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The Sun Cloud

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  • 1. CLOUD COMPUTING ● Harry J Foxwell, PhD ● Sr System Engineer for Cloud Computing ● Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc. For an accessible version of this document please contact monica.fitzgerald@gsa.gov 1
  • 2. Everyone is Talking About Cloud Computing Software as a Service Platform as a Service Storage as a Service Grid Computing Database as a Service Virtualization Utility Computing Application Hosting Infrastructure as a Service 2
  • 3. Cloud Computing – “... data is mostly resident on servers 'somewhere on the Internet' and the application runs on both the 'cloud servers' and the user's browser.” Eric Schmidt The Information Factories • George Gilder • Wired 14.10 2006 • The desktop is dead. Welcome to the Internet cloud... 3
  • 4. Locating Cloud Computing in Gartner's Hype Cycle 4
  • 5. Okay, let's build one! • 1: Gather all your hardware, software and data in one place • 2: Make it all work together seamlessly • 3: Securely and efficiently deploy applications to competing customer bases 5
  • 6. Like the “Google Cloud”? 6
  • 7. Or like “SuperNAP”? • 407,000 square feet of space • 250 MVA Switch owned substation • 146 MVA of generator capacity • 84 MVA of UPS supply • 30,000 tons of system plus system cooling • 4,500,000 CFM • 30 cooling towers • 1,500 watts per sq. ft. density • 7,000+ cabinets • ...and that's just the space/power/cooling! • Tens of thousands of CPUs, TBs of memory, PBs of storage, Thousands of applications, millions of users, ... 7
  • 8. Cloud Characteristics • SLA-based multi-tenant business model for users • Safe & Secure, on-demand, self-service • Self-configuring & provisioning, self-healing • Comprehensive, open, standardized APIs for developers • Fully virtualized and scalable > applications, operating systems, network, storage • Hide the complexity of > Create, start/stop, import/export, snapshot, reboot, backup/restore, move, destroy 8
  • 9. However... • As with virtualization today, cloud computing will > expose and aggravate organizational issues – IT tribalism & territoriality – budgetary constraints and decisions > conflict with outmoded policies & regulations • And be careful with your analogies & metaphors... > ...bad design decisions can lead to storms and widespread destruction! 9
  • 10. Cloud Ownership Models USE LEVERAGE BUILD BE the Cloud the My Own the (no datacenter Cloud Internal Cloud ownerships) Cloud • Startup • Temporary • Enterprise • Redefine services • SMB on-demand load infrastructure grid • New business • Research • Functional • Drive internal IT offerings projects off- load economics • Hosting and • Standardized operations development partners environment/ • Software vendors services 10
  • 11. THANK YOU www.sun.com/cloud 11

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