Cloud architecture that avoids risk and complexity

David Linthicum

One of the truisms about cloud architecture is that there are typically 100x100 architecture solution patterns. Indeed, many technology stacks and approaches will solve the same problems using cloud-based technologies. They all work, but the majority will bring more risk, cost, and complexity than you should endure. [ The Enterprise Architecture Awards : Learn from these five winners what it takes for EA to make a real business difference.

Enterprise Architecture Enables Digital Innovation


In 2011, Gartner predicted that within 10 years, the majority of global enterprises would support enterprise architecture (EA) as a distinct discipline that is integral to business planning. Now, in 2020, EA has grown from a support function into a highly strategic one, responsible for designing an intelligent information architecture that supports digitalization and innovation. Refocus on information architecture. Cloud

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‘Containerize everything’ is lazy cloud architecture

David Linthicum

Almost all the projects I’m on these days have containerization as a core thread as enterprises move rapidly to cloud-based platforms. According to Grand View Research, and pretty much every other IT research firm: “The global application container market size was valued at USD 1.5 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a CAGR of 26.5% from 2019 to 2025.” You don’t have to read an analyst report to see the growth in containers.

How to stop people from causing bad cloud architectures

David Linthicum

These days the battles are about which cloud provider to choose, what database to use, what devops tool chain to engage. The Enterprise Architecture Awards : Learn from these five winners what it takes for EA to make a real business difference.

12 Warning Signs of Bad Application Architecture

Social, Agile and Transformation

At a #CIOChat this weekend we were asked about warning signs for bad architecture. Here was my quick response capturing just a tweet-sized summary of architecture that "smells bad" - Too slow making biz needs. Can’t be deployed to the cloud. cio cloud computing it management software development software qaToo difficult/complex to explain to new technologists. Lack of defined integration process (closed system). Performance or stability issues. #.

UK Oracle MD: companies repeating tangled architectures in cloud

Computer Weekly

Oracle’s UK, Ireland and Israel managing director, Dermot O’Kelly takes stock of Open World 2016 and urges CIOs not to reinvent on-premise “accidental architectures” in the cloud

Integrated Cloud Architecture: What It Is and Why It Matters

Information Week

Before diving into the integrated cloud architecture deep end, you must first understand the challenges

Cloud Security – Tips for a Better Cloud Architecture

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud security is always going to be an important topic. But how do keep up with all of the moving parts that make up the cloud? How do you secure all of those critical cloud elements? Find out some mistakes when it comes to cloud security and where you can overcome these challenges. Cloud Computing Security cloud securityRead More.

Understanding DPK in PeopleTools 8.55 Cloud Architecture

IT Toolbox

In the last post, Understanding The PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture, I discussed the basic high level overview of the PCA. One of the key features of the PCA is the ability to automatically deploy the PeopleTools and PeopleSoft Application layers automatically. This is accomplished using what is known as the Deployment Package Kits or DPK along with the Application Configuration Manager (ACM

Will AI and Machine Learning Break Cloud Architectures?

Information Week

AI and machine learning are powered by lots of data, so much so that one futurist thinks today's cloud architectures aren't enough

Why We Need Cloud Integration Architecture

CIO Dashboard

Its strategic application decisions were heavily influenced by outsourced and SaaS offering, placing its CRM and several customer community sites in the cloud. This failing of the current state of cloud computing speaks to both adoption and hidden costs of fully embracing the cloud model.

Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture

Information Week

It may sound radical, but one way to deal with increasing cloud complexity is a complete reboot of your cloud architecture

Cloud-Based Data Lakes: Healthcare Enterprise Architecture Zones

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This is why cloud-based data lakes have replaced the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) as the core of a modern healthcare data architecture. However, it’s no longer the centerpiece of an enterprise’s data architecture strategy.

Anthos Ups Google’s Enterprise Efforts

Forrester IT

(With Dave Bartoletti and John Rymer) The biggest announcement out of the Google Cloud Next conference in early April was the general availability of its Cloud Services Platform but with a new brand name: Anthos.

Is the Cloud Secure?


Cloud security breaches consistently make news headlines. The ambiguity that surrounds cloud computing can make securing the enterprise seem daunting. Concerns about security have led some CIOs to limit their organizational use of public cloud services. However, the challenge exists not in the security of the cloud itself, but in the policies and technologies for security and control of the technology. to “Am I using the cloud securely?”

Understanding the PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture in PeopleTools 8.55

IT Toolbox

Now Oracle introduces even more features and changes including the PeopleSoft Cloud Architecture here is a lot of excitement in the PeopleSoft user community along with some uncertainty surrounding PeopleTools 8.55. Many customers have recently upgraded to PeopleSoft 9.2 on PeopleTools 8.54 and are just getting used to the Selective Adoption model.

Agile Mindsets: Don't try to get a perfect architecture; Plan to get it wrong

Social, Agile and Transformation

I still find teams that have adopted scrum and other agile practices, but still strive for perfection when trying to conceive architectures and implementation plans. agile planning agile software development cloud computing data management DevOps innovation it management software development software qaSome will also try to think through every edge case to ensure that designs are fully future-proofed. This is an unrealistic proposition for most teams and people.

