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Architecture and Consideration for IaaS Clouds

Kapil Bakshi
Architect, Cisco Systems

Cloud computing is one of the fastest growing adoption opportunities for enterprises and service providers. Enterprises use the Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) model to build private clouds, and virtual private clouds that reduce operating and capital expenses and increase the agility and reliability of their critical information systems. Service providers build public clouds to offer on-demand, secure, multi-tenant, pay-per-use IT infrastructure to businesses and government agencies that use cloud services to offload, or augment, their internal resources using a public cloud infrastructure.

This session starts with the cloud taxonomy and model overview. Then the session describes the Cloud framework and architecture, with characteristics of virtualization and multi-tenancy to build an end-to-end IaaS cloud-computing infrastructure. Logical building blocks for cloud data centers including the virtualized network, compute, and storage resources, which are overlaid with Service orchestration, modular approach and service differentiation elements.

The session also describes phases of adoption of cloud data center by an enterprise.

Kapil Bakshi works for Cisco Systems Inc and is responsible for leading and driving Data Center and Cloud Computing initiatives in Cisco Public Sector. Kapil has extensive experience in strategizing, architecting, managing and delivering Data Center solutions to US Federal Agencies and Enterprise customers. During his career, he has held several architectural, consulting and managerial positions within the industry. Prior to Cisco, Kapil worked for Sun Microsystems, where he spent a decade working with US Government and Service Provider industry.

Prior to SUN, he worked for Hewlett-Packard and several government system integrators in consulting and product development roles.

Kapil is native of Washington DC area, and holds both BS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park. MS in Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from University of Maryland, College Park. He also holds a U.S. patents for a Data Center Solutions.

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