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1 Cloud Computing (Yes, It’s More Than Hype) Chris Murphy, editor InformationWeek

2 Just Ask Larry Ellison … “It’s this nonsense. What are you talking about? … All it is is a computer attached to a network.”

3 Or, there’s the alternative view … “If you don’t have a ‘cloud story,’ you better get one.” --Jerry Kennelly, Riverbed CEO, Barron’s Jan. 5, 2010

4 Cloud Types 1.Infrastructure as a Service 2.Platform as a Service 3.Private/Hybrid clouds 4.Software as a Service

5 Infrastructure as a Service Raw computing power Variable -- Pay by the drink Amazon, Rackspace, Microsoft Azure Testing, Research

6 Platform as a Service Online software development Salesforce, Microsoft, Google, startups Platform-centric (.Net, Java, Ruby on Rails) Web app development

7 Hybrid Clouds Private data centers connected to clouds Variable capacity Faster IT response Standards lacking

8 Software as a Service (Gmail, Outlook) Customer data (Salesforce.com) HR (SuccessFactors), Procurement, Expenses (Concur), Supplier Management (Avaro) Almost any VC-backed software startup

9 Cloud Has Some Mo’ In this economy, how likely is your company to use cloud computing (online CPU, storage, etc.)? 31% Wouldn’t have done it anyway 23% Less Likely to do it 31% More likely to do it 5% Will absolutely do it 10% Will continue to do it 46%

10 SaaS On The Rise In this economy, how likely is your company to use software as a service? 19% Wouldn’t have done it anyway 25% Less Likely to do it 34% More likely to do it 9% Will absolutely do it 13% Will continue to do it 56%

11 Cloud Storage/Storage as Service 14% in % in 2009 Plan to implement the next 12 months

12 Cloud Storage Concerns 76% Security 66% Reliability and availability 52% Performance 40% Cost 27% Regulatory concerns

13 What Are Your Questions About The Cloud?

14 CIOs Will Be Challenged Cloud Desktops (iSlate, anyone?) Smartphones Social networking, consumer apps

15 When Your Board Screams “Cloud!”, You Should Say …  Not everyone’s in the cloud  We should be learning, not deploying  We are learning  We have concerns about the cloud  By the way, we are in the cloud--SaaS

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