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Accenture's myNav simulates cloud architectures for current and future business needs

Tech Republic Cloud

New platform helps clients make a business case and predict financial impact of moving to the cloud

How to deal with cloud complexity

David Linthicum

Cloud complexity is the number one reason enterprises experience failures with cloud. Cloud-based platforms become complex due to an excess of heterogeneity and fewer common services. The end result is negative cloud computing value.

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Five Ways to Advance your Career with Modern Data Architecture

The Investing Edge

They are using a modern data architecture to select the highest-quality service providers from among thousands, and predict driver assistance needs based on a complex blend of traffic patterns, weather forecasts, and incident history.

IBM Beefs Up Enterprise X-Architecture With Flash, Modular Design

Data Center Knowledge

IBM''s latest iteration of its Enterprise-X architecture includes Flash and a modular design, making it suitable to move big, intensive applications to the cloud and extending the life of the server through hot swapping capabilities.

Should You Migrate Your DevOps Architecture to the Cloud?

Information Week

Advancements in the cloud sector and interest in DevOps have organizations wondering how the two initiatives can work together

The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation


Friends at O’Reilly Media have just alerted me to a call for participation in the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, which will be held 17-19 March in Boston MA (see: [link] ). More info is below: The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation. New architectural styles. Cloud. Effective techniques for existing architectures. Integration architecture. Intersection of architecture and…. Architecture

Moving your apps to the cloud? Beware the slowdown effect

David Linthicum

All clouds are fast and elastic, right? Well, it depends on many factors, but I can say for certain that the way you use cloud determines performance more than the cloud itself. Application Development Cloud Computing Application Architecture

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What your cloud provider doesn’t want you to know

David Linthicum

Cloud architecture is practiced differently, depending on who you work for or with. Given that the cloud architect gig encompasses planning, design, technology selection, technology integration, and deployment planning, the overall cloud architecture itself is often somehow overlooked.

The Cloud Is Disrupting Hadoop

Forrester IT

And the major force exerting pressure on Hadoop is the cloud. In a recent report, The Cloudy Future Of Hadoop , Mike Gualtieri and I examine the impact the cloud is having on Hadoop. Hadoop wasn't designed for the cloud, so vendors are scurrying to make it relevant. cloud.

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The Forrester Wave: Information Archiving Cloud Providers, Q1 2019

Forrester IT

In recent years, there has been active consolidation among cloud archiving providers. data archiving enterprise architecture(Caleb Ewald contributed to this blog.) The archiving market may be mature, but it is far from stagnant.

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DARPA explores new computer architectures to fix security between systems

Network World

However, many say air-gapping is no longer practical, as the cloud and internet takes a hold of massive swaths of data and communications. Solutions are needed to replace the archaic air-gapping of computers used to isolate and protect sensitive defense information, the U.S. Government has decided. Air-gapping, used often now, is the practice of physically isolating data-storing computers from other systems, computers, and networks.

The key knowledge gap hindering your cloud

David Linthicum

In 2012, I wrote a post for InfoWorld entitled " Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don''t call it that." Although SOA (service-oriented architecture) is indeed systemic to most private and public clouds, the majority of people who stand up clouds don''t know what SOA is or how it can be applied. Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Cloud Computing

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How To Transform An IT Architecture

The Accidental Successful CIO

In today’s modern times, IT departments are using artificial intelligence, machine learning , and cloud computing to accomplish all of this. Just exactly how does one go about transforming an IT architecture? machine learning, and clouds so difficult?

How to avoid a fiasco in your cloud

David Linthicum

Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture The Industry Standard E-health IT Management Enterprise Architecture Last week, Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Dept.

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The App Architecture Revolution: Microservices, Containers and Automation

Data Center Knowledge

While we’ve seen cloud native pioneers such as Uber, Netflix, Ebay, and Twitter publicly embrace this method of building and delivering their services, many organizations aren’t sure where to begin when it comes to achieving effective and efficient operations through this app architecture.

Ushering in the Next Generation Information Architecture

CIO Dashboard

Most of the time, we can attribute this challenge directly to the old fashioned and rigid information architecture foundation that companies have built over the years to enable their data and analytics capabilities. A Next Generation Information Architecture has four key characteristics.

4 Trends Impacting Cloud Adoption in 2020


Cloud computing is firmly established as the new normal for enterprise IT. Across industries, cloud continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of IT spend. “CIOs looking to prepare their organization to thrive in the upcoming turns must take a differentiated approach to cloud computing,” says Gregor Petri , Vice President Analyst, Gartner. In the new era of cloud, cost optimization will be crucial. Cost optimization will drive cloud adoption.

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Balance tactical with strategic when thinking cloud

David Linthicum

It’s always been an issue—those who look at IT architecture as something that exists to serve a single application or small systems domain. These days many organizations fail to select a cloud technology to serve enterprise IT as a whole. They deal with a series of tactical application cases that all have one-off cloud architectures. Things are difficult to change, and the value cloud was supposed to bring isn’t there.