Cloud Computing and the Opportunity for Your Nonprofit

Report
Developing a Cloud
Strategy
PRESENTED BY
MATTHEW ESHLEMAN
COMMUNITY IT INNOVATORS
“The interesting thing about cloud
computing is that we’ve redefined
cloud computing to include
everything that we already do. I can’t
think of anything that isn’t cloud
computing with all of these
announcements. The computer
industry is the only industry that is
more fashion-driven than women’s
fashion.
Maybe I’m an idiot, but I have no
idea what anyone is talking about.
What is it? It’s complete gibberish.
It’s insane. When is this idiocy going
to stop?”
Larry Ellison, CEO, Oracle
Farber, Dan. “Oracle’s Ellison Nails Cloud Computing,” in CNET
“Outside the Lines” http://news.cnet.com/8301-13953_3-1005218880.html, retrieved 23 February 2009.
Agenda
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What is cloud computing?
Developing a strategy
Risk Management
Cloud solutions overview
Case Study
Migration best practices
What is the cloud?
“An architecture that provides scalable,
Internet-accessible services.”
Poll
“What is your number one goal in using cloud services?)
– Flexibility to access data
– Improved Backup & Business Continuity
– Lower IT Costs
– Access to the most recent technology
Cloud Diagram
Public Cloud
Public clouds—IT activities/functions are provided “as a service,”
over the Internet, which allows access to technology enabled
services without knowledge of, expertise with, or control over
the technology infrastructure that supports them.
-IBM “Dispelling the Vapor around Cloud Computing”, June 2010
Private Cloud
Private clouds—activities and functions are provided “as a service,” over a
company’s intranet. It is built by an organization for its own users, and
everything is delivered within the organization’s firewall (instead of the
Internet). The private cloud owner does not share resources with any other
companies, so multitenancy is not an issue
-IBM “Dispelling the Vapor around Cloud Computing”, June 2010
Hybrid Cloud
Hybrid clouds—the external and internal service delivery
methods are integrated. Rules and policies are established by the
organization based on factors such as security needs, criticality
and underlying architecture, so that activities and tasks are
allocated to external or internal clouds as appropriate.
-IBM “Dispelling the Vapor around Cloud Computing”, June 2010
Cloud Architecture
Cloud Architecture
Infrastructure (IaaS)
Cloud Architecture
Platform (PaaS)
Cloud Architecture
Software (SaaS)
Developing a
Strategy
• How does your
organization work?
• Cloud = Outsourcing
• Data ownership
• Security & Privacy
• Migration Plan
• What happens if the
internet breaks
• Ongoing costs
SLA Overview – BOX.NET
• Box.net - SLA
• Box.net reserves the right to terminate without notice your
password, account or use of Box.net Services and delete any
data within Box.net service, in our sole discretion, without
cause and/or without notice. … Upon termination by Box.net
or at your direction, you may request a file of your data,
which Box.net will make available for a fee. You must make
such request at the notification of termination to receive such
file within thirty (30) days of termination. Otherwise, ANY
DATA YOU HAVE STORED ON BOX.NET’S SYSTEMS MAY NOT BE
RETRIEVED, and Box.net shall have no obligation to maintain
any data stored in your account or to forward any data to you
or any third party.
SLA Overview - Twitpic
• “To clarify our ToS regarding ownership, you
the user retain all copyrights to your photos
and videos, it’s your content. Our terms state
by uploading content to Twitpic you allow us
to distribute that content on twitpic.com and
our affiliated partners. This is standard among
most user-generated content sites (including
Twitter). If you delete a photo or video from
Twitpic, that content is no longer viewable.”
Developing Requirements
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Get institutional buy in
Form an interdisciplinary team
Prioritize functional needs
Define scope of the project
Define success of project
Set a timeline
Assessing Solutions
• Functionality
• Direct & Indirect Costs
• Initial
• Ongoing
• Future Benefits and Risks
• Transition and Migration Plans
Staff Training
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Follow the 80/20 Rule
Incorporate training as part of project budget
Vendor resources are good: start there
Develop in house expertise
Go outside if necessary
Poll
• What is your current email platform?
– Gmail
– Local Exchange
– Cloud Exchange
– Local Other
– Cloud Other
Email in the cloud
• Gmail
• Office 365
• Hosted Exchange
• Hosted Zimbra
https://sites.google.com/a/googleapps.com/google-apps-learning-center/your-first-days
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/videos/office-365-a-tour-for-users-HA102657904.aspx
Poll
• What is your current file sharing system
– Local File Server
– Local Network Attached Storage
– Peer to peer
– Basic Cloud Service
– Cloud Document Managements
Documents in the cloud
Open source content management
Enterprise document management
Basic shared storage
Cloud document management
Poll
• What is your current CRM system
– Salesforce
– Raiser’s Edge
– CiviCRM
– SugarCRM
– DIA
– Other
CRM in the cloud
• Salesforce
• Sugar CRM
• Common Ground
• Raiser’s Edge
• Salsa by DIA
Hosted File Sharing:
Solution search and pilot
The opportunity
• National organization offices in 5 Regions
• 14 Local Offices, with 40 staff and 500
volunteers + mobile Executive Directors – all
need shared access to files.
• Big concern: Inconsistent back-ups at Local
Offices and no back-ups of ED laptops
The requirements
• Store and share files across Local Offices,
remote locations
• Eventually collaborate with National Office
• Have consistent and reliable back-up
• Not require unique logins for volunteers
• Minimal staff training
The requirements
• Avoid downloading and uploading documents
• Avoid learning a new software (training issue)
• Dream: have Office Productivity software
integrated
• Ability to centrally manage from National
Office
The Solution
Hybrid Cloud
Box. Net
Rackspace Office
Drive: Jungle Disk
Rackspace Cloud
Server
Annual
Cost: 30
users
$4,500
$1,440
$3,600
Per user
cost
$12.5
$4
None
Notes
Nice speed. Excellent
No local client to
synching w/ visual cues.
download and manage
Tagging, preview of files,
on each workstation.
URL to the file,
A bit slow. Basic file
Functions exactly like a
discussion on at folder sharing, w/ Read/Write or server in the office in
level and on files, and Write access at Disk level terms of administration,
can comment on a
(not folder level).
and remote persons
folder. Requires
Requires downloading a connects to files via VPN.
downloading a client to client to each workstation Easy to scale. No web
each workstation.
– clunky install.
browsing capabilities.
Cloud Migration Best Practices
• It’s not all or nothing
• New services, consider
the cloud
• Existing Services, start
with low impact apps
• Gain experience &
momentum
Cloud Migration Best Practices
• Know your
requirements
• Develop a plan
• Identify project lead
• Start with a pilot group
• Provide training
• Get feedback
• Understanding of cloud
architecture
• Overview of cloud services
Key Take Aways
– Iaas, PaaS, SaaS
• Knowing the risks
• Migration best practices
– It’s not all or nothing
– Manage as you would any
other IT project
– Out of sight ≠ out of mind
Q&A?
Links
• http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/14596247?f=
singlepage
• http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/info/tele
vision/advertising/sp/CIW03062USEN.PDF
• https://plus.google.com/11267870222871188
9851/posts/eVeouesvaVX
• http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Go
ogle%20Apps/thread?tid=1b246693e6f8495b
&hl=en
COMMUNITY IT INNOVATORS
WWW.CITIDC.COM
@COMMUNITYIT
MATTHEW ESHLEMAN, DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL NETWORK SERVICES
[email protected] 202-234-1600 X 354

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