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Introduction to Cloud Computing presented at MeshU in Toronto

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    • Reuven Cohen
      • Founder & Chief Technologist at Enomaly Inc
      • Developer of more then 500 websites over the last 12 years
      • Extensive experience in almost all aspects in the development of highly scalable web applications
      • - Wife Brenda Cohen, Toronto based freelance creative director (Common Inc)
      • - Dog - Winston the Pug
      • - Hobbies include kayaking, hiking and cooking
    • What is Cloud Computing?
      • A pool of abstracted, highly scalable, managed on demand compute infrastructure capable of hosting end- customer applications and billed by consumption
      • Scaling is typically provided automatically giving a uniform and reliable experience to the end application users
    • A Brief History
    • Cloud Enablers
      • Enablers - These are companies that enable the underlying infrastructure or the basic building blocks.
      • These companies are typically focused on data center automation and/or server virtualization (VMware/EMC,Citrix, Dell, HP, RedHat, Intel, Sun, IBM, Enomalism, etc)
      • These enablers can range from:
        • Chip level: Intel VT
        • Hypervisor: Xen, vmware
        • Orchestration: 3tera, Cassatt, Enomalism elastic computing platform
    • Cloud Providers
      • Providers - Include Amazon web services, Rackspace, Google, Microsoft
      • The ones with the budgets and know how to build out global computing environments costing millions or even billions of dollars
      • Cloud providers typically offer their infrastructure or platform
      • Frequently these "As a Service" offerings are are billed & consumed on a utility basis
    • Cloud Consumers
      • Consumers - Companies that build or improve their web applications (SaaS) on top of existing clouds of computing capacity without the need to invest in data centers or any physical infrastructure
      • Cloud computing from the consumer point of view is becoming the only way to build, host and deploy a scalable web applications
    • Architectural fundamentals
    • Workload distribution
    • The Benefits
      • Cost savings, leveraging economies of scale
      • Pay for what you use
      • Resource flexibility
      • Rapid prototyping and market testing
      • Increased speed to market
      • Improved service levels and availability
      • Self-service deployment
      • Reduce lock-in and switching costs
    • The Challenges
      • Enterprise IT wants control - Cloud computing presents enterprises with significant cost and agility benefits that IT will struggle to leverage due to security and control constraints
      • Business units want flexibility - If IT doesn’t provide business units with easy access to inexpensive cloud services, they will engage with external providers themselves, bypassing IT policy and control
    • Enterprise Barriers
      • Data Security & Privacy
      • Regulatory Control (SoX, HIPPA, etc)
      • Lack of Audit, Governance & Accountability
      • Questionable Reliability & Performance
      • Lack of Management Tools
      • Lack of Integration with Internal Infrastructure
    • Cloud Applications
      • R&D projects. Many enterprise shops are using clouds to test new services, scalability testing, applications, and design models
      • Low-priority business applications. Services such as Web-based collaboration, business intelligence against very large databases, partner-facing project sites, and other low-priority services
      • Web-based collaboration services. Apps which often have a short lifespan and a hassle to deploy via traditional IT procurement processes.
    • The Players
      • Platform as a Service - led by Amazon Web Services (SQS, SDB), Salesforce.com, Akamai, Google (App Engine), Microsoft (Live), Coghead and Bungee Labs
      • Infrastructure as a Service - Larger companies including Amazon (EC2, S3) Rackspace (Mosso), Terremark and smaller players, such as Layered Technologies and Xcalibre, Enki
    • The Future
      • The Web giants are investing heavily in mega-sized data centers, cloud-like middleware, and optimized management software and practices that make them likely candidates to o ff er cloud computing.
      • To date, they have been using these infrastructures to power their own services but could just as easily offer their platform as a service like Amazon EC2 has done.
    • Questions
      • Ask me a question
      • Find the presentation on my blog:
      • www.elasticvapor.com