[kwlug-disc] Private Cloud

Kiwi Ssennyonjo kiwi at ssenn.com
Mon Jan 30 09:55:48 EST 2012

Good morning to you all.
Thank you for the input.

Would the members of the KWLUG like a presentation from VMWare about cloud?

We would like to come and present some options, and answer questions.

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 22:46, Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com> wrote:
> FWIW/FYI, the closest to "official" definition of cloud computing
> (also used by the company, Canadian Cloud Computing):
> "The NIST definition of Cloud Computing":
> http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-145/SP800-145.pdf
> On-demand self-service.
>    A consumer can unilaterally provision computing capabilities, such as
> server time and network storage, as needed automatically without
> requiring human
> interaction with each service provider.
> Broad network access.
>    Capabilities are available over the network and accessed through standard
> mechanisms that promote use by  heterogeneous thin or thick  client
> platforms (e.g.,
> mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and workstations).
> Resource pooling.
>    The provider’s computing resources are pooled to serve multiple consumers
> using a multi-tenant model, with different physical and virtual
> resources dynamically
> assigned and reassigned according to consumer demand. There is a sense
> of location
> independence in that the customer generally has no control or
> knowledge over the exact
> location of the provided resources but may be able to specify location
> at a higher level of
> abstraction (e.g., country, state, or datacenter). Examples of
> resources include storage,
> processing, memory, and network bandwidth.
> Rapid elasticity.
>    Capabilities can be elastically provisioned and released, in some cases
> automatically, to scale rapidly outward and inward commensurate with
> demand. To the
> consumer, the capabilities available for provisioning often appear to
> be unlimited and can
> be appropriated in any quantity at any time.
> Measured service.
>    Cloud systems automatically control and optimize resource use by leveraging
> a metering capability at some level of abstraction appropriate to the
> type of service (e.g.,
> storage, processing, bandwidth, and active  user accounts). Resource
> usage can be
> monitored, controlled, and reported, providing transparency for both
> the provider and
> consumer of the utilized service.
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Kiwi Ssennyonjo

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