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  1. FlexCloud Hosting

  2. IT Priorities Business Priorities • Minimize CAPEX • Maximize employee productivity • Grow the business • Add new compute resources real-time to support growth • Meet compliance requirements • Business continuity and disaster recovery protection • Manage change • Upgrade aging IT infrastructure • Manage IT infrastructure and growth without adding staff • Optimize server utilization • Ensure disaster recovery protection • Focus staff on growth initiatives

  3. FlexCloud Hosting –Solves Specific IT Priorities • I have multiple business units that have their own server farms. I’d like to have a computing resource pooling, tracking and allocation system • I am virtualized already with 20+ servers. I need a better way to track server and application utilization and eliminate sprawl. • I need to track cloud environments on a per department basis for charge back and budgeting purposes. • I have a skilled IT staff of 5+ people and I need to maintain management control of my IT infrastructure while leveraging the cloud. • I have internal infrastructure and internet facing environments. I need to separate the two networks for security, but track resources across both. • My IT staff wants to manage resources and servers but I need a way to present the resource usage and billing to executives and clerical staff.

  4. EarthLink FlexCloud Hosting • Create secure IT environments for individual business units • Monitor and optimize server utilization across multiple cloud environments • Reduce costs of server sprawl by pooling resources • IT team maintains complete control with portals and dashboards. • Create separate public and private virtual environments to meet your security and compliance requirements • Intrusion Detection and Prevention with reporting • Customize firewall rules for enhanced security and compliance • Managed Data Protection and Disaster Recovery • FlexCloud Assessment establishes a baseline resource level • Ability to burst when additional resources required • Fully managed service options

  5. Reduce server sprawl costs by creating multiple business units in same Cloud • IT controls entire Cloud environment • Administrative portal for complete control • Create and allocate compute resources for multiple business units • Authorize business unit resource requests • Control Server sprawl by allocating resources across multiple business units/groups • Track costs internally and charge back on individual business unit basis • Business units control their own IT environment via User Portal • User Portal provides business unit monitoring and reporting • Deliver business unit application and group level SLAs

  6. FlexCloud Utilizes the Micro-VM Concept • The Micro-VM: • Defined as 200Mhz of CPU and 768MB of Memory Micro-VMs are dynamically allocated by the FlexCloud management system allowing VM headroom to be saved, bringing up to 30% reductions in both virtual and physical assets required. Traditional Virtualization Solutions are based on fixed allocations of processor and memory size for each application or workload Micro Virtual Machine eliminates traditional constraints on resource deployment

  7. Optimize Server Utilization Cloud Hosting Virtual Machine (VM) Based FlexCloud Hosting Micro-VM Based 2. Next Size Up Selected • VMs Assigned tomicro-VM Pool 2. Micro-VMs Share Overhead Overhead Wasted Central Mgmt Overhead Wasted XL M 1. VM Sized For Peaks Optimize resources for cost efficiencies across IT environment for larger number of VMs Convenient . Easy for small number of VMs.

  8. Bursting - Consumption-Based Pricing Cloud Hosting Virtual Machine (VM) Based FlexCloud Hosting Micro-VM Based Burst Capacity Subscription level Capacity sized for guesstimated peak demand Savings 95th Percentile • Baseline Capacity Usage with bursting ResourcesConsumed ResourcesConsumed Minimum commit rates are established, with the ability to burst past those rates Monthly Usage Monthly Usage

  9. IT Administrator & Business Unit Portals • myLink Portals • Administration portal provides overarching resource control • Service Catalogs can be customized on a per user or organizational basis • Business User portal provides usage reporting and alerts • Enable cost containment / management across business units Services Catalog Admin Portal Business-User Portal

  10. myLink FlexCloud Business User Portal • myLink FlexCloud Portal provides a comprehensive dashboard of real-time cloud activity • Monitor overall cloud workload performance by viewing real-time consumption and application-level monitoring metrics • Role-based access allows administrators to grant user access to certain virtual datacenters with pre-determined policies

  11. FlexCloud Hosting - Customizable Security Configurations • Create separate public and private environments • Securely segment Public/Private VMs and networks • Physical separation on different compute blades • Access private VMs via secure MPLS or VPN • Flexible Firewall functionality with Data Center Firewall • Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IPS) with reporting • Create site to site VPNs • Customize Firewall rules

  12. Bronze Level service is included Upgrade to more comprehensive levels FlexCloud Hosting Managed Services Options

  13. FlexCloud Hosting – EarthLink Next Generation Cloud

  14. Next Generation Cloud Data Centers:Built on Nationwide Private MPLS Network

  15. FlexCloud Assessment Consultative support to help you design a customized solution Multi-layered security, self-healing cloud architecture, and automatic server failover Scaling and Cloud Server Management through User Portals Hosted in SSAE 16 SOC2 certified data centers CommVault Enterprise backup Disaster Recovery option EarthLink FlexCloud Hosting • 10 MB Internet Bandwidth • Bursting of compute resources • 10G NetApp SAN storage • Data Center Firewall • Intrusion Detection and Prevention • Managed service option • 99.99% uptime guarantee • 24/7/365 monitoring Cloud Computing Excellence Award recognizes companies that have most effectively leveraged cloud computing in their efforts to bring new, differentiated offerings to market.

  16. Optimize server utilization and control server sprawl Create separate business unit cloud environments Business unit user controls Complete IT control with Administrator portal Customize security policies to meet industry compliance Create Public and Private facing environments Eliminate CAPEX Reduce on-premises data center & IT operating expenses FlexCloud Hosting Key Benefits

  17. 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