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IT 2.0 and Cloud Computing

An introduction to Cloud Computing, the trends from traditional IT that are driving the changes, and an overview of the opportunities and challenges they present.

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IT 2.0 and Cloud Computing

  1. 1. Cloud Computing & IT 2.0 Ed Byrne Internet Beta - 13th September 2011
  2. 2. Ed Byrne @edbyrne / ed@edbyrne.me• CEO & Founder of Digital Mines Cloud Platform for IT Companies and Telcos providing Cloud Computing services digitalmines.com / @digitalmines• CEO & Founder of Cloud Vertical Dashboards and Analytics for Cloud Users cloudvertical.com / @cloudvertical• General Manager - Hosting365 (SunGard) Data Centre and Cloud Infrastructure Business• General Manager - Register365 (Namesco) Web Hosting, Email and Domain Names
  3. 3. Today• Goal is to show how and where Cloud is relevant and what the opportunities are.• Shift from IT 1.0 to IT 2.0 : Cloud Computing• Overview Cloud Computing • History & Why Now • What is IS and What it DOES • Opportunities and Challenges • Example Use Cases
  4. 4. IT 1.0 The Last 20+ Years of IT Service Delivery• IT Department or Service Provider is the central point of control• Capital Intensive (hardware/software)• High ongoing maintenance (time/cost)• Purchased for theoretical peak usage, realistic average usage <15%• Upgraded in 3-5 year cycles• Everything inside the corporate firewall
  5. 5. Trends towards IT 2.0• Consumerisation of IT • DIY IT - Dropbox, Gmail, Salesforce • Users can do it FASTER, CHEAPER, BETTER than their IT department• Disintermediation of IT Managers • SaaS apps getting used without IT department control or permission, or knowledge.• Top-Down Push for New Technologies • CEO says “why doesn’t this work on my iPad” • All Users are Mobile : Data Availability EXPECTED• IT 2.0 = SaaS not Software Licenses IaaS not Hardware Purchase Orders User Driven - supported by IT Department
  6. 6. What is Cloud Computing• IT Resources On-Demand• Scalable (Up & Down) in real-time• User Manageable through a Web Interface• Utility Metering / Billing• Broken into 3 areas: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS • IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service • Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud
  7. 7. Infrastructure as a Service• Public Cloud: Infinite Scalability, On-Demand, Pay for Usage, Hosted in Provider Data Centres• Private Cloud: Dedicated Infrastructure, Limited Scalability, Managed by IT Provider• Hybrid Cloud: Public + Private (most likely mid-term solution for enterprise users)
  8. 8. Cloud Computing - Why Now?• 4 Evolutions of IT : Hardware, Software, Internet, Cloud• Comparable to the Age of Electricity (De-Centralised In-House to Utility Billed Centralised Providers)• Connectivity makes service delivery possible• Companies access to cash makes this solutions desirable• Growth in IT requirement (storage, servers) & complexity makes outsourcing it attractive• Users ability to get IT services on-demand (minutes vs. weeks) increases their productivity
  9. 9. State of the Cloud• Awareness & Appetite for Cloud is HIGH• Expertise is LOW• Huge & Numerous Opportunities to service this demand
  10. 10. Benefits• NO MORE HARDWARE • No Capital Spend • Reduce Inefficient IT Utilisation• Users empowered to do more, faster.• IT staff can manage more resources and focus on core business• Scale Services UP and DOWN in line with Business Requirements • Growth • Seasonality • Development or Project• Inherent Resiliency of Cloud Services• Automatic Upgrades and Bug Fixes• Instead of Maintenance -- SLA Management• Economies of Scale BUILT IN (level playing field for SMEs)
  11. 11. Challenges• Similar to any outsourcing agreement, although less negotiation and customisation power at present• Change in how DATA and USERS are controlled• Lack of Expertise in the market currently• New set of management challenges • Technology & Operational challenges • Eg: Backup, Security, Access Control • Reporting & Business challenges • Eg: Budgeting, Monitoring
  12. 12. Opportunities Cloud Providers• Clouds Consultants and Cloud Architects• Localised Cloud Providers• Feature Specific Cloud Providers• Hybrid Cloud Solutions
  13. 13. Use Cases• Startups: No need to spend cash purchasing infrastructure or worry about capacity planning - scale on demand• Software Companies: Manage Test & Dev inexpensively, deploy customer projects quickly and easily, reduce overhead and operations on infrastructure setup and purchase• New Projects: Quickly, flexibly deploy new infrastructure and scale up and down as needed for the project• Temporary or Seasonal Businesses: Scale infrastructure in line with demand• Traditional Business IT Department: Manage Resources, Costs and Capacity Planning at a fine-grain level and allow for greater flexibility• All Businesses: Reduce the cost of Backup/DR; Outsource IT infrastructure operations and CapEx spending
  14. 14. Questions?• Slides available at: http://www.slideshare.net/edbyrne• Talk to us if you want to build and sell Cloud Services, or better manager your existing Cloud services.
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    May. 12, 2013
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    Nov. 29, 2012

An introduction to Cloud Computing, the trends from traditional IT that are driving the changes, and an overview of the opportunities and challenges they present.

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