Utlilizing the Cloud


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The biggest trend today is utilizing the “cloud.” The cloud is a phrase used to describe moving document storage away from devices and to Internet-based locations. Cloud-based computing has several benefits including ease of collaboration, accessibility of information on multiple PCs and devices and can save organizations money and space. There are multiple companies offering cloud services, join Diana to explore the cloud and offer pros and cons of several popular cloud services including DropBox, Amazon Cloud and Google Docs.


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  • Public cloudPublic cloud describes cloud computing in the traditional mainstream sense, whereby resources are dynamically provisioned to the general public on a fine-grained, self-service basis over the Internet, via web applications/web services, from an off-site third-party provider who bills on a fine-grained utility computing basis.[13][edit]Community cloudCommunity cloud shares infrastructure between several organizations from a specific community with common concerns (security, compliance, jurisdiction, etc.), whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally. The costs are spread over fewer users than a public cloud (but more than a private cloud), so only some of the benefits of cloud computing are realised.[43][edit]Hybrid cloudHybrid cloud is a composition of two or more clouds (private, community, or public) that remain unique entities but are bound together, offering the benefits of multiple deployment models.[43][edit]Private cloudPrivate cloud is infrastructure operated solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally.[43]They have attracted criticism because users "still have to buy, build, and manage them" and thus do not benefit from lower up-front capital costs and less hands-on management,[44]essentially "[lacking] the economic model that makes cloud computing such an intriguing concept".[45][46]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing#Community_cloud
  • - Photo Stream album that holds a rolling collection of your last 1000 photos. iCloud stores new photos for 30 days
  • Box:In addition to storing files, Box provides a number of applications, like Web Documents and Zoho, an online productivity suite. Box also offers a solid app for the iPad and iPhone, which provides much of the service’s functionality on the go. Users can also connect to an Apple-Air-Print-enabled printer for wireless printing.Out of all the sites, Box is easily one of the most user-friendly, especially for those who aren’t as familiar with this type of service.The lowdown: Free 5GB, fast uploads, simple functionality, well-designed site
  • heavily transactional, are I/O sensitive or involve sensitive data, are not advisable to go shift into a cloud environment.
  • Utlilizing the Cloud

    1. 1. Utilizing the Cloud<br />Diana Silveira, Novare Library Services<br />www.slideshare.net/dee987<br />
    2. 2. http://holykaw.alltop.com/the-generation-gap-comic?tu2=1<br />
    3. 3. Don’t forget: You can copy-paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll.<br />
    4. 4. Agenda<br />What is the Cloud?<br />General Considerations<br />Pros and Cons of Popular Services <br />Tips for Success<br />
    5. 5. Define<br />Off-site <br />3rd party vendor<br />Web-based<br />Self-service<br />Scalability<br />Flexibility<br />Lower cost<br />Accessibility<br />Pic Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cloud_computing.svg<br />
    6. 6. Types of Clouds<br />
    7. 7. The Cloud: Advantages<br />Access, Operate anywhere <br />Easy Implementation<br />Disaster Planning<br />Distributed Network<br />Bandwidth<br />Reliability <br />Easy to join, easy to quit<br />Security<br />SaaS (software as a service)<br />
    8. 8. General Considerations<br />Internet-Based<br />Privacy<br />Security<br />Fee v Free<br />heavily transactional applications are not recommended<br />
    9. 9. How much storage?<br />Chart Source: http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/69/~/number-of-pictures-that-can-be-stored-on-a-memory-card<br />
    10. 10. Popular Commercial Cloud Services<br />Google Docs<br />SkyDrive<br />DropBox<br />iCloud<br />Amazon<br />
    11. 11. Google Docs<br />Document-based<br />Upload folders, files, in native format<br />Create, edit in doc format<br />Customizable Privacy Levels<br />1,024MB Free with personal account ($0-$256 (1TB)<br />
    12. 12. Microsoft SkyDrive<br />25GB of online storage Free<br />Stores in either Public, Private or Personal folders<br />Free access to the Microsoft Office web apps can create - Word, Excel, Powerpoint or OneNote documents for Free.<br />
    13. 13. Dropbox<br />Offline & Online Access<br />Access through Web<br />Desktop Program (acts like regular PC folder but syncs<br />Adjustable File Privacy Levels from private to public<br />30-day history of work. <br />Back-up and Undos<br />SSL <br />Up to 2GB Free ($0-$120@yr for 50GB)<br />Be aware: Based on Amazon S3 service<br />
    14. 14. ICloud<br />Launching this Fall<br />Mac-based<br />5GB Free<br />Photostream is “free” <br />Pricing above 5GB -??<br />
    15. 15. Amazon Cloud<br />S3 Storage<br />“Simple Storage Service”<br />Pay for what you use<br />For the more advanced user<br />Cloud Drive<br />User-Friendly<br />5GB Free – 1000GB ($1000 @yr)<br />Songs Bought on Amazon Free<br />Works with Amazon Cloud Player<br />
    16. 16. What’s the “best?”<br />Chart from: http://lifehacker.com/5786884/cloud-storage-faceoff-windows-live-skydrive-vs-dropbox-vs-amazon-cloud-drive<br />
    17. 17. Other Services<br />Egnyte<br />OCLC Web Scale<br />Box<br />SugarSync<br />
    18. 18. Others?What do you use and why?<br />
    19. 19. General Tips for Success<br />What is the goal?<br />Collaboration<br />Disaster Planning/Back-up<br />Off-Site Storage<br />What are your ACTUAL storage needs?<br />What is the file size today? How fast is it growing?<br />Side Note: Do you need to “digitally declutter”<br />How, where, what do you need and when?<br />Multiple solutions might be the solution<br />Privacy, Security are still concerns<br />
    20. 20. Questions?<br />
    21. 21. Contact<br />@novarelibrary<br />facebook.com/novarelibraryservices<br />delicious.com/dee987/cloud<br />Novarelibrary.com/news<br />diana@novarelibrary.com<br />877.816.9638<br />www.slideshare.net/dee987<br />