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History must not repeat itself when integrating to Cloud Computing

Those of you who have seen the integration solutions evolve to service oriented paradigms will remember the tangled wire-mesh of point-to-point solutions that preceded this paradigm. Slowly but steadily over the years, IT matured to a structured, standardized approach for integrating applications across the extended enterprise. Enterprise Service Buses cemented this concept. Life was good and then came cloud computing.  Along with the cloud came a multitude of as-a-service providers that have a need to integrate with enterprise wide applications. Pick your favorite enterprise application and you are likely to see a steady emergence of yet-another-integration to a Saas provider. And therein lays the risk. We should take a lesson from history to ensure that this time around, we prevent undue proliferation of point-to-point solutions across the extended enterprise.

Cloud, mobility, applications, SOA – Around Enterprise Services, Jul 27

Unified CommunicationsBy Alison Watterson, Enterprise Services WW Marketing


Here is a summary of the Enterprise Services blog topics for this past week:

  • 5 Criteria that help crystallize an industry-wide standard for Cloud Service Providers
  • 3 compelling business reasons for going mobile
  • A deeper level of visibility in applications portfolio management for better decision-making
  • Do you know how to scale and optimize your data center?
  • Success story of SOA – Nadhan’s Top 5 secrets
  • Enabling enterprise mobility infographic
  • Enterprise mobility platform addresses market-shifting IT challenges
  • Building a house or moving apps to the cloud: Start with a good foundation
  • Highlights from the IDC MFP MarketScape 2012 report
  • Standards and the cloud lifecycle by Charlie Bess

Success story of SOA – Nadhan’s Top 5 secrets

ZDNet blogger, Joe McKendrick states that the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) market grew faster than expected based upon a survey by Companies and Markets. According to this survey, SOA represents a total global market value of $5.518 billion, up from $3.987 billion in 2010 – or a 38% growth. The SOA market in North America is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.5% through 2014, the report states. These figures are quite contrary to rumblings I have heard in the recent past about SOA being dead.  While I do not have access to the report itself, McKendrick’s post makes me wonder about the secret of the success that SOA has enjoyed.

Will you be the first to adopt the first Cloud Computing Technical Standard?

In my second interview with Andy McCaskey of sdrnews.com, the focus was on standards -- the reason why they evolve and why they take time to become real. McCaskey  provided me with the opportunity to detail the world's first technical standard for Cloud Computing -- SOCCI -- the Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure from The Open Group. HP, as a Platinum Member of The Open Group, played a significant role in the creation of this standard. I co-chaired this project and also presented it in multiple sessions at the HP Discover 2012 conference.

SiliconAngle's The Cube Discusses Airlines and the Cloud with HP's Brian Cook

Cook Headshot web.jpgOn Tuesday, at HP Discover, Brian Cook, vice president and general manager, travel & transportation for HP Enterprise Services discussed the unique challenges of the airline industry with Dave Vellante and Jeffrey Kelly, hosts of SiliconAngle's The Cube. Watch the great conversation that ensued about cloud and how, when it comes to computing, a storm is actually a good thing for airlines.

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