Happy New Year! Before writing my first post in 2013, I reviewed all my 2012 posts and found that they cover a wide range of topics in our Journey through Enterprise IT Services.
Here is a guided tour of my 2012 blog posts, classified by areas, themes and interesting facts, starting with a big thank you to IT:
Have you heard of the first technical standard for Cloud Computing—SOCCI (pronounced saw-key)? Wondering what it stands for? Well, it stands for Service Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure. It is the technical standard that The Open Group developed early this year. HP, as a Platinum Member of The Open Group, has played a leadership role in the definition of this standard. I co-chaired this project and have represented this perspective on behalf of The Open Group on multiple analyst briefings and interviews. I will be presenting this standard for the second time at the HP Discover Conference in Frankfurt after having presented it at HP Discover in Las Vegas earlier this year.
For a while now, I have been blogging about service-oriented architecture (SOA) principles being a powerful foundation for the evolution to cloud computing. In fact, Forbes blogger, Joe McKendrick picked up on this and referenced it in his ZDNet post on 5 signs that SOA has morphed into cloud. So did The Open Group in this article on the Top 5 tell-tale signs of SOA evolving to the Cloud. In other words, there is widespread agreement on the close connection between SOA and cloud computing. So, when I came upon McKendrick's post on Before There Was Cloud Computing, There was SOA, I was wondering what else there is to be said on this subject -- especially from someone who has already highlighted this connection several times across various posts.