There’s nothing inherent to Cloud that will stop us making the same old mistakes. It’s down to us (IT folks and Enterprise Architects) to learn from history, to use methodologies intelligently, find ways to minimize the risk and get business buy-in.
June 2011 is a big month for Cloud Computing announcements
The bigger questions now being posed are how crowded the Cloud is getting, and that cyber turf wars may be underway to grab sizable parts of the Cloud-based business through establishing Cloud platforms like iCloud and Chromebook.
Understanding security aspects of Cloud initiatives
The Open Group recently published a whitepaper, An Architectural View Of Security For Cloud,which is the first in a series being produced by the Security For The Cloud and SOA project. In this whitepaper we introduce a method that helps organizations to model and therefore understand the security aspects of their Cloud initiatives.
Enterprise Architecture & Emerging Markets
It’s time to review our EA practices and make amendments to the core frameworks and processes to face the challenges emerging from technology mega trends (Cloud/Mobile) and evolving business models (emerging markets).
Facebook – the open source data center
Facebook making its data centers specifications open source demonstrates that IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) utility computing is now seen as a commodity and non-differentiating to companies like Facebook and anyone else who wants cheap compute resources. This perhaps is something of a more significant shift in the Cloud Computing industry in general.
Twtpoll results from The Open Group Conference, London
The Open Group set up three informal Twitter polls this week during The Open Group Conference, London. What do you think of our informal poll results? Do you agree? Disagree? And why?