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Value Of Cloud Computing For Fed Governmen Oct 8

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Value Of Cloud Computing For Fed Governmen Oct 8

  1. 1. October 8, 2008 Tim May - Apptis
  2. 3. Agenda <ul><li>What is It? </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Implementations </li></ul><ul><li>What are the Obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>Derived Value </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is It <ul><li>Many definitions – shapes – sizes… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… a style of computing where massively scalable IT-related capabilities are provided ‘as a service’ using Internet technologies to multiple external customers” – Gartner, September 30, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The internet as an operating system” – Reuven Cohen, CTO Enomaly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ It is a style of computing where IT-related capabilities are provided “as a service”, allowing users to access technology-enabled services from the Internet (&quot;in the cloud&quot;) without knowledge of, expertise with, or control over the technology infrastructure that supports them” - Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HOWEVER – Internal “Cloudification” is occurring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conceptual comparison to utility services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporations created their own electrical power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The change: regional-based power suppliers provide ability to use power based on need </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same ‘ 60s ‘ 70s ‘ 80s ‘ 90s Present
  5. 6. A “Desired End Result” Perspective What is It? - A way of deploying and managing IT infrastructure that allows for greater utilization/effectiveness of the assets What Problem am I Looking to Solve? <ul><li>Improved use and value of existing equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced capital budgets (no equipment purchases) </li></ul><ul><li>Jettisoned responsibility (staff and facilities); outsourced accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to stay current with technology and business models </li></ul>APPLICATION CONTEXT is KING! <ul><li>Application Development </li></ul><ul><li>Single Application Deployment (w/ scalability) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple/hybrid Application Deployments </li></ul><ul><li>Modernization of Legacy Applications </li></ul>
  6. 7. Potential Implementations Commercial/External Cloud <ul><li>Application Design/Prototype/Test </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity of Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Availability/Redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Refresh </li></ul><ul><li>Comment: Not (initially) likely to be leveraged for most internal Agency applications </li></ul>
  7. 8. Potential Implementations Hybrid Cloud <ul><li>Cloudbursting or Surge </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of existing IT infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Highly application specific </li></ul><ul><li>Comment: Could be leveraged for some select internal Agency applications (with some work/modifications) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Potential Implementations Vertical Cloud <ul><li>Application-specific (or related group of applications) </li></ul><ul><li>Serves a Line of Business </li></ul><ul><li>Usually pre-existing infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Constrained by cloud provider’s features and functionality – limited customization </li></ul><ul><li>Comment: Could be leveraged for some select internal Agency applications (with some work/modifications) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Potential Implementations “ P” Cloud <ul><li>Maximize efficiency of current infrastructure and assets </li></ul><ul><li>Use of virtualization and related technologies to increase utilization and metering/monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Requires application, process, security and compliance modifications </li></ul><ul><li>Comment: Most likely initial adoption of cloud for some internal Agency applications </li></ul>
  10. 11. The Enterprise’s Most Valuable Assets Obstacle – Trust, Reliability… Employees Clients Information
  11. 12. The Enterprise’s Most Valuable Assets Obstacle – Trust, Reliability… Employees Clients Information ADP Ceridian Deltek MasterTax NetChex Paychex Perquest Paylocity SurePayroll Aplicor Entellium NetSuite Oracle/Siebel RightNow Sage Salesforce.com Soffront eSalestrack Everyone.net FuseMail Google Intermedia MailTrust NetworkSolutions Simplicato Sparklist RunBox
  12. 13. Other Obstacles <ul><li>Already Spent $ </li></ul><ul><li>Application/Systems Readied </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Proof Points </li></ul><ul><li>Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisition </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul>
  13. 14. Value to the Government <ul><li>Focus on the mission </li></ul><ul><li>Test – validate – prototype </li></ul><ul><li>Capital-ex reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to disengage </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul>
  14. 15. So What’s Next <ul><li>Research, inquire and understand </li></ul><ul><li>Select appropriate situations and problems </li></ul><ul><li>Make technical and supporting organizational changes </li></ul><ul><li>Manage expectations – not a panacea </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace initial successes and expand accordingly </li></ul>
  15. 16. Questions

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