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  • A Java Developer’s Guide to PaaS

    by Michael Yuan on  Dec 08, 2011 15

    This article reviews and compares 6 leading vendors of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solutions for Java developers, together with 3 up and coming vendors mentioned at the end of the article. After reading it, you will learn different technical and business approaches of Java PaaS, and then decide for yourself which vendor provides the best platform for your needs.

  • Enterprise Shared Services and the Cloud

    by Ganesh Prasad on  Nov 16, 2011

    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.

  • Moving Channel9.msdn.com to Windows Azure

    by Duncan Mackenzie on  Nov 07, 2011 2

    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.

SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer Discusses the Impact of the Cloud on Enterprise IT

Posted by Charles Humble on  Sep 06, 2011

SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer, discusses the impact of mobile devices, HTML 5 and cloud-computing on enterprise IT generally, and SpringSource's Cloud Foundary product.

The Problem with Cloud-Computing Standardization

Posted by Sixto Ortiz Jr on  Sep 02, 2011

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”

Posted by Boris Lublinsky on  Sep 01, 2011

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.

Understanding Cloud Computing Vulnerabilities

Posted by Bernd Grobauer Tobias Walloschek Elmar Stöcker on  Aug 15, 2011

In this IEEE article, authors Bernd Grobauer, Tobias Walloschek and Elmar Stöcker discuss the cloud computing security and cloud-specific vulnerabilities. 1

Cloud Computing Realigns Role of Service Oriented Architecture

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Jul 27, 2011

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

An Open, Interoperable Cloud

Posted by Andy Edmonds Thijs Metsch Eugene Luster on  Jul 19, 2011

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

Architecting a Cloud-Scale Identity Fabric

Posted by Eric Olden on  Jun 29, 2011

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

State of Cloud Applications and Platforms:The Cloud Adopters' View

Posted by Balakrishna Narasimhan Ryan Nichols on  Jun 08, 2011

In this IEEE article, Balakrishna Narasimhan and Ryan Nichols discuss results of a survey of organizations with experience using cloud applications and platforms.

What's IronRuby, and How Do I Put It on Rails?

Posted by Edd Morgan on  May 13, 2010

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

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