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Cloud Computing by Dindo Fernando

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  2. 2. It’s aFan!
  3. 3. What is the Cloud?An approach to computing that’s about internet scale and connecting to (and from) a variety of devices. The cloud delivers IT as a service, freeing you up to focus on your mission.
  4. 4. Security & Privacy Customizability Visibility & Control Data AccessibilityGlobal Reach Ease of Provisioning Business Agility Deployability & Manageability
  5. 5. What is Cloud Computing?Cloud Computing: Both the applications delivered as services over Internet and thehardware and systems software in datacenters that provide those services.Cloud: The datacenter hardware and software. Infinitely scalable • Capacity scaling up or down dynamically and immediately Pay-per-use • No contractual agreement; pay on usage basis No upfront cost • No Capital Expenses, just Operational costs Hardware management abstracted • Minimal or no hardware management by the buyerSources:“A Break in the Clouds: Towards a Cloud Definition”, 2009; Vaquero, Rodero-Merino, Caceres, Linder"Above the Clouds: A Berkley View of Cloud Computing", 2009; UC Berkley Reliable Adaptive Distributed Systems Laboratory“Clearing the air on cloud computing”, 2009; McKinsey & Company
  6. 6. Infrastructure Platform Software (On-Premises) (as a Service) (as a Service) (as a Service) Applications Applications Applications Applications You manage Data Data Data Data You manage Runtime Runtime Runtime Runtime Other Manages Middleware Middleware Middleware Middleware Other ManagesYou manage O/S O/S O/S O/S Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization Other Manages Servers Servers Servers Servers Storage Storage Storage Storage Networking Networking Networking Networking
  7. 7. Consume it Build on it SaaS Migrate to PaaS it IaaSManaged Services – components in place, whomanages and what happens with on-premise?
  8. 8. NEW REDUCED INCREASEDECONOMICS MANAGEMENT PRODUCTIVITY
  9. 9. Manage CostsShift from capital expenditures to operational expendituresGreater Resource AgilityRespond to business demands more effectivelyGreater Business AgilityFocus on solving business problems, not on infrastructure issuesSmaller Carbon FootprintReduction in physical resources required on-premises
  10. 10. Compute Inactivity Compute Period Average Average Usage Usage Time TimeCompute Compute Average Usage Average Usage Time Time
  11. 11. How Do I Get Prepared To Move To TheCloud?Is It Secure?Should We Go ‘All In’ Or Hybrid?How Will We Gain Productivity?Can You Help Us Comply WithGovernment Regulations?Will I Still Have Control?Will My Legacy Apps Still Work?
  12. 12. “Don’t run out and do this just because it’s ‘cloud,’and don’t run out and not do it because it’s ‘cloud.’ If the goals and objectives of your organization lead you to a cloud solution, then go with it.” Carol Lawson CIO California Public Utilities Commission
  13. 13. 1. On-premises, off-premises, or a combination of both based on your needs.2. Enterprise-class services with no compromises to availability, reliability or security.3. Consistent, connected experiences across device or platform.
  14. 14. Discounted Offerings (coming soon) Free todayBusiness Productivity Online Suite Web Apps
  15. 15. Offline OnlineMail HotmailPhoto Gallery HomeMovie Maker GroupsMessenger PhotosToolbar Keep your life in sync CalendarFamily Safety SyncWriter SkyDrive Spaces
  16. 16. One of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movements oldest national societies. SRC is the biggest humanitarian voluntary organization in Sweden, with approximately 500 employees, 250,000 members, and 40,000 volunteersThe Swedish Red Cross• Global migration to Microsoft Online Services offering both staff and volunteers interoperable, easy-to-use tools for staying in touch with colleagues across Sweden and in foreign countries.• SRC reduced travel and hotel costs while enabling collaboration among staff and volunteers in different locations. Employees are freed from the confines of the office to be more productive while on the road, in meetings, or training volunteers in the field, increasing overall productivity.• IT benefits from a simpler way of consuming and managing technology. IT staff now provide tools that add value to the services that SRC delivers to the field.• … and SRC is saving money that it can now redirect toward its humanitarian efforts.
  17. 17. “Our employees frequently work out “We did a business case for the of the office, yet [our existing] Web next five years. We estimatemail client wasn’t popular. There are that we will achieve a return on about 1,200 volunteers who are our investment in the [cloud]heavily involved in the organization project within two years. Over who would benefit from a reliable, the next five years, we estimatestandardized SRC-sanctioned e-mail that we’ll be saving service instead of making do with approximately 20 percent in their own e-mail service providers.” overall costs.” Jim Terneborg, Joakim Pettersson-Winter, Infrastructure Technician Chief Technology Officer, Swedish Red Cross Swedish Red Cross
  18. 18. A unique collaboration of 30+ of the worlds leading international humanitarian organizations working together to solve common problems in the Net Hope developing worldTHEN• Inconsistent internal e-mail (employee preferences)• Local SharePoint deployment for cross-agency resource / information sharing• Inconsistent remote access to mission-critical e-mail infrastructureNOW• Exchange Online now powering @nethope.org e-mail addresses• Outlook Web Access providing reliable and available communications during critical times (post-Haiti earthquake)• SharePoint Online will ensure more robust cross-agency collaboration
  19. 19. A nonprofit, nonsectarian, nonpartisan, educational organization, works with educators in response to requests for resources to strengthen the teaching of The Jack Miller Center America’s founding principles and history.THEN• Using a hosted Exchange solution from another vendor – very expensive and servers were down often• No comprehensive collaboration solution and a hodge-podge of web conferencing and sharing tools• Security concerns regarding unauthorized users access to file shares, etc.NOW• Exchange Online brought costs down and improved reliability• SharePoint Online used extensively to support remote users and other constituents who should not have access to internal file servers• LiveMeeting Online used for project status meetings with remote staff and consultants … “Love it!”
  20. 20. Supporting children and families who are working toward achieving or maintaining permanency through transition and therapeutic services. Inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold through gender- Kinship House specific programs and research-based curricula. Girls, Inc. A social services agency offering programs which support families to raise their children well Rainbow Family ServicesTHEN• Antiquated, abandoned systems including FM Pro databases, Excel spreadsheets and mental lists• Could not run reports reliably or accurately• Could not effectively manage relationships• Fragmented data systems – staff needed easy access to their data• No ability to extend systems to capture new types of data, could not access data remotely, or at all in some cases because it was housed on an older workstationNOW• Deployed Dynamics CRM Online for Nonprofits with minimal customization and implementation in less than 1 month (would have been a 6-8 month project with other systems)• Benefit from integrated and centralized data, flexible and reliable reporting, remote and networked access to data, flexible data structure, work flows automated to increase productivity and ensure effective management of relationships
  21. 21. “The system runs seven-by-twenty-four, never gets sick, never goes on vacation, and we can’t replicate that.” -Gordon Peterson, IT Director – City of Carlsbad, CA
  22. 22. http://www.adb.org/NGOs/docs/NGOPhilippines.pdf• Information and communications systems• Support for networking activities
  23. 23. http://www.microsoft.com/cloudhttp://www.microsoft.com/online
  24. 24. A PC On Every DeskAnd In Every Home!
  25. 25. © 2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.

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