Presentation on theme: "Technology Overview. Agenda Data Center layout Scaling the Cloud Data in the Cloud Disaster Recovery Hosted Services Access to your data Building and."— Presentation transcript:
Agenda Data Center layout Scaling the Cloud Data in the Cloud Disaster Recovery Hosted Services Access to your data Building and Publishing Reports Reporting Services Tablets, Kiosks, Smartscreens and Smartphones Club of the Future
First, What the heck is Cloud Computing First, what the heck is Cloud Computing? …in simple, plain English please!
Describe The Cloud To Me 21 experts are defining cloud computing The Cloud *Picture taken under Creative Common license
What they say: “Biggest Paradigm Shift in 20 years” “Game Changer” “Tremendous Cost Cutting” “Just On” “Pay As You Go”
Who Cares? What’s in it for me?
The Cloud … is the next evolution in hosting … is fully scalable … gives you full access to your data … is the future
Cloud Platform Partner In Production Same technology platform
Cloud Spectator released “A Comparative Analysis of 5 Large Cloud IaaS Providers” 1.Amazon EC2 2.Rackspace OpenStack Cloud 3.HP Cloud 4.SoftLayer CloudLayer Compute 5.Windows Azure Results = Windows Azure, is the highest-performing provider, scoring 3 times better than Amazon EC2, the lowest-performing provider, on average. “Microsoft claims Azure now used by half of the Fortune 500” Cloud Server Performance
Cloud Platform Partner
Azure Data Center 1,800 to 2,500 servers per container Individual cooling systems keep temperature and humidity at optimal levels Containers are delivered via 18 wheelers and set up in a matter of hours.
Windows Azure Platform Azure – NG Services Azure Hosted Services AppHostAppBus Batch Services APIOLS Microsoft SQL Azure SQL Azure Server SQL Azure Firewall
Azure – Anatomy of a service Load Balancing is AutomaticVMs provisioned from package Scaling can be done manually or auto Staging EnvironmentDiagnostics and Monitoring
Cloud Data – High Availability Infrastructure Redundancy Three copies at all times. Clustered Physically located on different racks, networks Data must be committed to 2 copies before “ok” Automatic failover to optimize availability 14 Days of backups stored locally
Disaster Recovery – Data Backups AA B C D
Disaster Recovery – Secondary Host Switch South Central Data Center North Central Data Center Once you backup has been restored, the secondary URLs can be activated
Beware Of The False Cloud
Don’t Wash your IT with False Clouds … On-Demand with Resource Pooling … PaaS or IaaS … Private Cloud, Community Cloud, Public Cloud or Hybrid Cloud
Reporting Services Experience Reports are deployed and hosted in SQL Azure Access to reports via Web Portal Development Development Experience similar to local SSRS reports Deployment Credentials and Read only access granted to report developer Recommendations Nightly copy of production DB to a secondary Azure SQL instance preferred to prevent rogue SQL statements written for reports.
The Future Facility Access Location Access for Members Locker Integration Extends NG without needing a computer Employee Optional Centralized View of Access
“Gartner Research is reporting mobile CRM apps will grow 500 percent by 2014, another sign of a shifting market that has more to do with work getting done in the cloud more so than from a server behind the firewall.” - Techcrunch.com