James Mitchell presents how brokers and dealers can intermediate cloud services with a higher performance per price ratio, with advice on what to look for when searching for a SaaS cloud provider.
Cloud security, according to IDC (2010), is the main worry for companies. Alon Hazy and Jakob Illeborg Pagter look at the threat landscape, and examine secure cloud solutions today and in the future.
Jürgen Kress discusses the current status and the future of cloud computing, and the role of SOA in creating a cloud computing infrastructure, plus some of the cloud offerings existing today.
Thomas Erl establishes the connection points between cloud computing and service-orientation looking at each's goals, characteristics, principles, types, and models.
Thomas Erl opened the SOA & Cloud Computing Conference 2010 with a view on the relationship between SOA and cloud computing, underlining the opportunities and perils of using CC in SOA solutions.
Mark Little introduces cloud computing showing that the middleware needs are similar to SOA’s, presenting benefits of running SOA in the cloud, and asking if the cloud and SOA should evolve.
Chris Read takes a look at clouds from the operations perspective, presenting various types of clouds and their tradeoffs, and the process change the organization needs to go through.
Mr. West provides a detailed view of cloud computing and how it can be harnessed for benefit. Issues covered include: agile economies, mobile knowledge workers, the cloud, and global organizations
Craig Weissman, Chief Software Architect at Salesforce.com, presents their multi-tenant architecture, one shared database and one application stack, that has proven to scale well over the years.
Wainewright talks about the new challenges today: elaborating the right contracts, discovering the necessary resource in a world full of resources, and creating a business case adaptable to change.
Dan Hanley, at QCon London 2008 addresses the challenges of building large scale SaaS applications. Using examples from three Magus application frameworks, Dan exposes principles of SaaS development.
Dave Carroll describes Force.com as a platform for creating enterprise applications in the Cloud using web service APIs, server side logic, service oriented application support and ALM services.