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Oct 13th, 2010
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM
Ballroom A
Pacific Time
Influencing clouds is tricky. Sometimes the result is what one seeks, but often it's too much, too little, or in the wrong place. In light of this, meteorologists mostly leave clouds alone. We IT folks did the same until recently, buying services on vendors' terms or occasionally collaborating around shared services. But the climate is evolving rapidly. How should we proceed? Should we negotiate collectively with cloud vendors, create our own cloud enterprises, share best procurement practices, or what? If we negotiate, what do we bring to the table? If we create enterprises, how should we govern them? If we share, whose practices are best? These are among the questions we'll explore in this session.


Oops. Was posting #E10_SESS028 as #E10_FS02. Will repost now with correct tag.

Cloud Computing needs regional consortium to benefit everyone. Needs governance structure that finds critical mass on a few apps. #E10_FS02

Use Cloud Computing when things become commodities. Things that are mission specific to higher ed should be done by regionals. #E10_FS02

RT @vilby: Cloud Computing - Best example is Google. Interesting how people react to Google being down compared to local email being down. #E10_FS02

Cloud Computing - Best example is Google. Interesting how people react to Google being down compared to local email being down. #E10_FS02

Cloud Computing - Differentiate between infrastructure and Software as a Service. Host in our cloud or in vendor's cloud? #E10_FS02

Scene 3 - Researcher originally budgeted for a cluster. Will need to move from capital money to services. #E10_FS02

Scene 2 question - Do you come with a specific solution in mind? #E10_FS02

Scene 2 question - Is this a unique app? How secure must the data be? Must data be available over time? #E10_FS02

Scene 2 question - If there is an outside vendor, do you want IT to manage he relationship or do it yourself? #E10_FS02

Scene 3: Consolidator is called. #E10_FS02

Scene 3 review by CIO - Some parts are common, and some are unique. #E10_FS02

Scene 3 consolidator - Identify common parts. For example, running Moodle in cloud. Then get best of breed for unique parts. #E10_FS02

Scene 3 CIO - Regional consolidator has experience with security. Researcher has high loads at times, and no/low loads at others. #E10_FS02

Scene 3 - CIOs want to be contact between regional consolidator and institution. Researcher can be if OK. #E10_FS02

Waiting for "Clouds from Both Sides Now" from #Educause10. Available live at - #E10_FS02

Cloud Computing presentation will be play acting what happens when this topics comes up. Should be interesting. #E10_FS02

Scene 1: Researcher has needs and believes he knows how to satisfy them. #E10_FS02

Scene 2: CIO contemplates researcher's needs, ideas, their context and their cost. #E10_FS02

#E10_FS02 waiting for presentation - Clouds: From Both Sides Now

#E10_FS02 just waiting for presentation to begin...

#E10_FS02 This will be a greeeeeaaaattt session!


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