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Cloud Computing Workshop Overview


1. The Rise of the Cloud

Objectives:

  • Where did Cloud Computing originate?
  • Cloud Computing
  • Wikipedia Entry
  • Gartner on Cloud
  • The NIST Perspective
  • Five Characteristics
  • The Cloud Computing Spectrum / Service Models
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Understanding by Analogy
  • What is so special about Cloud?
  • Synergy is Powerful
  • Moving to the cloud
  • By the Numbers
  • Summary

2. Cloud Computing Value Proposition

Objectives:

  • Why does Cloud matter?
  • Cloud Value Proposition
  • Cloud Value Business Case #1
  • Cloud Value Business Case #2
  • Cloud Value Business Case #3
  • Cloud Value Business Case #4
  • Cloud Business Cases
  • Cloud economics
  • Do Clouds Compute?
  •     1. Select Expected Benefits
  •     2. Identify applicable cost scenario
  •     3. Calculate initial, simple return
  •     4. Calculate returns for on-going usage
  • Summary

3. Cloud Computing Myths

Objectives:

  • Myth #1: Cloud = Virtualization
  • Myth #2: Cloud = Grid
  • Myth #3: Cloud = SAAS
  • Myth #4: Cloud = SOA
  • Myth #5: Cloud = Security Risk
  • Summary 1/2
  • Summary 2/2

4. Cloud Computing Components

Objectives:

  • The Cloud Computing Stack
  • Cloud Computing Components
  • Tightly Coupled Enterprise
  • Breaking the Silos
  • Understanding SOA
  • Applying SOA to the Cloud
  • Cloud Computing without SOA
  • Cloud Component - Virtualization
  • Applying Virtualization to the Cloud
  • Cloud Component - SaaS
  • Applying SaaS to the Cloud
  • Web 2.0 Should I upgrade?
  • Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0
  • Applying Web 2.0 to the Cloud
  • Summary

5. Categorizing Clouds

Objectives:

  • Consider the kind of cloud
  • Cloud Scope Public clouds
  • Cloud Scope Private clouds
  • Cloud Scope Hybrid clouds
  • Discussing Cloud Scope
  • Cloud Types
  • Discussing Cloud Types
  • Intersection of Scope & Type
  • Cloud Role
  • Discussing Cloud Categories
  • Summary

6. Real World Case Study Analysis

Objectives:

  • Case Study - Amazon
  • Amazon EC2 Value
  • Discussing Amazon
  • Case Study TuneCore
  • TuneCore s Value
  • Discussing TuneCore
  • Case Study Salesforce.com
  • Salesforce.com Value
  • Discussing SalesForce
  • Case Study Google Apps
  • Google Apps Value
  • Discussing Google
  • Case Study Pitney Bowes
  • Pitney Bowes Value
  • Discussing Pitney Bowes
  • Summary

7. Cloud Risks and Risk Mitigation

Objectives:

  • Failure-As-A-Service in 2009
  • Failure-As-A-Service in 2010
  • Notable Breaches in 2011
  • Notable Breach #2
  • Notable Breach #3
  • Notable Breach #4 & #5
  • Notable Breach #6
  • The Cost of Failed Clouds
  • Service Reliability
  • Service Quality
  • Secure Cloud Calling
  • Problem Resolution
  • Data Back-up
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Provisioning
  • The Scale of Scale
  • Financial Management
  • Managing Service Levels
  • Redundancy / Failover
  • Vendor Lock-In
  • Liability
  • Security
  • Identifying Cloud-ready Solutions
  • Governing Cloud Services
  • Business alignment
  • Asset Ownership
  • Contract-driven Services
  • Financial Management and Tracking
  • Governance and Risk Mitigation
  • Some Best Practices
  • Summary 1/2
  • Summary 2/2

8. Cloud Standards

Objectives:

  • What Exactly Are We Standardizing?
  • Standardizing on a Definition
  • Simple Concept, Difficult Implementation
  • Turf Wars
  • Other Groups Defining Standards
  • Recent Progress
  • Recent Progress (cont.)
  • Let the Market Decide
  • Standardization is Restrictive not Creative
  • Fostering Creativity
  • Survival of the Fittest
  • The Simple View
  • Standards to Date
  • OCCI Details
  • OCCI Client Handshake
  • OCCI Server Response
  • OCCI Server Response (cont.)
  • OCCI Cloud Infrastructure Categories
  • Building Cloud Solutions Today
  • Advice #1 Build on Proven Standards
  • Advice #2 Focus on Solid Design
  • Advice #3 Good Standards Take Time
  • Review 1 / 2
  • Review 2 / 2

9. Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Objectives:

  • Does It Really Matter?
  • Cloud Infrastructure Categories
  • Understanding Virtualization
  • Cloud Management
  • Controllers and Agents
  • More Cloud Management Strategies
  • Abstracted Networking
  • Abstracted Computing
  • Abstracted Storage
  • Pulling it all together
  • Eucalyptus Overview
  • Management Platform
  • Management Controllers
  • Eucalyptus Storage
  • Summary

10. Looking Under the Cloud Hood

Objectives:

  • Amazon Cloud Overview
  • Working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Building an Amazon Cloud Service
  • Google Cloud Overview
  • Google Cloud Storage
  • Working with the Google App Engine
  • Building a Google App
  • Microsoft Azure Overview
  • Working with Windows Azure
  • Building an Azure Cloud Service
  • Summary

11. Cloud Services

Objectives:

  • Objects, components, services
  • When do I need a service?
  • Defining Services
  • Service Communication Analogy
  • Three Key Service Questions
  • Connecting the Dots
  • Anatomy of a Service
  • Service Actors
  • Service Layering
  • Cloud Computing
  • Understanding by Analogy
  • Moving to the cloud
  • You Need an Architecture
  • All Squares are Rectangles
  • Cloud Without SOA
  • Cloud With SOA
  • Review

12. Cloud Computing Sanity Check

Objectives:

  • The Cloud Shift
  • Adapting to a Broader Market
  • Before You Leap to the Cloud
  • Cloud Sanity Check #1
  • Cloud Sanity Check #2
  • Cloud Sanity Check #3
  • Cloud Sanity Check #4
  • Summary

13. Adopting Your Very Own Cloud

Objectives:

  • How can my organization explore Cloud?
  • Cloud Adoption Best Practices
  • Cloud Adoption Phase 1
  • Identify your business drivers
  • Get Educated
  • Articulate a Value Proposition
  • Define one or more scenarios
  • Cloud Adoption Phase 1
  • Cloud Adoption Phase 2
  • Produce a Road Map
  • Gain Stakeholder Buy-in
  • Cloud Adoption Phase 2
  • Cloud Adoption Phase 3
  • Establish Governance
  • Invest in Infrastructure
  • Cloud Pilot
  • Scoping the Pilot Project
  • Pilot Project Scope (cont d)
  • Enterprise Roll-out
  • Start small and grow incrementally
  • Summary

 

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