As anyone who’s traveled via jet can tell you, clouds are an interesting part of the experience. They add color and variety to the skyscape. They can obscure the ground, or the sky, depending on which side of the layer you’re on. Some are white and puffy. Some are dark and ominous.
But almost all clouds represent bumpiness for the air traveler. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot. When you climb to the clouds, you need to be wearing your seatbelt.
Climb aboard the Datanauts jet as we have another discussion about moving to cloud, Today’s guest is Steve Winwood, a technical architect with experience in the public sector and the construction and e-learning industries. He’ll provide us with a seatbelt in the form of his lessons learned leveraging infrastructure as a service.
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Part 1: Why Choose IaaS?
- Let’s define IaaS.
- We’re used to building out our own infrastructure. When does IaaS make sense as an alternative?
- Cost models (IaaS is OpEx while roll-your-own is CapEx)
- What are the considerations when choosing an IaaS provider?
Part 2: Lessons Learned Deploying On IaaS
- How is app deployment in the cloud different from app deployment locally?
- Cloud infrastructure is shared. In what ways did that affect you?
- Noisy neighbors
- Platform outages
- DDoS on other customers
- We engineers like to just roll up our sleeves and jump in. Bad idea with IaaS?
Part 3: Understanding The Real Costs Of IaaS
- Explain the billing model of IaaS in your experience.
- Would you say IaaS is relatively cheap?
- What tips do you have to help reduce IaaS costs?