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									Cloud Computing Discussion:
CIO Council Initiative

                      Casey Coleman – GSA CIO

                Cloud Computing Initiative - Objectives

Improve the government's ability to create a transparent, open and
 participatory government.

Organize solutions around the constituent groups being served

Continue the migration towards a services-based environment that is
 interoperable and standards-based

Enable rapid deployment of technology solutions for the Federal
 government without developing stove-pipes

Enable scalability for existing and new capabilities

Increase savings through virtualization and economies of scale

Potentially reduce cost of infrastructure, buildings, power, and

                  A NIST Definition of Cloud Computing

                 Cloud Computing:

Cloud computing is a pay-per-use model for enabling available,
convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of
configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers,
storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned
and released with minimal management effort or service provider
interaction. This cloud model promotes availability.

                                                                 Is accessible via Internet protocols from
                                                                 any computer.
                                                                      Is always available and scales
                                                                      automatically to meet demand.
                                                                      Is pay per use or paid by
                                                                      Offers Web or programmatic
                                                                      control interfaces.
                                                                      Enables full customer self-

                     Core Objectives of Cloud Computing
 Security

 Scalability

 Availability

 Performance

 Cost-effective

 Acquire resources on demand

 Release resources when no longer needed

 Pay for what you use

 Leverage other’s core competencies

 Turn fixed cost into variable cost

                 Based on Amazon CTO Werner Vogels - core objectives and principles that cloud computing must meet to be successful:

   There are three basic service delivery models that together create
                 the ‘Cloud’ – we are starting with IaaS

 Categorizes vendors and services
  provided according to Cloud                                   SaaS:
  Computing Architecture types:        • Gov-Apps, Internet Services
                                       • Blogging/Surveys/Twitter, Social Networking
  – Software as a Service (SaaS):
                                       • Information/Knowledge Sharing (Wiki)
    Software deployment model          • Communication (e-mail), Collaboration (e-meeting)
    whereby a provider licenses an     • Productivity Tools (office)
    application to customers for use   • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    as a service on demand
  – Platform as a service (PaaS):                               PaaS:
    Delivery of computing platform     • Application Development, Data, Workflow, etc.
    & solution stack as a service      • Security Services (Single Sign-On, Authentication, etc.)
                                       • Database Management
  – Infrastructure as a Service        • Directory Services
    (IaaS): Delivery of computer
    infrastructure (typically a                                  IaaS:
    platform virtualization            • Networks, Security, Mainframes, Servers, Storage
    environment) as a service          • Telecom Carrier Services
                                       • IT Facilities/Hosting Services

 Users and Suppliers of the Cloud operate in a services-based
environment, where components are modular and interoperable

 • Internet Services                     • Communication (e-mail)                 SERVICES:
 • Blogging/Surveys/Twitter/Web 2.0      • Collaboration (e-meeting)            • Security
 • Info/Knowledge Sharing (Wiki)         • Productivity Tools (word             • Identity
 • Social Networking                       processing, spreadsheet, etc.)       • Cloud
                                                                                • Service Level
   • GovApps                             • Line of Business Applications (HR,
   • Payment Services                      FM, Grants, Budget, Geo, etc.)
   • Travel Services                     • Supply Chain Management, ERP
                        PLATFORM SERVICES (PaaS):
      • Directory Services, Authentication, Authorization, Single Sign-on
      • Database Management, Workflow Automation, Scheduling,
      • Application Development, Testing, Quality Assurance

                   INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES (IaaS):
      • Server/Computing – Hosting Services
      • Storage
      • Network-Based Services
      • Telecom Carrier Services

Different clouds will have to exist to accommodate agency needs
                   and security considerations

