ConclusionAt the March 2013 national Canadian Cloud Conference:Do Something Now or Be Left BehindThe Cloud is HereThere are No Barriers RemainingNo More ExcusesMost individuals are already in the cloud. Business and governmentneed to catch up.
Beginning• Presentation from 2009 – What is cloud?• Presentation from 2010 – Why cloud?
Now - How to do cloud?NOW• Mobile + Social + Cloud• Bring your own device• Storage as a Service, Software as a Service• Analytics, Advanced Software Tools, HPC available to everyone via servicesBUT• Business Processes and Culture have not yet adapted• Now the real transformational work begins From cCc March 2013 national conference
Sept 2011 - NIST Reference Architecture From National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 500-292; September 2011
Gartner – 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies
Sept 2012 - Gartner Says Worldwide CloudServices Market to Surpass $109 Billion in 2012• BPaaS represents largest market segment, while IaaS is the fastest- growing area• The public cloud services market is forecast to grow 19.6 percent in 2012 to total $109 billion worldwide, according to Gartner, Inc. Business process services (also known as business process as a service, or BPaaS) represent the largest segment, accounting for about 77 percent of the total market, while infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing segment of the public cloud services market and is expected to grow 45.4 percent in 2012. From http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2163616
Cloud-First Policy• US “Apps.gov is now Info.apps.gov” and FedRamp http://info.apps.gov/ provides cloud-accreditation and case studies• UK G-Cloud http://gcloud.civilservice.gov.uk/ has a process for companies to get accredited to provide cloud services• Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government http://www.open.gc.ca/index-eng.asp• Shared Services Canada Architecture Framework Advisory Committee meets monthly
HOW TO DO CLOUD:• Use standards• Use open systems (data and APIs) where possible• Evaluate your data and applications and prioritize which are best suited for the cloud• Commit to moving at least one application to the cloud and then do another one• Educate through use cases• Start a cloud-first policy there is very little need to build your own systems any more• Break down fiefdoms• Collaborate with your customers• Simplify• Re-engineer business processes to use cloud to be more nimble• Stop living in fear• Move fast• Get off your IT assets! and build your core business From cCc March 2013 national conference
THERE ARE NO BARRIERS THATCANNOT BE OVERCOME• Security can be better in the cloud• Privacy can be addressed with a little attention to it• Bandwidth costs in Canada are too high, so we’ll have to find creative solutions and continue to push for opening up our telecommunications systems From cCc March 2013 national conference
NEW NATIONAL DREAM?• Canada should build a National Cloud Utility that will propel the country to the forefront of international visionary economic and societal leaders• It will support industrial and societal transformation in ways that have been successful in the past in Canada through the building of fundamental utilities such as the National Railroad, Water, Electricity, Telecommunications and Transportation networks• It will united the country• It will increase productivity and save energy• It will lead to new ways of delivering cost savings in health and education• It will enable Canada to be a global leader in building clouds and delivering cloud services From cCc March 2013 national conference
Conclusions AgainAt the March 2013 national Canadian Cloud Conference:Do Something Now or Be Left BehindThe Cloud is HereThere are No Barriers RemainingNo More ExcusesMost individuals are already in the cloud. Business and governmentneed to catch up.