Cloud Computing for Small Business

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Cloud Computing for Small Business

Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce

Tech Tuesday for the Non
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Techie Series

Presented by

Erik Nedwidek

Lighthouse I.T. Consulting, Inc.

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What is the Cloud?

The simple answer: The Internet

The longer answer:

Using the Internet to provide services, data, and/or
computing resources to wide variety of client systems,
generally by way of a web browser.

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You Might Already Be Using It

Hosted email is one type of cloud service.

Here are more:

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Salesforce.com on Cloud Computing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae_DKNwK_ms

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Cloud Computing Benefits

Reduced capital expenditures:

Hardware

Software

Reduced need for IT staff

Reduced barrier to entry:

Pay as you go subscription model

Pay for what you use utility model

Reduced risk of downtime

Services are provided by redundant systems. Small
business gets what previously only Fortune 500
businesses could afford.

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Cloud Computing Benefits
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Downside

Data integration through application programming
interfaces (APIs).


Downsides

Your data resides on someone else's equipment

If the Internet goes down, you may not be able to
get to your data.

Subscription models may be more expensive in the
long term.

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SaaS or Software as a Service

AKA


Hosted Services

No software to install or maintain.

Examples:

Salesforce.com

Google Apps

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Azure

Picasa

YouTube

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SaaS Example: Google Apps

Google applications for your businesses name.

Use your email addresses and have them available in
your own Gmail.

Company calendar sharing

via Google Calendar

Documents shared via

Google Docs

Contacts managed in

Google Contacts

Standard is free

Premier is $50 per user

annually

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJT3pagjd8s

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SaaS Example: Google Apps & Salesforce.com

Google and Salesforce.com each provide an
interface for writing applications that extend their
functionality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqe2eCtY4Pg

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Cloud Services Used by Lighthouse

Google Apps Standard

Google App Engine

VPS.net

LinkedIn.com

Facebook

Twitter

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Cloud Services Used by Dynasty Communications

Google Apps Standard

Picasa

Vault Services (www.vaultservices.net)

Vocalocity

Intuit Quickbooks Online

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Virtualization or Virtual Private Servers

Alternative to dedicated server

Virtual server consists of one or more nodes.

Nodes are the basic building block that adds more
power to your server.

Need more power, add more nodes.

Need less power, remove nodes.

No physical hardware to worry about.

When the VPS provider has a hardware failure, your
nodes move seamlessly without down time.

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Cloud Computing Platforms

Create your own applications with the benefits of
Cloud Computing.

Failover, availability, scalability, etc.

Amazon Web Services

Google Application Engine

Microsoft Windows Azure