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  • 1. Cloud Technology & Options AvailableSteve Grueter – Director – Platform Lab
  • 2. What is Cloud Computing?Cloud computing is the practice of using a network ofremote virtualized servers hosted on the Internet to store,manage and process data, rather than a local server orpersonal computer.National providers Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, aswell as local providers Expedient, Platform Lab, BlueMile,Qwest and eCommerce all use cloud technologies indifferent ways to meet the needs of their clients. The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 3. Cloud Computing• Key factor for utilizing cloud computing technology is to save money and increase capability• Utilize infrastructure from a cloud instead of purchasing hardware and maintaining it yourself• Run apps, e-mail, CRM and various other tools from any computer using a remote connection to a cloud• Increase capability of existing infrastructure and reduce carbon footprint The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 4. Main Uses for Cloud Computing
  • 5. Cloud ComputingPlatforms Uses Access• VMware • Hosting • Public• MS Hyper-V • Storage • Pros/Cons• Citrix Zen • SaaS • Private• RedHat • IaaS • Pros/Cons Virtualization • Testing • Hybrid • Colocation • DR The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 6. Cloud ComputingProviders:• National • Amazon, HP, Azure, Google, numerous smaller resources• Local • Expedient, BlueMile, Qwest, eCommerce, Platform Lab The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 7. Uses for Cloud Computing• E-mail: services such as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail all utilize cloud computing• Web Hosting: many websites are hosted and deployed from a cloud environment• Apps: Google and Microsoft both deploy web apps from cloud environments• Storage: Dropbox and other cloud services provide online storage accessible from web browsers and other devices The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 8. What is Platform Lab?Platform Lab was established by the State of Ohio’s ThirdFrontier Program. As a resource of TechColumbus, PlatformLab gives companies a competitive advantage by providingaffordable access to cloud services for projects and testing.After three years since the installation of cloudinfrastructure, Platform Lab remains the only non-profitcloud service provider in the United States.Platform Lab provides infrastructure resources to firms allover the world, driving business into Ohio. The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 9. Cloud Computing at Platform LabPlatform Lab utilizes our cloud to provide clients withaccess to infrastructure for the purpose of testing productsand services prior to release to ensure that everythingworks as planned. The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 10. Platform Lab Clients and Uses• Load/Stress Testing • Victoria’s Secret, Thomson Reuters (Minneapolis), WalMart.com (Brisbane, CA), Coach Bags (NYC)• Proof-of-Concept Validation • Quest Software (Aliso Viejo, CA) Honda• Hosted Project Infrastructure • Columbus Airport, Scholastic (Boston)• Colocation Services • Northway (Brentwood TN), UglyData• Training Room Rentals • MicroTek (Chicago) The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 11. Google Apps for Business• Platform Lab, along with thousands of other companies, utilize Google Apps for Business• The cloud allows staff of Platform Lab to access e-mail, calendars, customer relationship tools, specs and various other files from a web browser• This cuts down on the installed applications needed to conduct our day-to-day business• We can access files for clients form home, from our offices, from our datacenter and from our smart phones The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 12. Questions and Answers• How can the various cloud services help our business?• Who is going to be the QB for the Miami game? The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org
  • 13. Many Thanks To…• The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center • Our thanks to the outstanding staff – Sandy Blanquera, Cindy Groeniger, Chaz Freutel, Dana McDaniel, Tammy Brown The Best Value in IT Testing www.PlatformLab.org