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  • SharePoint Development and the Cloud

    1. 1. Welcome to the First Annual <br /> SharePoint Saturday <br />Sacramento!!<br />
    2. 2.
    3. 3. Its Cloudy out there: 10 things to consider when choosing a Cloud Solution<br />TzvikaZitzman<br />Cloud Engineer, CloudShare<br />
    4. 4. TzvikaZitzman<br />Tzvikais a senior IT engineer on the CloudShare technical operations team where he leads the development of the evolving and growing CloudShare infrastructure. With more than 10 years experience in the software and IT industry, Tzvika has a strong technical background and an expertise in virtualization, storage, and servers. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the IDC and divides his time between California and Tel Aviv.<br />
    5. 5. CloudShare<br /><ul><li>Founded January 2007
    6. 6. Marquee customers; Fortune 500 enterprises
    7. 7. Over 50,000end-users
    8. 8. Patented IP; 100 man-years of R&D
    9. 9. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Charles River Ventures, and Gemini Capital
    10. 10. HQ, San Mateo, CA; R&D, Tel Aviv</li></li></ul><li>Agenda<br />Reminder: Why Cloud?<br />Top 10<br />Flexibility<br />Functionality<br />SLA<br />Technology under the hood<br />Security<br />Content<br />Accessibility<br />Collaboration<br />Simplicity <br />Support your own business case<br />
    11. 11. Reminder: Cloud, Why?<br />Price<br />Minimal entry cost<br />Pay per use<br />Focus on your own business<br />Let someone else maintain servers, networks, storage, licensing, … <br />Focus on the Application (your business)<br />Flexibility<br />Now! <br />Change with a click of a button<br />
    12. 12. Functionality<br /><ul><li>Am I working in the server level? Application level?
    13. 13. Is there a way to add a server to my setup?
    14. 14. Changing the memory per virtual machine? The disk size? Partitions?
    15. 15. Keeping multiple versions of the same setup (snapshots)?
    16. 16. Cloud vs. On premise
    17. 17. Same capabilities? More? Less?
    18. 18. e.g., ability to reboot and install new software from a DVD
    19. 19. Network configuration
    20. 20. Support for DHCP
    21. 21. Multiple VLANs</li></li></ul><li>SLA<br />SLA = Service Level Agreement <br />Has legal implications, but we are focused on the technical<br />What should I expect?<br />Everyone has down time<br />Aim for 5 nines! <br />Yearly downtime of minutes<br />Most likely better than your own premise<br />Maintenance windows <br />Planned vs. surprises …<br />Many other parameters<br />How fast will I get a new IT Environment? <br />Storage is often a bottle neck<br />What happens when there is over subscription? <br />
    22. 22. High Availability<br />
    23. 23. Technology under the hood<br />You need to know, it will influence , and you don’t want to learn about it when things do not work ..<br />What virtualization technology is used? Are there additional abstraction layers?<br />Am I able to load my own VM’s? Run software installations?<br />How fast is the local network?<br />What is the storage architecture? <br /> Usually storage will be the slowest link<br />
    24. 24. Security<br />Seems scary as we are not in control<br />Not necessarily bad ..<br />SalesForce.com has over 50 full time employees in their security group, how many does your company has?<br />Follow your industry regulations<br />Government, Health & Finance <br />You are part of it as a Cloud citizen<br />123qwe is a bad password<br />
    25. 25. Content<br />Ready made VMs<br /> Windows, Linux<br /> Licenses should be part of it<br />Ready made environments <br /> e.g., Microsoft Information Worker<br />Supporting tools<br /> Active Directory integration<br /> User management <br />
    26. 26. Accessibility<br />Is the environment available on the internet?<br /> directly or only through a unique interface application<br />Is tunneling into the Cloud possible?<br />Is secure access enabled?<br />Can I start just from my browser or do I need some fat client?<br />What access protocols are available? <br /> RDP, VNC, ICA, Console, SSH, ..Also over non standard ports?<br />
    27. 27. Flexibility<br />What is my ability to change the setup – <br /> Addremove servers, memory, storage, public IPs<br />How easy it is to keep old versions of setups?<br />Can I have multiple environments per user?<br />Am I able to archive an environment and access it again six month later?<br />
    28. 28. Collaboration<br />Work over multiple campuses, with multiple organizations<br />How easy it is to create another Clone?<br />How can others get this clone?<br />Can several people access the same environment in parallel?<br />Can we assign DNS record to enable joint work<br />Am I able to trace who was using my setup? <br />
    29. 29. Simplicity<br />Keep it simple ..<br />Is it a turn key solution? <br /> e.g., Software Licenses<br />How easy it is to decipher the monthly bill .. Is there a simple billing system?<br />Do I click a machine and open an RDP session into it or do I need to create pair of public-private key that will than be used by rsh ..<br />
    30. 30. Support your own business need<br />Did we say SharePoint?<br />Ready made content (SQL Server, SP 2010, Information Worker, …) <br />Business workflows that support my needs – <br /> Upgrade from 2007 to 2010<br /> Training <br /> Dev and Test<br /> …<br />Cost matches the value for you <br />
    31. 31. Thank You<br /><ul><li>Contact Tzvika
    32. 32. Email: TzvikaZ@cloudshare.com
    33. 33. Web: www.cloudshare.com
    34. 34. Twitter: @CloudShare
    35. 35. Take CloudShare for a Test Drive!
    36. 36. Free CloudShare ProPlus 14-Day Trial: www.cloudshare.com
    37. 37. CloudShare Enterprise Demo: www.cloudshare.com/demo</li></li></ul><li>Thank You<br /><ul><li>Contact Zvi
    38. 38. Email: tzvika@cloudshare.com
    39. 39. Web: www.cloudshare.com
    40. 40. Twitter: @CloudShare
    41. 41. Take CloudShare for a Test Drive!
    42. 42. Free CloudShare ProPlus 14-Day Trial: www.cloudshare.com
    43. 43. CloudShare Enterprise Demo: www.cloudshare.com/demo</li></li></ul><li>Don’t Forget<br />SharePint!!<br />Sponsored By…..<br />Join us at 6:00 pm at BJs Brewhousefor a free drink, kindly provided by Rackspace! A great opportunity to network with other SharePoint Professionals!<br />Don’t forget to fill out your bingo cards and surveys to be eligible for GREAT end of day raffles!<br />
    44. 44. Thanks to Our Sponsors<br />

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