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Cloud Computing

  1. 2. Working in the clouds Making cloud computing work Brian Breslin CEO Infinimedia June 5, 2009
  2. 3. Key points 1 What is cloud computing? 2 Cloud computing demystified 3 Cloud computing + your business 4 Get started working in the cloud 5 Cloud cases
  3. 4. What is cloud computing?
  4. 6. The cloud is the network!
  5. 7. What network? · The server farms all around the world · Could even be your own servers Why the network? · Economies of scale · Cheaper and faster to scale
  6. 8. The big “Aha” moment
  7. 9. Aha! or how I think Amazon came to realize they could be a computing utility why build up capacity for 2 days a year, and not monetize it the other 365?
  8. 10. Where does the cloud come from? · Companies like amazon having excess capacity · Companies trying to make an ROI on excess Why is everyone renting out their servers? · Software is becoming more efficient · Excess capacity built up for key times (black friday)
  9. 11. Cloud computing myths
  10. 12. Some Myths · Expensive to use · Hard to use · Unreliable
  11. 13. Pros · Scale on demand · Lower entry costs Cons · Compliance issues · Security issues · Lack of standards
  12. 14. Cloud computing +you
  13. 15. What it can help you with · Lowering your IT costs · Letting you scale services fast · Spread reliability risks · Speed up massive computational tasks What it can’t do for you · Make your business any cooler · Solve all your problems
  14. 16. Getting started
  15. 17. Where do you start? · Figure out your waste points. · What could be better solved externally? · What are my goals in improving efficiency/technology? Who should I talk to? · RightScale · Cloudkick · Amazon AWS
  16. 18. Some examples
  17. 19. How we use the cloud · StartPR - distributes its crawling and indexing across amazon services · Schenker Logistics - using the cloud to provide fault-tolerant global logistics management Great examples: · Basecamp (1Million + users) (SaaS) · Salesforce.com (10million + users) (SaaS)
  18. 20. thanks 

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