Typical Business Challenges • How do I minimize IT capital expenditures & reduce IT operating expenses, without sacrificing services? • How do I reduce the complexity of my IT operations? • How can I scale IT resources to keep pace with rapidly changing business requirements? • How can I accelerate my IT application rollouts? • How do I get my limited IT staff refocused on strategic revenue generating initiatives? • How do I maintain control and security of my IT infrastructure if I choose to leverage the cloud?
Cloud Computing represents a very attractive solution for businesses of all sizes “With IT budgets relatively flat at most companies, and with competitors fighting for every scrap of business, CIOs can no longer afford to spend 70% to 80% of their precious funds supporting and maintaining existing systems. They must shift, permanently, a big chunk of their budgets into growth initiatives--IT projects and programs that open new markets and drive new business rather than just maintain the status quo.” - Information Week
Cloud Computing Services 1. Reduce Complexitysimplifying operationsand maintenance 2. DramaticallyReduce Costsso you can invest in business opportunities 3. Deliver and Scale IT Services Flexiblyto keep pace with your business requirements Delivers real business value, right now!
Reduce IT cost and complexity • Contain or reduce IT costs while improving support • Consolidate and simplify to reduce hardware, license, and operational costs • Measure service levels consistently regardless of resource location or ownership • Secure maximum returns from IT investments • Maximize resource utilization and efficiency • Don’t pay for idle or reserved computing capacity onsite • Keep IT manageable • Organize teams by specialty, not resource type or location, for maximum effectiveness • Measure, enforce, and report policy and regulatory compliance consistently across all computing environments
Respond rapidly to changing business requirements • Meet today’s business requirements • Consolidate and simplify infrastructure and operations, while reducing on-premise spare capacity • Measure and manage service levels consistently across on-premise and cloud infrastructure • Improve quality of service with scalable infrastructure and higher availability • Adapt quickly to new demands • Add capacity economically in the cloud as you grow • Scale up quickly to meet seasonal or event-related demand spikes • Respond quickly to competitive initiatives or new customer requirements • Accelerate innovation • Reduce time to market with streamlined application development, testing, provisioning, and deployment on compatible cloud infrastructure • Free IT resources from rewriting applications for the cloud, so they can contribute real business value
Next Generation Cloud Industry Leading Technology platforms: • VMware 5.1 – virtualization technology • Cisco - networking and server computing technology (UCS FlexPod) • NetApp – storage technology • Fortinet – security services technology • Juniper - VPN technology • CommVault - server backup/recovery technology • Trend Micro – antivirus • Nimsoft - monitoring
Next Generation Cloud in new Data Centers:Built on Nationwide Private MPLS Network
Next Generation Cloud Services • Services supported today: • Cloud Hosting • Dedicated Exchange • Data Center Firewall • Secure Remote Access • Services supported in near future: • Cloud Workspace • Hosted Exchange
Customer Benefits Next Generation Cloud • Performance: • vCPU processing speeds 20% faster for improved performance and reliability • New Cisco UCS platform for greater scalability and faster provisioning • Security: • Intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS) for all inbound traffic for improved security, • New Data Center Firewall, powered by Fortinet, for more robust security on a carrier-class platform • New Secure Remote Access, powered by Juniper, platform fully integrated with Cloud in multiple locations to provide client SSL VPN access for MPLS and Cloud Hosted services without a separate device required • Automated patch management and antivirus • SSAE 16 compliant data centers helping customers meet industry compliance requirements
Customer Benefits Next Generation Cloud • Network Capabilities: • Greater network design flexibility with increased number of internal sub-nets • Deployed nationwide in six data centers on private MPLS network with Data Center Connect access • Storage & backup: • Improved data protection with new NetApp storage platforms • Faster storage connectivity with 10 Gb links between virtual servers and storage units • New Features: • New VMware 5.1 delivers industry leading virtualization capabilities • Windows 2012 now supported • Enhanced vCloud Connector for increased flexibility in sharing virtual servers and creating Hybrid Clouds
Consultative support to help you design a customized solution to meet your specific business requirements. Choose a Linux or Windows operating systems, amount of CPU/RAM, and SAN Storage, and SAN Backup Multi-layered security, self-healing cloud architecture, and automatic server failover Instant scaling and Cloud Server Management through VMware vCloud Control panel Hosted in SSAE 16 compliant data centers EarthLink Cloud Hosting • Businesses running VMware typically save 50-70% on overall IT costs by consolidating their resources Cloud Computing Excellence Award recognizes companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.
Cloud Server Management • Build, start, stop, backup or delete cloud servers directly from the control panel. • Schedule and review nightly backups. • Set up administrators with role-based access. • Connect to applications and your network vCloud Director 5.1
Cloud Hosting - vCloud Connector • Build VMware-based hybrid clouds • Copy, view and control your Virtual Servers across private and public environments with complete security vCloud Connector Software Application Business Public Cloud Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud
Cloud Hosting - Configuration Examples Small – suitable for an Active Directory Server, small file/print server. Medium - suitable for a small-mid SQL DB, Exchange E-Mail, a few remote desktop sessions, most small-to-medium business applications. Large – suitable for medium to large SQL DB’s, multiple concurrent remote desktops, large Exchange server, most standard business application.
Dedicated Server Hosting Maintain complete control while increasing your performance level, reliability and security. Our highly secure Data Centers give you a secure, dedicated environment to install, customize, and scale any application. With a Managed Dedicated Server, our experts build and manage you server in our secure data center environment and handle OS installations, patches, reboots and more.
Dedicated Server Hosting Plans There are three standard levels of Dedicated Hosting Server. There is also the fourth level option to completely customize the package you need.
EarthLink Managed Cloud Hosting EARTHLINK RANKS #1 IN MSPMENTOR'S LIST OF TOP MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS "EarthLink has quietly transformed itself from an ISP . . . into a full-blown MSP. Big areas of focus include managed voice, cloud hosting and integrated voice and data services." MSPmentor
Bronze Level service is included with all options Upgrade to more comprehensive levels based on customer needs Managed Services Options
Achieving IT Agility in Your Cloud Designed to meet your business requirements -- not “one-cloud-fits-all” Works seamlessly with your current IT investments Aligned to your business and approach to IT Flexible and secure, both on and off-premise Incremental, not wholesale, change