An Introduction to Cloud Computing - Part1: What is Cloud Computing?

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This presentation provides an introduction to the area of cloud computing. This presentation is split into three sections, of which this is the first part. This first part provides a definition of what cloud computing actually is and why today's companies are starting to take it very seriously. If you download the presentation you will find that each slide has notes to help you get a better understanding of the content. Updated April 2013


<ul><li> 1. An Introduction to Cloud Computing -Part 1 What is Cloud Computing?Mark Morley, Industry Marketing Director </li> <li> 2. Slide 2 | 2013 GXS, Inc.B2B Outlook Getting Very CloudyThe Cloud is not hype, it is real and here today!Productivity gains lie outside the enterpriseB2B challenges and the hunt for ROISlide 2 | 2013 GXS, Inc. </li> <li> 3. Slide 3 | 2013 GXS, Inc.CIOs are Embracing Cloud Computing Following divestiture from Ford, JLRhad 18Tb of emails to extract fromFords Microsoft Exchange Server JLRs CIO saw this as an opportunityto do things differently Adoption of cloud based applicationshas helped to simplify their ICT/B2Binfrastructure"The strategy will be one ofsimplification, standardisationand modernisation. Where I candeem services and technologyas being commodity I will seekto externalise, outsource orplace them in the cloud."Jeremy Vincent, CIO JLRLink to Article </li> <li> 4. Slide 4 | 2013 GXS, Inc.Significant Investment in CloudInfrastructuresGoogle invests $850M in its datacentre infrastructure in Q111Apple invests $1Billion inNorth Carolina data centreSlide 4 | 2013 GXS, Inc.Microsoft invests $500M inDublin based data centre </li> <li> 5. Slide 5 | 2013 GXS, Inc.Cloud ComputingSaaSASPMainframeEnterpriseApplicationintegrationCross-EnterpriseIntegrationEvolution of Business Integration1995Customer CentricStrategic/Competitive2000Organisation CriticalDepartment Specific201520102005Supply ChainVisibilityWeb-BasedPortalsUnisysIntegrationBusinessIntelligenceSecure WebServicesRFID andEPCSales ForceAutomationEnterpriseResource PlanningBusinessProcess MgmtCustomer DataIntegrationEnterpriseCommunityManagementBusinessActivityMonitoringSense andRespond </li> <li> 6. Slide 6 | 2013 GXS, Inc.What is a Cloud?Software-as-a-ServiceSaaSIntegration-as-a-ServiceIaaSData-as-a-ServiceDaaSInfrastructure-as-a-ServiceEverything-as-a-ServiceComputing-as-a-ServiceSecurity-as-a-ServiceHardware-as-a-ServiceDatabase-as-a-ServiceAnything-as-a-ServicePlatform-as-a-ServiceVoice-as-a-ServiceHaaSXaaSRuby Cloud Platform-as-a-ServiceManaged Video-as-a-ServiceSlide 6 | 2013 GXS, Inc. </li> <li> 7. Slide 7 | 2013 GXS, Inc.Definition of Cloud ComputingA standardised IT capability (services, software or infrastructure)delivered via internet technologies in a pay-per-use, self-service wayA style of computing where massively scalable IT-related capabilitiesare provided as a service using internet technologies to multipleexternal customersCloud services are shared services, under virtualised management,accessible over the internet </li> <li> 8. Slide 8 | 2013 GXS, Inc.Characteristics of a Cloud Environment Dynamic- One of the keys tocloud computing is on-demandprovisioning Massively scalable- The servicemust react immediately to yourneeds Multi-tenant- Cloudcomputing, by itsnature, delivers shared services </li> <li> 9. Slide 9 | 2013 GXS, Inc.Characteristics of a Cloud Environment Self-service - As a user, you canuse the service as you require Per-usage based pricing model -You should only ever pay for theamount of service you consume IP-based architecture - Cloudarchitectures are based onvirtualised, internet basedtechnologies </li> <li> 10. Slide 10 | 2013 GXS, Inc.Types of Cloud Public Cloud Available to the generalpublic or large industry group and is ownedby an organisation selling cloud services Community Cloud Shared by severalorganisations and supports a specificcommunity that has shared concerns Private Cloud Operated solely for anorganisation or company Hybrid Cloud Combination of two of theabove, they remain unique entities but arebound together by standardisedtechnologies </li> <li> 11. Slide 11 | 2013 GXS, Inc.Migrating Your Business to the CloudBy GeographyBy ApplicationHR CRMERPSCMBy ProcessStrategyPlanningTestingImplementationMaintenance </li> <li> 12. Slide 12 | 2013 GXS, Inc.Thank YouPhonesUS: 1-800-334-2255, option 3EMEA: +44 (0) 1932 776047GXS web sitesUS: www.gxs.comEMEA: </li> </ul>