Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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Nov 3, 2013 (4 years and 1 month ago)

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Miami
-
Dade County Public Schools

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From the Data Center to the Cloud:

Manny Castañeda

Miami
-
Dade County Public Schools


Best practices for migrating data and applications


Seamlessly integrating web
-
based resources with
your local environment


Confronting vendor longevity, data portability and
environment


Leveraging improved flexibility and collaboration
tools for classroom use exit strategy issues

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What is a Cloud
?

Why
Migrate? Risks
and Benefits


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Public

-

service

provider

makes

resources,

such

as

applications

and

storage
,

available

to

the

general

public

over

the

Internet
.



may

be

free

or

offered

on

a

pay
-
per
-
usage

model
.

Ex
.

Apple,

Amazon

,

Google
.


Private

-

v
irtualized

cloud

data

centers

inside

your

company’s

firewall
.


may

also

be

a

private

space

dedicated

to

your

company

within

a

cloud

provider’s

data

center
.



Hybrid



Combination

of

two

or

more

clouds

(
private

or

public)

that

remain

unique

entities

but

are

bound

together,

offering

the

benefits

of

multiple

deployment

models
.



multiple

cloud

systems

can

be

connected

in

a

way

that

allows

programs

and

data

to

be

moved

easily

from

one

deployment

system

to

another
.


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Infrastructure as a Service





Software as a Service





Service as a
Service




SSO
-

Single Sign On

Data Exchange

Student Portal Example

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One Username and Password to everything


Portal technology allows for user friendly (carefree)

integration between local and cloud resources


SSO with Third Party apps (20+ already connected)


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SSO

Integrating Web
-
based resources with
your environment: SSO


Single Sign On

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Vendor Longevity
-

Data Portability
-

Exit Strategy:

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Security on the network

Identity Management

Compliance

Data Integration

Vendor Lock
-
in

Vendor Viability

Manageability

Availability

Shared Resources

Legal Ambiguity

Utility Price Model

API Access

Configure & Pay Online

Disaster Recovery

Risks

Benefits


Should be based on the evaluation of benefits and risks


it all comes down to control


Should be weighed based on the following criteria:


Ensure hardware and software infrastructure is in place to support
cloud technology


Ensure that security model is in place to support cloud technology


Ensure resources and expertise exist to support cloud technology


Calculate and compare total cost of ownership


Connectivity that is device independent


Transparent to users


Security and Compliance


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M
-
DCPS Example


Transparency/Single Sign
-
On


In house experience


Meet regulations and security standards


Challenges


Resistance to change


especially in cloud storage and
collaboration


Security and collaboration don’t always play nice


Always think “Path of Least Resistance”


-

find the balance


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M
-
DCPS

CLOUD

Student Information System

Student Registration

Course Information

Electronic
Gradebook


Daily Student Attendance

Student Scheduling Changes

Learning Village

Testing Data from Vendors

ESE Monitoring Data

Document Management

Collaboration

Data
Warehouse

Presentation
Layer
-

PORTAL

Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device

Classroom Tools

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Home Work

Drop Box

Discussion

Board

Classroom

Announcements

Resource

Links


Cloud based computing requires a leap of faith


are
you willing to relinquish some control to reap the
benefits?


Baby Steps (Action Items)


Begin by establishing a private cloud and give users tools and
access to data


Migrate to an SSO configuration to connect users to third
party resources and other clouds


Consider shifting internal software and services to cloud
-
based as they become more robust



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