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.
While Cloud Computing offers increased business agility and reduced cost, many are worried about security: loss of control and lack of confidentiality. Presented by Alon Hazy and Jakob Illeborg Pagter, this talk looks at the threat landscape, then examines how to 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 SOA/service-orientation by providing a concrete mapping between goals, characteristics, principles, mechanisms, and deployment models. The identification of these connection points establish both the convergence and gaps that currently exist between SOA/service-orientation and cloud computing.
Thomas Erl opened the 3rd International SOA & Cloud Conference by highlighting the relationships and gaps between service-oriented architecture/service-orientation and cloud computing technology innovation. During his keynote Thomas pointed out opportunities and perils of integrating cloud computing into service-oriented solutions.
Mark Little makes an introduction to cloud computing pointing to the fact that the middleware needs of the cloud are similar to SOA’s, showing some of the benefits of running SOA along with the cloud, asking if cloud computing and SOA should evolve together and giving some future directions to consider.
Chris Read takes a look at clouds from the operations perspective, presenting various types of clouds and their tradeoffs, their strengths and weaknesses, the problems clouds solve but also the new problems that appear, and the process change the organization needs to go through to make a successful use of the cloud.
Mr. West provides a detailed view of cloud computing and how it can be harnessed for the benefit of the enterprise. Issues covered include: agile economies, mobile knowledge workers, global organizations, virtual integration, mobile devices, speed of response, economics of cloud computing, cloud technology considerations, and the evolving cloudscape.
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.
In this session recorded at Glue Conference in May, Phil Wainewright talks about the changing web and the fact software technologists need to adapt to face the new challenges: elaborating the right contracts, discovering the necessary resource in a world full of resources, and creating a business case adaptable to change.
Dan Hanley, of Magus, discusses the design principles, architectures and infrastructure of the SaaS frameworks used by Magus to rapidly develop and deploy large-scale, web-based, applications for clients. Along the way he discusses the components of their technology stack and the evolution of their methodology.
Dave Carroll presents Force.com as a platform for creating enterprise applications in the Cloud using Web service APIs, server side logic, service oriented application support and application lifecycle management service: delivering your application offline or to a mobile device. Dave covers issues, like scalability, huge data sets, security and developer success.