This is a high level presentation giving an overview of the basic concepts of cloud computing, what means for IT and what first steps to take.
<ul><li> 1. Into the Cloud<br />Barton George<br />Dell Cloud Evangelist<br />April 14, 2010<br /></li> <li> 2. First a question<br />2<br />Is Cloud Computing over hyped?<br /></li> <li> 3. 3<br />Cloud Computing: Dells working definition and characteristics<br />A style of computing where dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service. <br /><ul><li>Unlimited processing and storage </li> <li> 4. Abstracted/pooled resources </li> <li> 5. Elastic: scale up or down </li> <li> 6. On demand, Self-service </li> <li> 7. Highly automated </li> <li> 8. Consumption-based billing</li></ul></li></ul>