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Introduction to Xero and Xero learn

Cloud Computing

 A technology that enables consumers, developers, and


businesses to communicate and collaborate by accessing
software applications, data storage, and computing processing
capacity over the Internet.
 Enables businesses to shift the burden of managing and
maintaining computer hardware from their own staff to
providers whose business specialize on these fields.
 Customers purchase service from providers, paying only for
Service Models in Cloud Computing
what they use, and have access to important resources on
demand. “Stack”- Layers of Customizable Services that can be employed to meet
 Enables both casual internet user and the specialized the user’s demands.
programming developer to access information from around the
 Software as a Service (SaaS)
world almost instantaneously.
 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
 Vast amount of information that computer users can access via
 Platform as a Service (PaaS)
the World Wide Web without the need for purchasing and
installing specialized programs on their computers. Software as a Service (SaaS)
 Working in the cloud enables users to avoid storing information,
 First layer of cloud computing
programs, or files, on their hard drive.
 The application, or service, is deployed from a centralized data
Development of “The Cloud” center across a network, providing access and use on a recurring
fee service.
 Users “rent”, “subscribe to”, “are assigned”, or “are granted
access” to the applications from a central provider.
 The core value is providing access to, and management of, a
commercially available application
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

 Second layer of cloud computing


 Infrastructure – underlying foundation or basic framework of a
system or an organization
 Refers to the foundation of the cloud-based server upon which Iaas Service Delivery Models
a computer developer can construct a system to meet the
Public Cloud
particular need.
 Provides an alternative to creating a data center.  All services, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, are outside the
network’s firewall.
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
 User chooses to deploy one or more modules within an account
 Exists at the middle of the cloud computing stack between IaaS with a cloud provider, and the user’s data becomes stored on
and SaaS. the provider’s virtual servers.
 The basic ingredients of the IaaS modules are preselected by the
Virtual Private Cloud
provider.
 One advantage is that it provides a common environment upon  Functions like a private cloud but is within a public cloud and is
which a single developer or a team of developers can build. created with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.

Layers of the Cloud Hybrid Cloud

 Some services are inside the firewall and some are outside of it.
 An organization rents physical server space, or uses its own
infrastructure, and rents virtual servers on demand on an as-
needed basis.
Private Cloud

 PaaS and IaaS are inside the network’s firewall.


 A company rents from a provider one or more specific servers
that are directed solely to the particular customer.
 Most secure type of cloud.
 Providers: Cloudstack, Eucalyptus, and OpenNebula
Getting to Know XERO

 New Zealand domiciled public technology company, listed on


the Australian Stock Exchange
 Xero offers a cloud-based accounting software platform for
small and medium-sized businesses.
 Xero's products are based on the software as a service (SaaS)
model and sold by subscription, based on the type and number
of company entities managed by the subscriber.
 Founded in a Wellington studio apartment in 2006 by Rod Drury  In December 2018, Xero hits 1 million subscribers in its home
and Hamish Edwards when they felt that traditional desktop markets of Australia and New Zealand.
accounting software had become outdated and decided to
create a modern cloud-based product.
 Xero Limited Global headquarters located in Wellington
XERO Global

 three offices in New Zealand (Wellington, Auckland and Napier),


six offices in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide,
Brisbane and Perth),
 three offices in the United Kingdom (London, Manchester and
Milton Keynes)
 three offices in the United States (Denver, San Francisco and
New York)
 as well as offices in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and South
Africa.
History of Xero
Accounting 2.0

 Original name of Xero


 Changed due to the name being unpopular to the staff and the
difficulty in registering the domain.
The Journey to register Xero.Com

 Xero was an existing domain name


 An existing fan site of Linkin Park (Xero was Linkin Park’s original
name)
 Convinced the domain administrator to sell the domain for
$20,000
XERO Today

 Xero entered Australian and United Kingdom in 2008


 Entered United States in 2011
 In 2017, Xero surpassed one million subscribers globally