Exploring the clouds for you A brief description of how cloudwork can help your company online
Reasons to use the cloud Flexibility Speed / Performance Price / Costs Standardized SLA Removes need for specialized resources Standing on the shoulders of giants Pay as you go, no capex Consumer model
Reasons NOT to use the cloud Regulation Infrastructure dependencies Security concerns Organization Standardized SLA Fixed Pricing Paradigm Fear Uncertainty Doubt
Standard SLA Service Level Agreements tend to be a complex game between various parties.Hard to enforce without explicit knowledge and fluid since it is only for one case. Standard SLA is the same for all customers, they do not cover everything but are clear for everybody. Gaps need to be filled, which is possible on a ‘lower’ level in the organization. Setup is cheaper but enhances flexibility of the organization since there are more options. Requirement is that the cloud solution is fairly portable which allows moving instead of renegotiations.
It is not a choice It will always be a hybrid solution between internal systems and multiple online systems. Managed as the hybrid cloud. There is a need for integration on two levels: ProcessingCloud computing systems like Nimbula allow for running the required systems internally while pushing everything dynamic into the cloud. DataIntegrate systems on data level allowing you to let the components internally and in the cloud to work together. XMLGateways can help you do that.
Hybrid Cloud Hybrid clouds consists of: Public cloudShared resources using shared systems Private cloudShared resources using dedicated systems Static IT elementsDedicated resources using dedicated systems Public is the most elastic, static obviously isn’t.
Glue Glue is needed to patch the parts together. We have specific tools for that Hybrid Cloud (Nimbula)Binds processing resources between all types of infrastructure systems into one hybrid cloud. Cloud Broker (Vordel)Ensures the application data infrastructure to functionally bind the resources together.
Unlocks your internal resources for the Internet Adds rock-solid Triple A security Available as virtual machine or as a hardened appliance for bigger infrastructures Can replace complex application server middleware XMLGateway
Scaling static elements Three methods of scaling static elements:
Cloud Broker Connects your organization with the Cloud by extending a XMLGatewaywith a Cloud Broker for integration with online resources. The gateway allows for secure and fast interaction. Can be used to integrate internal and external systems like Salesforce with SAP Also useful to include cloud resources in a public API or to cloudify resources for offloading internal systems.
Content Distribution via Cloud 95% of all data sent online is identical (static). This data can be pre-delivered at the ‘edge’ location of the Internet close to the users. Due to massive distribution the availability of this 95% drasticaly improves. Can be optimized to use the browser caching as well: Lower bandwidth used. Faster loading time. Better user experience.
Cloud case 2: Marketing Support Several small campaigns are started and images are invoked for $80/month A campaign should not be punished for their success. Usage based pricing makes calculation comparable to marketing on other channels. Several images run on EC2, but also Google AppEngine and other platforms are tested. The ability to execute directly on several online platforms cheaply and quick has given an impulse to online campaigns.
Example: Animoto and AWS Amazon EC2 easily scaled up and down to handle additional trafficPeak of 5000 instances Number of EC2 Instances Launch of Facebook modification. Steady state of ~40 instances 4/12/2008 4/14/2008 4/15/2008 4/16/2008 4/18/2008 4/19/2008 4/20/2008 4/17/2008 4/13/2008
Superscaling Get rid of complex batches because of limited hardware On demand capacity for: Business Intelligence Billing processes Analysis Batches distributed over weeks, done at night can be performed in minutes using a cluster of 1000(!) machines for about $10. This changes a lot in organizations since we can eliminate the waiting and decimate the costs of reporting. First steps to the real-time enterprise.
Important steps Hide technical elements into fixed service blocks
Cloudwork services Performing Cloudits Cloud awareness support Moving to elastic architecture Performance when you need it.Elasticity of your environment can support the agility of your development: Continuous delivery models Platformation
Cloud Awareness (1) Alignment of technology and work with what is already available in the cloud. Help customers to use the faster and flexible environment to get business advantage. Involve new online channels outside the realm of marketing. Online availability is part of the user experience of a company regardless if it involves a customer, employee or partner.
Cloud Awareness (2) Create businessmodels using crowdsourcing of experts to optimize performance Drive development faster through continuousbuild, integration, test and deployment methods. Use public APIs to open up internal resources for specialists online.
Cloudwork Network List of experienced specialists with at least 10 years in the line of business: Cloud builders with network and DC knowledge Online presence improvement Security and Identity Management experts Integration and Self Service enablement Architecture support
Definitions Infrastructure Applications Public Cloud Software As a Service customization generalization Internet cloudburst VPC governance outsourcing insourcing Private Cloud Static Apps On premise cloudification