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KANZ 09 Fronde The Cloud Continuum 2009 11

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James Valentine's presentation at KANZ 09 on cloud computing - the cloud continuum, the implications and opportunities

James Valentine's presentation at KANZ 09 on cloud computing - the cloud continuum, the implications and opportunities

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  • 1. The Cloud Continuum and the implications and opportunities of Cloud Computing James Valentine, Principal Consultant, 5 th Nov. 2009
  • 2. Agenda Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    • What is Cloud Computing?
    • The Cloud Continuum
      • The Implications of Cloud Computing
      • The Opportunities of Cloud Computing
  • 3. About Fronde Corporate Information Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    • a New-Zealand based IT services company
    • servicing customers in NZ and overseas
    • from offices in Auckland and Wellington
    • IT Systems integrator and mobile products company
    • Focus on Cloud Computing:
      • Google Enterprise Partner
      • Microsoft Gold Partner
      • Salesforce.com Partner
      • Netsuite Partner
      • And more…
  • 4. Cloud Computing Definition #1 Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet. Users need not have knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure "in the cloud" that supports them. Wikipedia
  • 5. Cloud Computing Definition #2 Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    • The service is accessible via a web browser or web services API.
    • Zero capital expenditure is required to get started.
    • You pay only for what you use as you use it.
    • Cloud Application Architectures, O’Reilly – George Reese
  • 6. What’s all the fuss about? Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited Cloud Computing
  • 7. “ The Cloud Continuum” Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited
  • 8. The case for “Cloud” Email services Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited Storage Storage Support Security Hardware Upgrades Backup Spam Filtering Message Filtering Software Upgrades Mail Server Archiving Web Access Layer Chat Server
  • 9. The implications of Cloud Computing Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    • Implicit need for good connectivity.
    • The immense scale of the IaaS and PaaS offerings from Google, Microsoft etc. make direct competition very difficult.
    • Enterprise level offerings at a “pay as you go” rate.
    • Time to market significantly faster.
    • Infrastructure complexity significantly reduced.
    • A shift from capital expenditure to operational expenditure.
  • 10. The opportunities for Cloud Computing Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    • Leverage cloud computing to allow organisations to spend their IT dollar on value adding activities.
    • Niche or country-specific offerings for IaaS / PaaS
      • E.g. “private clouds” for Public Agencies
      • Local partnerships with global providers
    • A locally developed SaaS solution can more easily attain a global marketplace.
    • “ Green IT” opportunities due to reduced power and staff travel.
  • 11. Questions? Commercial in confidence | Copyright © 2009 Fronde Systems Group Limited
    • [email_address]
    • +64 21582253
    www.fronde.com