Cloud Architecture

Five Things to Consider When Designing Your Cloud Architecture

Grazed from Author: Kurt Richter, co-founder of Lightstream

Tips for Your Cloud Architecture Design

These days, it seems like companies are migrating to the cloud. The cloud offers some amazing benefits to companies by creating a way for data and applications to be shared and accessed remotely. However, it's helpful to evaluate the needs of your company prior to making such a large transition. As with most things in life, it's important to make a plan before getting started with your migration.

Architecting IT in the cloud era

Grazed from ITWorldCanada. Author: Don Sheppard.

Recently I’ve been thinking about the relationships among emerging technologies, especially how the various ecosystems fit together. The list of technologies can be lengthy – social networks for people, wireless networks for mobile devices, systems for big data and analytics, hybrid cloud computing, IoT (in various flavours) and various applications of blockchain.

These are the building blocks of a truly major disruption in how IT is developed, deployed and operated. But do we have an appropriate architecture for what we’re building? In my opinion, few if any of the next-generation technologies have been the result of a structured architecture or an architecting process. Furthermore, traditional approaches to enterprise architecture do not seem to fit very well with today’s open source vendor-driven services...

Time to get your cloud network architecture ready

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: David Linthicum.

As modern enterprise networks move into the world of public cloud computing, certain facts come to light. One is that enterprise network managers are forced to work with public cloud providers to ensure that the network continues to support the needs of the business. This means that some IT fundamentals are undergoing change.

First, cloud network architectures need to be more flexible: Static networks drastically limit the use of cloud. Second, network services need to be decoupled from a single physical location, since the delivery of data, compute and user interfaces are now ubiquitous. Finally, many network resources need to be abstracted so provisioning can be automated and orchestrated...

Dew Architecture helps Ground Cloud Services

Grazed from ScientificComputing. Author: David Bradley.

The most obvious disadvantage of putting your data in the cloud is losing access when you have no Internet connection. According to research published in the International Journal of Cloud Computing, this is where “dew” could help. Yingwei Wang of the Department of Computer Science, at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada, describes what he refers to as a “cloud-dew” architecture that offers an “efficient and elegant way” to counteract cloud downtime and communication difficulties.

In the world of cloud computing, users and organizations keep their data in the cloud, users access the data from their computer, which means their data is mobile and can be accessed from any computer…but only as long as an Internet connection is available. The problem with this arrangement is that the user relies heavily on an Internet connection and the cloud servers, Wang explains...

Oracle Envisions Mobile Driving Multitier Cloud Architectures

Grazed from ProgrammableWeb. Author: Michael Vizard.

Thanks to the proliferation of REST APIs across the enterprise and the adoption of JavaScript on both the client and server sides of applications, Oracle envisions the emergence of multiple tiers of cloud computing services across the enterprise in 2015. Suhas Uliyar, vice president of mobile strategy for Oracle, says that while Java is still preferred for integrating back-end services, various forms of JavaScript are emerging as the preferred mechanism for building both business-to-consumer and business-to-employee applications that need to run on a variety of mobile computing devices.

The challenge is finding a way to make it possible to reuse JavaScript code across multiple applications. To address that issue, the Oracle Mobile Application Framework enables developers to build JavaScript applications on top of a Java Virtual Machine. That JVM then allows the code to be shared between application development projects, says Uliyar...

IBM leads foundation for cloud computing: (SOA) services oriented architecture

Grazed from WhaTech. Author: Editorial Staff.

IBM SOA is used to implement cloud systems that stretch the boundaries of the enterprise to user end points, permitting marketing departments to target smartphones, implementing management decentralization and supporting user empowerment. SOA forms the base for business intelligence (BI) and analytics systems. It enables organizational ability to perform diagnostic analytics.

IBM is the leader in SOA overall. IBM is the leader because it has invested in integration and analytics technology needed to achieve comprehensive IT systems implementation that achieves support for collaborative systems. The implementation of SOA depends on a broad set of technology frameworks that interact seamlessly to achieve the end point integration needed to manage complexity of modern IT systems. IBM stands alone in the IT industry with that capability of managing complexity...

Calling for a common cloud architecture

Grazed from CloudComputingTech. Author: Kathy L. Grise.

The overarching theme around cloud computing is truly ubiquitous and reaches across not just the computing industry and professionals, but really touches across academia, government, and industry, plus the average, general consumer. A successful cloud implementation happens when it all functions effectively and is transparent to the user.

The user should not have to worry about the where, how, or what behind the cloud. Issues like privacy, security, reliability, and accessibility should be transparent. Naturally, the success is based upon a sound architecture(s) behind cloud computing. There are numerous pieces and parts that host, drive, and support cloud computing, ranging from its SaaS, PaaS, etc. to the basic and fundamental physical components...

Bracing for the failure of your private cloud architecture

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: David S. Linthicum.

A common misconception among cloud consumers is that private cloud architecture doesn't have the same issues that arise with public cloud services. Due to its private nature, some believe that security is a given and failure is not an option. Those users learn the hard way that is not the case. But why do private clouds fail?

The core reasons that private clouds fail include a lack of planning on the part of IT and a failure to understand that cloud security requires attention and maintenance. Private cloud architecture is typically much more dense and intense than traditional systems, with processing and storage concentrated within a small cluster of servers. Most patterns of failure link back to three problems during private cloud builds. There are two types of clouds: clouds that are managed properly, and clouds that don't work...

Cloud Computing: Making Enterprise Architecture of the Future a Reality

Grazed from ScientificComputing. Author: Editorial Staff.

HP has announced new innovations and sustainable enterprise infrastructure solutions designed to deliver the simplicity, efficiency and investment protection organizations need to bridge the datacenter technologies of today and tomorrow. Big data, mobility, security and cloud computing are forcing organizations to rethink their approach to technology, causing them to invest heavily in IT infrastructure. According to Gartner, "Datacenter hardware spending from new types of products and new types of big data deployments will reach $9.4 billion in 2014."

HP is helping enterprises create a foundation for the next generation of enterprise architecture with new solutions and services that address power and physical constraints, accelerate applications, simplify management, create efficiencies and enhance agility — while also lowering IT and operational expenses...

Architecting your organization for the cloud

Grazed from GigaOM. Author: Jon Collins.

While cloud computing has seen widespread adoption, many organizations still see cloud-based services as something to be kept at arms length rather than as an integral part of an organization’s extended IT architecture. This not only results in missed opportunities but also means that applications and services are architected without taking the wider area network into account.

Aimed at heads of infrastructure in enterprise organizations, this paper considers how organizations can benefit from aspects of technology that lie beyond the corporate boundary — that is, the cloud — without being hampered by sometimes-artificial technological, organizational, and financial constraints...

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