Denver Boulder Cloud Computing Group 06 27 2010


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5 minute presentation on quicloud\'s solutions and services

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Denver Boulder Cloud Computing Group 06 27 2010

  1. 1. quicloudHelping SMBs Secure, Deploy & Manage in the Cloud(and elsewhere)<br />rICh morrow<br />Principal Engineer,<br />
  2. 2. “cloud server” or IaaS(Infrastructure as a Service)<br />6/28/10 Denver / Boulder Cloud Computing Group<br /><br />2<br />Barebones (OS only) servers you can take up or down (or up/downgrade) in just a few minutes<br />Utility-based pricing (per hour for server, per GB for storage)<br />Becoming a great choice for high availability applications like Web apps & Web databases<br />Absolute no-brainer for Small to Medium sized Businesses (SMBs) which need to watch cost now but allow for potentially huge growth later<br />
  3. 3. Savvy User’s Paingetting in the Cloud can be overwhelming<br />6/28/10 Denver / Boulder Cloud Computing Group<br /><br />3<br />Usually 5-30 person company<br />Pick provider (over 100 now)<br />1st project is OJT as they leverage cloud strengths and run into limitations<br />Have to stay on top of offerings in a constantly changing marketplace<br />Typically peel off 1-2 IT staff for 1-3 weeks just to “come up to speed” on Cloud offerings, architectures<br />Can be weeks or (more likely) months before new product is deployed or existing product is migrated<br />
  4. 4. Non-Savvy User’s Paineverything but their App is overwhelming<br />6/28/10 Denver / Boulder Cloud Computing Group<br /><br />4<br />Single-owner Web businesses (bloggers, CPA marketers, Real Estate professionals, etc)<br />Can benefit greatly by using Cloud IaaS (servers as low as $11/month)<br />The Pain:<br />Completely inaccessible to non-Sys Admins<br />Do not maintain anything but the UI of their website<br />Know nothing of Security, “Layers”, SysAdmin<br />Extremely sensitive to cost<br />
  5. 5. We Relieve the Pain<br />6/28/10 Denver / Boulder Cloud Computing Group<br /><br />5<br />
  6. 6. We Relieve the Pain<br />6/28/10 Denver / Boulder Cloud Computing Group<br /><br />6<br />
  7. 7. We stay on top of IaaS Providers<br />There are over 100 companies providing IaaS, more added every week<br />Still very nascent space, constantly changing<br />Will likely commoditize (become cheaper, more robust) within 12-18 months<br />Each provider has different strengths/weaknesses now<br />We help you choose & build into the right one for you<br />You may even need to leverage strengths of multiple providers<br />6/17/10 RE Bar Camp Denver<br /><br />7<br />
  8. 8. We lockdown & monitor Security<br />Install & configure open source packages to:<br />Block DDOS and brute force attacks<br />Secure the Web, Database + Application layers<br />24x7 Monitoring and problem resolution<br />Provide Anti-Virus protection (yes, Linux can get sick, too)<br />Monthly patching, updating of your servers<br />Periodic vulnerability and penetration scans of your infrastructure<br />6/17/10 RE Bar Camp Denver<br /><br />8<br />
  9. 9. We Help Architect and Build<br />Existing Apps (migrating to Cloud):<br />Leverage Autoscaling and utility based pricing<br />High Availability Infrastructure (load balancers, sticky sessions, etc)<br />Security, Monitoring, and SysAd tools and systems that you’re now responsible for<br />New Apps in the Cloud:<br />Leverage Network architectures<br />Bake in Autoscaling and utility based-pricing<br />Initial App-layer install and ongoing support<br />All Apps in the Cloud:<br />Identify and Deploy static assets (graphics, javascript) to cost-effective H/A CDNs<br />Build, Test, Deploy, and Management tools and processes<br />6/17/10 RE Bar Camp Denver<br /><br />9<br />
  10. 10. We Train and Advise<br />Developer and Executive training sessions available<br />We can embed with your team and fill in the “Cloud gap”<br />We can help executives draft their Cloud roadmap<br />Bring years of best-practices in App Development, System Architectures, Security, and Cloud Architecture<br />All training, advising, and work can occur on-site or remote.<br />6/17/10 RE Bar Camp Denver<br /><br />10<br />
  11. 11. We Are Cost Effective<br />Clients migrating from Dedicated, Managed hardware typically save 50-70% on their monthly hosting costs<br />Initial Migration can pay for itself within 6-9 months<br />Reduce or eliminate initial 1-3 week “ramp up” time<br />Automation allows us to provide security lockdown for as little as $150 per server<br />6/17/10 RE Bar Camp Denver<br /><br />11<br />