16 September 2011<br />Presenter or main title…<br />The Potential of the Cloud  <br />AHUA Conference<br />Norman Wiseman...
Outline<br />What is the cloud?<br />Cloud Issues<br />JISC Activities and further information<br />Discussions and feedba...
What is the cloud? NIST  definition:<br />Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to ...
What is the cloud? <br />Cloud computing is about buying services, rather than buying hardware or software<br />
27/09/2011 | Slide 5<br />Which bit of the Cloud?<br />Different kinds of cloud service are available<br />Software as aSe...
Why Cloud?Benefits from industrial scale economies Can provide financial benefits – BUT.....Copes with sudden peak demands...
Why Cloud?Flexibility - pay for what is used<br />Elasticity – customers canscale up or down to meet demands<br />Capital ...
A well optimised large data centre will use less energy and help battle rising carbon emissions<br />Inherent efficiencies...
Cloud CostsGreat hope or great hype?Costing models assume zero start<br />Socio-economic effects<br />Future Proofing<br /...
Evaluating costs / benefitsDifferent for research, education and administration Not simpleHolistic view – all or nothing? ...
Capital vs RecurrentCost peaks for software and hardware eliminated Physical space advantages<br />Networks<br />Service a...
Institutional Strategy<br />All the above point to the need for an institutional strategy for Cloud, taking into account m...
JISC Activities around Cloud Computing<br />Background research:<br />http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/researchin...
Flexible Service Delivery -Experience in the sector -Agility, flexibility, efficiency, effectiveness<br />Bloomsbury media...
Experience in the sector - <br />Kindura – Hybrid cloud – SaaSrepsoitories, some IaaS…use for long-term storage of researc...
www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/flexible-service-delivery
11 JISC EPSRC  research cloud pilots – http://cloudresearch.jiscinvolve.org/wp/about/</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Adoption...
JISC, Hefce UMF <br />Establish a brokerage in JANET(UK) that can negotiate service supply and connect suppliers to JANET ...
JANET Brokerage<br />Working as the sector’s broker for Data Centre / Cloud services <br />develop relationships with comm...
JANET Brokerage<br />
Systems and Services Procurement Support (SSPS)<br />What?<br />A specialist team established within JISC Advance to impro...
SSPS Advisory Service<br />By:<br />Making it easier for buyers to buy IT application systems and services configured as s...
SSPS Advisory Service<br />The procurement element of the service will:<br />offer IT procurement advice and guidance to H...
RMAS Architecture<br />CRM<br />Workflow<br />Electronic Document Management<br />Academic Expertise<br />Funding Sourcing...
Advice and guidance <br />JISC Legal –  Cloud computing and the Law Toolkit - for IT, senior managers and policy makers, c...
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  • Jisc Survey May2011 (1) • Approx 40% return rate from HEIs • 82 responses of which 73 by Heads of lCT or Finance • Interest in Janet Brokerage — 84% • Out Sourcing by Service : Yes=76% No = 24% • Large scale ICT Outsourcing : Yes=17% No= 83% • Assistance with Outsourcing : Yes=45% No=36% Don’t know= 19% • Considering Outsourcing Yes = 52% No= 13% In part ( now) = 35% • Considering Cloud Technology: Yes =90% No =5% nil response = 5% • Cloud Infrastructure Usage :- Yes = 83% No = 10% nil response=7% • Yes &lt;l2 months=22% • Yes l2 to 24 months=79% • Yes &gt; 24 months = 9%
  • Eduserv has been funded to establish a pilot cloud infrastructure for UMF projects to use.  Eduserv has designed and published a description of its proposed services that has been agreed with the brokerage and development is well advanced. Progress reports and other information can be found at http://umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk/home and following Eduserv on Twitter provides a route to regular blog updates too.
