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1 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 1 A Flexible Cloud-Computing Platform Focus on solving business problems Nick Ward | Windows Azure Specialist | Microsoft Australia & New Zealand |

2 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 2 Agenda What is Platform as a Service? Why Would You Consider Windows Azure? Focus on solutions, not infrastructure Improve efficiency with scalable platform Optimize costs with flexibility and control Improve business agility Where Could You Use Windows Azure in Your Organisation?

3 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 3 Generational Shift Centralized compute & storage, thin clients Technology EconomicBusiness Optimized for efficiency due to high cost High upfront costs for hardware and software PCs and servers for distributed compute, storage, etc. Optimized for agility due to low cost Perpetual license for OS and application software Large DCs, commodity HW, scale-out, devices Order of magnitude better efficiency and agility Pay as you go, and only for what you use

4 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 4 Cloud Impact REDUCED MANAGEMENT NEW ECONOMICS INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY Pay for what you use Lower and predictable costs Shift from capex and opex Accelerate speed to value No patching, maintenance Faster deployment Robust multi-layered security Reliability and fault-tolerance Latest software for users Internet collaboration Anywhere access Instant self-provisioning

5 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 5 IT as a Service Business Requirements End User Config Application Logic Data Schema Operating System Disaster Recovery Virus Control Database Management Load Balancing Identity/Authorisation Middleware Hardware Network Storage Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

6 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 6 Windows Azure is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers around the world, proving a simple, reliable and powerful platform for the creation of web applications and services. The Windows Azure Platform

7 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 7 Cloud Security Concerns Where is my data located? Is the Microsoft cloud secure? Who can see my data? How do you make sure that my company data follows the rules? What happens if… What is holding IT managers back from going to the cloud is fear about security. Cloudy with a chance of rain, The Economist, March 5, 2010

8 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 8 Windows Azure Security Layers Defence In Depth Approach LayerDefences Data Strong storage keys for access control SSL support for data transfers between all parties Application Front-end.NET code running under partial trust Windows account with least privileges Host Stripped down version of Windows Server 2008 OS Host boundaries enforced by external hypervisor Network Host firewall limiting traffic to VMs VLANs and packet filters in routers Physical World-class physical security ISO 27001and SAS 70 Type II certification for data centre processes

9 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 9 NEXT UP: Why Would You Consider Windows Azure?

10 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 10 BENEFITS FOR YOUR BUSINESS Agility Focus Efficiency Simplicity

11 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 11 NEXT UP: Where Could You Use Windows Azure In Your Organisation?

12 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 12 MYOB: Transitioning to Azure

13 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 13 Windows Azure Discovery Pack 2 Day Training for Developers/Architects 1 Day Consulting Review applications for cloud potential 6 Month Subscription to Windows Azure Includes Windows Azure and SQL Azure Over $40,000 value for less than $15,000

14 MICROSOFT CONFIDENTIAL Page 14 Thank You


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