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Challenges in the Commercial Adoptionof Grid Computing Technologies. Ian Osborne Project Director Intellect, London +44 20 7331 2054 +44 7793 258219 Agenda. Grid Computing Now! Project Overview Progress to date Our pitch The Playing Field Plans - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Challenges in the Commercial Adoptionof Grid Computing TechnologiesIan OsborneProject DirectorIntellect, London+44 20 7331 2054+44 7793

  • AgendaGrid Computing Now! Project OverviewProgress to dateOur pitchThe Playing FieldPlansIs the game changing?Summary

  • About Grid Computing Now!A Knowledge Transfer Network project funded by the DTI Technology Programme aimed at transferring knowledge about Grid Computing Technologies to Public and Private Sector Users in the UK.Partnership between Intellect, the UK Hi-Tech Trade Association; National e-Science Centre, a world leader in Grid Computing research; and CNR Ltd, a consultancy focused on SME organisations and business intermediaries.Substantial number of industrial, business user and academic partners

  • Grid Computing Now! ObjectivesEstablish wide understanding of the potential of Grid Computing particularly among the IT user communityAccelerate the recognition of requirements and issues for Grid Computing Prepare the UK ICT industry, users and government for Grid Computing Follow through the e-Science Core Programme vision

    The KTN will engage: IT and business leaders, policy makers in central government, regional government, regional development agencies and the devolved administrations, specialist grid suppliers, service providers and e-Science experts.

  • Grid Computing Now! Progress to dateWebsiteBackground InformationIndustry News/EventsUser Case Studies Events programmeTechnical OverviewsMultiple vendor perspectivesFeatured Case StudiesSector AgendaHealthcare; Government; Telecoms; Services; etc..User CommunityNetwork with peersFind useful contactsContribute experienceSome Key Facts:3 yr, 1M/$1.8M FundingLeading suppliers engagedWebsite live August 2005>500 network members80% Business#27 Google Grid Computing600 unique visits/month90% Returning membersAverage visit duration >5mins14 Case Studies6 Invited Industry Talks>20 Target Media Articles

  • Why Grid Computing?What is Grid Computing and the capabilities it holds for business? Grid computing harnesses the massive processing power made possible by distributed computing and applies it to business problems. It does this through virtualising computers, storage and networking resources such that a grid appears as one large computer. A grid computing infrastructure is capable of managing large peaks of work; managing large amounts of processing and automatically adjusting capacity to meet workload.When this infrastructure is combined with business systems that allow users to describe their processes, substantial benefits can be obtained.What benefits does Grid Computing bring to users?Improved Return on Assets Increased Scalability Business Flexibility & AgilityManaging IT Complexity

  • But todays data center IT architecture cant deliver a service effectively

  • Establishing Business Process ManagementS O I S O A B P M

  • IT Leaderships Top IssuesService ContinuitySecurityComplianceMore with lessPower and CoolingAligning IT with BusinessCritical SkillsSupplier ManagementOutsourcing, off-shoring and on-shoringIT on the Board Technical Strategy

  • Implementation ChallengesOvercoming the Market Confusion!Its not just hype!Different Business DriversWhere is the ROI?Whos server is it anyway?System planningNetwork, storage, processorsMiddleware or application server?In house, outsource or vendor?Migration strategyLegacy encapsulation or replacement?Cost modelAccountingLicense management

  • Grid Computing Now! Plans Strategy:Engage & Influence IT leadership in Sectors with potentialIdentify more success stories!Seize initiative on critical issuesCapitalise on collaborative R&D progressGenerate media attentionEnergize community of Grid enthusiasts, expertsSector AgendaPilot Projects: Government InfrastructureHealthcareTransportLeverage Collaborative ProjectsTechnical EventsWebinarsFace to face Showcase eventsMediaCase StudiesCompetitionIndustry platforms

  • Starting The IT TransformationLOWToday200520062007200820092010HIGHTransformationManagement as a disciplineAsset OptimizationService-oriented architecturesService-oriented InfrastructuresGrid

  • SOA VisionChannelsOracleApplications

  • Software LicensingIt used to be simple!One computer, one licensescaled by processor or number of users

    Not any longer Virtual stacks, moving aroundMulti-core processorsPotential for on-demand, utility style dynamic capacity

    Whats the situation?

