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Dr Paul Miller
The Cloud of Data
paul.miller@cloudofdata.com
Cutting Through the Hype:
Clouds in Context
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Some ‘truths’ about the Cloud
The Cloud Computing Stack
The Cloud and Higher Education
Topics
cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/nickwebb/3024917166/
Some ‘Truths’ about the Cloud
Some more true than others!
What d...
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It’s just Off-Premise
Microsoft Data Centre, Dublin Cisco, VMware et al pushing
on-premise Clouds
www.data...
cloudofdata.com
It’s like the Electrical Grid
www.flickr.com/photos/cpstorm/132212117/
Or music downloads, or mainframes, o...
cloudofdata.com http://tr.im/dzxm
Rode Cloud meme in 2008.
Listen to our 2009 podcast.
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It’s Cheap
www.flickr.com/photos/esdrascalderan/357434020/
For elastic or periodic jobs.
Less clear-cut for...
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It’s Green
www.flickr.com/photos/venteco/2851026377/
Probably… but Simon Wardley
http://tr.im/greenclouds
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19%
21%
25%
35%
Not Convinced Too much hype Yes Green benefits unrealised
www.rackspace.com/downloads/surve...
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It’s Unreliable
www.flickr.com/photos/raver_mikey/2300514593/
Numbers don’t add up...
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It’s Insecure
www.flickr.com/photos/8323834@N07/500995147/
And your data centre is ???
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USA will read my data
www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/3484013571/
PATRIOT Act and data territoriality are ...
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It’s Amazon
www.flickr.com/photos/lucasartoni/2967023166/
And Rackspace,
and Microsoft,
and Sun, and HP,
an...
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0
500
1,000
1,500
2,000
July August September
Amazon Rackspace Joyent GoGrid
www.jackofallclouds.com/2009/...
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“It’s like computers on the
Internet, innit?”
With thanks to Simon Wardley
www.flickr.com/photos/fimbrethil/...
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The Cloud Stack
‘The Cloud’ lumps different
concepts/capabilities together
www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane...
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“convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of
configurable computing resources...”
csrc.nist.go...
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Software/Application [as a Service]
(SaaS)
Platform [as a Service]
(PaaS)
Infrastructure [as a Service]
(I...
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SaaS
PaaS
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
computers (Amazon EC2, Rackspace, GoGrid...)
storage (Amazon ...
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SaaS
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Salesforce force.com
Apprenda SaaSGrid
Google App Engine
Microsoft Azure...
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Software as a Service (SaaS)
Google Apps, Zoho
Acrobat.com, iWork.com
Kashflow, FreeAgent
WordPress.com
Mob...
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Data
SaaS
Data
PaaS
Data
IaaS
Data
data are at every level of the stack…
becomes more important as the
sta...
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The Cloud and HE
www.flickr.com/photos/xavierla/3838988544/
cloudofdata.com www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities.asp
cloudofdata.com aws.amazon.com/education/aws-in-education-research-grants/
Only UK award in latest round.
KCL, Cambridge, ...
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Opportunities exist at each level of
the stack
But none are necessarily right for
everyone.
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virtualise existing on-campus
servers
JIT equipment for research groups, like Eli
Lilly
aggregate data cen...
cloudofdata.com
build internal software on
Platforms, instead of from the
bottom up
replace suitable desktop software
with...
cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/king-edward/2152782252/
Closing Thoughts
cloudofdata.com
In this issue
04
20
32
Spinning a data Web
Making Semantic Web
connections
A CIO’s strategy for
rethinking...
cloudofdata.com
‘The Cloud’ is not the answer
‘The Cloud’ probably doesn’t exist!
cloudofdata.com
Cloud solutions may well help
ease your pain points…
but only you know where those are for your
institutio...
cloudofdata.com
Start simple
why not give that demanding research group
some EC2 credit instead of another server...
...an...
cloudofdata.com
Dr Paul Miller
The Cloud of Data
paul.miller@cloudofdata.com
skype: cloudofdata
phone: +44 7769 740083
Exc...
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  1. 1. cloudofdata.com Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data paul.miller@cloudofdata.com Cutting Through the Hype: Clouds in Context
  2. 2. cloudofdata.com Some ‘truths’ about the Cloud The Cloud Computing Stack The Cloud and Higher Education Topics
  3. 3. cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/nickwebb/3024917166/ Some ‘Truths’ about the Cloud Some more true than others! What do you think?
  4. 4. cloudofdata.com It’s just Off-Premise Microsoft Data Centre, Dublin Cisco, VMware et al pushing on-premise Clouds www.datacenterknowledge.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/aerial-1000.jpg
  5. 5. cloudofdata.com It’s like the Electrical Grid www.flickr.com/photos/cpstorm/132212117/ Or music downloads, or mainframes, or...
  6. 6. cloudofdata.com http://tr.im/dzxm Rode Cloud meme in 2008. Listen to our 2009 podcast.
