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cloud computing from 30 000 feet
Cloud Computing From 30,000 Feet

“It starts with the premise that the data services and architecture should be on servers. We call it cloud computing – they should be in a ‘cloud’ somewhere. And that if you have the right kind of browser or the right kind of access, it doesn’t matter whether you have a PC or a Mac or a mobile phone or a BlackBerry or what have you – or new devices still to be developed – you can get access to the cloud…” – Dr. Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, August 2006

Explosion of data intensive applications on the Internet

Skyrocketing costsof power, space,maintenance, etc.

The Cloud data center

Advances in multi-core

computer architecture

Fast growth of connected mobile devices

cloud computing and the new enterprise data center

New Enterprise Data Center

System z, System x,

System p, BladeCenter

Web-centric Cloud

  • Request driven, dynamic provisioning
  • Virtualized infrastructure for multiple workloads – massively scalable
  • Optimized for security, transactions, data integrity


Data Center

  • Dynamic information delivery
  • Accessed from anywhere
  • Shared, optimized for traffic, scalable
  • Mission critical transactions
  • Controlled access
  • Optimized for security and integrity

Evolution to the New Enterprise Data Centre

Cloud Computing and the New Enterprise Data Center
clouds ibm has established to date
Clouds IBM Has Established To Date
  • IBM Innovation Portal (Jan 2006)
  • IBM/Google/NSF Partnership (Oct 2007)
  • IBM Cloud Computing Center in Dublin (Mar 2008)
  • Wuxi Cloud Computing Center (May 2008)
  • iTricity Cloud Computing Center (June 2008)
  • IBM Cloud Computing Center in Beijing (June 2008)
  • IBM Cloud Computing Center in Johannesburg (June 2008)
cloud application architectures
Cloud Application Architectures

Database Tier

Data Processing Tier

Scale-Out Web Server Tier

Virtual Machine Cloud

Connected Clients

future directions dealing with multiple clouds
Future Directions: Dealing with Multiple Clouds
  • Programming models – making them mainstream
    • Transaction processing, etc.
  • Security
    • Ensuring proper levels of isolation and encrypted communication, in transition from completely isolated Clouds to public Clouds
  • Interoperability
    • Initially, Web Services/SOA and VM image standards
    • Moving applications from one Cloud to another
  • Management
    • Tracking processes/workflows that run across boundaries
thank you
Thank You
  • Dennis Quan (