  • Marketplace confusion

    Related storiesSoftware rental firm targets SMBs (23 August 2006) IBM prepares to make per processor software pricing proprietary (27 July 2006) Open Source for the Enterprise (8 January 2006) Oracle begins Phase IV of per processor pricing offensive (20 December 2005) Microsoft to shelve per processor prices for users willing to get virtual (11 October 2005) BEA gives up on dual-core pricing confusion (23 August 2005) VMware greets new dual-core chips with old world licensing (18 July 2005) Oracle processor core pricing a comedy of fractions (15 July 2005)Per processor/core used by some e.g. Oracle IBM Power Value Units, scaled by processor powerPer socket used by othersMultiple concurrent use per system agreed by MS (*4)Site licensing a work aroundSoftware as a Service (SAAS) looms into view, e.g. Salesforce.comLinux/Opensource, an alternative

    But, surely, metering and usage accounting would be best?E.g. IBM purchase of CIMSSome clarity of thought is required here, led by the Users and their needs!

  • IT Architecture TrendsResource SharingFlexibilityRange of solutions

  • The Internet, Web & Open Standards are a new wave

    Assemblyof ServicesApplicationsBusiness scenarios defined within applicationsEvent DrivenBusiness ScenarioServicesTodays worldService Oriented EnterpriseProcesses and business scenarios hard-wired within applicationsHard to make business connections necessary to change and improve processesITs speed of change is limiting factor on business speed of changeExtraction of business scenarios and processes from application landscapeClear focus on defined services, which are reusable through an assebly of servicesInternal and external users get better access to data in different systems

  • Rethinking the role of IT in your enterprise Ad Hoc InteractionsOperational Departments(The Rims)Enterprise Operations (Enterprise Hub)Enterprise Procedure (Spokes)Departmental Process123Inter- EnterpriseProcedure545

  • The World is Changing Fast Software as a ServiceSalesforce.comMicrosoftSoftware VendorsService HostingGoogle, Microsoft, AmazonOutsourcingSWITCH

  • SummaryThe adoption of Grid Computing Technologies is progressing:VirtualisationService Oriented ArchitectureWeb ServicesThe bandwidth of the IT Director for new technology is limited by:Operational pressuresBudget limits/Legacy InfrastructureLimited Skills and CapacityChange Management issuesThere are some challenges but is it possible that a Web-centric Services model might replace all?

  • AcknowledgementsJohn Barr, IntelPaul Butler, IBMJohn Easton, IBMWilliam Fellows, The 451 Group Mark Linesch, HP/GGF Andy Mulholland, CapgeminiDave Pearson, OracleVernon Turner, IDC

    DTI Innovation GroupIntellectNational eScience CentreUK eScience CommunityGrid Computing Now! TeamDave BerryGillian LawShaheed Mohammed, TradermediaMark Simpson, Griffiths-Waite

  • Thank You!Ian

    "Challenges in the Commercial Adoptionof Grid Computing Technologies" might be an appropriate title. I plan to talk about our experiences to date in championing the cause of Grid in the Public and Private Sector. * Now one of 21 funded KTNs, including a consolidation of the old Faradays within the Technology Programme. Intellect is leading a consortium of Electronics Industry luminaries in a bid for an Electronics KTN. #IBM; Microsoft; Oracle; HP; Intel; Sun; BT; Platform; Qinetiq; DTI; e-Science Core Programme; Universities of Newcastle, Oxford & York; Queens University Belfast; Trader Media; Coppertop and The 451 Project.1. Establish wide understanding of the potential of grid computing technologies particularly among the IT user community; The project will achieve increased awareness of the potential for key technologies through the development and publishing of a set of web-based resources using the DTIs Knowledge Transfer Network web platform. These resources will include the publishing of relevant industry news, standards updates and case studies of successful implementations. The platform will also offer a KTN membership database, tools for conferencing and access to reference information.2. Accelerate the recognition of requirements and issues for grid computing; The project will develop a network of enthusiastic and qualified IT professionals from its targeted industry sectors and together they will work with key representatives of the supply community to understand the business potential of grid computing technologies, highlighting and seeking to overcome issues and obstacles which inhibit their successful adoption. 3. Prepare the UK ICT industry, users and government for grid computing; Through awareness, planning and networking activities, the project will seek to raise the debate and demand for incorporation of these technologies in targeted industries embracing both public and private sectors. Intellect will also highlight key elements of the programme in its campaigns aimed at influencing government policy.4. Follow through the e-Science Core Programme vision in which demanding scientific research stimulates significant advances in grid technology which are then transferred to UK industry, hea


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