Cloud Computing World Forum Chairmans Introduction


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Chairman's introduction setting the scene for the Cloud Computing World Forum (where I was the chair/day moderator), London 22nd October 2009 at the Institute of Physics - defines cloud computing as well as the objectives of the day

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Cloud Computing World Forum Chairmans Introduction

  1. 1. Chairman’s Introduction David Terrar – D2C and WordFrame
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Gain perspective through the keynote address and the state of the industry session </li></ul><ul><li>Extend your personal cloud computing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from real case studies on best practice integration of cloud technologies and the effect they could have on your organization </li></ul><ul><li>Discover why cloud computing is perfect for SMB’s </li></ul><ul><li>Find out the what the key security issues and weaknesses are in cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss emergent trends in the industry and take a look into the &quot;future in the sky&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Discover and evaluate products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Get the scoop on the latest products, meet with clients and drum up new business with valuable leads </li></ul><ul><li>Meet some of the best known cloud computing professionals in person and exchange your experiences </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Cloud Computing Cloud computing is the provision of dynamically scalable and often virtualised resources as a service over the Internet on a utility basis.
  4. 4. Cloud Computing stack Amazon EC2 + S3, SunGard IaaS PaaS, Huddle, Mimecast SaaS
  5. 5. NY Times use of EC2 and S3 <ul><li>11 million articles from 1851-1922 </li></ul><ul><li>4TB of scanned image data </li></ul><ul><li>Converted to PDFs in 24 hours using a supercomputer </li></ul><ul><li>Served to the public from Amazon S3 </li></ul><ul><li>All provisioned instantly with a credit card </li></ul>“ I then began some rough calculations and determined that if I used only four machines, it could take some time to generate all 11 million article PDFs. But thanks to the swell people at Amazon, I got access to a few more machines and churned through all 11 million articles in just under 24 hours using 100 EC2 instances, and generated another 1.5TB of data to store in S3. (In fact, it work so well that we ran it twice, since after we were done we noticed an error in the PDFs.)”
  6. 6. Cloud services versus Business priorities IaaS PaaS SaaS
  7. 7. Industry groups Intellect SaaS Group Cloud SIG European SaaS and cloud services community
  8. 8. “ I believe, over time, more and more software will be delivered as a service. I totally believe that... We have to be good at this, or we have a problem” - Larry Ellison CEO Oracle
  9. 9. Contact details David Terrar CEO – D2C and Executive Director - ITBrix / WordFrame p: +44 (0)1727 866309 (direct) m: +44 (0)7715 159423 e: [email_address] and [email_address] w: and skype: david_terrar twitter: DT linkedin: blog: