"Storage I/O and networking implications for implementing private, hybrid and community clouds"
Clouds (public, private, hybrid and community) are built or deployed using software tools that tie together compute (servers), connectivity (I/O and networking) and storage for data persistency. Do not be scared of clouds, however do your homework, research, learning, proof of concepts (POCs) along with identify concerns so that they may be addressed. This discussion address those and other topics including what are the various storage I/O and networking implications, challenges, opportunities and decisions for when using or deploying clouds. You will learn what are you options, when to use what along with why, various tradeoffs from design to deployment and day-to-day management. From a buzzword bingo perspective AWS, S3, OpenStack, APIs, REST, CDMI, Rackspace, Block, File and Object Storage not to mention Security, SaaS, AaaS, PaaS and IaaS among other related themes.