Finally watched the Webinar from Trillium Software about Cloud Computing and Data Management – Lifting the Shadows.
The definition of cloud computing appears to me to be a resurrection of the Application Bureau model from the 1960s and 197os. An Application Bureau provided external computing services to run batch jobs and the client paid for the resources used. A common application was and is payroll processing.
Three (3) varieties of Cloud Computing:
- Internal Cloud (via Intranet)
- External Cloud (via Internet)
- Hybrid Cloud (combination of other two (2))
Three (3) main concepts:
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
There are four (4) main barriers to adoption of Cloud Computing:
- Data Security and Privacy Concerns
- Legal and Regulatory Restrictions
- Applications and Data Integration
- Commercial and Operational Considerations
The future is seen to be:
- Cloud Computing will become the norm for SME
- Large organisations will adopt the hydrid model
Data governance cannot be out-sourced.
There are several steps in moving data into the cloud: