Joshua Rice, Director of Cloud Services & Innovation, Microsoft World Wide Public Sector Technology Office
Microsoft Cloud Services for Education – Early learning and next generation services
Change continues to drive innovation:
- physics = computational power, storage, connectivity, power, sensors
- adoption = the internet is the fastest growing communication tool – showed lots of the common stats on growth of devices that connect to the internet
IT Conversations are changing – agility, privacy, security, capacity.
What types of Cloud Services are there?
- public – share it
- private – secure it
- hybrid – share and secure it
- community – share it with others we trust
Cloud Computing Services – “… as a Service”
- Software (SaaS)
- Platform (PaaS)
- Infrastructure (IaaS)
- software currency – keeping up with new versions
- manageability- scalability due to business demands
- cost – building an affordable service
- relevancy – a socially relevant service
- interoperability – avoid getting locked in
Now there is a private cloud option to address privacy and security issues. The service is called Windows Azure.
Photosynth – cloud service takes 2D images and stitches them together into a 3D image – http://photosynth.net/
NASA – “Be a Martian”