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Shedding Light on Cloud Computing

Shedding Light on Cloud Computing

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Shedding Light onCloud Computing
 
GREGOR PETRI
OCTOBER 2010
 
SHEDDING LIGHT ONCLOUD COMPUTINGA PimeBy Gego Peti
 
Copyright © 2010 CA. All rights reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong totheir respective companies. This document is for your informational purposes only. To the extent permitted by applicable law,CA provides this document “As Is” without warranty of any kind, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of mer-chantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. In no event will CA be liable for any loss or damage, director indirect, from the use of this document, including, without limitation, lost profits, business interruption, goodwill or lostdata, even if CA is expressly advised of such damages. ITIL® is registered Trademark and a Registered Community Trademarkof the Office of Government Commerce, and is registered in the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.
Table of Contents
Welcome 3Introduction 4Cloud Computing Defined 5SCENARIOS OF CLOUDCOMPUTING 7
BEFORE CLOUD 8THE INFRASTRUCTURE CLOUD 8THE PLATFORM CLOUD 10THE APPLICATION CLOUD 11
Contextual Integration
12
Personal Productivity
13
ADVANTAGES OF CLOUDCOMPUTING 14
SOME SIMPLE USE CASES 15FINANCIAL ADVANTAGES 16
Sharing Cost
17VARIABLE VERSUS FIXED COST 18
OPEX Versus CAPEX
19SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMICS 20
ADVANTAGES BEYOND COST: 22
Scalability
23
Higher Added Value
23SEVEN ELEMENTS OF VALUE 24
RISKS OF CLOUD COMPUTING 25
AVAILABILITY 26PRIVACY, LEGISLATION 27DATA THEFT AND LOSS 28SECURITY FIRST 29
Users and Identities
30
 Administrators and Identities
30
CLOUD BUILDING BLOCKS:VIRTUALIZATION 33
Network Virtualization
34
Storage Virtualization
35
Server Virtualization
36
 Application Virtualization
37
Desktop Virtualization
37AUTOMATION 38
NEXT GEN CLOUD 40
CONSUMERISATION 41OFFERING CLOUD SERVICES 42
MANAGEMENT ASPECTS 44
MANAGE OR PREDICT? 45ERP FOR IT? 46MANAGEMENT MATURITY 47MANAGING SAAS? 48A NEW ROLE FOR IT 49IS CLOUD IT A LEANER IT? 52CONCLUSION 53
APPENDIX
55CLOUD COMPUTINGNIST DEFINITION V15 56Note: This primer is also available as free PDFdownload at www.thecloudacademy.com,as iBook in the Apple iPad bookstore and inePub format at Smashwords.com for use in aKindle or other eReader.

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