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Understanding Cloud Computing (basics)

  1. 1. Understanding Cloud Computing by Vinod V Menon, ACA, DCFAFriday, May 18, 2012
  2. 2. Meaning (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  3. 3. Meaning Cloud computing refers to the delivery of computing and storage capacity as a service to a heterogeneous community of end-recipients. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  4. 4. History - the beginning An early but surprisingly complete implementation of cloud computing was implemented and patented (in Germany and England) by Hardy Schloer (which he termed the "one-page web") with multiple user applications, multiple identification providers, cloud storage, back-end servers with plug-in applications, a multiple tiered server architecture able to handle different user devices over the internet, and built-in security features. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  5. 5. History - 2006 After the dot-com bubble, Amazon played a key role in the development of cloud computing by modernizing their data centers, which, like most computer networks, were using as little as 10% of their capacity at any one time, just to leave room for occasional spikes. Having found that the new cloud architecture resulted in significant internal efficiency improvements whereby small, fast-moving "two-pizza teams" could add new features faster and more easily, Amazon initiated a new product development effort to provide cloud computing to external customers, and launched Amazon Web Service (AWS) on a utility computing basis in 2006 (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  6. 6. History - 2008 In early 2008, Eucalyptus became the first open-source, AWS API-compatible platform for deploying private clouds. In early 2008, OpenNebula, enhanced in the RESERVOIR European Commission-funded project, became the first open-source software for deploying private and hybrid clouds, and for the federation of clouds. In the same year, efforts were focused on providing quality of service guarantees (as required by real-time interactive applications) to cloud-based infrastructures, in the framework of the IRMOS European Commission-funded project, resulting to a real-time cloud environment. By mid-2008, Gartner saw an opportunity for cloud computing "to shape the relationship among consumers of IT services, those who use IT services and those who sell them"and observed that "Organizations are switching from company-owned hardware and software assets to per-use service-based models" so that the "projected shift to cloud computing... will result in dramatic growth in IT products in some areas and significant reductions in other areas." (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  7. 7. Similar Systems? Autonomic computing Client–server model Grid computing Mainframe computer Utility computing Peer-to-peer (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  8. 8. Characteristics? Multi-tenancy Agility Reliability Application Program Interface (API) Scalability and Elasticity Cost Performance Device and location independence Security Virtualization Maintenance (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  9. 9. Service Models Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Platform as a service (PaaS) Software as a service (SaaS) (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  10. 10. Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) In this most basic cloud service model, cloud providers offer computers – as physical or more often as virtual machines –, raw (block) storage, firewalls , load balancers, and networks. IaaS providers supply these resources on demand from their large pools installed in data centers. Local area networks including IP addresses are part of the offer. For the wide area connectivity, the Internet can be used or - in carrier clouds - dedicated virtual private networks can be configured. To deploy their applications, cloud users then install operating system images on the machines as well as their application software. In this model, it is the cloud user who is responsible for patching and maintaining the operating systems and application software. Cloud providers typically bill IaaS services on a utility computing basis, that is, cost will reflect the amount of resources allocated and consumed. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  11. 11. Platform as a service (PaaS) In the PaaS model, cloud providers deliver a computing platform and/or solution stack typically including operating system, programming language execution environment, database, and web server. Application developers can develop and run their software solutions on a cloud platform without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software layers. With some PaaS offers, the underlying compute and storage resources scale automatically to match application demand such that the cloud user does not have to allocate resources manually. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  12. 12. Software as a service (SaaS) In this model, cloud providers install and operate application software in the cloud and cloud users access the software from cloud clients. The cloud users do not manage the cloud infrastructure and platform on which the application is running. This eliminates the need to install and run the application on the cloud users own computers simplifying maintenance and support. What makes a cloud application different from other applications is its elasticity. This can be achieved by cloning tasks onto multiple virtual machines at run- time to meet the changing work demand. Load balancers distribute the work over the set of virtual machines. This process is transparent to the cloud user who sees only a single access point. To accommodate a large number of cloud users, cloud applications can be multi-tenant, that is, any machine serves more than one cloud user organization. It is common to refer to special types of cloud based application software with a similar naming convention: desktop as a service, business process as a service, Test Environment as a Service, communication as a service. The pricing model for SaaS applications is typically a monthly or yearly flat fee per user. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  13. 13. Cloud Clients (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  14. 14. Deployment models Public Cloud Community Cloud Hybrid Cloud Private Cloud (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  15. 15. Public cloud - Public cloud applications, storage, and other resources are made available to the general public by a service provider. Community cloud - This shares infrastructure between several organizations from a specific community with common concerns (security, compliance, jurisdiction, etc.), whether managed internally or by a third- party and hosted internally or externally Hybrid cloud - This is a composition of two or more clouds (private, community or public) that remain unique entities but are bound together, offering the benefits of multiple deployment models Private cloud - Private cloud is cloud infrastructure operated solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  16. 16. Cloud architecture Cloud architecture, the systems architecture of the software systems involved in the delivery of cloud computing, typically involves multiple cloud components communicating with each other over a loose coupling mechanism such as a messaging queue. Elastic provision implies intelligence in the use of tight or loose coupling as applied to mechanisms such as these and others. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  17. 17. The Intercloud The Intercloud is an interconnected global "cloud of clouds" and an extension of the Internet "network of networks" on which it is based. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  18. 18. Cloud engineering Cloud engineering is the application of engineering disciplines to cloud computing. It brings a systematic approach to the high level concerns of commercialisation, standardisation, and governance in conceiving, developing, operating and maintaining cloud computing systems. It is a multidisciplinary method encompassing contributions from diverse areas such as systems, software, web, performance, information, security, platform, risk, and quality engineering. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  19. 19. Issues Privacy Compliance Legal Open source Open standards Security Sustainability Abuse (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  20. 20. FUTURE OF CLOUD COMPUTING (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012
  21. 21. (C) VINOD V MENONFriday, May 18, 2012