Research Note Index

Research notes are published on an ad-hoc basis are freely available to all visitors.

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In the Service Oriented Cloud, All Roads Lead to SOA

12 Jun 2011

Cloud Computing is intrinsically service-based. But this is not just in the highly generalized sense of the term ‘service’, but also in the more specific Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) use of the term, where capabilities are provided via published service interfaces. In this research note we consider why SOA should not be forgotten just because more fashionable terms have risen to the top of the toybox.

Integrating Strategic Planning for Cloud and SOA

12 Jun 2011

Moving to Cloud Computing at any level, private, public or hybrid, represents a major challenge and opportunity for enterprises. But for an enterprise getting beyond the experimentation, niche and commodity applications to actually deliver the expected cost benefits with minimum risk is always harder than anticipated. Full blown Cloud adoption implies mature and sophisticated SOA implementation and impacts many business processes and requires coordination of multiple, disparate disciplines.  Experience tells us such an adoption process requires integrated business driven strategic planning.

Cloud Computing Reference Architectures, Models and Frameworks

12 Jun 2011

There are a plethora of different reference architectures, models and frameworks for Cloud Computing. Which one should an organization adopt? Of course there’s no straightforward answer to that question and in this research note we provide guidance on how to organize some of the best ideas that are emerging in a practical structure that should stand the test of time.

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