A Brief Introducton to Cloud Computing

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A Brief Introducton to Cloud Computing

  1. 1. A Brief Introduction to Cloud ComputingIntroduction: R2 Labs is a leading providerof research and strategy consultingservices to many of the worlds mostrecognized brands including the leadinginstitutional investors and equity capitalfund managers, the top global strategyconsulting firms and institutions, as well asglobal enterprise leadership teams across awide range of industries and verticals.Services include operations, technology Get Startedand strategy consulting, management anddecision sciences, and market segmentand information technology researchadvisory services. R2 Labs | R2 Labs supports the worlds most recognized brands Ph 404.433.9500 | Info@R2Labs.net | www.R2Labs.net
  2. 2. Cloud Ecosystem A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO CLOUD COMPUTING
  3. 3. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Seven Key Concepts of Cloud Computing A Brief Introduction to Virtualization Three Drivers of Cloud Adoption Cloud Computing Services Risks & Trends
  4. 4. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Security Consumer Cloud (Apple iCloud) Open Source Mobile Service Providers Mobile Graphic Chips Turn-key Enterprise Clouds Cloud Applications Content Management System (CMS) Providers Virtualization Speciality Cloud Software Big Data Center Providers
  5. 5. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Security Consumer Cloud Cisco Systems, IBM Apple iCloud Open Source Service Providers Rackspace, RedHat China Telecom, Orange, ATT, Verizon Mobile Graphics Chips Turn-key Enterprise Hybrid Clouds NVIDIA; Calxeda; ARM Apple, Google, Amazon,VMWare Cloud Applications Google, LinkedIn, Facebook Content Management System (CMS) Providers Bridgeline Digital Virtualization Specialty Cloud Software VMware (Nicira); Oracle (Xsigo); Regulatory Functions Big Data Center Providers Akamai
  6. 6. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Key Concepts
  7. 7. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing The Science Behind the Cloud Reduce the number of Dependent Variables through Connectivity, Modulatory & Compatibility Outsourcing ‘as-a-service’ is the Standard Model Software, Platforms, Infrastructure, Databases Virtualization The Decoupling of Hardware & Software for Increased Reliability Open Source Software Shared software; configured for a price (OS, APIs, DBMS, etc.) Mobility Hardware becomes Ubiquitous and Mobile
  8. 8. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Independence from Hardware Software Instances Accessible Anywhere Software now part of DNA Appliances, Television, Robotics, Auto, Physical Infrastructure, etc.
  9. 9. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Virtualization
  10. 10. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Legacy AP Applications are dependent on the Operating System which is dependent OS on the Hardware HW
  11. 11. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Virtualization AP AP AP Decoupling of Applications from the Operating System and from the Hardware OS OS OS Dependent Variables become Independent Variables HW HW HW Modularity = Increased Reliability
  12. 12. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Adoption
  13. 13. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Adoption
  14. 14. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Connectivity Connectivity to the Cloud (Remote/Mobile Connections, Interconnectivity Between Systems and Apps, External Links in Apps, Open Systems Network Mechanisms, Multiple Protocol Support, etc. Modularity Software and Application Modularity within the Cloud (Reusable Software Modules, Legacy Systems along with new Apps, Data Availability in Real Time, Ease of Software Configuration, Speed of Delivering New Functionality) Compatibility Software and Systems Compatibility with the Cloud (Integration of Enterprise Systems, Cross-Cloud Portability, Multiple Interfaces, Choice of Operating System, Extensive use of Middleware
  15. 15. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing [Public] Cloud Adoption Can I use Apple iTunes (software & application) on my iPhone (software and systems) to connect (connectivity) to the iTunes University library and download and listen to a lecture while I’m in traveling? Journal of Information Technology Management, Volume XXIII, Number 1, 2012
  16. 16. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Services
  17. 17. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Web Applications Google Docs; Quickbooks, etc. Database Clusters Server Farms w/ Replicated Content for Optimized Content Delivery; Capacity Utilization; ‘Load Balancing’ Terminal Services Mainframe Processing w/ Remote Clients Application Servers Only one application served (Adobe Photoshop) Virtualization (Virtual Computer) Operating System Independent of Hardware; (Two Flavors;VMWare’s Client Installed ‘Fusion’ Vs. Master Configuration & Setup Tool ‘HyperVisor’)
  18. 18. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Hosted Instances Realization that an OS instance is a service (ex. Amazon’s Elastic Computing where customers pay-for-use of an instance of OS in virtual environment) Hosted Solutions Adobe - Soon all products will be rent-an-instance Public Clouds Google, MS Azure, Amazon: Often More Secure for Small Businesses Private Clouds Small Business Cloud & Hardware
  19. 19. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Risks & Trends
  20. 20. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Cloud Security Advancing Threats Client Dis-Satisfaction Overselling Expectations; Setup Cycle Time Connectivity (Infrastructure Dependent) Mobile devices are far more dependent on their online connections than desktops.
  21. 21. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Areas of Focus
  22. 22. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Security Storage Big Data Storage SW Big Data HW Networking Data Center Cloud Provider Source: GigaOM 0 5 10 15 20
  23. 23. A Brief Introduction to Cloud Computing Further Connectivity Appliance Connectivity Data Consumption Appliance Connectivity Increasing ‘Software-ization’ of the World A Concrete Bridge (Temperature Connectivity) Low Earth Satellites (Spot Cloud Service) Defense Drones Robotics Connected (Nest in Cupertino, CA) Apple Television Tablet PC Decline Tablet & Mobile Equipment
  24. 24. Questions?
  25. 25. Get Started R2 Labs Ph 404.433.9500 | Info@R2Labs.net | www.R2Labs.net R2 Labs supports the worlds most recognized brands San Francisco | Los Angeles | Boulder | Atlanta | London R2 Labs | R2 Labs supports the worlds most recognized brands Ph 404.433.9500 | Info@R2Labs.net | www.R2Labs.net

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