Computing as a Service - 7 Insights on the Future of Cloud Computing


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Lightning Talk at OpsCamp Austin by Bret Piatt of The Rackspace Cloud

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  • Anyway to animate an overhead view of a really large datacenter? It should replace the power plant
  • Not sure the image fits…we need something that shows it is additive not a replacement. Done.
  • Hard to see middle message on first build; can we make build fasterDone.
  • Animate as all refd first, keep that until the new model emerges and make that blue
  • Computing as a Service - 7 Insights on the Future of Cloud Computing

    1. 1. Safe Harbor Statement<br />1<br /><ul><li>This presentation contains “forward –looking” statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If the risks or uncertainties ever materialize or the assumptions prove incorrect, our results may differ materially form those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including, but not limited to, any projections of financial information; any statements about historical results that may suggest trends for our business; any statements of the plans, strategies, and objectives of management for future operations; any statements of expectation or belief regarding future events, potential markets or market size, technology developments, or enforceability of our intellectual property rights; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the items mentioned.
    2. 2. These statements are based on estimates and information available to us at the time of this presentation and are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from our current expectations as a result of many factors, including but not limited to: the unpredictable nature of our rapidly evolving market and quarterly fluctuations in our business; the effects of competition; and any adverse changes in our indirect channel relationships. These and other risks and uncertainties associated with our business are described in our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, filed with the SEC on May 12, 2009. We assume no obligation and do not intend to update these forward-looking statements. </li></li></ul><li>7 Insights on the Future <br />of Cloud Computing<br />Bret Piatt <br />The Rackspace Cloud<br />
    3. 3. 3<br />3<br />&quot;The bulk of business computing will shift out of private data centers to the ‘cloud’.&quot;<br />– Nicholas Carr <br />
    4. 4. 7<br />Truly a New Era of Computing<br />70’s – 80’s<br />Mainframe Era<br />90’s-2000’s<br />Client Server Era<br />2010-beyond<br />Cloud Era<br /><ul><li> Centralization and scale drive “better, faster, cheaper”
    5. 5. The old models aren’t gone, just less relevant</li></li></ul><li>6<br />“Utility” But NOT Commodity<br /><ul><li> Computing will never be as simple as a true utility
    6. 6. Not all clouds are created equal - the fine print matters</li></li></ul><li>5<br />“Cloud” Is a New Tool, Not a Panacea<br /><ul><li> Should think What?/Where?, not Yes/No.
    7. 7. Cloud will spark and empower innovation</li></li></ul><li>7<br />FOREVERYONE, NOT EVERYTHING<br />Standard Apps<br />Ubiquitous Apps<br />Custom Apps<br />Dedicated Hosting<br />Cloud Hosting<br />SaaS<br />FOREVERYONE, NOT EVERYTHING<br />Blogs<br />Wikis<br />Subversion<br />Test/Dev<br />Department sites<br />ERP<br />OSS<br />Workflow<br />Website<br />Email<br />Workspaces<br />Chat<br />IM<br />
    8. 8. 4<br />PaaS Is The Next Wave <br />Auto burst<br />No “OS”<br />No Networking<br /><ul><li> Infrastructure as a Service is a bridge
    9. 9. New models will take time to minimize trades</li></li></ul><li>3<br />Security Is A Red Herring<br /><ul><li> Single biggest objection to cloud
    10. 10. The Cloud will not fundamentally change security</li></li></ul><li>2<br />Size Does Matter<br /><ul><li> There won’t be 2 clouds</li></ul>…but there won’t be 200 either.<br />
    11. 11. 11<br />Vs.<br /><ul><li> Bigger the pool the bigger the benefits
    12. 12. Major technology investments</li></li></ul><li>1<br />Change Is In The Air For The IT Department<br />WORKLOAD STRATEGIES<br />SOFTWARE<br />DEVELOPMENT<br /><ul><li> IT should embrace rather than fear the cloud
    13. 13. Development will reign</li></li></ul><li>13<br />13<br />A New Way to Do IT<br />IT Buckets<br />OLD Model<br />NEW Model<br />Business Process<br />Internal IT /<br />Partner<br />strategic/core<br />Internal<br />or<br />Outsourcer<br />Code<br />On-Demand Computing<br />non-core<br />Computing<br />
    14. 14. QUESTIONS?<br />14<br />QUESTIONS?<br />