Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Make a Wish - Improvements to Cloud Computing

The "question de jour" on on ebizQ's Cloud Computing forum was "What Improvements Would You Like to See With Cloud Computing?". Answers varied from "portability" to "security" to "standardization" to "privacy".

Yes, I agree, all of the above are challenges with Cloud Computing today. However, I am going to make a different wish...


Truly, everything is not a cloud. We've seen this with SOA where everyone wanted a piece of the SOA action, so vendors started putting "XML interfaces" on their "objects" and renamed them "services". All of a sudden, SOA "did not perform" became a widespread belief. Let's not repeat that story with clouds. Virtualization is not Cloud Computing. Hosting a software application remotely such that "everyone can access it" is not Cloud Computing.

Can we be honest for a change?

* Originally posted on the ebizQ Cloud Computing forum on October 26, 2010.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Business Case for SOA... in ONE sentence

EbizQ editor, Peter Schooff, asked the question "In One Sentence, How Would You Make the Business Case for SOA Right Now?" on the ebizQ SOA forum today.

So, here's my take:

Do it or risk becoming irrelevant - it's no longer a competitive advantage; it's the cost of doing business.

 * Originally posted on the ebizQ SOA Forum on October 21, 2010.