  • The potential of the cloud

    1. 1. 16 September 2011<br />Presenter or main title…<br />The Potential of the Cloud <br />AHUA Conference<br />Norman Wiseman, Head of Services and Outreach, JISC<br />Rachel Bruce, Innovation Director, Digital Infrastructure, JISC <br />Session Title or subtitle…<br />
    2. 2. Outline<br />What is the cloud?<br />Cloud Issues<br />JISC Activities and further information<br />Discussions and feedback<br />
    3. 3. What is the cloud? NIST definition:<br />Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. <br />This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics (On-demand self-service, Broad network access, Resource pooling, Rapid elasticity, Measured Service)<br />http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/index.cfm<br />
    4. 4. What is the cloud? <br />Cloud computing is about buying services, rather than buying hardware or software<br />
    5. 5. 27/09/2011 | Slide 5<br />Which bit of the Cloud?<br />Different kinds of cloud service are available<br />Software as aService (SaaS)<br />eg, Google Apps, Microsoft 365<br />Platform as aService (PaaS)<br />eg, MS Azure, Google App Engine<br />Infrastructure as aService (IaaS)<br />ie, compute, storage, database<br />eg, Amazon Web Services, VmwarevCloud, Eucalyptus<br />Diagram credit: www.saasblogs.com<br />
    6. 6. Why Cloud?Benefits from industrial scale economies Can provide financial benefits – BUT.....Copes with sudden peak demands for increased storage and compute requirementsProvides a suitable ‘neutral platform’ for HEI / business Collaboration<br />Picture: Kevin Dooley, CC, Attribution 2.0 generic.<br />
    7. 7. Why Cloud?Flexibility - pay for what is used<br />Elasticity – customers canscale up or down to meet demands<br />Capital vs recurrent<br />Reduces carbon footprint and other environmental benefits<br />Picture: Kevin Dooley, CC, Attribution 2.0 generic.<br />
    8. 8. A well optimised large data centre will use less energy and help battle rising carbon emissions<br />Inherent efficiencies of running infrastructure at maximum capacity that the cloud model proposes begs the question as to why institutions need data centres anymore! <br />27/09/2011| Slide 8<br />Energy Cost<br />Diagram credit: www.microsoft.com/environment/cloud.aspx<br />
    9. 9. Cloud CostsGreat hope or great hype?Costing models assume zero start<br />Socio-economic effects<br />Future Proofing<br />Contractual Issues<br />Picture: Kevin Dooley, CC, Attribution 2.0 generic.<br />
    10. 10. Evaluating costs / benefitsDifferent for research, education and administration Not simpleHolistic view – all or nothing? Staff costs savings vs loss of key skills<br />Picture: Kevin Dooley, CC, Attribution 2.0 generic.<br />
    11. 11. Capital vs RecurrentCost peaks for software and hardware eliminated Physical space advantages<br />Networks<br />Service as good as your network links<br />Resilience a critical factor <br />Data protection<br />Sensitive data …data protection, US Patriot Act can be a problem<br />Picture: Kevin Dooley, CC, Attribution 2.0 generic.<br />
    12. 12. Institutional Strategy<br />All the above point to the need for an institutional strategy for Cloud, taking into account multiple factors<br />There is no simple equation<br />But there is help<br />Picture: Kevin Dooley, CC, Attribution 2.0 generic.<br />
    13. 13. JISC Activities around Cloud Computing<br />Background research:<br />http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/researchinfrastructure/usingcloudcomp.aspx<br />Broadening use of the cloud but not high usage ; <br />Mostly SaaS to date: e-Mail, followed by storage, web services and virtual learning environments. Some use of other levels of stack<br />Currently, cloud does not provide HPC capability<br />Some institutions are using cloud to offer some virtualised capacity, but small-scale private clouds don’t really offer the benefits of large scale commercial clouds.<br />
    14. 14. Flexible Service Delivery -Experience in the sector -Agility, flexibility, efficiency, effectiveness<br />Bloomsbury media cloud – repository for all six colleges – OERS for all, links to VLE<br />FLeSSR – flexible services for research – hybrid cloud , working with different vendors, business case, open source / vendor assessment…on demand data management / storage. ( Reading, Eduserv )<br />Pram – Postgrad research module – data for PG student management , common processes ,standards based. (Nottingham and Oxford)<br />
    15. 15. Experience in the sector - <br />Kindura – Hybrid cloud – SaaSrepsoitories, some IaaS…use for long-term storage of research data; research as essential research output - Duraspace. (King’s College London).<br /><ul><li>Cumulus – curriculum management in the cloud integrates with local database ( Nottingham and Roehampton)…breaking down systems – free up from monolithic vendor system
