Cloud Computing: Impact on business.

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<ol><li> 1. Cloud Computing Impact on Business </li><li> 2. Cloud Computing - Baseline What? Pooling of Elastic Computing infrastructure with the intent of achieving economies of scale and optimum utilization via on-demand provisioning. Why? Underutilization, redundancy, opportunity cost, overheads, heterogeneity, spiky and distributed workloads How? Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Compute, Storage, Database, Network, Bandwidth) Platform-as-a-Service (OS, Services, Messaging, Events to build custom apps) Software-as-a-Service (Multi-tenant Software Application, Configurable) Public Cloud (Amazon, Rackspace, Telcos ) Private Cloud Community, Industry and Hybrid Clouds </li><li> 3. Economic Value Cost Model CAPEX v OPEX Chargebacks Depreciation Reallocate Budget Ramp Costs with usage Sunk cost of existing infrastructure investments Agility No IT logjam Quick Project Ramp Use-and-Dispose New Businesses Models Reallocate Resources Capacity to handle varying workloads </li><li> 4. New Realities Standard Boilerplate Agreements unlike highly negotiated ones in the past FUD created by entrenched vendors with vested interests about losing control and cloud outage New set of Cloud Integrators to evaluate. New set of tools to manage clouds IT Audit process need to accommodate Cloud </li><li> 5. After saying all those nice things It is definitely not cheap over long term Factor Redundancy Early Stage vendors might go away Lack of Security standardization Complex Regulatory compliance Force Majeure Data Replication/Retention M&amp;A in Cloud Vendors </li></ol>


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