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Cloud computing overview kurt voelker

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An overview of cloud computing. Presentation given to CIO's of state housing finance agencies at the NCSHA annual conference.

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Cloud computing overview kurt voelker

  1. 1. A Cloud Computing Overview Kurt Voelker Hype or Opportunity?
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  8. 8. Hi! I’m Kurt. CTO for Forum One email: kvoelker@forumone.com twitter: @kvoelker 7
  9. 9. Cloud Computing: Hype or Opportunity • 3 Ways to Understand the Cloud • 3 Ways to Take Advantage of the Cloud Today 8
  10. 10. Welcome to the Cloud • Old concept, modern techniques • Aggregation of computing resources • Access to, and use of computing resources from the network 9
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  13. 13. Cloud Computing Provides 3 Key Things 1. 2. 3. 12
  14. 14. What the Cloud Provides The Cloud’s “Guts”: Processing 1. Power and Storage • Instantly “stand up” entire server images examples: • “Unlimited” storage space for digital assets EC2 S3 • Accessed via API, or through vendor provider admin panels Cloud Servers Cloud Files • Only pay for the resources you use 13
  15. 15. What the Cloud Provides 2. Development Platform Services • Processing Power and Storage PLUS: examples: • Full Development Environment for creating web applications • Support for .NET (C# and Visual Basic), C++, PHP, Ruby, Python, Java. • Typically provide other common web dev resources: Mail, caching, image manipulation, etc • Accessed via SDKs • Only pay for the resources you use 14
  16. 16. What the Cloud Provides 3. Software as a Service • Applications and tools, accessed via a web browser examples: • All types of software available: – CRM, Email, Collaboboration, ASM, CMS, productivity apps, timesheets, invoicing, accounting,… • Automatically upgraded, • Typically integratable via API’s • Pay per seat/month 15
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  18. 18. 3 Cloud Services Ready for Prime Time 1.EMAIL! 2.Web hosting & storage 3.CRM 17
  19. 19. Photo Credits • Clouds - Kevin Dooley http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/4340727578/ • Laughing Buddha – Cangul http://www.flickr.com/photos/farsongul/4002688403/ • At the Peak – Rick Harrison http://www.flickr.com/photos/sovietuk/378834651/ • Plug – Jake Mates http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakematesdesign/3165600114/ • Power Meter – Scott Robinson http://www.flickr.com/photos/clearlyambiguous/17313010/ 18
  20. 20. Thanks! Kurt Voelker @kvoelker 19

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