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  • A Reference Architecture for Fine-Grained Access Management on the Cloud

    In this article, we will define a new reference architecture for cloud-native companies that are looking for a simplified access management solution for their cloud resources, from SSH hosts, databases, data warehouses, to message pipelines and cloud storage endpoints.

  • Agile at Red Hat

    This article is a story of the conversion journey from FeedHenry, a startup from Waterford, Ireland, into Red Hat. It’s also charting the journey of agile as a whole in Red Hat, as this story is being replicated across the product suite that Red Hat offers.

  • Real-time Data Processing in AWS Cloud

    In this article, author Oleksii Tymchenko discusses a bio-informatic software as a service (SaaS) product called Chorus, which was built as a public data warehousing and analytical platform for mass spectrometry data. Other features of the product include real-time visualization of raw mass-spec data.

  • Application Delivery Controllers - Bridging the Gap Between DevOps and Network Planning

    This article examines the attributes needed to make an application delivery controller suited for SaaS and cloud-based Web properties and how these attributes map to the unique requirements of cloud-based application service providers.

  • BYOC and the Rise of Hybrid Cloud

    Chris Smith offers insights on how to leverage the increasing employee adoption of cloud services (Bring Your Own Cloud) to perform their work. Understanding the risks and benefits becomes essential.

  • SaaS-ify Legacy Applications

    Legacy applications can be difficult to move to the cloud, yet you may want to include them in your IT-as-a-Service strategy. This article discusses an approach to wrapping legacy applications for delivery as Software-as-a-Service.

  • The SaaS Development Lifecycle

    Many companies today are struggling with how to take advantage of cloud technologies while integrating them into their existing development and operating procedures. This article will show you how to adapt your existing development and operating procedures to the cloud.

  • The Problem with Cloud-Computing Standardization

    In this IEEE article, author Sixto Ortiz Jr. discusses the issues and challenges we are facing in cloud computing standardization. He also compares the cloud-computing standards proposed by organizations like Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), IEEE, Open Grid Forum, OASIS, and Storage Networking Industry Association.

  • New Book: Building Applications in the Cloud

    Christopher Moyer has written a new book, “Building Applications in the Cloud: Concepts, Patterns, and Projects”. This book revolves around fundamental differences between the on-premise and cloud infrastructures, and architecture and design patterns that can be used to build and host scalable, reliable applications in the cloud.

  • Cloud Computing Realigns Role of Service Oriented Architecture

    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.

  • An Open, Interoperable Cloud

    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. They provide the means to package virtual infrastructure deployments, an API for the runtime management of storage infrastructure and an API for the runtime management of infrastructure as service.

  • Architecting a Cloud-Scale Identity Fabric

    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 that network administrators must secure and to enable a full-scale cloud adoption.

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