You've heard of downsizing and rightsizing, so how about Cloudsizing? As
properly defined, Cloudsizing is:
The improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of an organization through
the selective use of computing resources that are delivered over the Internet
Simple but powerful, and fairly obvious, considering all that's been written
about Cloud Computing recently.
However, what is not obvious is how you approach Cloudsizing, or how you get
started. Thus, the purpose of this column/article, and the next three, is to
introduce you to both the notion of Cloud Computing and how to drive your
enterprises in that direction, and to do so through understanding and not
just following the hype.
How the heck do you figure out what needs to be in the Cloud and what needs
to be local to the enterprise? As with all things related to enterprise
computing, it depends on your ente... (more)
Want to know what gets my blood pressure up? It's when there's both a huge
shift in thinking around how we should do computing, namely cloud computing,
and at the same time, there's a bunch of information out there that causes
confusion. As cloud computing hype spikes to a frenzy, so does the number of
less-than-intelligent things that I hear about it and its relationship to
We've got a herd mentality in IT. We're always chasing the next paradigm
shift, which seems to come along every five years, claiming that whatever the
last paradigm shift was had "failed" and that's why... (more)
The Gartner Group just listed "9 ways to measure SOA success.” Not to take
anything away from Gartner, but theirs is a pretty basic list, if you ask
me. Indeed, these nine measurements are really about any successful
architecture, using SOA approaches or not, which is fine. However, I have a
few of my own that are more specific to SOA.
Here are Gartner's nine:
1. Improved efficiency, particularly with respect to business processes
2. Lower process administrative costs.
3. Higher visibility on existing/running business processes.
4. Reduced number of manual, paper-base... (more)
This is a very compressed audio and video recording of the âWhere SOA Meets
Cloud Computingâ webinar, just for the Cloud Computing Podcast
subscribers. Back to audio only with the next posting.
I’m just finishing up a book on cloud computing and SOA, and found the
process of writing the book to be a great catalyst for thinking through the
issues surrounding cloud computing, as well as assisting my clients with
their cloud computing strategies.
As I found, there are a few issues to consider with cloud computing:
First, cloud computing is not the savior of IT. It’s nothing but a way to
deploy your enterprise architecture in such as way that has the potential to
be more productive and cost effective. In essence, it’s a tool, not a way
of life. It’s not magic, it’s not even... (more)