Are you ready to move to the Cloud? Risk management and cost control are two key issues facing CIOs and CTOs today. Both these issues come into play in Cloud Computing, and present an interesting dilemma for IT leaders at large corporations.
Listen to our recorded podcast on newly emerging Cloud models and their impact on business and government, or read the transcript. The podcast was recorded by Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions at The Open Group Conference, San Diego 2011.
We have moved from monolithic systems to client-server to tiered architectures. With SOA comes the truly distributed architecture. And with Cloud Computing and SaaS, we are moving to “Globally Decentralized/Distributed Architecture”.
Wednesday at The Open Group Conference in San Diego included a formal Cloud Computing conference stream. This was followed in the evening by an unstructured CloudCamp, which made an interesting contrast.
Cloud is an emerging topic while SOA is a mature one. The unconference format is great for enabling people to share experience in new topic areas. It resulted in some good discussions, exposing interesting ideas.
The main themes at this week’s Conference are Cybersecurity, Enterprise Architecture, SOA and Cloud Computing. But there are a number of common threads running through it all relating to value delivered to IT customers through open systems; one of those threads is Interoperability.