  7. 7. cloudofdata.com It’s Cheap www.flickr.com/photos/esdrascalderan/357434020/ For elastic or periodic jobs. Less clear-cut for ‘normal’ load
  8. 8. cloudofdata.com It’s Green www.flickr.com/photos/venteco/2851026377/ Probably… but Simon Wardley http://tr.im/greenclouds
  9. 9. cloudofdata.com 19% 21% 25% 35% Not Convinced Too much hype Yes Green benefits unrealised www.rackspace.com/downloads/surveys/GreenSurvey2009.pdf Do you view cloud computing as a greener alternative to traditional computing infrastructures?
  10. 10. cloudofdata.com It’s Unreliable www.flickr.com/photos/raver_mikey/2300514593/ Numbers don’t add up...
  11. 11. cloudofdata.com It’s Insecure www.flickr.com/photos/8323834@N07/500995147/ And your data centre is ???
  12. 12. cloudofdata.com USA will read my data www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/3484013571/ PATRIOT Act and data territoriality are real… but manageable
  13. 13. cloudofdata.com It’s Amazon www.flickr.com/photos/lucasartoni/2967023166/ And Rackspace, and Microsoft, and Sun, and HP, and Google, and...
  14. 14. cloudofdata.com 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 July August September Amazon Rackspace Joyent GoGrid www.jackofallclouds.com/2009/09/state-of-the-cloud-september-2009/ Guy Rosen has begun tracking trends, using QuantCast’s top 500,000 sites
  15. 15. cloudofdata.com “It’s like computers on the Internet, innit?” With thanks to Simon Wardley www.flickr.com/photos/fimbrethil/2642775023/
  16. 16. cloudofdata.com The Cloud Stack ‘The Cloud’ lumps different concepts/capabilities together www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/3089163372/
  17. 17. cloudofdata.com “convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources...” csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/
  18. 18. cloudofdata.com Software/Application [as a Service] (SaaS) Platform [as a Service] (PaaS) Infrastructure [as a Service] (IaaS) Traditional 3 layer model - there are plenty of others! all ‘Cloud’… but DIFFERENT!
  19. 19. cloudofdata.com SaaS PaaS Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) computers (Amazon EC2, Rackspace, GoGrid...) storage (Amazon S3, MobileMe, Google Drive...) Elasticity (Rightscale…) Bandwidth (Limelight, Amazon CloudFront…) Electricity Cooling etc. outsource raw infrastructure - avoid significant CapEx scale to meet demand - Eli Lilly, payroll hybrid - IBM Blue Cloud
  20. 20. cloudofdata.com SaaS Platform as a Service (PaaS) Salesforce force.com Apprenda SaaSGrid Google App Engine Microsoft Azure Appistry Talis Platform IaaS ‘does heavy lifting’ concentrate on your app’s USP least developed but most potential?
  21. 21. cloudofdata.com Software as a Service (SaaS) Google Apps, Zoho Acrobat.com, iWork.com Kashflow, FreeAgent WordPress.com MobileMe Salesforce.com PaaS IaaS lightweight applications, delivered over Web mostly low-end disruptors for now...
  22. 22. cloudofdata.com Data SaaS Data PaaS Data IaaS Data data are at every level of the stack… becomes more important as the stack commoditises
  23. 23. cloudofdata.com The Cloud and HE www.flickr.com/photos/xavierla/3838988544/
  24. 24. cloudofdata.com www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities.asp
  25. 25. cloudofdata.com aws.amazon.com/education/aws-in-education-research-grants/ Only UK award in latest round. KCL, Cambridge, Bristol previous recipients...
  26. 26. cloudofdata.com Opportunities exist at each level of the stack But none are necessarily right for everyone.
  27. 27. cloudofdata.com virtualise existing on-campus servers JIT equipment for research groups, like Eli Lilly aggregate data centres locally, regionally, nationally ‘Cloudburst’ for exam results, clearing, registration…
  28. 28. cloudofdata.com build internal software on Platforms, instead of from the bottom up replace suitable desktop software with appropriate Cloud apps hand the pain of email and scheduling to YahoogleSoft, and go Web 2.0 for free
  29. 29. cloudofdata.com www.flickr.com/photos/king-edward/2152782252/ Closing Thoughts
  30. 30. cloudofdata.com In this issue 04 20 32 Spinning a data Web Making Semantic Web connections A CIO’s strategy for rethinking “messy BI” A quarterly journal Spring 2009 Technologyforecast www.pwc.com/techforecast recent, useful. ‘Evergreen IT’
  31. 31. cloudofdata.com ‘The Cloud’ is not the answer ‘The Cloud’ probably doesn’t exist!
  32. 32. cloudofdata.com Cloud solutions may well help ease your pain points… but only you know where those are for your institution cost? efficiency? scalability? green? self-service?
  33. 33. cloudofdata.com Start simple why not give that demanding research group some EC2 credit instead of another server... ...and Simone’s email address instead of yours!
  34. 34. cloudofdata.com Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data paul.miller@cloudofdata.com skype: cloudofdata phone: +44 7769 740083 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States of America Thank you cloud of data Download this presentation slideshare.net/cloudofdata Made on a Mac

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