Welcome. Demystifying The Cloud. Leonard Rogan MCSE +I, MCNPS, CCA, CCSP, CSSA. AAA IT Pty Ltd







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Demystifying The Cloud

Leonard Rogan



House Keeping Restrooms

Tea, Coffee and Beverages Exits

Duration Approximately 45 – 60 minutes depending on questions


Agenda Some Personal History

What we are and are not covering today

What is cloud computing and it’s evolution? Benefits / Issues

Terminal Services Vs Cloud Based Virtual Desktop Demonstration

Target Market Summation Questions References


Some Personal History Started in computing in 1996

Attended Monash University doing BA Comp Certified MCSE +I, MCNPS, CCA, CCSP, CSSA Worked closely with Express Apps in 2001 CoLocated RealEstate Web Portals 2003 MCI Moved to Coffs end of 2006


What are we covering today?

A full feature set of "moving" your infrastructure and the right tools to do it.


What is not being covered today?

Technical Requirements, Pricing, Alternate Cloud Solutions - Tsuite from Telstra, Amazon, Google Apps and home

based scenarios (Icloud, Soonr, DropBox, Sugarsync, SkyDrive)

- I can answer questions about these in the Q&A at the end of the session


What is cloud computing and it’s evolution?

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the

electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet). Cloud computing can be public or private or a hybrid.

Microsoft’s first foray into cloud computing was Windows Updates with the release of Windows 95 and IE4. More profound in 98.

Almost everyone that has a device connected to the Internet is using some form of Cloud Computing.


Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).



Physical and Logical Risk

From Capex to Opex. Minimising Accounting complexities. Ease of deployment

Flexes when you flex Automatic Backups

Licensing and Software Updates / Compliance 99.99% Guaranteed Uptime



Common Scenarios dictate your data is publically available with a known username / password

Most vendors have data stored overseas. What are your obligations?

What happens if the vendor goes belly up? What happens to your business? On Site Backups?


Terminal Services (RDS) Vs Cloud Virtual Desktop (VD) Understanding the differences

Single point of failure in RDS

VD allows user full control of their experience Benefits of one over the other


Target Market

Any business at the end of it’s server lifecycle New Businesses

Mobile Workers



Cloud computing is any service that is delivered typically via the Internet.

It can be provided by a public vendor or privately. We’ve been using it for years.

There are many vendors out there, make sure you

understand the differences and impacts to your business. Get a professional to help.


Handy References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing http://www.aaait.com.au http://www.facebook.com/aaait https://twitter.com/#!/aaaitcoffs/ https://store.aaait.com.au/