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Cloud and Cloud Hosting

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  2. 2. CLOUD & CLOUD HOSTING Rudhir Sharan CRACKERHOST.COM – Managed Cloud Hosting
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is Cloud Computing? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Cloud Hosting? </li></ul><ul><li>SFW? What does it mean for startups? </li></ul><ul><li>CrackerHost – Managed Cloud Hosting </li></ul>Cloud & Cloud Hosting Talk about… … definition out of the way?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Hype/buzzword? </li></ul><ul><li>Semantics </li></ul><ul><li>Old wine in new bottle? </li></ul><ul><li>Add Cloud Computing in your company vision or AGM and your stock price goes up! </li></ul>… controversial & intriguing question Cloud & Cloud Hosting What is Cloud Computing?
  5. 5. <ul><li>… amorphous computing body (a cloud) which delivers computing resources on demand and without the need for the user to understand what is and how to operate the ‘pistons and shafts’ of the computing infrastructure/system or software behind it. It is instantly provisioned & readily scalable and has an on-demand model. </li></ul>… let us dig a bit deeper Cloud & Cloud Hosting What is cloud computing?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Independent computing system </li></ul><ul><li>of an organization, 21 st Century </li></ul><ul><li>Centered around skilled labor and large office space </li></ul><ul><li>Manage own computing power/software/infrastructure/platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Large IT investments </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing… </li></ul><ul><li>Burden’s wheel, 19 th Century </li></ul><ul><li>Next to Wynantskill river, upstate NY </li></ul><ul><li>Generate own electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Large capital investment </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity grid archived the wheel </li></ul>… the story was the same for factories in the 19 th Century Cloud & Cloud Hosting Story of Henry Burden/Burden Iron Works
  7. 7. Companies were in the business of power generation as much as in production Cloud & Cloud Hosting 19 th Century Pre-electricity grid era
  8. 8. The individual trademarks are the property of the respective companies and are only used for reference here Distributed production centers Distributed computing power centers Companies have been in the business of IT as much as their business Cloud & Cloud Hosting 21 st Century: Pre-cloud era
  9. 9. Electric Power Computing Power Centralized computing / Centralized power generation A sign of evolution and economic efficiency … déjà vu? Cloud & Cloud Hosting The evolution of business is following a similar path:
  10. 10. <ul><li>Larry Ellison referred to cloud computing as </li></ul><ul><li>“ gibberish” </li></ul><ul><li>Later Oracle announced its products were </li></ul><ul><li>“ cloud-computing ready” </li></ul>The Cloud was always there It is VPS not cloud...stop that …or? Look, here is the cloud and from now onwards everything will be called the cloud so that I can sell you more I have an idea And it’s cloud(ed) Definition does not matter…the cloud does…here to stay & change Cloud & Cloud Hosting Cloud definition war…
  11. 11. <ul><li>Hardware resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPU/Hard Disk/RAM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Operating systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows/Linux/Chrome OS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application development & deployment platform /RDBMS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ruby on Rails / ColdFusion / PHP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail, E-commerce engine, CRM, Accounting system </li></ul></ul>… can any computing power go on the cloud?...categorize? Cloud & Cloud Hosting What is computing power:
  12. 12. Software as a Service (, Google Apps) Platforms as a Service (Database on the cloud,CrackerHost) Infrastructure as a Service (GoGrid) SaaS PaaS IaaS … evolving definitions…grey boundaries…cloud hosting both platform and infrastructure as a service Cloud & Cloud Hosting Cloud Pyramid?
  13. 13. Traditional hosting limitation: cope up with the growth of successful sites Cloud & Cloud Hosting Site user growth scenario traditional Dedicated/VPS hosting
  14. 14. <ul><li>Cloud Hosting </li></ul>… the cloud is elastic! It stretches with your needs Cloud & Cloud Hosting Site user growth scenario with Cloud Hosting
  15. 15. <ul><li>Cluster </li></ul><ul><li>Failover </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand/PAYG </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-upgrade or downgrade (elasticity) </li></ul><ul><li>Build from images </li></ul>… HA, on-demand, clone-able, auto-upgradable hosting Cloud & Cloud Hosting How is Cloud Hosting different from traditional/dedicated/VPS hosting
  16. 16. Cloud & Cloud Hosting SFW? What does it mean for start-ups? Risk mitigation…a crash can mean the death of a startup <ul><ul><li>Traditional hosting crash means hours and days of recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High load crash with traditional hosting will mean building new servers, loading software, plugging security holes, testing, load balancing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud can avoid crashes and hasten recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is not whether but when </li></ul><ul><li>the disk will crash. </li></ul><ul><li>Site launch crash is not a status </li></ul><ul><li>symbol anymore </li></ul><ul><li>Build back from custom </li></ul><ul><li>images in minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware failover </li></ul><ul><li>Auto-upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>avoids crashes </li></ul>Traditional hosting: dedicated & VPS Cloud Hosting
  17. 17. Cloud & Cloud Hosting SFW? What does it mean for start-ups? … low cost = low burn rate = easier to bootstrap <ul><ul><li>Don’t need expensive servers and licenses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t need expensive human resources/consulting costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay As You Go </li></ul></ul>Traditional hosting: Dedicated & VPS Cloud Hosting
  18. 18. Cloud & Cloud Hosting SFW? What does it mean for start-ups? … tremendous flexibility…open options / can change vendors later <ul><ul><li>Test applications and then shut servers when not needed </li></ul></ul>Switch-off the cloud when not in use!!! PAYG <ul><li>Yearly contracts </li></ul><ul><li>At least monthly billing </li></ul><ul><li>Set up costs </li></ul>Traditional hosting: dedicated & VPS Cloud Hosting
  19. 19. Cloud & Cloud Hosting SFW? What does it mean for start-ups? … cloud hosting will reduce your carbon footprint Cloud hosting means less carbon emissions Traditional hosting: dedicated & VPS Cloud Hosting Cloud hosting is green! (if you care) Save the planet, switch to the cloud!
  20. 20. CrackerHost Managed Cloud Hosting Provider … we know hosting – know cloud better
  21. 21. … advantages of cloud hosting with USPs <ul><ul><li>High Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto-upgrade/downgrade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build from custom images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No contracts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No cost re-imaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PAYG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower costs </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. … unique propositions…more to come <ul><li>CrackerHost Vs. Other Cloud Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Offer managed services around the cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Offer open standard control panels like Plesk, cPanel (PaaS) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Cloud & Cloud Hosting Benchmarking Auto-upgrade … web 2.0/3.0? User flood on launch…how long will you take to upgrade? Benchmark result: Time taken to upgrade the server: 4 minutes 5 seconds Server time before auto-upgrade: 22:15:14 Server time after auto-upgrade: 22:19:19
  24. 24. CLOUD & CLOUD HOSTING Q&A Thank you! CRACKERHOST.COM – Managed Cloud Hosting
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