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State Of The Cloud - Lightning Talk


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A 5 minute lightning talk that was the initial 'keynote' for kicking of the first Cloud Camp in the Cloud event. Very short, but informative.

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State Of The Cloud - Lightning Talk

  1. 1. State of the Cloud With a focus on the Enterprise & Infrastructure Thursday, October 22, 2009
  2. 2. What is “Cloud”? * IT operational model change: Self-service IT Software delivered via Platform automation “Cloud computing” is Infrastructure “cloud” applied to Cloud Pyramid, borrowed from infrastructure and Michael Sheehan, GoGrid platforms * This is the Cloudscaling definition; many will disagree Thursday, October 22, 2009
  3. 3. The Cloud (IT) Stack The Developing IT (Cloud) Stack Service Consumer Biz Process (SOA-enabled) Business Owner Cloud Services (Cloud computing- enabled web services) Apps / Software (SaaS) End-user Platform Developer Cloud Computing Infrastructure IT & Operations Thursday, October 22, 2009
  4. 4. Cloud Maturity Model Market Level of Self-Service (Automation) (Federation) Utility Abstraction & Consolidation Commoditization (over time) * Inspired largely by James Urquhart's Wisdom of Clouds posting Thursday, October 22, 2009
  5. 5. Enterprise IT is Under Fire Increasing competition from on-demand services 3-12 month procure/deploy times vs. minutes $28,000 for a 2 core, 2GB rackmount Delivery 10x cost of h/w <--- This is insane Key drivers: agility ... then cost Thursday, October 22, 2009
  6. 6. Innovation Changes Decentralized software on top of commodity hardware The GOOG and AMZN way Automated & rapid service delivery at scale ... Indiscriminate cost reduction Compute, Storage, Network, Power, Space Thursday, October 22, 2009
  7. 7. IT Infrastructure as Utility Cloud computing is the advent of a new way of delivering IT services with measurable business value Much like the rise of industrial farming or automobile manufacturing: before: manual, trade craftsmen, mentoring some advances: scythe, cotton gin after: automated, massive scale, but still niche specialists like organic farmers Thursday, October 22, 2009
  8. 8. Conclusion #1 — Not a fad #2 — Transformative like the Industrial Revolution #3 — The FUD: early adopters will have competitive advantages in their industries Thursday, October 22, 2009