Crash Course In Cloud Computing

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Crash Course In Cloud Computing

  1. 1. CRASH COURSE IN CLOUD COMPUTING Chris Miller & Jim DelRosso October 26, 2009
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><li>“ Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- Mell & Grance, 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is it? <ul><li>“ [Cloud computing is] the delivery of scalable IT resources over the Internet, as opposed to hosting and operating those resources locally, such as on a college or university network.” </li></ul><ul><li>-- EDUCAUSE, 2009 </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is it? <ul><li>Basic characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Users interact with resources remotely with few to no intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Providers distribute resources dynamically to multiple users </li></ul><ul><li>Resource use is flexible and scalable, and priced accordingly </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is it not ? <ul><li>That SETI screensaver </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty much any application that you have to install on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Arguably, many licensed products, even if they’re web-based </li></ul>
  6. 6. A final bit of jargon… <ul><li>Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid </li></ul>

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