Data center 2.0: Cloud computing - opportunities or threats to HK IT by Mr. Gabriel Leung of EMC Hong Kong Ltd

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Data center 2.0: Cloud computing - opportunities or threats to HK IT by Mr. Gabriel Leung of EMC Hong Kong Ltd

  1. 1. Cloud Computing Opportunities or Threats to the IT Industry in Hong Kong?© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 1
  2. 2. Waves of Information Technology Mini Distributed/ Networked Mainframe PC / Microprocessor Cloud Computing© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. Cloud Computing – The USGovernment• More than 30 cases documented in the latest “State of Public Sector Cloud Computing” Report (by US Fed CIO, published May 20, 2010)• Mandated all Government IT proposals to include Cloud Computing alternative analysis – By Sept 2011 : All newly planned major IT initiative – By Sept 2012 : All IT enhancement – By Sept 2013 : All steady state IT© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 3
  4. 4. Cloud Computing – Singapore• iDA (Infocomm Development Authority) just launched the new iN2015 (Intelligent Nation) vision and master plan to cover the next 5 years – Cloud Computing is a key initiative• Some of the world famous cloud services providers have chosen Singapore as Asia hub – e.g. Amazon AWS, Salesforce.com© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 4
  5. 5. Cloud Computing – China• Cloud Computing is considered the key technology for Next Generation IT which is 1 of the 7 identified Strategic Emerging Technologies in the Twelve 5-Year Plan• Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuxi and Hangzhou have been identified as Cloud Computing Pilot Cities© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 5
  6. 6. The Cloud is . . . Built DIFFERENTLY: Dynamic pools of virtualized resources Operated DIFFERENTLY: End-to-end service delivery Consumed DIFFERENTLY: Convenient, Self Provision, Pay per Use© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 6
  7. 7. Key Technologies in Cloud Computing• Virtualization – Server, Network, Storage, Client, Application• Advanced Networking – Fixed and Mobile Broadband – Datacenter Interconnect – Convergent Network• Federated Storage• Multi-Tenant Software Application• Resource Orchestration Software• Cloud Security• Modular and Green Datacenter Design© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 7
  8. 8. Different Types of Cloud© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. Traditional IT Model - Value Chain Business Requirement Application Implementation Purchase or Build Infrastructure Implementation Procurement, Installation, Customization Operations© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. Traditional IT Model – Opportunities toIT Business Requirement Consulting Services Application Implementation Purchase or Build Software Sales, Application Development …. Infrastructure Implementation HW/SW Sales, Hosting, Procurement, Installation, Customization Systems Integration, Operations Implementation Services, Managed Services … Operations Services© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. Cloud Delivery Model – Threats to IT Business Requirement Application Implementation Look for SaaS or PaaS Providers Loss of software sales, loss of development jobs Infrastructure Implementation No concern or look for IaaS Providers Loss of HW/SW/Services sales, Manage SLA only, Loss of operations Loss of technical jobs Operations jobs© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 11
  12. 12. Summary : Threats to IT Industry in HK• The business lines (and your boss) will be more demanding – Internal IT will be benchmarked against public cloud providers on cost, efficiency, service quality, user experience …etc.• IT jobs may lose to Cloud Providers – End Users – Systems Integrators – System Resellers – Vendors• Loss of Sales/Revenue (for IT vendors, Resellers and SI) – Products : Hardware, Software – Services : Implementation, Customization, Maintenance, Operations© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 12
  13. 13. Finding Opportunities in Cloud• Traditional IT Transformation• New IT Buyers• Facilitating Cloud Adoption• Making China/HK the Global Cloud Center© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 13
  14. 14. IT Transformation• How big is the Cloud Market? – Gartner : 148 Billion by 2014 – IDC : 55 Billion by 2014 Source : IDC, Oct 2008 – MRM : US Fed alone hits 7 – Hong Kong : (40% CAGR) billion by 2015 • IT Market : ~ 4 Billion • Cloud Market : ~400-800 Millions??• Any transformation effort needs investment – Infrastructure Revamp – Application Re-writing – Management Process – People© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 14
  15. 15. New Buyers• Enterprises shift from IT Buyer to XaaS Consumer• Service Providers / Network Operators will become the new buyer of technologies• New Cloud Service Providers – Internet of Things – Mobile TV – Digital Radio – Education, Medical, Utilities ….© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 15
  16. 16. Facilitating Cloud Adoption• Key Barriers – Security : Data Privacy, Governance, Risk, Compliance … – SLA : Performance, Reliability, Availability … – Locked in : Technology, Service Provider …• New Business Opportunities – Cloud Security Solution – Cloud Audit Services – Cloud Management Solution – Cloud Transition Services – ….• New Jobs – Cloud Architect – Cloud Service Manager – Cloud Infrastructure Admin – Cloud Security Architects – ...© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 16
  17. 17. China/Hong Kong as the Cloud Center• Target Market – No geographical boundary in Cloud – China alone is a big enough market – Three-Network Convergence opens up new possibilities• What’s our competitive edge? – China/HK combined can provide best of both worlds • Infrastructure • Space • People • Cost • Money • Legal System • Compliance • Innovation© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 17
  18. 18. How …• Time’s Up …. I’ll leave this to all of you in the forum Thank You !!© Copyright 2010 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. 18

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