As an industry, we have converged onto a standard three-layered service model (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) to describe cloud computing, with each layer defined in terms of the operational control capabilities it offers. This is unlike, enterprise shared services, which have unique characteristics around ownership, funding and operations, and they span SaaS and PaaS layers, as we explore the differences.
Imagine if architects had to be the janitor for every building they designed. With an understaffed Channel 9 development team handling production support on a web farm built from mismatched servers, something had to be done. When Windows Azure was launched in the summer of 2010 the development team saw it as a way to hand off support and return to building features.
This article is a transcript of an interview with SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer, recorded at the inaugural What's Next Conference in Paris in May. Colyer discusses the impact of mobile devices, HTML 5 and cloud-computing on enterprise IT generally, and SpringSource's Cloud Foundary product.
In this IEEE article, author Sixto Ortiz Jr. discusses the issues and challenges in cloud computing standardization. He also compares the cloud-computing standards proposed by various organizations. 2
Interview with Rob Linton, author of “Amazon Web Services: Migrating your .NET Enterprise Application”
A new " Amazon Web Services : Migrating your .NET Enterprise Application " book by Rob Linton covers a lot of topics around Amazon Web Services and migrating applications to Amazon Web Services.
In this IEEE article, authors Bernd Grobauer, Tobias Walloschek and Elmar Stöcker discuss the cloud computing security and cloud-specific vulnerabilities. 1
From its inception Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been a source of dissension among enterprise, solution and application architects. Now cloud computing is changing the conversation. 1
This article describes how interoperable clouds can be created, today, through the integration of open standards such as the Open Cloud Compute Interface, the Open Virtualisation Format and CDMI. 3
In this IEEE article, author Eric Olden discusses an identity fabric that links multiple applications to a single identity to manage the volume of user identities in the cloud. 1
In this IEEE article, Balakrishna Narasimhan and Ryan Nichols discuss results of a survey of organizations with experience using cloud applications and platforms.
IronRuby is Microsoft's implementation of Ruby on the .NET framework. This article introduces IronRuby, and covers running Rails applications in IronRuby as well as potential issues to look out for. 2
InfoQ takes a look at how a combo of Clojure and Google AppEngine (GAE) powers a new online project management tool, how Clojure integrates with GAE's key/value store, and the power of LISP. 5