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.
The fast adoption of TOGAF 9 and demand for its certification program by architecture professionals and their employers is indicative of the value to be gained from trusted, globally accepted standards supported through certification.
Consumers of Cloud services need to consider taking mitigating actions such as disruption insurance; having secondary backups; and the issues of assurances of SLAs, which are largely out of the hands of SMB Market users.
The ability to transform business is the most exciting feature of the Cloud phenomenon, but users currently see it “through a glass darkly,” and perhaps with a measure of faith and hope. More needs to be done to develop understanding of the business impact of Cloud Computing, and we should focus on this, as well as on the technical possibilities.
A new technical report and a Quick Reference Guide exploring the synergies and identifying integration points between Frameworx and TOGAF® has been published by The Open Group and TM Forum.
At The Open Group’s TOGAF® Camps, I enjoy watching people really delve into topics such as these, and get excited about sharing their own experiences and learn from others’. It’s rewarding to know that people take away new or refined ideas from these sessions that they will apply to their own enterprises.