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What The Cloud Is My Cio Thinking 2009
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What The Cloud Is My Cio Thinking 2009



Miha Kralj

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  • What the *cloud* is my CIO thinking? Miha Kralj Senior Architect, Platform Architecture Team
  • Cloud Computing options Awareness and Choice
  • Evolution of IT options: 1. Simplicity 2. Complexity 3. Informed Simplicity
  • Dispelling the cloud Myths 1. Cloud computing is an architecture or an infrastructure. 2. Every vendor will have a different cloud. 3. SaaS is the cloud. 4. Cloud computing is a brand new revolution. 5. All remote computing is cloud computing. 6. The Internet and the Web are the cloud. 7. Everything will be in the cloud.
  • Evolution of Business 1. Build & Expand 2. Play by the rules 3. Experiment & reinvent IT must evolve as well!
  • IT Zeitgeist the spirit of the age
  • 1. Myth-based 2. Wizards-driven 3. Magic of mighty computers Ancient era
  • Wizards and the Cloud More Magic!
  • Classical era 1. Order & Geometry 2. Frameworks & Structures 3. Everything has its place place for everything
  • Pythagoras and the Cloud More Order!
  • Medieval era • Religion-based • Dogmas & holy wars • Evangelism & martyrdom
  • Knight Templars and the Cloud A New Crusade!
  • Renaissance era 1. Art, beauty and Aesthetics 2. Pretty & User-friendly 3. Consumer-driven, Croudsourced
  • DaVincis and the Cloud More Beauty!
  • Modern Era 1. Mixing & Matching 2. Relativity & Interdependency 3. Functionality over Form
  • Scientists and the Cloud More Choices!
  • Cloud Maturity Model Market utilities can be brought Utility together over the Internet Self-service to create an provisioning open Automation and de- competitive provisioning, marketplace remove metering and manual labor SLA Abstraction needs for the monitoring run-time decouple the operation workloads and Consolidation payloads from the physical reduce infrastructure redundancy and wasted space
  • CIO and priorities 1. Reducing the Enterprise Cost 2. Attracting & Retaining Customers 3. Stimulating Innovation 4. Improving Business Processes
  • Focus on the past • Vendor management • Problem management • Project management Purveyors of Applications
  • Application Segmentation 1. Must-have apps 2. Have-to-have apps 3. Nice-to-have apps 4. Playground (Could-have apps)
  • Focus on the Present • Process Improvement • Lobbying • Talent Recruiting Purveyors of Architectures
  • Maturity Segmentation 1. Hand-built & Owned 2. Custom-Built by 3rd party 3. Customized COTS 4. Commodity COTS
  • Focus on the Future • Innovation • Conceptualization • Venture management Purveyors of Wisdom
  • Probability Segmentation 1. No-fail Solutions 2. Plausible Concepts 3. Sound Ideas 4. Wild Dreams
  • The Most important skill of an IT leader: Being process-oriented, not product-driven
  • The dark side of the cloud
  • Separation of Developers and IT Professionals Where did all my admins go?
  • Migration and reversal (in)abilities Once you open the gate…
  • Risk of hard dependency Going down is never in style!
  • Cherry-Picking Leave no leftovers behind!
  • Building IT masterpieces Is a Cloud a valid tool?
  • Meet a Trailerpark Joe Not Everyone needs a masterpiece!
  • Just Right vs. Magnificent There is an aesthete in each of us
  • Can a good IT system ‘sing’ to our hearts? Should it?
  • Suggested next steps 1. Today and Tomorrow: Evaluate various forms of Computing against your needs 2. Next week: Create a model to segment your IT portfolio 3. In the future: Observe the maturity of the cloud
  • © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.