Cloud ComputingSoftware as a Service (SaaS)• Your vendor provides access to an application• Your vendor manages the physical infrastructure, Operating System,Applications, and Databases• Allows you to focus on using the application
Cloud ComputingSoftware as a Service (SaaS)• Your vendor provides access to an application• Your vendor manages the physical infrastructure, Operating System,Applications, and Databases• Allows you to focus on using the applicationCloud Computing• Your vendor provides physical infrastructure• You control your server(s) Operating System, Applications, and Databases• AKA Utility Computing• Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
The Personal Cloud• Web 2.0 brings the power of the cloud to individuals and small organizations• Services tend to be free or low-cost• Learning curve tends to be shallow• Data is backed up more effectively• Makes data available from multiple devices and platforms• Tends to emphasize use of mobile devices• May require a lightweight front-end app
Mobile Devices and the Cloud• The cloud drives the success of mobile devices• Using the cloud with mobile devices• Mobile devices vs. PCs
Website Creation and Content Management• WordPress• Drupal• Confluence• PBWorks (formerly PBWiki)• and many more…
Not Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining• Security Awareness• Reliability and Loss of the IT Relationship• Everyone is in the Cloud Now• Data Privacy and Control of Location• Reliance on Bandwidth (and plenty of it)• How much access do you get?• How social are you feeling?
Dispelling the Hype• You can’t rely on the cloud.• Your data isn’t private!• It’s insecure!
Learning More• Breeding, Marshall. "A Cloudy Forecast for Libraries." Computers in Libraries 31.7 (2011):32-34.• Carr, Nicholas G. The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google. New York: W.W.Norton &, 2009.• Ullman, David & Blake Haggerty. “Embracing the Cloud: Six Ways to Look at the Shift toCloud Computing.” EDUCAUSE Quarterly 33.2• http://tiny.cc/librariesinthecloud
See You in the Cloud! Donovan Lambright Mike Flores Southeastern Libraries Cooperating Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO) (SELCO) @donovanlambrigh @mgflores76