Cloud Computing

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Cloud Computing, presentation by Jim McHale at Be2camp 2008, London, 10 October

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Cloud Computing

  1. 1. Cloud Computing... ...is a metaphor for the Internet. 1. Applications - SaaS, Software as a Service 2. Platforms - application platform for developers 3. Infrastructure - general computing, storage, other resources
  2. 2. Which Will Mean Much Less Of This...
  3. 3. And More Of This...
  4. 4. Microsoft finally join the party! “Steve Ballmer says Microsoft will unveil its cloud-computing operating system at the end of this month” – PCPro 1st Oct 2008 “Amazon EC2 Running Windows Server: Coming Soon”
  5. 5. Why I Love The Cloud Cloud Computing + Open Source (free) = Scalable Cheap Infrastructure!
  6. 6. So What’s The Catch? “marketing hype...” “fashion-driven...” privacy and ownership issues? If you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, are you defenceless?
  7. 7. Medium / Short Term Effect On The Built Environment? “Bandwidth as the 4th Utility” “The Building Optical Network (BON) is an all fiber backbone.” All technical infrastructures on one network?
  8. 8. Jim McHale Memoori Ltd jim@memoori.com http://blog.memoori.com

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