Your SlideShare is downloading. ×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

CloudGov 2014 - Efficiency & Security of Cloud Infrastructures - Prakash Kumar, National Technology Officer, Microsoft India


Published on

CloudGov 2014 - Efficiency & Security of Cloud Infrastructures - Prakash Kumar, National Technology Officer, Microsoft India

CloudGov 2014 - Efficiency & Security of Cloud Infrastructures - Prakash Kumar, National Technology Officer, Microsoft India

Published in: Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. Efficiency & Security of Cloud Infrastructures Services to Government physical/virtual/cloud infrastructures Prakash Kumar National Technology Officer Microsoft India
  • 2. Cloud: A powerful new way to achieve new government’s objectives • Less government and more governance • Do more, faster with less • As it • Removes the burden of building and maintaining large computer systems • Provides practically unlimited computing and storage capacity • Increases disaster preparedness with built in backup • Reduces cost and time commitment up front • Simplifies access with secure capabilities for citizens An increasing number of governments are adopting cloud for their core businesses
  • 3. Interesting Stats on Cloud Computing 46 150 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 2008 2014 $billion CLOUD COMPUTING INDUSTRY SIZE • A growth of over 300% in 6 short years ($ 46 to 150 billion) • The global cloud computing industry growth rate is currently 5 times higher than the global IT growth rate. • Currently, 8 out of every 10 CIOs (and counting) get at least some of their infrastructure delivered through a private cloud. • Of those CIOs, 6 out of every 10 consider cloud computing their top priority.
  • 4. Interesting Stats on Cloud Computing • There are 50 million servers in the world today – and 60% of server workloads are already virtualized. • Of Global 1000 companies, 30% are expected to broker 2 or more cloud services for both internal and external users in 2014. • Currently, 40% of CRM systems sold around the world are based in the cloud. That number is rising fast. • As of today, at least 72% of businesses have adopted the cloud. Within 3 years, that number will reach a staggering 91% of businesses. • Senior finance executives get it. Over the next 12 to 18 months, 76% of them say that the cloud will be crucial to their organization’s strategies. • More than half of survey respondents say their organization currently transfers sensitive or confidential data to the cloud
  • 5. Cloud: Cost Benefits • 84% of CIOs report that they have cut application costs by moving to the cloud. • Users who move apps to the cloud save, on average, 21% … per year. • Companies that use the cloud to deploy their applications spend 25% less on personnel. • Those same companies spend a whopping 40% less on consultations. • Of the firms that shifted to cloud and managed services: • Half reduced their IT expenditures by up to 25% • One-third of them reduced their IT expenditures by 25% or more • 13% of them reduced their IT expenditures by a staggering 50% or more!
  • 6. Cloud: Security Aside from the savings, one of the great big benefits of migrating to the cloud is, of course, security. The numbers back this up too: • More than half of IT professionals rank security as a top reason for migrating applications to the cloud. • Of those currently using the cloud, 85% are confident in their cloud provider’s ability to provide a secure environment. (Compare that with 90% of IT managers who lack confidence in their companies’ ability to detect problems internally. (( ) • 56% of survey respondents trust the ability of cloud providers to protect the sensitive and confidential data entrusted to them Source: second annual global survey by Thales and Ponemon Institute,
  • 7. Accreditations • ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Audit and Certification • SOC 1 and SOC 2 SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 Attestations • Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) Level 1 • United Kingdom G-Cloud Impact Level 2 Accreditation • HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) • FEDRAMP • FISMA For Windows Azure
  • 8. An increasing number of governments are adopting cloud for their core businesses Government Administration Public Safety Education Physical Infrastructure Tourism and Culture Transportation • Simplified tax collection • Citizen service portals • Anytime, anywhere constituent access to government services • Enhanced document and records management • Fraud detection • Inter- connected police, jails and courts • Improved disaster resilience and response • Interface law enforcement with other departments • Fraud detection • Expedite grade reporting • Improve technology education • Quickly present national standardized test scores • Powerful resources for research and data analytics • Reduce energy consumption with smart grid • Simplify building permit & licensing system • Improve public notice of construction • Optimize public infrastructure management • Powerful resources for research and data analytics • Engage visitors with mobile applications • Websites and applications for special events • Improved expressway and traffic management • Optimize mass transit • Coordinate logistics for all modes of transportation
  • 9. Use Cases • Disaster and crisis management: After the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in Japan (METI) helped support those needing assistance by promoting the sharing of resource information among ministries, agencies, prefectures, and cities, using cloud. • Flexible cyclic workloads: Mexico’s internal revenue agency went for cloud to handle electronic invoices in response to a presidential mandate. • Innovative Citizen Services: Ex instant access to government records, Automate and simplify service requests, complaints and petitions such as street repair or litter clean up (311 applications) • Enhance Government delivery: Increase field worker productivity by providing what they need, when they need it with cloud based solutions. • Open Government: Connect citizens with elected officials using a cloud-enabled Social Network • Big Data: Use new data sources and find patterns to better identify different levels of fraud. For example, use weather and disaster relief data to verify insurance claims related to an event. Use of Big Data by Thailand Police for investigation purposes
  • 10. More examples of how to use cloud Government Business Needs How Microsoft Azure can Support Examples • Cost effective, scalable, and secure storage solutions • Disaster recovery • Automatic archiving Flexible Storage and Recovery • Registration and licensing information • Records retention across agencies • Leverage on-premise IT investments while gaining the advantages of the public cloud • Keep data on-premises and connect to the applications on cloud • Seamlessly extend existing applications to the cloud without rewriting existing applications Secure on-demand Infrastructure • Extend and move LOB applications to the cloud without rewriting • Government workflow consolidation and optimization • Open data to citizens with anywhere access services • Ability to handle unpredictable and predictable bursts in demand for seasonal or cyclic applications • Provide modern citizen services with new capabilities such as mobile and social media Scalable Modern Applications • Tax services • Elastic capacity for elections • Examination result, counselling etc. • Socially connected recreation management • Election • Time-to-market services: Shorten setup and cycle time for service development and testing Development & Test • Faster deployment of government programs or citizen services e.g. 311 applications • Hosting a major global event such as the Olympics • Rapid development and testing of new applications • Secure and simplified identity management for citizens and government employees Single Identity • One set of credentials for employees to access systems • Common identity for citizens across departments or programs • Simplified access management for IT • Better insight for enhanced citizen services and government operations with credible data and information Big Data Analytics • Track pandemic outbreaks • Optimize transportation • Socially aware government services • Fraud detection
  • 11. Thanks