Cloud Capabilities Must be Tailored to Government’s Unique Needs Government Considerations for Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Security & Delivery & Interoperability Services Data Privacy Operations & Integration Software as a Service (SaaS) Offer different Enable Develop levels of adoption of interoperability • Citizen Engagement (Wikis, Blogs, Data.gov) security and Cloud standards in • Government Productivity (Cloud based tools) data privacy Computing conjunction • Enterprise Applications (Core Mission & Business Svcs) based on the services in with the application and different Cloud industry to Platform as a Service (PaaS) nature of the models provide services including interoperability provided. Public, Private, at the data • Database and Database Management Systems • Developer / Testing Tools Hybrid and infrastructure, • Virtual Environments Potential Community platform and standardize models. application Low, Med and levels. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) High categories • Computing for Simplicity. • Storage • Application hosting
Government Cloud ComputingGov Cloud Computing Vision Statement Establish secure, easy to use, rapidly provisioned IT services for the Government institutions, including: • Agile and simple acquisition processes (self-service); • Elastic, usage-based delivery of pooled computing resources; • Portable, reusable and interoperable business-driven tools; • Browser-based ubiquitous internet access to services; and • Always on and available, utility-like solutions.
Some hints1. Embrace open standards: they encourage innovation and grow the market“The Law of Conservation of Attractive ProfitsWhen attractive profits disappear at one stage in thevalue chain because a product becomes modular andcommoditized, the opportunity to earn attractive profitswith proprietary products will usually emerge at anadjacent stage.“-- Clayton ChristensenAuthor of The Innovators SolutionHarvard Business Review
Some hints2. Build a simple system - let it evolve“A complex system that works isinvariably found to have evolvedfrom a simple system that worked.The inverse proposition also appearsto be true: A complex systemdesigned from scratch never worksand cannot be made to work. Youhave to start over, beginning with aworking simple system.”--John Gall, in Systemantics:How Systems Really Work and How They Fail
Some hints3. Build - Lower the Barriersto Experimentation“Failure is not an option!”But for most projects this is not the case!“I didn’t fail ten thousand times. Isuccessfully eliminated, ten thousandtimes, materials and combinationswhich wouldn’t work.”--Thomas Edison
Some hints4. Improve - Learn fromyour users, especially oneswho do what you don’texpect
Some hints5. If you’re really building a platform, yourcustomers and partners build new featuresbefore you do
Some hints6. Build a culture of measurement• If it works, do more of it.• If it doesn’t, stop doing it.• Build systems that respond automatically to user stimuli.
Some hints7. Don’t reinvent the wheel. There are platformtools you can use
Some hints8. Adoption - It is not about technology. It isabout people and change
Some lessons9. Don’t forget! Government is a vehicle forcollective action
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It’s all about EXECUTION Vision without execution Is hallucination
StarVault – Cloud Services for Real 1. Reduce IT infrastructure costs; 2. Capital preservation – use your capital for core business, not for IT infrastructure investments 3. Pay only for results; 4. Pay just for what you need and only when you need; 5. Available (ALWAYS ON / ON DEMAND) 6. Without concerns for IT infrastructure – you focus on your core activity; 7. Performance, availability and SLA guaranteed security; 8. The safest and state of the art Data Center Tier-3; 9. Guaranteed availability: 99.98%; 10. Top technical support 24 x 7