1.2 Introduction to Cloud Concepts

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Okay, let's go ahead and pick up and let's talk about some cloud concepts. So again, we're gonna just start with the basics and will certainly increase in complexity a CZ we move on, but we gotta lay the ground work before we can get there.
So we'll start off looking at is the way it used to be. And I always find that it helps to look at things the way it used to be
so that we can see the benefits of where we are now in areas that we can continue to grow. So we talk about traditional serviceman it managed service providers. This was how I got my start in networking is I work for a company called Ikon Office Solutions and we offered managed service is
So, for instance, if you were an organization you had 75 people you didn't You didn't want to buy your own Gattis inner, you know, obviously, for that small amount,
are there small amounts of employees? You were not in the I t. Business. You don't want to spend a lot of money and equipment. You didn't want to keep having to play the upgrade game. He didn't wanna have to do all these things you didn't want Staff. You didn't wanna have to do your own backups. Patron systems, all that stuff.
Basically, this is the time when a lot of medium size, smaller sized companies
called I t a necessary evil.
Nothing makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up like that term.
But we've all heard it, I'm sure. So what we did it icon is an organization would pay us for weekly service is bi weekly bi monthly. Whatever it was
and we come out and we'd run their I T department for a day or two a week, you know? So basically we come in, we'd upgrade everything that needed upgrading. We patch, they would have a list of things they need us to troubleshoot.
So they only equipment. Right? And that didn't say them any money from purchasing equipment. They still had to have the space at their office, right? They may not have been crazy about it, but they still only equipment and what they did, basically has just paid us for our shirts will come in and make it all work. But you still have to pay for
housing, the equipment, the equipment itself for updating the physical equipment, heating and cooling.
So it was a good solution for companies that just it won't invest in the labor that technology requires. All right, now,
that was kind of the beginning of this idea of outsourcing, right? Here's something I don't want to do. Let me outsource it. All right. So we were outsourcing our labor. Well, why not
outsourced the computers themselves? Why not outsource where the data stored? Why not outsource network processes?
Why not have the software running another service? You know, we have all of these things I have to tell you. You look a chart like this, and you see cloud drivers. You could mark through all of these and just put a dollar saw.
And that's the biggest driver you need to know about for the cloud. And really, if you look at every single one of these little elements,
they all ultimately come down to it saves you money. It has a greater benefit than the expenses.
And I will tell you anybody that's moved to the cloud has done so. Based on the cost benefit analysis, they've determined it determined that the
movement to the cloud is greater than the cost of not moving to the club, right? I mean, that's just kind of how it is.
the thing is, is that always the idea? I got to go to the cloud cloud cloud clouds going to save us money.
Yeah, it could,
but it may be. You know, one of these bullet points on here is lower total cost of ownership. Maybe,
maybe not. Maybe over time you'll spend more money using the cloud service provider than you would Hosting service is in house,
but the perception and the goal of moving to the cloud is usually driven by these particular cloud drivers
gonna end there.
Okay, so let's go ahead and look at these cloud drivers a little bit more death and kind of talk about how the cloud makes some of these desired qualities possible. Okay, so the first pay, as you use now, that's a really good idea, particularly
for organizations that have a very volatile environment,
you know? So, for instance, we may have just in explosion in sales from September through December and then after that thing slack off, right? Well, I might need 200 servers processing transactions from September to December and then only need 10 the rest of the year.
Right? I can pay for what I need now, this idea pay issue, use.
Um, I pay for what I need as I needed. That can also go along with the term elasticity. Is that it's not one flat rate. I mean, imagine if I was that only my own data center and I had to pay for 200 servers up front,
but only use 10 of them the rest of the time of the year. Right? That doesn't make sense. So this idea of pay is I use pays. I go pay for what I need. That's very, very valuable to me. And often that adds into the lower total cost of ownership. Right. But I will tell you that
it's not always a guarantee. Nothing security right. But it's not always guaranteed that the lower the tall, the cost of ownership
let me say this.
It's not a guarantee that what we hoped for, we get if that makes sense. So, yeah, we very well may be considering moving to the cloud for call savings. We may find that over time we actually spend more money. You know, if you think about renting the car or buying one outright,
which has a lower total cost of ownership.
Well, for most people, buying a car has a lower total cost of ownership, right, But they're looking at hears all this up expense upfront. Whereas if I rent a car, I just pay on a weekly fee. For instance. That's really the difference in capital expenditures, which is all that money up front and then
operational expenditures,
Op X eyes, sort of that
pieced out payment plans sort of option. So a lot of times, that's a really easy to justify. Easy to say. Yeah, you're probably going to get that you spend a lot less money upfront with moving to the cloud Lower Toast cup. Total cost of ownership is great. We don't always get that.
And when they still continue with the cloud because we still may want that switch over
two operational expenditures,
all right, reliability, scale, ability and sustainability. We hope right when things we'll talk about this week is you only get what the Cloud Service Providers Security Service level agreement promises right and we hope to get that
so we can't necessarily assume. You know, one of the things I've heard is, you know, people just throwing around the idea of the cloud and they'll say, Well, they can secure it better than we can.
Maybe not. I mean, we've got to do our research. We've gotta do it due diligence. But the idea would be that we get higher redundancy because their cloud service provider has more resource is they have the capability to grow and shrink. We talked about that with the elasticity sustainability, you know,
going with the cloud service provider that certainly benefit that we look for.
You can't just assume that look for the service level. Agree?
You're gonna hear me say, Look for the service level agreement about 10 million times, So just warning you for that.
All right, secure storage management. Maybe we have We hope we get security. Whose responsibility is security? Security of the data. Security of the wire. It depends.
We look to the service off agreement.
All right. Talk about lower cap expenditure frees up. Internal resource is absolutely I have the space. I have the power. I have the labor now devoted to specific elements instead of doing all the work that we've just outsourced to the cloud. So, yeah, we can save some money. We can usually save some money on
labor. We can save money on equipment. We can save money on heating, air conditioning, that sort of stuff.
So, yeah,
weakened weaken saves money. They're always a plan. Very highly automated. You know, hopefully my days of crawling across the four plugging in cables making patch cables down in the basement of those days are over, right? We're in an automated world, and you may hear the term orchestrated
were automated go together.
So when we can, we're gonna remove the human element from scenarios. Because humans are mistake prone, humans are slow. So will automate what we can to be more efficient. Hopefully more consistent. Hopefully more secure.
All right. Utility based yet, as I need as I use
easy and agile development and naturally, the truth. You know, you want to talk about having a spin off 100 servers boom. You could do it just like that. In the cloud environment, you wanna add a different sub net gonna populate that with hosts? You wanna yet Very quick.
Very easy to design. Not you decide. But you deploy.
That really kind of goes back into that idea off. Um, total cost of ownership, right? The time that it takes me, we've got to figure that in
device and location independence or getting away from a lot of this platform specific stuff and we're saving in our information is stored agnostic, Lee. And what I mean by that is that it's not saved
for specific system. We're getting away from proprietary mechanisms, protocols,
languages, ideally, ap eyes. We like standardization. The more standardized we are, which is ultimately one of the ways that we best take it. Valid advantage of service is across the clouds. More Fisher. We can be
24 7 support. You know, that sounds great, but again, it depends on where the problem is. Which cloud service provider offers you? Um, as far as troubleshooting correction. You know, it comes after the service level, just like everything else.
Okay, so these are the drivers that have us moving to the cloud. But like I said,
I could have taken that whole 10 minutes and just said cloud driver's money.
I'm done here.
All right. So
money cost, cost benefit analysis drives the world. And those were some elements that you can think about terms of cloud service providers.
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