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Cloud Seeding. The Story Behind UW's Cloud Computing Initiative Terry Gray, PhD Associate VP, Technology Strategy UW Technology. UW meets the Cloud. Cloud Apps @ UW. 60% of students ALREADY forward their UW email. 64K UW users. Infrastructure As A Service. A Tale of Two Clouds.
The Story Behind UW's Cloud Computing Initiative
Associate VP, Technology Strategy
60% of students ALREADY forward their UW email
64K UW users
"We're taking everything we do at the server level and saying we will have a service that mirrors that exactly."
-Bill Gates, quoted in NY Times 3 June 2008
“Google aspires to be a large portion of the cloud, or a cloud that you would interact with every day.”
-Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, BusinessWeek 13 Dec 2007
1949: ADP founded (Cloud's spiritual ancestor?)
2003: MySpace; Nick Carr: “Does IT Matter?”
2004: Gmail, Facebook
2006: Amazon S3/EC2, Google Apps
2007: MS announces ExchangeLabs; early talks
2008: UW alumni email project; GA contract talks
2009: UW pilot projects & launch of MS-OL, GAEE
Mainframe Service Bureau
In the beginning...
Goodbye “IT priesthood”... Hello “Consumer Computing”
Support campus technology needs/desires
Enhance the cloud services
Improve regulatory compliance
Eventual reallocation of IT resources
IT Goal: any time/place/device access & collaboration
UW should encourage use of cloud services, consistent with compliance obligations
UW risk is reduced by executing partner contracts and encouraging their use
UW should proceed with a dual-vendor strategy for collaborative applications
Include faculty, staff and students, in order to maximize collaboration
New options for email & collaboration
Partnership with Microsoft & Google
FERPA privacy protections
Use UW email address
Lots of storage; Ad-free; UW branding
UW NetID integration
Sign up now!
cf. CSE Dept
Student Tech Fee Committee decision
UA services for students have been de-funded
Thus, they will migrate to cloud soon...
No new student Deskmail accounts as of Jan 2010
Phase out of student email servers later in 2010
Students may continue to use consumer acctsor UW – provided MS and Google accts
Web publishing, etc
Roadmap will be developed during Fall quarter
We want both partners to succeed!!
Functionality & timing
Affinity group preference
Can have accounts on both services
use will continue
Location, location, location
Economy of scale
Advanced Data Center designs
Aggressive use of virtualization