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Cloud from an end user perspective


Cloud Asia Singapore 15 May 2013

Cloud Asia Singapore 15 May 2013

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  • 1. Eddie ChauFounder & Executive Director, BrandtologyCo-founder & Chairman, V-KeyCo-founding Partner, TNF VenturesChairman, Singapore Infocomm Technology Federationeddie@ecfrontier.com| An iSentia Company
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  • 3.  In 1988, I tried to transfer a file from the UK to HK; it was less than 500KB I located the server in Reading, established a X.25 link and initiated the filetransfer After 2 hours, I gave up ! I called my colleagues in Reading to dump the file in a tape and posted to me inHK In 2000, I started my first startup called e-Cop (Managed Security Services) I met several Data Center operators Raised floor space, FM200, shared bandwidth, secured environment (physicaland a bit of cyber) etc – the rental per month x 12 months > Cost of DIY Cyber Security was a big concern so we decided to build our own commandcenter In 2006, I met Dr Lee Hing Yan re National GridMy Journey :In Search of Cost Effective Processing Power, Storage & Communication3
  • 4.  In 2008, I started Brandtology (Social Media Intelligence Services) Outsourced x 24 months < DIY Moved to a Data Center in 2009 One services provider came and talked to us in 2010 about Cloud Computing Total cost of operation including storage & processing power (no more rack space !) : Reasonably priced if you want to scale but don’t really know the capacity needed(great for startup) Not for environment which need 100% full capacity of each processor (egcrawler) Too late for us as we have owned racks of servers still under depreciation In 2010, SiTF changed the name of SOA Chapter to Cloud Computing Chapter In 2011, we explore d Cloud Computing in China Was in the infancy & not cost effective The search continues….My Journey (Part 2) :In Search of Cost Effective Processing Power, Storage & Communication4
  • 5.  In 2011, I co-founded V-Key, Mobile Application Security Mobile apps and Cloud computing in a way, grow hand inhand In 2012, I co-founded TNF Ventures Invested in 8 startups so far since May 2012 6 out of 8 are using cloud services or cloud related business,eg Trade Hero – follow the stock trading hero Ohanae – securing your cloud storageMy Journey (Part 3) :In Search of Cost Effective Processing Power, Storage & Communication5
  • 6. 6http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57583751-285/free-services-make-gmail-google-drive-google-search-more-private/
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  • 18. Company In Confidence CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability) Scalability Performance Connectivity (global incl China) Management Migration Data Privacy Are you supposed to keep private data ? Right to be Forgotten $$$My Wish List :18
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  • 21. Thank You21