My speech in text version - "Cloud computing- Is "IT" is ready for the change"
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Hello Everyone ! I participated in IBM DEVELOTHON 2010 as a speaker held at chennai. I spoke on “Cloud Computing – Is IT ready for the change”.
Well, this is the text version of my speech that i had presented at the Develothon.
Cloud computing – Is “IT” ready for the change. Well before getting in to the topic, let me quickly say about me. I’m Praveen Ram C, a Computer Science Undergraduate student apart from that, I’m a lazy blogger and web designer too..
A word of caution. Being a blogger i always love to know from where i’m getting a huge number of traffic. So, I did it using graph. Eventually, I love to draw graph and experiment. So, I quickly plotted a graph, between the level of audience pain that’s you and the number of slides presented in 10 minutes presentation.
Well If it is going to be 20 slides at the max, that’s good. Since I like to experiment, t thought that I could experiment with 87 slides. I know what you think, don’t worry about being lost, but you know data not being lost is so called Cloud Computing.
On the way to my this unconference, I asked a student what is cloud computing ? He said, it is a next generation of computing where you can have your data in a centralized place, so that you can have access to data anywhere, anytime. His definition made me to ask another question. We are storing something, that’s it nothing else, then why we call it as “computing”.
Since i was not pretty much satisfied with the definition, i ended up in searching Google. Its a known fact that Google would have returned, say some millions of pages in 0.012 seconds. I took some 67 definitions, that makes 67 slides. So, here goes the first definition; “Cloud computing could be described as a triangle with Software as a Service (SaaS) at the top of the triangle, Platform as a Service (PaaS) at the middle and Infrastructure as a Service at the bottom (IaaS).
Definition number two. No, I’m not going to read out all those 67 definitions. All those 67 definitions described cloud computing based on triangle, but none of the definition said which side the triangle should point out.
Lost at it..! certainly you will be. So what am i trying to say. There is no definition for cloud computing. It is just a transition.
John McCarthy a eminent Computer Scientist visualized that sometimes in the future computer services will be offered much like the Electricity. When a innovation becomes product and when the product becomes service ? We can answer to this question by putting up a graph.
When a innovation is made (in this case it has happened a decade back), some company in the market will try to make the innovation as the product. On seeing this another company will create another product. So this process continues and creates a constant pressure between companies. At some point in the feature the product becomes widespread and fully featured, because of enhancements that has been made by different game players. Ultimately the product becomes as a service.
Now coming to the main part that is; Is IT is ready for the change. Any industry will be ready for the change if they have the concept, the feasibility of converting the concept into product is more, technology for creating the product and the attitude to try something new.
In this case, concept had its way back around a decade. Some companies are successful in their cloud product say for example IBM, Microsoft, Google, SalesForce, etc. So the concept is a feasible one. One major technology that cloud uses is virtulization. So we have the technology too…! Any IT company will have the hunger to do something different, in order to sustain in the market. There exist attitude also. Having said all about this, It implies that IT is ready for the change. Now, the product has been converted into service. What the companies will be trying to do ? The answer is as simple as the question. They just try to become the synonym of cloud. The synonym of cloud could be IBM, Microsoft, VMware, SalesForce, Amazon EC2 etc.
Actually this is what i wanted to speak, since i spoke for the first time in front of techwizards, i missed out some points here and there.
My special thanks goes to Mr. Dhirender Nirwani, Mrs. Apra Sahney, to the organizers and of course to my sweet techwizards.