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A Reality Check on 'Everyone's Moving Everything to the Cloud' A recent CIO editorial by Bernard Golden regarding the future of private cloud spurred some interesting commentary in my network. The pushback seemed to focus around the viability of the term “private cloud”. These individuals are well-respected thought-leaders in cloud with significant experience guiding senior IT executives transition to modern architectures, so I decided I’d engage them in a discussion regarding the future of self-managed infrastructure as a whole. There’s a class of individuals, myself included, whose job it is to advise and recommend direction in Enterprise IT. In this role, we live in a bubble of sorts. I believe most of us understand the realities of Enterprise IT very well, but we also have a good handle on next generation architectures, their value, and how to migrate current IT... (more)

What Will You Do with IoT? | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #IIoT #M2M #API

What Will You Do with What You Learn from IoT? When the Internet of Things (IoT) started to emerge as a popular topic, I had to stop and ask myself if I was once again going to provide commentary on this emerging field. I enjoy exploring new technology shifts and illustrating how they can benefit various industries and businesses. It’s what I’ve done for the past 20 years through Java, XML, Web Services, SOA, Cloud and DevOps. However, every time I started writing on IoT I seemed to run into the same conundrum; am I commenting on this to jump on the hype bandwagon or because I s... (more)

A Concise List of Business Use Cases for Cloud Computing

At the upcoming Interop Las Vegas Show (5/10/2011) I’m presenting “A Roadmap for Transitioning to Cloud Computing”. One of the key steps in my roadmap is identifying a business use case for cloud computing. I started with a quick search on the topic to see what others were offering up as use cases and came upon two well-defined documents, NIST’s Cloud Computing Use Cases and the Open Cloud Manifesto’s Cloud Computing Use Cases Version 4. Both of these documents have a wealth of information and each approach the problem domain from different angles. However, I still didn’t see a c... (more)

There Is No ROI in Cloud Computing

Return-on-Investment (ROI), perhaps the biggest crock-of-$%@& metric ever applied to the information technology industry. How does one measure return? If we use monetary return, then the question, “how much money did I make on my investment in a $10K server,” is relatively impossible to answer. One must consider the software run on that server, what role it’s playing in servicing customer value, etc. The answer is arbitrary; it’s a minute subcomponent of a complete capital expenditure plan directed at delivering a business service. Using an intangible metric is even more obtuse. ... (more)

When SOA Fails, Just SCA

There’s a lot of points that will be made in this blog entry.  To keep them straight, I will highlight them right up front: Vendors are getting behind SCA because it reinforces a need for tools The importance of architects in software development Untested technologies are being pushed on IT like bad drugs from the FDA So, in this morning’s email I received a notification from ActiveVOS that their CTO is a primary contributor to a new book recently released on Service Component Architecture (SCA).  Having just recently completed a full investigation into SCA, two things jumped out ... (more)