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Cloud State V02

  1. 1. State of Cloud Computing Mike Gionfriddo March 2008 1
  2. 2. Topics Definitions  Companies  Opportunities  Summary and Next Steps  2
  3. 3. What is Cloud Computing? Cloud computing consists of shared computing resources that are virtualized and accessed as a service, through an API. Cloud computing resources are offered as a service on an as-needed basis and delivered by IP-based connectivity. 3
  4. 4. Properties of a Cloud Elasticity. Users can grow and shrink their  computing needs based on their business needs Service-driven. Clouds define their  capabilities as services typically delivered via programming interfaces Utility-based. Users only pay for the  services they use SLA-driven. Clouds are managed  dynamically based policies like availability 4
  5. 5. Dissecting the Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) Development as a Service (DaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 5
  6. 6. Cloud Segments Software as a Service  Software applications via the cloud , SugarCRM  Development as a Service  Development environment via the cloud  Zembly, Force  Platform as a Service  Software platform capabilities via the cloud  Appirio, SaaSGrid  Infrastructure as a Service  Data center infrastructure via the cloud  Amazon EC2 and S3  6
  7. 7. Companies is the pioneer and doing well.  Started as SaaS and now moving down stack to  PaaS with Force Amazon is the 800 pound gorilla in IaaS, but  don't forget about Google Every major technology and  telecommunication company will have some sort of cloud offering in 2009. 7
  8. 8. Select Small Companies Appirio  Extensions to leading PaaS and Social Network  Offerings Cloudscale  Live data platform, analytic agents work across a  variety of data formats. Elastra  Has a tool set that let's you design and deploy  you software infrastructure into their cloud 8
  9. 9. Select Small Companies 3Tera  Has a provisioning platform and datacenter  partnerships. Appistry  Software based scalability, reliability,  management for clouds The Process Factory  User focused PaaS for creating mashups  Zoho  Complete personal/SMB productivity tools  9
  10. 10. Open Source Eucalyptus  UCSB project providing an open source  infrastructure for implementing cloud computing on clusters GoGrid  APIs are released under creative commons  10
  11. 11. Opportunities Many of the smaller players are thinking  about only serving a technical audience (developers and system administrators) This will be an uphill battle from IT  How can we sell the 'cloud' into marketing and  sales? Identify applications for SMB or consumers  where cloud delivery differentiates. What is the mobile play?  No standards  11
  12. 12. Opportunities Continuous deployment. Show business how  to recognize revenue more rapidly Security and Privacy remains a concern.  However, the smaller the company the less this is an issue Management of Policy/SLA and management  in general Consolidation will happen.  12
  13. 13. Summary and Next Steps It's the wild west  Consulting Opportunities?  Leverage security and management backgrounds  as an angle? Do we want to be GE or Con-Edison?  Applications, Applications, Applications  On-line gaming  .mac for Windows users  Personal media integration  Identify channel partners  13