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Cloud tco numbers and lessons

  1. 1. Cloud TCO: Numbers and Lessons Bernard Golden CEO, HyperStratus
  2. 2. Who is Bernard Golden? CEO: HyperStratus, A Silicon Valley Cloud Consultancy 20+ years experience in large IT shops, enterprise software, global consultancy, venture capital Virtualization and Cloud Computing Advisor, CIO Magazine Author, “Virtualization for Dummies,” two forthcoming books on cloud computing 2
  3. 3. What’s my cloud TCO?
  4. 4. Silicon Valley Education Foundation • Purpose: Better education in Silicon Valley • STEM focus • Key issue: teacher collaboration
  5. 5. Infrastructure Options External Hosting Virtualization Amazon Cloud Provider Single machine, subject Adds redundant hardware, Removes hardware to outages virtual machine migration from equation Growth is Growth requires Growth requires accommodated by additional equipment, additional equipment, additional EC2 still subject to outages still has SPOF instances No additional skill Significant skill Modest skill development required development required development required
  6. 6. Lessonopoly Cloud TCO Savings Horizontally Single Server Multi-Tier Scaled 55% 57% 55%
  7. 7. Common Challenges in TCO Analysis • Understanding current IT cost structure • Forecasting future application load/traffic/storage • “One version of the truth”
  8. 8. Unexpected Lessons Learned • “If it’s not one thing, it’s another” -- Emily Litella • “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.” -- Upton Sinclair • Cloud scalability offers real-world benefits
  9. 9. Additional Resources • Lessonopoly white paper: Card with “LWP” • HyperStratus “Application Security Best Practices in AWS”: Card with “Security” • bernard.golden@hyperstratus.com • Follow me on twitter: bernardgolden

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