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Ged Powell, Group Manager at JANET UK describes the work that JANET are doing to set up the Cloud Brokerage service for UK HE

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  • 1. Janet Brokerage Cloud Adoption -A journey towards greener and cost effective IT Ged Powell
  • 2. Presentation Two parts: Janet Brokerage Introduction Approach to delivery of benets
  • 3. The Brokerage Story so far... Data centre initiatives and strategy for HEFCE Universities Modernisation Fund Pump prime funding Creation of the JANET Brokerage
  • 4. Brokerage Aims Work with the sector and suppliers to provide solutions based on IT as a service, facilitating the uptake of data centre, hosted and cloud services. Create efciencies and cost savings Accelerate and improve services and add value Reduce risk in adopting new services Address technical and business questions Create a competitive market based on sound technical platforms
  • 5. Period of learning... Many discussions with the sector to understand: Focus, fears and future aspirations Critical blockers for adoption Readiness to adopt Many discussions with commercial providers to understand: Focus, fears and future aspirations Critical blockers for adoption Readiness to work collaboratively
  • 6. And we found... Many different organisational: perspectives approaches priorities levels of readiness Unsurprisingly: There is no one model that ts all!
  • 7. Way Forward... Unitdedicated to working with research and education institutions to match individual needs to data centre and cloud computing solutions Spentthe past year building relationships with sector and suppliers, identifying which services are key
  • 8. Where are we up to?
  • 9. Building the Team
  • 10. Where are we up to? - Organisationally Team in place Setting up sector and commercial advisory boards Communications plan Website & Social Media Events and representation Engaged with other JANET areas CSIRT, Regulatory, Development & Moonshot Keen to engage further with the sector...
  • 11. Where are we up to? - Dialogue In dialogue with: Key national/international suppliers Providers at different levels of the cloud stack Engaged with: Sector strategies (e.g. HEIDS report) Sector bodies (e.g. UCISA, JISC) UMF projects and initiatives Engaging with: Home Ofce & G-Cloud
  • 12. Where are we up to? - Services Initial procurements About to launch two frameworks for data centre services Colocation and IaaS Working with sector institutions and their needs Developing Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) New use of DPS, proving the concept and making efciencies Aimed at commodity provision (storage, compute, HPC)
  • 13. Where are we up to? - Services Other initiatives Upcoming paper on email for research students and staff Continuing leading reports by UCISA and JISC Legal Working with sector and suppliers directly Security work with CSIRT and industry to clarify risks Embargoed stuff - watch this space...
  • 14. Actually Watch this space... @JANET_Cloud
  • 15. Initial Service Menu Colocation & Data Centre Services VLE Managed Virtual Servers Email Commodity Storage UMF Projects Tiered Storage HPC Commodity Compute Disaster Recovery
  • 16. Elephant in the Room The Brokerage is designed for the benet of the sector... But needs to be self sustaining... So priorities need to be balanced. courtesy of
  • 17. Priorities Establish Brokerage as one stop shop Develop coherent offerings, IaaS, PaaS, & SaaS Develop Financial Sustainability Model Pilot new technologies e.g. Moonshot Legal / SLA Model Support sector projects First major brokered deal(s) executed this academic year Establish pipeline of brokered deals into FY12/13
  • 18. Sector background Still very early in Cloud adoption process in HE / FE Degree of adoption and willingness varies across sector Cloud is a very complex and dynamic place Business models, technologies etc.. Especially true in HE / FE sector Changing funding / nancial conditions Business processes evolving and changing
  • 19. Diamond Report There is much evidence of good practice in the sector, but it needs better dissemination. Information on the costs of operational activities within higher education needs to improve. Benchmarking is a vital tool for driving efciency. Current practice is piecemeal and fragmented and a more strategic national framework is proposed. Simplifying, streamlining and improving internal processes needs to be a priority for all institutions. Building on prior simplication and standardisation, more can be done to develop shared services, but VAT remains a barrier. There is signicant potential for outsourcing and the development of strategic relationships with the private sector to deliver services. A more strategic coordination of higher education procurement at the national level is needed. There are a number of areas where regulatory reform can help reduce costs associated with compliance and facilitate increased efciency.