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The Business Case for Cloud Computing in Financial Services

Thursday, 09 June 2011 14:19

A new report on one of the hottest subjects in financial services technology

The Business Case for Cloud Computing in Financial Services is the first comprehensive, in-depth examination of a potentially transformational new technology that could make a deep impact on operational efficiency and profitability. The report will cover the following topics:

The state of the art and science of cloud computing
The data centre
Cloud technology requirements
The integration of social media
Cloud computing in financial services
Data centre and cloud technologies in financial services
Cloud computing in financial trading
Cloud computing in payment processing
Cloud computing in mobile banking
Future directions

Written by Dr. Rao Mikkilineni, who has over 30 years of experience in delivering software, hardware and services  and currently speciaises in cloud computing, The Business Case for Cloud Computing in Financial Services will be published in June 2012.

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The Business Case for Cloud Computing in Financial Services
 
by Rao Mikkilineni
 
Introduction
The State of the Art and Science of Cloud Computing

The Data Center

The Cloud Technology Requirements

The Integration of Social Media
How Is Cloud Computing Relevant to Financial Services – Benefits and Shortcomings
State of the Art and Science of Data Center and Cloud Technologies in Financial Services:
Requirements
Agility
Security
Customer Intimacy
Regulatory Compliance
Availability and Disaster Recovery
Performance
Cloud Computing in Financial Trading:
Cloud Computing in Financial Payment Processing Solutions:
Cloud Computing in Mobile Banking Services
Future Directions
 
Dr. Rao has over 30 years of experience in both Telecommunications and IT industries. He has held research and senior management positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Bellcore, US West, Network Programs Inc, SS8 Networks, and LightSand Communications. Most recently, he held the position of Director, storage systems and services engineering at Comstock Systems, which was later merged with Hitachi Data Systems Inc., in USA. Dr. Rao brings a deep knowledge of the storage industry, exceptional technical expertise and a proven track record of success.

His practical experience in applying leading-edge technologies to radically improve productivity and quality of Operations and Management in telephony, IP networking and storage networking provides a unique perspective on the role of enterprise systems and technologies. He has written many papers on application of AI and Expert Systems in network operations & management, object oriented technology and software productivity, Video on Demand services management and new approaches to storage service delivery. Most recently contributed papers on cloud computing, application of virtualization in implementing real-time HA/DR and next generation Busiess Services Fabrics.

More recently he has implemented real-time HA/DR solutions using virtualization, and is exploring infrastructure solutions for private, public and hybrid clouds. He chairs an IEEE international workshop on cloud computing and has contributed several papers on the impact of hardware assisted visrtualization on the future of data centers.
Specialties
Expertise in delivering software, hardware and services in Virtualization, Cloud Computing, Storage Networking, IP networking and Telephony,

Occasionally, teaches Enterprise Security Operations & Management at Golden Gate University, San Francisco
 
 
 
The Cloud Technology Requirements in the Financial Sector
 
Agility
In this section we will discuss agility required in service creation by the developers and the agility required in the delivery platform to meet wildly fluctuating workloads
Security
In this section we discuss various security requirements that cloud platform must satisfy
Customer Intimacy
In this section, we identify the requirements to establish customer intimacy including the social networks
Regulatory Compliance
In this section , we identify the regulatory compliance requirements related to financial services.
Availability and Disaster Recovery
In this section, we identify application aware disaster recovery, availability requirements
Performance
In this section, we identify performance management requirements to meet various service delivery conditions
 
 
Cloud Computing in Financial Trading:
In this section, we identify which requirements are critical for this domain and examine how current cloud computing platforms meet them.
Cloud Computing in Financial Payment Processing Solutions:
In this section, we identify which requirements are critical for this domain and examine how current cloud computing platforms meet them.
 
Cloud Computing in Mobile Banking Services
In this section, we identify which requirements are critical for this domain and examine how current cloud computing platforms meet them.
 
Future Directions
In this section, we will examine the next generation many-core server technology that is drastically altering the computing landscape and discuss its impact on future financial services.
 
A new report on one of the hottest subjects in financial services technology. The Business Case for Cloud Computing in Financial Services is the first comprehensive, in-depth examination of a potentially transformational new technology that could make a deep impact on operational efficiency and profitability. To be published in August 2011, the report will cover the following topics:

The state of the art and science of cloud computing
The data centre
Cloud technology requirements
The integration of social media
Cloud computing in financial services
Data centre and cloud technologies in financial services
Cloud computing in financial trading
Cloud computing in payment processing
Cloud computing in mobile banking
Future directions

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