Cloudy Days Ahead

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High level cloud computing overview given at the TechMaine 2008 conference, 12.10.08

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Cloudy Days Ahead

  1. 1. Cloudy Days Ahead 12.10.08 10.20.2005
  2. 2. http://redmonk.com/public/techmaine.pdf 2
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  10. 10. So everyone's on board, right? 10
  11. 11. Not exactly... 11
  12. 12. “The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do. I can't think of anything that isn't cloud computing with all of these announcements...Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It's complete gibberish. It's insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?” - Larry Ellison Source: News.com, 9.26.2008 12
  13. 13. “[Cloud computing is] stupidity. It’s worse than stupidity: it’s a marketing hype campaign. Somebody is saying this is inevitable – and whenever you hear somebody saying that, it’s very likely to be a set of businesses campaigning to make it true.” - Richard Stallman Source: The Guardian, 9.29.2008 13
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  15. 15. If you're going to make that argument, you'll need to explain this... 15
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  17. 17. What is “cloud computing?” 17
  18. 18. Leveraging infrastructure from here 18
  19. 19. Elastic Pay As You Go Multi-tenancy 19
  20. 20. Cloud Traditional Accessibility Minutes Days Capex Pay As You Go Fixed, Upfront Cost Economies of Yes No Scale Geography Distributed Local/Offsite Multi-tenant Yes No Scalability Elastic Manual Virtualized Yes Both 20
  21. 21. Now More Than Ever 21
  22. 22. Economies of Scale Pay As You Go Time to Market Tools, Languages and Runtimes 22
  23. 23. So how do I make sense of... 23
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  25. 25. By applying context 25
  26. 26. Salesforce.com CONTROL OF ENVIRONMENT Force.com Google App Engine Joyent Accelerator Amazon EC2/S3 EFFORT TO SCALE 26
  27. 27. Management Backup Persistence Content Grid Media Network Application Layer Application Layer (Instance) (Fabric) Identity/Persistence/Payment Storage 27
  28. 28. What should I be asking about? 28
  29. 29. Application Latency Compliance and Security Data Load Freedom to Leave Service Levels/Availability 29
  30. 30. Questions? 30

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