correct? Explore: Can you tell me more about what you ve heard? Have you ever experienced that kind of poor reliability yourself? What s the impact on your business if you suffer reliability issues? Could you tolerate a few hours of downtime or is that a non-negotiable for you? Respond: I understand you FEEL Cloud may have reliability issues, that s a very fair concern and a real problem with many Cloud providers. In fact, many of my customers also FELT that way when they first moved to our Cloud service, but what they FOUND was there is a big difference between public, multi-tenant cloud offers and dedicated private cloud solutions. That s exactly what we do it completely solves the issues around reliability so you can rest easier.
63 Objection: Loss of Control Objection: I m not sure I m ready to move our technology to the Cloud. Its too important to our business and I can t afford to lose control of it. Listen: Acknowledge: So am I hearing you correctly that you feel moving to a Cloud solution would result in you having less control over your technology? Explore: What specifically do you want to be able to control yourself? Do you currently outsource other parts of your business? What has that experience been like? Respond: I completely understand how you may feel a move to the Cloud may result in you having less control. Many of my customers, especially IT managers, felt the same way. Ironically, what they found was that moving to our Cloud solution actually gave them more control than they ever had before. More control to build new users, move users, restrict users, back-up data, deliver apps, support mobility, etc. If having control is a priority for you, I think you ll find this will give you far more control than what you have today.
64 Objection: Ain tbroke Objection: I don t see a compelling need to move to the cloud. What we got is working. Listen: Acknowledge: So am I hearing you correctly that your current IT systems, processes, and technologies are working satisfactorily no real need for improvement not worth investing in a cloud strategy? Explore: Do you feel your current IT strategy is more trustworthy than a cloud strategy? Are you concerned that a cloud strategy may introduce too much risk? What components of your IT strategy might make more sense being in the cloud? How are your employees already utilizing cloud technologies apart from your corporate IT strategy? How would a cloud strategy free you up to focus on more strategic initiatives? Respond: I understand your resistance to moving to the cloud if everything seems to be working. Many of our customers struggled with this same perception. However, our customers found that leveraging all the cloud has to offer doesn t have to require a leap of faith. In fact, company owners and managers are finding their employees are already purchasing cloud services on their own, complicating the ability to support users. So, your main concern may actually be Which cloud services provider can I trust? This is where we can help you.
65 Objections Effective Responses
66 Can t Overcome an Objection? Objection: Something you can t overcome You ve listened You ve validated that it s a real objection You don t have a good answer Then the question is, does it make sense to move forward with our solution in order to (list the top 2 to 3 benefits) in spite of the fact that we can t do X?
67 Key Objectives How d We Do? Virtualization & Cloud Computing What is it and why should I care? Frame the VDI Discussion Common Language & Definitions Understand the Different VDI Models Not all VDI is created equal IOSP Identifying Opportunities & Solving Problems We Make Money by Solving Problems The C-Level Conversation Avoid the Traps Beating the FUD There Will Be a Test Ph:
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