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UK G-Cloud: The First Instantiation of True Cloud?


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UK G-Cloud: The First Instantiation of True Cloud?

  1. 1. UK G-Cloud: The first instantiation of true Cloud? A review of NIST's definition of Cloud, an attempt to differentiate Cloud from Utility, and a brief look at the UK gov G-Cloud & App Store. MD, Memset Dedicated Hosting Main Board Member, Intellect UK Officer, BCS Data Centre Specialist Group Technical Architecture Co-lead, G-Cloud Project
  2. 2. Who is Kate?
  3. 4. Cloud != Utility Cloud = Grid + (Utility * N) <ul><li>Grid Computing: The combination of computer resources from multiple administrative domains applied to a common task. </li></ul><ul><li>Utility Computing: T he packaging of computing resources (computation, storage etc.) as a metered service similar to a traditional public utility. </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud Computing is the open market for computing resources, created when you combine multiple interoperable compute utilities into one massive grid. </li></ul><ul><li>But that is not here, and surely Cloud is here? </li></ul>
  4. 5. UK G-Cloud: The first true instance of Cloud Computing? <ul><li>UK public sector wants: </li></ul><ul><li>Like-for-like service comparability </li></ul><ul><li>Resources pooling from multiple providers </li></ul><ul><li>Workload pooling for peak load curtailment </li></ul><ul><li>Pay-as-you-use type billing </li></ul><ul><li>Access to cost benefits of massively automated ICT services </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: A central market for standardised ICT services (the Applications Store) </li></ul>
  5. 6. NIST’s Cloud, on a cube
  6. 7. NIST’s Private Cloud is an oxymoron <ul><li>In G-Cloud we define a “Private Cloud” as an infrastructure dedicated to government, most likely an amalgam of several compute utilities. </li></ul><ul><li>NIST’s definitions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private Cloud : The cloud infrastructure is operated solely for an organization. It may be managed by the organization or a third party and may exist on premise or off premise. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Cloud: The cloud infrastructure is made available to the general public or a large industry group and is owned by an organization selling cloud services. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Thanks! <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul>