To: Personal Guru
Subject: Need help!!!
I was told by my CEO that I HAVE to do this
new thing called Cloud Computing and I have
no idea where to start, CAN YOU HELP????
Cloud Evangelist & Architect
Co-founder stealth-mode start-up
CloudCamp London #3, March 12th
Speed to Market
Stack Commoditisation (Hi, Simon )
Step 1 – Why do it
Remove rarely used
Operational Cost Reduction
Review your product portfolio
Find suitable application or services
Step 2 – What to move into the
Tech Team to review suitability
Not every application is suitable ... yet, i.e. heavy DB apps
Can be challenging– sockets, cores, instances, users,
You need per hour pricing or elasticity goes out the window!!
PaaS e.g. Force.com, Google App Engine
IaaS/HaaS e.g. Amazon EC2, GoGrid
Step 3 – The Level
SaaS e.g. Salesforce.com, Netsuite
Step 4 – Type of Cloud
Shared Private Cloud
Virtual Private Data Centre (VPDC)
Step 5 – Data Centre Automation OR
• End-to-end Provisioning
• Automated Hardware orchestration
• Full self-service
• Usage based billing
• Asset or Identity Management
Network Fabric is key!!!
Storage will be 80% of your problems
Step 6 – HW decisions
Commodity kit vs. HW appliances
Load Balancers, Firewalls, IDS
Type of servers
Cores, power usage, pizza box vs. redundant box, memory
Your mid-level Mgmt will be against it!!
Fear of losing control, job, ....
Commoditisation, consolidation – expect major
pushback – THIS WON’T WORK HERE!!!
Humans don’t like change!
Step 7 – Staffing Considerations
75% of your staff looking after the lower
HW/SW stack will be redundant in 3-5 years!
HW folks, staging, installation, provisioning, etc.
You need to start planning NOW what you will do with those people