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Sebastian Stadil advises on selecting the right cloud from EC2, GCE, or OpenStack based on one's needs, outlining the deployment and administrative challenges to be faced with each option. Filmed at qconsf.com.

Sebastian Stadil is a seasoned entrepreneur based out of San Francisco. He founded Silicon Valley’s Cloud Computing Group and contributes to journals such as InfoQ, Conversations Network, Internet Evolution, and Silicon Angle. His work has been featured in Wired Enterprise, TechCrunch, The Register, Businessweek, GigaOM, and Network World.

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Architecting Organizations for the Cloud Architecting Organizations for the Cloud Presentation Transcript

  • Architecting Organizations for the Cloud
  • Watch the video with slide synchronization on InfoQ.com! http://www.infoq.com/presentations /cloud-organization-architecture InfoQ.com: News & Community Site • 750,000 unique visitors/month • Published in 4 languages (English, Chinese, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese) • Post content from our QCon conferences • News 15-20 / week • Articles 3-4 / week • Presentations (videos) 12-15 / week • Interviews 2-3 / week • Books 1 / month
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  • Architecting Organizations for the Cloud
  • SITUATION
  • Transitioning to the Cloud • New organizations have it easy • Real challenge is existing ones • Especially in the Enterprise
  • COMPLICATION
  • IT objectives != BU objectives
  • IT objectives • Keeping BUs productive • Leverage economies of scale • Define & enforce policies
  • BU objectives • Reducing time to market • Facilitating experiments • Reducing cost of failure
  • Trading off between security and convenience means trading off aforementioned objectives.
  • Historical failures of IT • Stem from procurement process • Build vs buy
  • Buy • UX never a criteria. • Managing supplier risk leads to big shops.
  • Build • No competition • Best developers go product.
  • Different levels of risk aversiveness
  • Selecting for a culture • New teams (i.e., Netflix) have selected for a certain culture • Risk tolerance & cloud familiarity • An Enterprise can't do this easily
  • Pets vs cattle • Traditionally, servers are managed like pets • In Cloud Native architectures, servers are managed like cattle
  • Evidence • Private clouds built as on-demand VPS • Used for self-service, not for Cloud Native • Management tactics different
  • Cost of wrongful shutdown >> savings from shutdown
  • IMPLICATION
  • Politics & tensions
  • Politics • Who's job is going to be made easiest? • Effort diverted away from customers
  • Rebellion & Rogue IT
  • New Problems • Incomplete picture • Genentech story • Risks, legal and other
  • Private cloud purposes
  • Private cloud • Built to accommodate wrong pet / cattle type • Repatriation breaks applications • API-compatible yet broken portability
  • SOLUTIONS
  • No silver bullet– Awareness is a first step
  • Identify type of workload • Pet or cattle? Is everyone on the same page about this? • Elastic? Regulated? Offered to customers, or for internal use? • What's the application lifecycle? Oneoff development, or continuously improved? • Special orchestration or not?
  • Picking the right cloud
  • From Amazon to Terremark • Amazon tries hard to accommodate pets & cattle • Private cloud accommodates your use case • Terremark keeps your instances on quality hardware
  • QUESTIONS
  • TAKEAWAYS
  • Driving fast vs driving slow
  • Disaster recovery > disaster avoidance • Sometimes no choice: app can't be rewritten, tech stack doesn't support it • Tooling needs to accommodate both mindsets • Scalr learned this the hard way
  • THANK YOU!
  • Watch the video with slide synchronization on InfoQ.com! http://www.infoq.com/presentations/cloudorganization-architecture