Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederati...
Agenda   Federal Office of Topography swisstopo   A Swiss Federal Agency in the «Public Cloud» − honestly?   «geo.admin...
Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederati...
Law                                                                            &                                          ...
• Several Outages on our On-Premises Infrastructure due to                    lacking Server Capacities and Network Bottle...
swisstopo’s «Cloud History»•     January 2008      Inquiry for the operation of the mapping application «Switzerland Mobil...
«geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation»in figuresCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using...
«geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation»Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the examp...
RISK 1: «geo.admin.ch» without Map TilesCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch...
Measure 1: MULTI CLOUD SETUP for our 109 Map TilesCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «ge...
RISK 2: «geo.admin.ch» unavailableCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the ...
Measure 2: Multi Datacenter Setup + WAF                                                                                   ...
RISK 3: Dynamic Cloud CostsCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoport...
Measure 3: Real-time Cloud expense monitoring  Advice:  Establish a Real-time Cloud expense monitoring with «Billing Alert...
Conclusion from 3 years of operation in the «Public Cloud»• Risk of «Data Loss» and «Unavailabilty» is mitigated more  aff...
Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederati...
Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederati...
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Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation».
The presentation is mainly dedicated to the risks, challenges and opportunities that cloud computing represents for the Swiss Public Administration. In particular, it addresses the technical and organizational risks from a cloud consumer's perspective and shows up some of the latest trends and market developments.

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Manage Your Risks in the Cloud!

  1. 1. Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 1
  2. 2. Agenda  Federal Office of Topography swisstopo  A Swiss Federal Agency in the «Public Cloud» − honestly?  «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation»  Facts and Figures  Continuous mitigation of known risks  Conclusion from 3 years of operation in the «Public Cloud»Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 2
  3. 3. Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 3
  4. 4. Law & Cloud a perfect match (based on our use case)Federal Act on Geoinformation (GeoIG) Definition of «Cloud Computing»1. July 2008 Fraunhofer-Institut,Art. 1 Aim November 2010„This Act has the aim of ensuring that geodata „Cloud computing is a model for enablingrelating to the territory of the Swiss convenient, on-demand network access to aConfederation is made available for general shared pool of configurable computing resourcesuse to the authorities of the (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, anConfederation, the cantons and d services) that can be rapidly provisioned atcommunes, the private sector, the public and reasonable cost and released with minimalto academic and scientific institutions in a management effort or service providersustainable, up-to-date, rapid and easy interaction.“manner, in the required quality and at areasonable cost.“ Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter Christ GARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 4 © floofy
  5. 5. • Several Outages on our On-Premises Infrastructure due to lacking Server Capacities and Network Bottlenecks • Outdated Hardware and OS • High Costs • Unclear Distribution of Competencies • Cumbersome and time-consuming internal processesCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 5
  6. 6. swisstopo’s «Cloud History»• January 2008 Inquiry for the operation of the mapping application «Switzerland Mobility»• April 2008 Go-live of «Switzerland Mobility» in the Amazon Public Cloud• July 2008 Federal Act on Geoinformation(GeoIG) becomes law• February 2009 Start migration of significant parts of the FSDI into the Amazon Public Cloud• August 2010 Go-live of «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation»• January 2011 Finalisation migration of the FSDI in the Amazon Public Cloud• September 2011 Go-live of mobile version of «geo.admin.ch»• 2012 Continuous mitigation of known risksCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 6
  7. 7. «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation»in figuresCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 7
  8. 8. «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation»Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 8
  9. 9. RISK 1: «geo.admin.ch» without Map TilesCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 9
  10. 10. Measure 1: MULTI CLOUD SETUP for our 109 Map TilesCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 10
  11. 11. RISK 2: «geo.admin.ch» unavailableCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 11
  12. 12. Measure 2: Multi Datacenter Setup + WAF (implementation ongoing)Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 12
  13. 13. RISK 3: Dynamic Cloud CostsCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 13
  14. 14. Measure 3: Real-time Cloud expense monitoring Advice: Establish a Real-time Cloud expense monitoring with «Billing Alerts» from day one of your Cloud projects! But be aware that: • Cloudability is running on top of AWS • It’s still betaCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 14
  15. 15. Conclusion from 3 years of operation in the «Public Cloud»• Risk of «Data Loss» and «Unavailabilty» is mitigated more affordably in a Cloud than On Premises (at least in our specific use case)• Thanks to the «Cloud», our customers benefit of a performant, flexible and affordable data infrastructureCloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 15
  16. 16. Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 16
  17. 17. Cloud Computing in the Swiss Public Administration using the example «geo.admin.ch: the geoportal of the Swiss Confederation» Hanspeter ChristGARP / ACCA joint meeting, November 20, 2012, Ernst & Young Zurich swisstopo 17

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