 Citizen Cloud – Cloud as defined by user access and perspective (not hosting
  location or data owner)
 Public Cloud – Cloud as defined by providers of cloud computing services, i.e. non-
  government or commercial
 Federal Civilian Cloud (i.e. non-DoD/Intel) – Cloud services provided within a
  established Federal cloud environment with government/commercial providers,
  managed by one agency, subscribed to many other agencies. Specific attributes
  may include greater compliance with Federal policy and agency specific cloud
  services. Additionally, greater interoperability amongst cloud services in the Federal
  Cloud. Leverages TIC.
 National Security Cloud – Managed by a DOD / Intel agency, with
  government/commercial providers. Traditional national security requirements and
  applications are provisioned within this cloud environment. Leverages TIC MTIPS
 Federal, State, & Local Government Cloud – Cloud services provided to facilitate
  enhanced government services, public safety, interoperability, and business
  operations amongst all American government Agencies

 What will ultimately be delivered to users? Email, messaging apps,
       productivity software = Software as a Service (SaaS)

 Use cloud-based
                                                         Payment Services (Permits,
  applications to enable                                       Taxes, etc.)
  improved productivity, cost       Productivity Tools
  reduction, and ubiquity of        (word processing,
  services                          spreadsheet, etc.)

 Example: web-based email
  solutions, allowing              Messaging/Alert
  functionality such as web     Management (Email, IM,
  folders                        RSS, Web Accessible
                                      Voicemail)           Web 2.0 Content and
                                                         Social Media (Blogs, Wikis,

 Potential uses of Cloud computing - Citizen Engagement Services & IAAS
 Simplify the customer experience – web application “storefront”
  – Agencies identify their infrastructure and web application requirements using a menu-type screen
  – Payment is by credit card or requisition
  – Delivery of a secure environment supported by the selected applications configured for their slice
    of the cloud.
 Front-end user interface based
  on simple commercial hosting
 Provides access to service
  agreements negotiated by
  GSA for free Social Media
 Limited one-stop shop site for
  agencies to: request services,
  make selection from several
  vendor options, resulting in
  auto-provisioned fully
  functional service IaaS

 Issues Identified by the federal Cloud Computing Working Group
 Security and Privacy:
  – Develop appropriate waivers and federal (i.e. non-agency specific) C & A requirements
  – Modify regulations such as FISMA to accommodate Cloud Computing requirements, e.g.
    databases and virtualized infrastructure

 Technology:
  – Interoperability standards, such as format, protocols, and security policies need to be developed
    to ensure that services will be truly modular and will work together both within and between
  – Architecture and planning should be robust enough to accommodate existing and future
    infrastructure, databases, and data storage requirements

 Business Models and Management:
  – Guidance, including the value proposition/business case and best practices/lessons learned
    should be centrally developed to help facilitate agency and government-wide initiatives
  – Acquisition processes and budgeting should be closely reviewed and optimized to ensure
    effective adoption of cloud computing services; within these processes, agencies must work
    actively to prevent the dilution of cloud computing terminology

        Top Five Issues – ACT/IAC Cloud Computing Summit

 Vendors identified the following issues as most important during the ACT/IAC
  Cloud Computing Summit
  – Security issues need to be resolved with each individual provider
  – Modification to several contracting/purchase vehicles to facilitate the purchase of
    cloud services
  – Long lead times for Federal opportunities.
  – Cost models are aggressive, but may not have an accurate cost model
  – Improve notification of federal opportunities so that they are easier to find for vendor

How do we get there? – Federal Cloud Implementation Components

                                       Federal Business Processes

                                      Budget Process

                                           Cloud Development
  Define Cloud Solutions (Services)       Package Service Components             Facilitate Procurement

   Identify Candidate Applications           Develop Applications            Manage Applications

                              Identify Necessary Data

               Pursue Virtualized Infrastructure

   Develop Community of Practice             Develop Cloud Adoption Guidelines          Leverage Practices

          Establish MOUs                        Establish SLAs              Manage MOUs and SLAs

         Develop Standards                   Implement Standards                 Manage Standards

                        Develop Policy                                      Manage Policies


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