    16. 16. www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/flexible-service-delivery
    17. 17. 11 JISC EPSRC research cloud pilots – http://cloudresearch.jiscinvolve.org/wp/about/</li></li></ul><li>Strategic Adoption<br />A centrally managed approach to contracting cloud computing services (as part of an overall institutional systems strategy) to realise the efficiency benefits<br />Via some shared services and advice and guidance...<br />
    18. 18. JISC, Hefce UMF <br />Establish a brokerage in JANET(UK) that can negotiate service supply and connect suppliers to JANET and thus create “Trusted Cloud(s)”<br />Pilot cloud being designed for implementation at Eduserv Data Centre<br />Extend the role of Data Curation Centre to deploy data management tools, policies and support in the Trusted Cloud<br />Find “killer data management apps” that can be deployed to attract researchers into the Trusted Cloud(s):<br />Leicester University is providing support for joint NHS and university research teams working with tissue samples and anonymised patient data. <br />The University of Oxford is providing a database to a wide range of researchers in the arts, humanities and other disciplines. <br />Oxford is also providing an integrated set of tools to manage data within Life Sciences and other similar research projects. This will make it easier to submit data for longer-term storage in an appropriate standards compliant data repository.<br />Southampton University is providing electronic lab data management and collaborations tools.<br />
    19. 19. JANET Brokerage<br />Working as the sector’s broker for Data Centre / Cloud services <br />develop relationships with commercial partners<br />aggregate sector requirements & represent the sector<br />negotiate advantageous terms for new services<br />Providing infrastructure base through brokered deals<br />Clearing house for spare capacity in sector and beyond<br />To add value through brokering and gaining beneficial commercial arrangements, frameworks and licences etc. <br />
    20. 20. JANET Brokerage<br />
    21. 21. Systems and Services Procurement Support (SSPS)<br />What?<br />A specialist team established within JISC Advance to improve the effectiveness of (non-commodity) application systems procurement in the sector and to help institutions reduce costs by moving core business systems to an off-site shared service model.<br />How?<br />A procurement service whose primary function is to support the buying/sales process delivering the best possible deals for sector and supplier<br />Creating the building blocks for the interconnection of administration systemshttp://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/umf/ssps.aspx<br />Delivered through JISC Advance<br />http://www.jiscadvance.ac.uk<br />
    22. 22. SSPS Advisory Service<br />By:<br />Making it easier for buyers to buy IT application systems and services configured as shared services<br />Making it easier for the sellers of IT applications and services to sell them as shared services<br />Making it easier to exchange information securely between local and remote applications <br />
    23. 23. SSPS Advisory Service<br />The procurement element of the service will:<br />offer IT procurement advice and guidance to HEIs<br />With an emphasis on the use of shared services<br />identify and aggregate demand so that fewer, larger procurements can be run<br />establish framework agreements where warranted which institutions can use<br />lead IT procurements on behalf of HEIs<br />up skill HEIs in the black art of IT procurement<br />provide vendor and contract management<br />
    24. 24. RMAS Architecture<br />CRM<br />Workflow<br />Electronic Document Management<br />Academic Expertise<br />Funding Sourcing Tool<br />Shared Service Enterprise Service Bus<br />Proposal Management<br />Costing & Pricing Management<br />Post Award Management<br />Outputs & Outcomes<br />Local ESB<br />Module<br />1…n<br />
    25. 25. Advice and guidance <br />JISC Legal – Cloud computing and the Law Toolkit - for IT, senior managers and policy makers, contracts, SLAs, terms and conditions<br />http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/ManageContent/ManageContent/tabid/243/ID/2135/JISC-Legal-Cloud-Computing-and-the-Law-Toolkit-31082011.aspx<br />More to come...as developments through the cloud innovation programmes – what is cloud, benefits, risks, service models, getting started, costing, case studies etc. <br />
    26. 26. Discussion and Feedback<br />What are the top five issues, concerns that you face in terms of adopting the cloud ? <br />Five things you need, to be able to use the cloud effectively ?<br />
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