Cloud  Computing  For  SMBs  

Krishnan  Subramanian  
Analyst  &  Editor,  CloudAve  

It  is  cloud  computing  to   most  of  us  

Plan  of  my  talk  

*  Cloud  Computing  –  What,  Why,  How  and   Who?   *  Potential  Security  and  Privacy  Concerns  &   Best  Practices   *  Conclusion  

Computing  Evolution  

Cloud  Computing  –  Many  Definitions  

*  On-­‐demand  self-­‐service  internet  infrastructure  where  you   pay  as  you  go  and  use  only  what  you  need,  all  managed  by   a  browser,  application  or  API   *  Clouds  will  be  the  next  transformation  over  the  next   several  years,  building  off  of  the  software  models  that   virtualization  enabled  

*  +  100s  more  from  experts,  vendors  and  kids  

NIST  Definition  of  Cloud  Computing  

Cloud   computing   is   a   model   for   enabling   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.    

Essential  Characteristics  
*  On-­‐Demand   *  Self  Service   *  Location  and  Device  independence   *  Multi-­‐tenancy   *  Rapid  Elasticity   *  Pay  as  you  go  model  

 

On  Demand  

Self  Service  

Location  &  Device  Independence  

Multi-­‐tenant  

Rapid  Elasticity  

Pay  Per  Use  

Cloud  Delivery  Models  

Applications  

Middleware*  

Servers**  

Cloud  Deployment  Models  

NIST  Cloud  Model  

Prominent  Cloud  Providers  

Business  Advantages  

  *  Cost  Savings  –  No  Capex  and  Lower  Opex   *  Agility  –  Faster  Business  Response  To  Changing   Conditions     *  Focus  on  Core  Business    

How  Big  Will  Be  The  Cloud  Market?  

Analyst  Predictions  
1)  The  industry  is  poised  for  strong  growth  through  2014,  when   worldwide  cloud  services  revenue  is  projected  to  reach  $148.8  billion  –   Gartner,  June  2010   2)  Public  IT  cloud  will  be  over  25%  of  the  net-­‐new  growth  in  traditional  IT   products  between  now  and  2014  –  IDC,  June  2010   3)  The  global  market  for  enterprise  cloud-­‐based  services  will  grow  from   $12.1  billion  in  2010  to  $35.6  billion  in  2015  –  Analysys  Mason,  2010   4)  IaaS,  PaaS  and  SaaS  software  and  services  sales  globally  accounted  for   $20.3  billion  in  2009,  predicting  a  market  size  of  $100.4  billion  by  2016  –   Wintergreen  Research  

Is  Cloud  A  Cure  For  IT  Headaches?  

 

Yes  
But  some  people  seem  to   have  security  &  privacy   concerns  

Cloud  Is  Not  Secure?  

Security  &  Privacy  Concerns  

* Cloud  Provider’s  Security  Practices   * Regulatory  Needs   * Data  Ownership   * Data  Privacy  

Mental  Shift  

   

Losing  Control   Trust  

In  Reality  
*  Cloud  is  neither  more  nor  less  secure  than  the   traditional  IT.  But  in  the  case  of  most  SMBs,  Cloud   provides  better  security   *  With  the  loss  of  control,  different  kind  of  risks  comes   into  focus   *  Industry  best  practices  can  help  mitigate  these  risks.   Check  out  Cloud  Security  Alliance  (CSA)   *  Bottom  Line  is  balancing  the  risks  to  take  advantage   of  the  clouds  

Vendor  Responsibility  

Conclusion  
*  Cloud  is  real  and  maturing  fast.   Businesses  of  all  sizes  and  shapes   are  going  to  adopt  it  much  sooner   than  many  expect   *  Using  Cloud  Computing  becomes  a   competitive  advantage   *  A  big  part  of  the  security  concerns   are  due  to  FUD  but  it  is  also  critical   to  understand  the  risks  and  take   steps  to  mitigate  them,  to  take  the   full  advantage  of  clouds   *  Leverage  the  cloud  but  control  your   destiny  

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