CLOUD COMPUTING A COMMON DEFINITION Fig 1.Virtualization Fig 2.Cloud ComputingCloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demandnetwork access to a shared pool of configurable computingresources (for example, networks, servers, storage, applications,and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released withminimal management effort or service provider interaction.” By NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
CLOUD COMPUTING CHARACTERISTICS • Cloud computing gives you to expand and reduce resources according to your specific requirement. For example, you may need a large number resources forElasticity and Scalability the duration of a specific task. You can these server resources after you complete your task. • You pay for cloud services only when you use them, either for the short term (for example, for CPU time) or for a longer duration (for example, for cloud- Pay per use based storage or vault services). • Because you invoke cloud services only when you need them, they are not permanent parts of your IT infrastructure—a significant advantage for cloud On Demand use as Opposed To internal IT services, With cloud services there is no need to have dedicated resources waiting to be used, as is the case with internal services. • The resiliency of a cloud service offering can completely isolate the failure of server and storage resources from cloud users. Work is migrated to a different Resiliency physical resource in the cloud with or without user awareness and intervention. • Public cloud services providers often can host the cloud services for multiple Multitenancy users within the same infrastructure. Server and storage isolation may be physical or virtual—depending upon the specific user requirements. • Cloud-computing providers can migrate workloads across servers—both inside the data center and across data centers (even in a different geographic area). Workload Migration This migration might be necessitated by cost or efficiency considerations (for example, network bandwidth and regulatory considerations.
CLOUD ADAPTION VALUE CHAIN Factors Influencing Cloud Adaption •Maturity of IT department in the enterprise - Architecture,Structure,Process etc •The managements view of the IT department / CIOs place in the Management team / Political will/clout of the IT Department •Current state of investment in in-house IT Resources/ infrastructure & investment payback period •IT Resources, Utilization levels / monitoring •Understanding of core / context IT systems - Standardization of systems / processes •IT Internal Staff Numbers/ Volume / Types of activities / roles they play •Existing Outsourcing / Off shoring operations/Contracts •Pressure to reduce cost / need to avoid capital expenditures •Willingness of the Management team to be innovators
ROLES IN CLOUD Cloud Professional ServicesA consultancy that conducts cloud readiness assessments, develops a Business Case,designs a road map, creates strategy and approach to move to cloud, createstransformation and migration plans, performs integration, manage change, builds, deployand implement cloud solutions etc.
CLOUD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PORTFOLIO Cloud Advisory Services Cloud Technology Services Cloud Development Services • Cloud Environment Assessment • Design, Build and Deploy Cloud and Readiness Services • Cloud Forums and Conferences • Cloud Business Case, Strategy and • Cloud Migration Services • Cloud Resources Roadmap (ROI and Capex to Opex) • Cloud Integration and Testing • Cloud Research Lab • Cloud Solutions, Transformation Services • Cloud Training Planning and Change • Cloud Operations Management Management • Cloud Alliances • Build, deploy Dev and Test Clouds • Cloud Governance and Service • Cloud Pilots Management • DR and Backup Solutions for SMB • Performance and Security audits • SAAS Customization • Cloud Service Management and • VDI Solutions Best Practices • Data Centre Consolidation and • Cloud Compliance, Risk and Virtualization Solutions Security Management • Cloud Innovation, Benefits and Value Realization
SWOT ANALYSIS (OPEN FOR DISCUSSION) Strengths Weaknesses Already having a diverse portfolio of IT Services Partners and Cloud Ecosystem Successful delivery of past IT services delivery and professional engagements Previous experience in delivering in past virtualization and cloud technologies Mobilize the existing strengths and experience Opportunities Threats Evolving Landscape for expanding the Speed of Cloud Adaptation portfolio of services Change in the Cloud technology and Attractive future growth forecasts and model landscape projection Regulatory and Competitive Forces Flexible delivery options
RESEARCH REFERENCESGartner HP InfosysDell Amazon GoogleIDC Google NimbulaVMware EMC SalesforceTechrepublic CA CitrixMicrosoft Wipro AbiquoIBM HCLCisco TCSOracleNIST
Thank You Sadiq Sikandar Project Manager- MBA, PMP® http://ae.linkedin.com/in/sikands @sikands