Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

How to keep track of cloud costs

816 views

Published on

This is the deck from a webinar I gave in december 2011 on cloud costs and management.

Published in: Technology, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

How to keep track of cloud costs

  1. 1. Follow Uson all your favorite social Media Sites and stay informed! 1
  2. 2. How to integrate cloudservices management into your IT operations David Strom December 15, 2011 david@strom.com 2
  3. 3. Getting started 3
  4. 4. Agenda• Securing your virtual machines• Keeping track of costs of your virtual infrastructure• Automating various actions• Understanding Zenith SmartStyle 4
  5. 5. Who am I? 5
  6. 6. Our guestDan Rock, business development representative for Zenith Infotech. 6
  7. 7. 7
  8. 8. Security gear needed• Anti-virus/anti-malware protection• Access controls• Firewalls and intrusion prevention• Auditing and compliance tools 8
  9. 9. 9
  10. 10. Time for our first poll• Do you feel that your cloud resources are as well protected as your physical servers? – Yes – No• How many different cloud providers do you use? – None – One 10 – More than one
  11. 11. 11
  12. 12. 12
  13. 13. 13
  14. 14. 14
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. Automating common procedures 16
  17. 17. 17
  18. 18. 18
  19. 19. 19
  20. 20. 20
  21. 21. 21
  22. 22. 22
  23. 23. 23
  24. 24. SmartStyle features• Test/dev are separate• VM collection• Managed by Zenith NOC 24
  25. 25. 25
  26. 26. 26
  27. 27. 27
  28. 28. 28
  29. 29. 29
  30. 30. Cloud Calculators 30
  31. 31. 31
  32. 32. 32
  33. 33. 33
  34. 34. Zenith calculator 34
  35. 35. Cloud costing issues• As you can see, very complex• Things often change, especially pricing• What exactly are you being billed for?• Read the fine print: surcharges and other stuff 35
  36. 36. Time for our second poll• Do you feel that you have a good handle on cloud computing costs? – Yes – No 36
  37. 37. Other noteworthymanagement tools 37
  38. 38. 38
  39. 39. 39
  40. 40. 40
  41. 41. 41
  42. 42. 42
  43. 43. 43
  44. 44. 44
  45. 45. 45
  46. 46. 46
  47. 47. Conclusion 47
  48. 48. Questions? Thanks for joining us and learning how to secure your virtual machines, how to keep track of costs of your virtual infrastructure, and how to automate various actions. Please let us know if you have any further questions. 48
  49. 49. Follow Uson all your favorite social Media Sites and stay informed! 49

×