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Cloud Computing

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Brief overview of cloud computing for First Tuesday

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Cloud Computing

  1. 1. Cloud Computing by @MATclayton<br />
  2. 2. What is Cloud Computing?<br />
  3. 3. Self Hosted<br />
  4. 4. IAAS – Infrastructure As A Service<br />
  5. 5. PAAS – Platform As A Service<br />
  6. 6. SAAS – Software As A Service<br />
  7. 7. Pro and Cons<br />Advantages<br />Disadvantages<br />Scalable on demand<br />Reduced costs<br />Reduced maintenance<br />Pay as you go<br />Platform lock in<br />Backups<br />PCI Compliance / Audits<br />IP blacklists<br />Hidden hardware limits<br />Quality of Service (internal ping times)<br />Service Level Agreement<br />Data location<br />
  8. 8. Meeting Demand<br />
  9. 9. Sudden Demand = FAIL<br />
  10. 10. Convincing the CFO<br />
  11. 11. It’s cheaper...<br />Reasons<br />Commodity hardware<br />Specialist staff<br />Better utilisation<br />Enterprise 5-10%<br />Cloud 25-50%<br />
  12. 12. Further convincing the CFO<br />
  13. 13. Final Predictions<br />Start-up&apos;s will increasingly utilise cloud computing to stay flexible and scale<br />Enterprises will take much longer to switch<br />Clouds will become more responsive to traffic spikes<br />Public clouds will gain more traction that private clouds<br />Clouds will become increasingly cheaper than in-house systems<br />Greater transparency to security system and audits<br />
  14. 14. Flickr Love<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/versageek/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/allspaw/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniemole/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/sashawolff/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/colin_n/<br />

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