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Cutting through the hype: Cloud Computing in Context



Presentation intended to question some of the preconceptions surrounding Cloud Computing, delivered to open the FOTE'09 conference in London on 2 October 2009.

Presentation intended to question some of the preconceptions surrounding Cloud Computing, delivered to open the FOTE'09 conference in London on 2 October 2009.



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Cutting through the hype: Cloud Computing in Context Cutting through the hype: Cloud Computing in Context Presentation Transcript

  • Cutting Through the Hype: Clouds in Context Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data paul.miller@cloudofdata.com cloudofdata.com
  • Topics Some ‘truths’ about the Cloud The Cloud Computing Stack The Cloud and Higher Education cloudofdata.com
  • Some more true than others! What do you think? Some ‘Truths’ about the Cloud cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/nickwebb/3024917166/
  • Microsoft Data Centre, Dublin Cisco, VMware et al pushing on-premise Clouds It’s just Off-Premise cloudofdata.com www.datacenterknowledge.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/aerial-1000.jpg
  • Or music downloads, or mainframes, or... It’s like the Electrical Grid cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/cpstorm/132212117/
  • Rode Cloud meme in 2008. Listen to our 2009 podcast. cloudofdata.com http://tr.im/dzxm
  • For elastic or periodic jobs. Less clear-cut for ‘normal’ load It’s Cheap cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/esdrascalderan/357434020/
  • Probably… but Simon Wardley It’s Green http://tr.im/greenclouds cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/venteco/2851026377/
  • Do you view cloud computing as a greener alternative to traditional computing infrastructures? Not Convinced Too much hype Yes Green benefits unrealised 19% 35% 21% 25% cloudofdata.com www.rackspace.com/downloads/surveys/GreenSurvey2009.pdf
  • Numbers don’t add up... It’s Unreliable cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/raver_mikey/2300514593/
  • And your data centre is ??? It’s Insecure cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/8323834@N07/500995147/
  • PATRIOT Act and data territoriality are real… but manageable USA will read my data cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/3484013571/
  • And Rackspace, and Microsoft, and Sun, and HP, It’s Amazon and Google, and... cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/lucasartoni/2967023166/
  • Amazon Rackspace Joyent GoGrid 2,000 Guy Rosen has begun tracking trends, using 1,500 QuantCast’s top 500,000 sites 1,000 500 0 July August September cloudofdata.com www.jackofallclouds.com/2009/09/state-of-the-cloud-september-2009/
  • With thanks to Simon Wardley “It’s like computers on the Internet, innit?” cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/fimbrethil/2642775023/
  • ‘The Cloud’ lumps different concepts/capabilities together The Cloud Stack cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3089163372/
  • “convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources...” cloudofdata.com csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/
  • Traditional 3 layer model - there are plenty of others! all ‘Cloud’… but DIFFERENT! Software/Application [as a Service] (SaaS) Platform [as a Service] (PaaS) Infrastructure [as a Service] (IaaS) cloudofdata.com
  • outsource raw infrastructure - avoid significant CapEx scale to meet demand - Eli Lilly, payroll SaaS - IBM Blue Cloud hybrid PaaS Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) computers (Amazon EC2, Rackspace, GoGrid...) storage (Amazon S3, MobileMe, Google Drive...) Elasticity (Rightscale…) Bandwidth (Limelight, Amazon CloudFront…) Electricity Cooling etc. cloudofdata.com
  • ‘does heavy lifting’ concentrate on your app’s USP least developed but most potential? SaaS Platform as a Service (PaaS) Salesforce force.com Apprenda SaaSGrid Google App Engine Microsoft Azure Appistry Talis Platform IaaS cloudofdata.com
  • light weight applications, delivered over Web mostly low-end disruptors for now... Software as a Service (SaaS) Google Apps, Zoho Acrobat.com, iWork.com Kashflow, FreeAgent WordPress.com MobileMe Salesforce.com PaaS IaaS cloudofdata.com
  • data are at every level of the stack… becomes more important as the stack commoditises SaaS Data PaaS IaaS cloudofdata.com
  • The Cloud and HE cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/xavierla/3838988544/
  • cloudofdata.com www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities.asp
  • Only UK award in latest round. KCL, Cambridge, Bristol previous recipients... cloudofdata.com aws.amazon.com/education/aws-in-education-research-grants/
  • Opportunities exist at each level of the stack But none are necessarily right for everyone. cloudofdata.com
  • virtualise existing on-campus servers JIT equipment for research groups, like Eli Lilly aggregate data centres locally, regionally, nationally ‘Cloudburst’ for exam results, clearing, registration… cloudofdata.com
  • build internal software on Platforms, instead of from the bottom up replace suitable desktop software with appropriate Cloud apps hand the pain of email and scheduling to YahoogleSoft, and go Web 2.0 for free cloudofdata.com
  • Closing Thoughts cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/king-edward/2152782252/
  • yforecast Technolog urnal A qu arterly jo 2009 Spring 32 y for strateg A CIO’s g “messy BI” issue 20 rethink in In this tic Web Seman Making ons ti 04 connec Web g a data Spinnin recent, useful. cloudofdata.com www.pwc.com/techforecast ‘Evergreen IT’
  • ‘The Cloud’ is not the answer ‘The Cloud’ probably doesn’t exist! cloudofdata.com
  • Cloud solutions may well help ease your pain points… but only you know where those are for your institution cost? efficiency? scalability? green? self-service? cloudofdata.com
  • Start simple why not give that demanding research group some EC2 credit instead of another server... ...and Simone’s email address instead of yours! cloudofdata.com
  • cloud of data Thank you Download this presentation slideshare.net/cloudofdata Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data paul.miller@cloudofdata.com Made on a skype: cloudofdata Mac phone: +44 7769 740083 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ or send a letter to cloudofdata.com Creative Commons, 171 Second St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States of America