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Wednesday, April 22, 9pm to 10:30pm

Page history last edited by Pathik Chitania 11 years, 3 months ago

 

 

Team Cumulus

Meeting Minutes

April 22, 2009 9:00pm CDT

Conference Bridge – Skype

Access Code – N/A

 

 

Facilitated by:

Gilbert Vega

 

Participants:

Gilbert Vega, Pathik Chitania, Li Yue, Eric Knox

 

Absent:

Noura Almasri (input provided on 4/23)

 

       

 

Next meeting: TBD.  Will be scheduled via agreeadate.com

 

Agenda

Presenter

Notes / Summary

Housekeeping items

Discussion

·          Reviewed and approved agenda as prepared by Gilbert

·          Discussed everyone’s efforts to begin learning about cloud computing. 

·          Reviewed and approved the meeting minute format as prepared by Eric.  This could change if it proves difficult to post to PBWIKI, however.

Possible Uses for Cloud Computing

Discussion

The following possible uses for cloud computing were discussed:

·          Storage

·          Distributed application for companies with multiple offices

·          Distributed service (e.g. google maps) that can be accessed from anywhere

·          Online tool for reference materials, such as company manuals, etc.

·          Saas (e.g. timekeeping and/or payroll processing)

·          Public computing – the ability to provide storage and processing capacity to people without them having to purchase specific hardware (e.g. 3Tera AppLogicCohesive Flexible TechnologiesElastic Server on Demand)

·          On demand library applications for movies, music, or training on demand

 

Item 1)  Online storage

Discussion

Discussed possible uses, characteristics and considerations including:

·         capacity, security, speed of access, method of access, good bandwith, fast response times, backup/restore, version control, ability to support various file formats, costs, contingency planning, legal issues?, ownership of data, ease of use, browser compatability, accessible from anywhere and at any time,

·          Downside:  need a lot of space

·          Examples:  storage on demand, virtual team spaces, google docs

·          Some benefits include:  reduced cost for an org, do not need to pay for new servers and people to maintain them;  less overhead/startup costs,

Item 2)  Distributed application for companies with multiple offices 

Discussion

·          Discussed that many of the characteristics for the other apps on the list would be the same as those from the storage section.

·          For applications we added the following:

o         system requirements for server or client, ability to work collaboratively, browser compatibility and plug-ins, possible installation of client software, number and size of processes or transactions

·          Downside could be that applications have more restrictions than just online storage.  Systems would need to be large enough and powerful enough.  Also, work cannot be done without the internet.

·          Example given: Google Earth

Item 3)  Distributed service (e.g. google maps) that can be accessed from anywhere

Discussion

·          No key differences noted here, except for reduced likelihood of having to install client software.

·          Example given:  Google maps and Google search

Item 4)  Online tool for reference materials, such as company manuals, etc.

 

Discussion

·          No key differences noted here, either.

·          Discussed the needs for controlled security and privacy of data

·          Examples given: company manuals, training material

Item 5)  Saas (e.g. timekeeping and/or payroll processing)

Discussion

·          Would apply to all, but here we discussed the ability to bill for usage.  Could be by size, time, per transaction, etc.

Item 6)  Public computing – the ability to provide storage and processing capacity to people without them having to purchase specific hardware (e.g. 3Tera AppLogicCohesive Flexible TechnologiesElastic Server on Demand)

Discussion

·          Here we discussed funding sources.  A “public” computing system could have funding from public or private institutions.

Item 7)  On demand library applications for movies, music, or training on demand

Discussion

·          All items from previous applications would apply here, too.  We added:

o         Bandwidth, copyright concerns, permissions for use by other companies, and handling for “inappropriate” content

Other

Discussion

·          Meeting concluded with a discussion of next steps as outlined in the action items below.

 

Action Item

Assigned To

Status: Target Date/Completion Date

Document meeting minutes and distribute to team

Eric

Friday, 4/24

Follow up with Noura to fill her in on our discussion and get her input

Gilbert

Complete

Prepare 1st draft of this week’s deliverables.  Send to Li and copy team

Eric

Saturday morning, 4/25

Provide feedback and updates to team regarding this week’s deliverables

Li

Sunday, 4/26

Post team deliverables and meeting minutes for this week to PBWIKI

Pathik

Sunday, 4/26

 

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