The Cloud Platform Play

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Cloud computing is one of the most transformational forces in IT and promises built-in scaleability and faster innovation innovation cycles. From a developers perspective the topic Platform as a Service (PaaS) is the most exciting aspect of Cloud. Open standards based platforms allow developers worldwide to concentrate on what they are best at: developing software. All the lower-level requirements like elasticity, security and resource management are taken care of by the platform providers. Software development will become faster and more cost-efficient as a result.

So how come that PaaS is only slowly growing traction? What are the concerns and how to address them? What are good scenarios to get started? And why should one look into PaaS right now?

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The Cloud Platform Play

  1. 1. Matthias Steiner, SAP HANA CloudApril, 2013
  2. 2. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 2Let’s talk about:DevelopersCloud PlatformsGetting started1.3.
  3. 3. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 3Developers – The New Kingmakers** Stephen O’Gradyfrom“Developersare themost valuableresourcein business.”
  4. 4. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 4Developers, developers, developersSoftware engineering is a craft!FAIL!Leakyabstractions!-Joel Spolsky
  5. 5. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 5Software is eating up the world** Marc Andreessenin Wall Sreet Journal
  6. 6. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 6New reality“Too big to fail!”“Survival of the fittest!”
  7. 7. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 7Status quoNo reputationFew customers“whatever it takes”agilewell knownexisting customer base“biz as usual”Slow to adopt
  8. 8. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 8WANTS & NEEDSeasy to useCare-freeon-demand“desirable”easy to learnmaintainable1st class tools“feasable”Speedinnovation$$$“viable”
  9. 9. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 10Cloud – At a glance
  10. 10. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 11Cloud – At a glancePlatform as a Service (PaaS)Software as a Service (SaaS)Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  11. 11. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 12Platform-as-a-ServiceCore Services/APIsAdd. capabilitiesRuntimesInfrastuctureIDEs LCM
  12. 12. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 13Why choose Java?“Build amazing apps with the most boringtechnology you can find.The stuff that has been in usefor years and years.”-Zef Hemel, Cloud9
  13. 13. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 14What are the concerns?Security+data privacy1. loss of controlakavendor lock-ininternal polictics3.
  14. 14. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 15security + data privacy§  Data protection rules§  Cloud Computing Risk Assessment§  Security Recommendations for Cloud Computing Providers
  15. 15. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 16Open standards + open sourcelow-entry barriermass adoption = maturityease of useplenty of docs/resourcescommunity supportcontinuous learning (!!!)
  16. 16. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 17DevOpsdevelopment + operations
  17. 17. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 18New rules!Business asusualCloud
  18. 18. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 20How-to get started?
  19. 19. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 21Typical scenarios:CollaborativeTools & Apps IntegrationToolsForm AppsMobile AppsSensors AppsAnalyticalTools & AppsShop floor AppsBroad Reach Apps…*
  20. 20. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 22“Cloud - A new gold rush?”•  100,000 left for the Klondike•  40,000 made it to Dawson City•  4,000 found gold
  21. 21. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. 23Credits:Illustrations:Bathra Mani, SAPCeren Meissner, KommunikationslotsenFonts:(www.google.com/webfonts)Covered by your grace by Kimnberly Geswein
  22. 22. ©  2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved.Contact information:Matthias SteinerCloud Platform EvangelistSAP HANA Cloudhttp://twitter.com/steinermatthttp://scn.sap.com/people/steinermatt/http://about.me/steinermatthttp://github.com/steinermatt

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