Live blogging from Cloud Computing Summit...
Session - Success Stories of the Cloud in Action
Draw the lines on cloud
-what goes into it. not mission critical systems
Nebula - NASA
-Research class cloud
-Looking to solve problems in the future
-How cheap storage is
-Everything in platform is open source and releasing it
Customer and public facing information in cloud first
Themes we heard from yesterday's cloud sessions
-This is not anything news..
-How is truly different from the past?
-IT department becomes obsolete with the cloud
Paperwork is not real work...If it can be turned into productivity, that is a good thing.
Be on the side of getting more value....not
CIO will not be operating servers that you own
-Position becomes more difficult and may actually need more people
-As team goes to solve problems, there are solutions that are free. Which is hard to beat. Real innovative solutions that solve problem. And you have to put them together.
-Tension - if you can't provide a service for your employees less than cost of Amazon, you are in trouble
-Need to adapt to this new reality
-Enterprise computing - data centers
-Custom development work
Added research computing environment - b/c scientists were buying Linux boxes for research projects
Nebula targeting research customers - needs variable
Salesforce Chatter - 1500 to 2000 people needed to collaborate
-Going to build in Salesforce Chatter at no cost
Some data centers are servers under people desks
-No C&A, no NIST certificates
Cloud will enable organizations that can't pay for infrastructure to catch up and get to mandates that they haven't been able to
State Dept - spent $133 million to C&A 100 systems
-Cloud vendors will provide that as part of cost
Everything in HHS cloud is public data
-not personal health information
Moderate is the place to go
-Start w/ platforms where data is public
Put the transparency projects in the cloud. Take open government plans and answers in the cloud.
Enterprise will be more secure in cloud b/c of exceptions and all small boxes not on the network
-Hidden problems become public
What's Difference b/w Cloud and Virtualization?
-If users can provision their own machine, that's a cloud
5 key differences b/w Cloud and Virtualization
-Metered - pay for what you get
-Elastic - if not doing anything, takes no power
-Interact w/ it via API and standard protocols
-Infinite nature of it as a resource
If start at moderate NIST standards, 80% of gov't needs - PII level
-10% - public facing data
-10% - S, TS clearance, etc
It's hard to keep data centers going and also go cloud
-Have to figure what to turn down on data center side