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Cloud Computing with Steve Greutter

  1. 1. Cloud Technology & Options Available<br />Steve Grueter – Director – Platform Lab<br />
  2. 2. What is Cloud Computing?<br />Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote virtualized servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or personal computer.<br />National providers Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, as well as local providers Expedient, Platform Lab, BlueMile, Qwest and eCommerce all use cloud technologies in different ways to meet the needs of their clients.<br />The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  3. 3. Cloud Computing<br /><ul><li>Key factor for utilizing cloud computing technology is to save money and increase capability
  4. 4. Utilize infrastructure from a cloud instead of purchasing hardware and maintaining it yourself
  5. 5. Run apps, e-mail, CRM and various other tools from any computer using a remote connection to a cloud
  6. 6. Increase capability of existing infrastructure and reduce carbon footprint</li></ul>The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  7. 7. Main Uses for Cloud Computing<br />
  8. 8. Cloud Computing<br />The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  9. 9. Cloud Computing<br />Providers:<br /><ul><li>National
  10. 10. Amazon, HP, Azure, Google, numerous smaller resources
  11. 11. Local
  12. 12. Expedient, BlueMile, Qwest, eCommerce, Platform Lab</li></ul>The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  13. 13. Uses for Cloud Computing<br /><ul><li>E-mail: services such as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail all utilize cloud computing
  14. 14. Web Hosting: many websites are hosted and deployed from a cloud environment
  15. 15. Apps: Google and Microsoft both deploy web apps from cloud environments
  16. 16. Storage: Dropbox and other cloud services provide online storage accessible from web browsers and other devices</li></ul>The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  17. 17. What is Platform Lab?<br />Platform Lab was established by the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Program. As a resource of TechColumbus, Platform Lab gives companies a competitive advantage by providing affordable access to cloud services for projects and testing.<br />After three years since the installation of cloud infrastructure, Platform Lab remains the only non-profit cloud service provider in the United States.<br />Platform Lab provides infrastructure resources to firms all over the world, driving business into Ohio.<br />The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  18. 18. Cloud Computing at Platform Lab<br />Platform Lab utilizes our cloud to provide clients with access to infrastructure for the purpose of testing products and services prior to release to ensure that everything works as planned.<br />The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  19. 19. Platform Lab Clients and Uses<br /><ul><li>Load/Stress Testing
  20. 20. Victoria’s Secret, Thomson Reuters (Minneapolis), WalMart.com (Brisbane, CA), Coach Bags (NYC)
  21. 21. Proof-of-Concept Validation
  22. 22. Quest Software (Aliso Viejo, CA) Honda
  23. 23. Hosted Project Infrastructure
  24. 24. Columbus Airport, Scholastic (Boston)
  25. 25. Colocation Services
  26. 26. Northway (Brentwood TN), UglyData
  27. 27. Training Room Rentals
  28. 28. MicroTek (Chicago)</li></ul>The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  29. 29. Google Apps for Business<br /><ul><li>Platform Lab, along with thousands of other companies, utilize Google Apps for Business
  30. 30. The cloud allows staff of Platform Lab to access e-mail, calendars, customer relationship tools, specs and various other files from a web browser
  31. 31. This cuts down on the installed applications needed to conduct our day-to-day business
  32. 32. We can access files for clients form home, from our offices, from our datacenter and from our smart phones</li></ul>The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  33. 33. Questions and Answers<br /><ul><li>How can the various cloud services help our business?
  34. 34. Who is going to be the QB for the Miami game?</li></ul>The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />
  35. 35. Many Thanks To…<br /><ul><li>The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center
  36. 36. Our thanks to the outstanding staff – Sandy Blanquera, Cindy Groeniger, ChazFreutel, Dana McDaniel, Tammy Brown</li></ul>The Best Value in IT Testing<br />www.PlatformLab.org<br />

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