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1 Architecting the Cloud INCOSE SEDC Conference April 3, 2014 Terri Wolfrom - Chief IT Architect & PM Emerging Tech Ron Jacob - Cloud Service Manager

2 2 Architecting the Cloud – Agenda  Provide an overview of the process for architecting cloud computing at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory  Discuss our experiences in developing/implementing cloud computing, driven by the architecture  Discuss lessons learned and plans for the future

3 3 APL in Brief Laboratory Statistics: Employees: ~5,000 staff Revenues: ~$1.2B Laboratory Statistics: Employees: ~5,000 staff Revenues: ~$1.2B  Technically skilled and operationally oriented  Objective and independent  DoD  NASA  Critical contributions to critical challenges  DHS  IC  Division of Johns Hopkins University  University Affiliated Research Center

4 4 Critical Contributions to Critical Challenges We are committed to public service and strive for excellence in all we do We are committed to public service and strive for excellence in all we do Our goal is to strengthen the nation through transformative innovation and trusted technical leadership in national security and space Our goal is to strengthen the nation through transformative innovation and trusted technical leadership in national security and space We collaborate across the University in areas of national Importance We collaborate across the University in areas of national Importance

5 5 Strategic Alignment  APL Purpose:  Critical contributions to critical challenges  IT Department Purpose:  Provide best-value enterprise IT services that enable APL sectors to achieve their goals  Cloud Computing Purpose:  Develop and employ cloud solutions to increase staff resilience and agility.

6 6 Power & Promise of Cloud Computing

7 7 Pathway into the Cloud  Cloud technology maturing faster than skills can keep up  Start with “small experiments” in the cloud and evolve  Allows easier adoption of emerging technologies  Supports development of cloud-unique skills and capabilities  Bottom Line:  “Grow Your Own” rather than “Buy” experts  Learn “hard lessons” from other trail-blazers Dr. Juan Vargas – Principal Research Manager Microsoft Research’s Extreme Computing to 2012 Source: Dr. Juan Vargas, Briefing to the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Federation November 2011

8 8 Stakeholders  Champions: CIO / APL Director  Mission Areas  Data Center Manager & Staff  All APL Staff

9 9 Drivers  Delay Data Center Expenditure  Strategic Advantage In Emerging Technologies  Small Experiments / Measured Growth  Security Constraints

10 10 Cloud Roadmap Public Cloud Amazon Google Private Cloud JHU/APL Community Cloud FFRDC Public: Cloud available to the general public Risk Community: Cloud shared by a Community of Interest FFRDCs Risk Hybrid: Cloud combination of two or more options (private, public, community) Risk Private: Cloud operated solely for an organization Risk Sources: Burton, NIST, CSA

11 11 Business Value  Delivering Business Value  Partnering with Internal Mission Organizations  Collaborating with Peer Organizations  Service Management – Built In from Beginning  Small Experiments - Real Capabilities  Increased agility and ability for business areas to respond to sponsor needs  Cost Savings  Savings in Building Costs  No-Charge Model for Services –Mission areas see reduced cost by transfer of responsibilities –Limits full cost/benefit analysis across organizations

12 12 Goals of 2013/14 Cloud Exploration Work out legal, compliance, security issues Act as a cloud broker where appropriate Gain practical technical experience for staff Develop template use cases for common situations Create a permanent test bed – “our space station in the cloud” Learn about real costs, limitations and benefits

13 13 Adoption of Internal Cloud If you build It, they will come… At least when it is FREE!

14 14 Current/Future Initiatives  Service:  Orchestrator (hybrid cloud management)  Backups  OpenSource  Emerging Technology:  DMZ Cloud  Amazon/Commercial Cloud  Cloud Brokering  Network Upgrades (In support of commercial cloud interoperability)  What does “done” look like?  Moving from Experiments to Operations Focus

15 15 Virtual Data Center

16 16 In Summary  Working to realize the promised benefits of Cloud Computing  Developing skills and lessons-learned through “small experiments” and collaboration with FFRDCs  Succeed or Fail, but do it FAST!  Build in Service Management  Staying aligned to APL’s Strategy Cloud Roadmap APL’s Cloud Computing Project is leveraging Emerging Technology to meet Operational Needs


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