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CALET Cloud Session 2011

  1. 1. Clearing the Clouds <br />What are Some Possible Roles for Cloud Computing in K12 IT? <br />Curtis Lee, Director of Information Technology <br />Poudre School District, Fort Collins, CO<br />Panelists:<br /><ul><li>Dan Brinkmann, Solutions Architect, Lewan & Associates
  2. 2. Tim DiScipio, Founder, ePals
  3. 3. Randy Jones, Senior Software Architect, IBM
  4. 4. Sean MacKirdy, Cisco Systems </li></ul>CASE/CALET Winter Pre-Conference <br />February 2nd 2011 <br />Westin Hotel, Westminster CO<br />
  5. 5. What is Cloud Computing?<br />Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous,<br />convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. <br />(This definition is from the latest draft of the NIST Working Definition of Cloud Computing published by the U.S. Government's National Institute of Standards and Technology.1)<br />
  6. 6. What are the Cloud’s origins? <br /><ul><li>Moore’s Law
  7. 7. Virtualization
  8. 8. Web Services & SOA
  9. 9. Backhaul Broadband
  10. 10. Exponential Mobile Growth</li></li></ul><li>3 Cloud Service Models<br />Infrastructure as a Service<br />Platform as a Service<br />Software as a Service<br />IaaS<br />PaaS<br />SaaS<br />Rent processing, storage and network capacity<br />Deploy customer-created applications to a cloud <br />Use of an application over a network<br />Cloud Applications<br />Cloud Platforms<br />
  11. 11. Private cloud <br />enterprise owned or provided by outsourcer<br />Community cloud<br />shared infrastructure for specific community<br />Public cloud<br />sold to the public, mega-scale infrastructure<br />Hybrid cloud<br />composition of two or more clouds<br />“G-Cloud”<br />“Green” Cloud<br />“High Security” Cloud<br />“Demo” Cloud<br />“NHS” Cloud<br />“Retail” Cloud<br />4 Cloud Deployment Models<br />
  12. 12. Audience Question 1<br />
  13. 13. Randy Jones, IBM<br />Randy Jones is an experienced pre-sales IT professional and engineer with 25+ years in the IT field, leveraging strong ECM and InfoSphere product knowledge with over 15 years application architecture background. Randy's responsibilities continue to focus on identifying key business opportunities, building strategic relationships with the Great West Public and Distribution sector clients, driving revenue, discovering opportunities, and determining how IBM’s products fit into a clients existing architecture. Randy has been working in designing new education solutions for modernizing Colorado’s school systems and providing though leadership to IBM’s education team. <br />
  14. 14. Audience Question 2<br />
  15. 15. Tim DiScipio, ePals<br />Tim DiScipio is the founder of ePals (  Created in 1996, ePals is the education industry pioneer and leader in school-safe email, blogs and collaborative workspace technology designed specifically for K-12 teachers, students and administrators. The ePals Global Community is recognized as one of the first social networks on the web.  Described as the largest and fastest-growing "social learning network", it reaches more than 25 million teachers and students in 200 countries for national or international project sharing, literacy skill building or cross-cultural collaboration.<br />
  16. 16. Audience Question 3<br />
  17. 17. Daniel Brinkman, Lewan Associates<br />Dan Brinkmann is a Solutions Architect at Lewan & Associates.  Since joining Lewan & Associates in 2008, Dan has been helping Enterprise customers design large and small data centers with challenging and complex requirements.  Dan has extensive design experience with Systems and Storage and specific expertise in Server and Desktop Virtualization technologies from Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware.  Prior to joining Lewan & Associates, Dan was an IT Manager responsible for Server & Database Infrastructure and Desktop Architecture at a Denver-based Fortune 500 company.<br />email –<br />blog -<br />twitter -<br />
  18. 18. Audience Question 4<br />
  19. 19. Sean Mackirdy, Cisco Systems<br />In Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming, Cisco’s Public Sector Sales team is led by Sean MacKirdy, an eleven year veteran of Cisco.  Mr. MacKirdy has taken the lead for Cisco’s sales organization on more than $500M in successful customer deployments in that time, including:  three of the first six pilot sites of the Navy/Marine Corp Internet (N/MCI) global LAN/WAN/Data Center outsourcing project (2001); Managed the VA Wireless Fidelity Program, a deployment of over 100,000 Access Points managed from four data centers (2008.)  Mr. MacKirdy resides in Colorado Springs, CO, has two school-age children enrolled in D-38, and completed his bachelorette studies at Pepperdine University.<br />
  20. 20. More Questions than Answers, Perhaps<br />Will the last one leaving the datacenter please turn the lights out…<br />Thanks to our panelists and audience !<br />Stay Warm…cl<br />