We stand a point-in-time when most compute, network and storage components have matured, commoditized and reached performance levels that enable the Cloud model. Cloud is real, but it is also a challenge to make it real. Clouds, in their present state, offer simple, well defined services hidden by dash boards. As a design person, behind the dash board, we live by three rules: 80/20, security and simplicity. Simplicity yields repeatability and ultimately autonomic provisioning. Security stands without further comment. Meanwhile, the classic 80/20 rule yields acceptance of a lesser service than desired in exchange for rapid delivery or time-to-market.
In this session, we will:
discuss historical objectives and consider obstacles as we prepare for cloud
drill down into cloud storage and the implications of autonomic provisioning
Presented by LeRoy Budnik, of Knowledge Transfer.