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The Economics Behind Cyberinfrastructure - Robin Winsor, Cybera

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Robin Winsor, President & CEO of Cybera, presented these slides as part of the Cybera Summit 2010 session "The Economics Behind Cyberinfrastructure". For more information, please visit …

Robin Winsor, President & CEO of Cybera, presented these slides as part of the Cybera Summit 2010 session "The Economics Behind Cyberinfrastructure". For more information, please visit http://www.cybera.ca/economics-behind-cyberinfrastructure

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  • 1. Mission Statement “To spur and support innovation, for the economic benefit of Alberta, through the use of cyberinfrastructure”
  • 2. Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
  • 3. “Governments must regard the internet as basic infrastructure - just like roads, waste and water” - Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union “…study ranks Canada 19th worldwide in overall Internet access.” Harvard University Berkman Center Feb 2010 “If we do not act with haste, the innovations that could employ our future work force could well pass us by” Globe and Mail editorial Feb 2010
  • 4. Alberta – Population Distribution 1100000 825000 550000 275000 0 Calgary Edmonton Mid-Size Towns Rurban
  • 5. Described
  • 6. PEERING & GROUP BUYING
  • 7. Peering and Buying • Network access cost reduction – Peering • Service improvement • Network efficiency – Academic cost reduction – Commercial possibilities
  • 8. The Internet Google $$ $$ Facebook Large ISP $$ $$ Large ISP Large ISP $$ $$ U of A
  • 9. The Internet Google $$ $$ Facebook Large ISP $$ $$ Large ISP Large ISP $$ $$ Cybera U of A U of C etc,…
  • 10. The Internet + Internet Exchanges $$ $$ Facebook Google Microsoft Large ISP $$ $$ Large ISP IX $$ Large ISP $$ Akamai Cybera U of A U of C etc,…
  • 11. COMMERCIAL HPC
  • 12. 4,000,000 # of users $ / User
  • 13. Olds, Alberta •7,200 residents 4,000,000 •3,200 Homes & Businesses •College •FTTP Vulcan, Alberta •2,000 residents # of users •Area wireless Community Lab $ / User
  • 14. “The Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development Technology Committee has a vision to make Olds the small and medium enterprise capital of Alberta built on superior cyberinfrastructure. The OICRD is currently building a private fiber network that will connect every home and business in the community.” - Norman McInnis, Chief Administrative Officer for Olds
  • 15. Alberta Co. Cybera Pilot Commercial Cloud Cloud
  • 16. College Education Cybera Pilot Utility Cloud Cloud
  • 17. Homes Businesses Homes Businesses Homes Businesses Homes Distribution SuperNet Point Content Satellite Co. Farm Net era Su pe Cyb rN et Cybera Pilot SuperNet Cloud Commercial Cloud

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