Open life in the cloud

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Panel presentation for IBC Legal 2011

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Open life in the cloud

  1. 1. Life in the Smoke, Fog, Cloud Dave McAllister, Director Open Source and Standards© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Con dential. 1
  2. 2. What is this Cloud thing?   e cloud, for practical discussion, is essentially a distribution mechanism for functionality, based on service   In general, consider it at 3 levels   Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS), the servers, networks, etc   Platform as a Service (PAAS), apps and/or developer tools on the IAAS   So ware as a Service (SAAS), the ultimate delivery to the user.   While nothing new, this is powered by massive interconnectivity and a new class of devices h p://contactdubai.com/webhosting/security-in-cloud-computing© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Con dential. 2
  3. 3. e Cloud is an “Open” ing   Cloud computing infrastructure is powered by open access Standards Connectivity Source Speci cations API’s   But client access can be limiting   Device types   Connections   Native apps versus Web apps versus browser access© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Con dential. 3
  4. 4. e Cloud is an “Open” ing   Cloud computing infrastructure is powered by open access But, Open is not Free!   Costs occur in every level of cloud, as well as in all layers of open.© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Con dential. 4
  5. 5. New business modes   Elastic Computing, On-demand, virtual   Online storage, Online office, Online collaboration   Apps stores, subscription revenue, per-use By the way, you already do all of this. And these are all distribution models© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Con dential. 5
  6. 6. New Challenges   Challenges in cloud revolve around   Data (and exchange)   Data at rest   Data in motion   Privacy   Accessibility   Security   Ownership   Regulations and standards are arising but   All of these issues are global.   Proof of compliance is not trivial (or even possible)© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Con dential. 6
  7. 7. Some welcome requirements   International standards on the interchange of data   Legal framework across jurisdictions on privacy and protection   Common set of APIs and services (or descriptions)   Adoption of Linked Data practices   Support in the development of market adoption acceleration However, there is a risk in standards approval and adoption   Standards stabilize common elements and can sti e innovation   Innovations powers new businesses and new growth© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Con dential. 7
  8. 8. © 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe Con dential.

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