Utlilizing the cloud


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Presented at the COMO Conference in October 2011:

Learn how to utilize the strength and flexibility of the cloud at your library. From the use of collaborative document sharing to shared storage to cloud-based phone systems to cloud-based email, there are a many options available for free.
Presenter: Diana Silveira

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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 Cloud Services<br />Egnyte<br />OCLC Web Scale<br />Box<br />SugarSync<br />
    18. 18. Cloud-Based Phone Systems<br />“Digital” Phone by your cable company<br />Twilio<br />OneBox<br />
    19. 19. Others?What do you use and why?<br />
    20. 20. 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 />
    21. 21. Questions?<br />
    22. 22. 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 />