Heading for the cloud

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Talk at the Richmond Group on May 11th 2013. High level intro.

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Heading for the cloud

  1. 1. Heading for the CloudRichmond Group11thMay 2012@paul_tannervirtual-techno.com
  2. 2. Lets Talk About ..● Ascent of Computing to theCloud● The Software Landscape● Cloud Platforms● Issues and Concerns
  3. 3. Insane Proliferation
  4. 4. Mainframe
  5. 5. Mini
  6. 6. Desktop & Client/ Server
  7. 7. World Wide Web (1.0,2.0)
  8. 8. Pervasive Computing & BYOD
  9. 9. Including the “Internet of Things”
  10. 10. Who Benefits and Why?● Corporates● SMEs● Micro-businesses● End-consumersBYOD: Same device; multiple roles
  11. 11. Corporate Drivers
  12. 12. Micro-business Drivers
  13. 13. OK, So What is CC?
  14. 14. Software as a ServiceExamples:● Salesforce.com● LinkedIn, Facebook etc● YouTube● Google Apps, Dropbox● Wordpress (hosted)● Cast of thousands (c.f. Sineads talk)New book: Working the Cloud
  15. 15. Platform as a Service● Google App Engine● Windows Azure● IBM Smartcloud● Apple iCloud● Redhat Openshift● dotCloud● Heroku● ActiveState Stackato
  16. 16. Infrastructure as a ServiceCrucial features:● Scalability● ProvisioningNotable providers:● Amazon EC2 & S3● Rackspace Cloud● HP Cloud Services
  17. 17. Issues and Concerns
  18. 18. HR & “Politics”TBD:● How will IT departments view furtheroutsourcing?● How will management react to a shift in powerto lines of business?
  19. 19. Privacy/ Ownership● Is my critical data secure?● Who really owns my data?http://tosdr.org/
  20. 20. Portability vs. Lock-in● Can we switch applications, preserving data?● Can we move custom apps to other platforms?
  21. 21. Integration challengeBad practice Good practiceInspired by W3C semantic web paperWhich apps can share data with others?
  22. 22. AvailabilityTo what extent can we rely on Cloud services?● In theory● In practice
  23. 23. Conclusions● The Evolution of ComputingMake way, Pervasive IT is here● The Software LandscapeThe old models are fading. Moreand more great stuff appearing.Dont get left behind.● Issues and ConcernsNo insurmountable problems but,as with any new paradigm, becareful out there
  24. 24. Questions.. and thanks for listeningwww.slideshare.net/paultanner@paul_tanner

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