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1 CLOUD PLATFORMS Connect-to-Connect 2015 Workshop from Presented at the Ramada Hotel, Dar es Salaam on 29th July 2015 By: David Sawe East Africa Partner TechEquity Ltd.

2 Who coined Cloud computing? Technology Review tracked the coinage of the term back [...] to late 1996, and to an office park outside Houston. Inside the offices of Compaq Computer, a small group of technology executives was plotting the future of the Internet business and calling it cloud computing. Their vision was detailed and prescient. Not only would all business software move to the Web, but what they termed cloud computing-enabled applications like consumer file storage would become common. For Compaq, it was the start of a $2-billion-a-year business selling servers to Internet providers. < Mainframe concepts, but using modern technology Proof of concept: George Favaloro poses with a 1996 Compaq business plan. The document is the earliest known use of the term cloud computing in print.

3 What is Cloud Computing? Google Oracle By moving to the cloud, Cloud computing is a significant you free your team to IDC Research advancement in the delivery of focus on development, The cloud has changed the fundamen information technology and rather than maintaining tal nature of computing and how services. business gets done and it will By providing on demand access servers. You can also continue to do so through save dramatically over to a shared pool of computing In fact, IDC predicts that by 2020 resources in a self-service, the the high costs of onclouds will stop being referred to as dynamically scaled and metered premises infrastructure. "public" and "private" and ultimately manner, cloud computing offers they will stop being called clouds al compelling advantages in cost, together. It is simply the new way Microsoft speed and efficiency. business is done... Cloud is a once in a IDC research also shows that the generation technology PwC global cloud infrastructure is super advancement, and our Agile companies are seizing scaling and becoming the launch pad opportunities around the cloud to customers are using the for infrastructure innovation and as a power of cloud to create innovative new services result, hardware vendors innovations and business models that reimagine their are shifting to cloud first. decrease time to market, create businesses whether by operational efficiencies and accelerating innova engage customers in new ways. tion, enabling new Cloud services are more than business scenarios, IBM technology delivery paradigms speeding time to market, Cloud computing is the delivery of on[and offer] the potential to propel or driving cost savings. demand computing resources every- IT agility to new heights and thing from applications to data over fulfill the role of technology as a strategic enabler. the Internet on a pay-for-use basis.

4 Misgivings about the Cloud COMMON FEARS: 1. Security risk perceptions (privacy / confidentiality) 2. Risk of vendor lock-in 3. Risk of data access lock-out COMMON UNCERTAINTIES: 4. Weak legal and regulatory frameworks 5. Technological complexity and technical competencies 6. Incompatibility with current infrastructure COMMON DOUBTS: 7. Limited awareness among executives 8. Fear of change and job loss 9. Inability to quantify value 10. Concerns over long-term costs...are best addressed by engaging with: trusted partners

5 Global Mega Trends TECHNOLOGY DRIVERS (mobility + social-networks + big-data + cloud) ARE: 1) Expanding Scale with Lower Entry-barriers 3) Accelerating Pace Users Evolving business eco-system Transactions Dynamic scalability Computations Minimize time to value Data Pace of technology & globalization 2) Increasing Complexity + Consumability Data and data management Workloads Discovering insights Interaction 4) Growing Contextual Overload Proliferation of sensors/devices The Internet of Things Demand for personalization Just in time deliveries...so KEY FUTURE IMPERATIVES ARE TO CONTINUOUSLY: a) Reinvent Business Models Seek an agile, simplified & stream-lined enterprise. Balance growth & efficiency with business resiliency b) Grow Business Intelligence Develop capability to make better-informed decisions Build customer-centricity & profitable growth strategies c) Integrate Risk Management Achieve compliance, mitigate risks, fight crime Optimise financial returns, job satisfaction, staff loyalty

6 But is I.T. ready for the challenge? New server spending Power & cooling costs Systems management & admin costs Now 20 yrs ago 29% 68% About 70% of I.T. operating costs......are on management & administration of existing systems, not innovation! * IDC; Converged Systems: End User Survey Results presentation

7 The continuum of options for Cloud service-delivery Private Public IT capabilities are provided as a service, over an intranet, in-house and inside the corporate firewall IT capabilities are provided as a service, over the Internet, either openly or through a secure VPN In-house data center In-house data center In-house and external Private cloud Managed private cloud Hosted private cloud In-house hosted and operated In-house hosted, 3rd-party operated Mixed hosting and 3rd-party operated 100% Privat e Cloud Enterprises A Users B Shared cloud services Contractual shared hosting & operating A B Public cloud services Either free of charge or for pay HybridCloud 100% Public Cloud continuum of hybrid, integrated service-delivery modes... All services in-house All services out-sourced

8 Four major categories of Cloud consumption Software as a Service (SaaS): Collaboration Analytics ERP/SCM/CRM Industry applications Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Servers Storage Network OS, Virtualization Dynamic provisioning Business-Process as a Service (BPaaS): Industry-specific processes Employee benefits management Business travel Procurement Platform as a Service (PaaS): Middleware Database Development tools Web Application Backup/Restore

9 Migrating from Traditional I.T. into Cloud can be either a Single-Step or an Evolutionary-Process: CLOUD st in g Dynamic provisioning for workloads SHARED RESOURCES In in tegr fra a s t te w ru ct ith ur e e xi Common workload profiles AUTOMATE Flexible delivery & Self Service STANDARDIZE Operational Efficiency VIRTUALIZE Increase Utilization CONSOLIDATE Physical Infrastructure Traditional IT e ur t c s u r st cie a fr ten n I e mpe h t o y c ad HR e R d an

10 The key building-blocks towards Cloud 1. Virtualisation Higher utilization of resources Economy of scale benefits Lower capital expenses Lower operating expense 2. Standardisation Easier access Flexible pricing Reuse and share Easier to integrate 3. Automation 10 Faster cycle times Lower support costs Optimized utilization Improved compliance Optimized security End user experience

11 Cloud addresses conflicting business demands Cloud Computing is an IT consumption and delivery model, that is inspired by consumer internet services and optimised by workload Cloud computing has 5 key characteristics: 1.On-demand self-service 2.Broad network access 3.Location independent resource pooling 4.Rapid elasticity 5.Measured service Cloud enables: Self service Sourcing options Economies of scale Business flexibility & agility Cloud represents: The industrialisation of delivery for IT supported services Multiple cloud deployment models coexist: Private, public and hybrid Workload or programming model specific

12 Some examples of Cloud usage EDUCATION: enhava (Zimbabwe) < AGRICULTURE:... BANKING:... HEALTH:... TELECOM:...

13 THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION ON: CLOUD PLATFORMS WORKSHOP FROM by: David Sawe East Africa Partner TechEquity Ltd. Phone: / Web: The presenter hereby thanks all the companies mentioned or quoted within these slides for availing their resources in the public-domain.

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