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Cloud Integration Tools

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This is the slide deck for my December 2011 MSPtv.net presentation on using various cloud productivity tools.

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Cloud Integration Tools

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  2. 2. How to integrate cloud services management into your IT operations David Strom December 15, 2011 [email_address]
  3. 3. Getting started
  4. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Securing your virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping track of costs of your virtual infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Automating various actions </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Zenith SmartStyle </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who am I?
  6. 6. Our guest <ul><li>Dan Rock, business development representative for Zenith Infotech. </li></ul>
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  8. 8. Security gear needed <ul><li>Anti-virus/anti-malware protection </li></ul><ul><li>Access controls </li></ul><ul><li>Firewalls and intrusion prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Auditing and compliance tools </li></ul>
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  10. 10. Time for our first poll <ul><li>Do you feel that your cloud resources are as well protected as your physical servers? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How many different cloud providers do you use? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>None </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than one </li></ul></ul>
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  16. 16. Automating common procedures
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  24. 24. SmartStyle features <ul><li>Test/dev are separate </li></ul><ul><li>VM collection </li></ul><ul><li>Managed by Zenith NOC </li></ul>
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  30. 30. Cloud Calculators
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  34. 34. Zenith calculator
  35. 35. Cloud costing issues <ul><li>As you can see, very complex </li></ul><ul><li>Things often change, especially pricing </li></ul><ul><li>What exactly are you being billed for? </li></ul><ul><li>Read the fine print: surcharges and other stuff </li></ul>
  36. 36. Time for our second poll <ul><li>Do you feel that you have a good handle on cloud computing costs? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Other noteworthy management tools
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  47. 47. Conclusion
  48. 48. Questions?
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