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Cloud Computing for Business By Matthew Bulat M. Eng. Tech MCSE MCDBA www. matthewb. id. au
What is Cloud Computing? • Cloud computing can be described as a combination of virtualization servers providing scalable services, applications, storage and infrastructure for multiple clients over the Internet.
What can Cloud Computing Provide? § Advanced computer infrastructure quickly with no capital costs § Data access from anywhere with an Internet connection for yourself and clients § Scale support infrastructure with business changes quickly § Full time business presence for customers
Cloud Computing Examples Global e-Training n Global e-Commerce n Software as a service n Virtual VOIP telephony n Anywhere Office applications and collaboration n Email from anywhere n Online backup services n Create a automated online service business n
Your Server versus Cloud Server n n n n n Hardware costs Operating System costs Application costs Server setup time Server space Server electricity Server UPS, generator Server backups Replacement cycles Business can use virtual computing themselves n n n n n No capital costs Monthly fees based on use Applications part of service Setup in 1 day possible No space needed No electricity needed No capital needed Backup systems are remote Scale up or down as needed Business broadband needed
Server cost sample comparison Server $3500 n Installation including infrastructure $1500 n Electricity including cooling and UPS $1000/yr n 3 year total $8000 n n Cloud Server for 3 years $3000
Business Building Blocks Web Hosting ~$100 per year n Cloud Server ~$500 - $1000 per year or $0. 20 per hour n Content Management System for Web – free n Web page editor – free to $1000’s n Online Office applications $50 per year n VOIP telephony – from $15 unlimited national calls/month n
Business Opportunities Start a new business with hosted virtual computers and VOIP telephony cheaply n Control a cloud server for your clients websites n Use web hosting to create an e-Commerce shop n Use web hosting to create Information paid site n Create a Software as a service application n Build your own cloud computing setup. A physical server can host up to 80 virtual PCs. n Assist other businesses to operate online n Search Engine Optimization services n
Worldwide Payment Options § Pay. Pal – works in multiple currencies, instant verification, no merchant account needed. Users can use Pay. Pal account or credit cards § Amazon Associates Web Service – works with Amazon cloud protocols. § Google Checkout – Order authorised by Google and need to be processed within 7 days. Payment is completed when item shipped.
Software as a Service SAAS No software to buy, maintain and upgrade. n Design an application using SAAS model. n Sales. Force. com App. Exchange provides an environment for SAAS delivery. n Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud EC 2 provides a SAAS storage, database, payment and programming environment. n Google Gears allows online offline applications including Google Docs and Zoho applications. n
SAAS Program for Business n n n 1. 2. 3. 4. Design an Industry application Charge $9 to $55 / user / month. Pay as you go. Users can have applications quickly operating Business can rollout new projects faster Less capital costs to business No depreciations costs on balance sheets E. g. Customer Relationship Management Shared Project Management across stakeholders Employee leave approval and processing Business energy use tracking and trending
Education Cloud Computing Example Web Hosting - $100/year n Joomla Web Content Management – Free n Joomla Education extension - $100 n Skills to set up n Skills to make courses n Pay. Pal for fee collection – 3%, instant verification n Google Searches for Education: 20 million/month n Automatic paid education services to the world n
Web sites on the Cloud Help business on to external hosted Web Sites using your created content n Help business on to your cloud hosted Web Sites using your created content + monthly fees. One cloud server can host 100’s of websites. n Charge more for content management system and training for self maintenance n Charge more for Keyword Research, Search Engine Optimisation and website Analytic reports. n Charge for content changes n
References n n n n http: //www. applicationsnet. com/ Virtual Computers, Web Hosting and Virtual VOIP http: //www. salesforce. com/platform/ Over 100, 000 SAAS Applications http: //gears. google. com/ Online and Off Line development platform http: //aws. amazon. com/ec 2/ Amazon cloud platform and development environment http: //www. paypal. com. au/au Worldwide payment system http: //www. checkout. google. com Worldwide payment system http: //developer. apple. com/ Develop and sell applications for Apple online http: //www. google. com/apps/intl/en/business/details. html Online Business Office Apps http: //www. microsoft. com/Online/default. mspx Microsoft Online Services http: //www. joomla. org/ Free Web Content Management Systems. Extra 4000 custom features available. http: //www. nvu. com/ Free Web page editor. http: //www. wampserver. com/en/ Free web server development platform for PC. Web Traffic Accelerator Sample Search Engine Optimisation service Cloud Computing Website Category