3 cloud architecture problems that need solutions

David Linthicum

For the most part, cloud architecture is not that exciting. By now we know basically what works, what does not, and the process to get to the right target architecture. This means both the meta or logical architecture and added technology to get to the physical architecture. Although we know the best patterns for most of what cloud architecture requires, some problems are still being debated.

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.

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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

Which multicloud architecture will win out?

David Linthicum

The core arguments I’m hearing are the notions of avoiding lock-in and picking best-of-breed cloud services. As I’ve pointed out here before, with multicloud comes complexity and the challenge of operationalizing a complex architecture. Many enterprises can move these deployments to operations (cloudops), and others are stuck in kind of a cloud computing limbo. Also on InfoWorld: How cloud-native technologies defeat cloud lock-in ].

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?

‘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. I’ve been in some knock-down, drag-out battles over both the configuration and the use of technology. On one side, you have somebody with a very different opinion as to what technology should be used and how.

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

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

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

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

VMware and Rackspace Release OpenStack Cloud Architecture

Data Center Knowledge

This article originally appeared at The WHIR VMware and Rackspace announced a new interoperable OpenStack cloud architecture this week at VMworld 2015 to help customers spin up OpenStack clouds without the complexity, particularly those associated with hybrid or multi-cloud environments. Cloud Computing Rackspace Hosting Shared

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

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.

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

Data Architecture: 2.5 Types of Modern Data Integration Tools

Perficient Data & Analytics

As we move into the modern cloud data architecture era, enterprises are deploying 2 primary classes of data integration tools to handle the traditional ETL and ELT use cases. Requirements to move data to and from cloud platforms (e.g. Cloud Native.

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?”

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. #.

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

Cloud-Based Data Lakes: Healthcare Enterprise Architecture Zones

Perficient Financial Servies

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.

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. Here are a few highlights: ● Firms want to use more public cloud for big data, and Hadoop seems like a natural fit. Hadoop wasn't designed for the cloud, so vendors are scurrying to make it relevant. Cloud vendors are hiding or replacing Hadoop all together. cloud.

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4 Lessons Learned From Cloud Infrastructure Adopters


What are the benefits and risks of cloud? What are best practices for managing and governing cloud resources? How should we organize the IT team to best embrace cloud? Although cloud has reached mainstream adoption , many infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders are still asking these questions as they navigate their cloud journeys. Companies that are unaware of the mistakes made in their cloud adoption will overspend by 20 to 50%. Cloud

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Top Actions From Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2020


Cloud computing has proven battle-ready. During COVID-19, cloud demonstrated it can support unplanned and unexpected needs. In reality, the public cloud can be made secure enough for most uses. “You can stop worrying about whether you can trust your cloud provider.”

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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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.

5 Ways for Government CIOs to Optimize Cloud Deployment


In 2020, the worldwide public cloud services market will grow by 17%, according to Gartner. The adoption of public cloud cannot be excluded for long,” says Neville Cannon , Senior Director Analyst, Gartner. Establish a cloud center of excellence. Cloud IT IT Leadership

Forrester Predictions: Ten Key Developments In Cloud Computing Shape The Industry In 2017

Forrester IT

I'm pleased to announce that Forrester's cloud computing predictions for 2017 published this morning! Check out Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud's Second Decade. Our cloud team has gathered ten key developments in cloud computing that will shape this industry in 2017 -- and what you should do about them today. Starting in 2017, large enterprises will move to cloud in a big way, and that will super-charge the market.

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. With a stable set of hosted, cloud and SaaS apps, they were shocked to find that they didn’t talk to one another to provide a single view of their customers. This failing of the current state of cloud computing speaks to both adoption and hidden costs of fully embracing the cloud model.

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 read more.

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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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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. We all wish we had a formula to plug in a few data points and have a cloud complexity ranking pop out, but it’s not that easy. InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native? Get started: Azure cloud migration guide.

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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.

Understanding Readium – Features, Architecture and Alternatives


Architecture of Readium. The relationship between the parts of the architecture of Readium is illustrated in the diagram below: Readium-sdk. DISCOVER HOW AN INTERACTIVE EBOOK PUBLISHING PLATFORM CAN HELP YOU Kitaboo is a cloud-based content platform to create-publish-distribute interactive mobile-ready ebooks. The post Understanding Readium – Features, Architecture and Alternatives appeared first on Kitaboo. What is Readium?

Hybrid cloud? Private cloud? Public cloud? Multicloud? How to choose

David Linthicum

My article “ Don’t waste your time with a hybrid cloud ” has gotten many people seeing red, and I can understand why. Many enterprise IT shops, and most enterprise technology companies, have pledged allegiance to the hybrid cloud model. The intellectual dishonesty of cloud-architecture purists.

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Master The Cloud-Native Solution Ecosystem Of Container Software

Forrester IT

Everything about enterprise app infrastructures, development styles, and architectures is changing, and containers play a key role in each area. To help tech management pros accelerate cloud evolution, I've recently published a report with Dave Bartoletti focusing on the software landscape for each layer in a typical container management software architecture. cloud. Container DevOps Enterprise Architecture IaaS PaaS cloud

5 Approaches to Cloud Applications Integration


Cloud-based applications are proliferating as organizations adopt software as a service (SaaS) and cloud-native development to enable digital business. This puts cloud integration on the priority list of every solution architect. However, the vast capacity and computing power of the cloud comes at a price: Decentralization. Solution architects must decide on the best way to create integration between cloud-hosted, SaaS and on-premises applications.

Managing multiple clouds requires careful choice, architecture planning

Tech Republic Cloud

According to a RightScale survey, companies are now using multiple public and private clouds. Here are a few ways to keep it all organized

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 lack of cloud architectural discipline allows for inefficient architectures that cost you money, but make money for the public cloud providers.

Cloud Shift Impacts All IT Markets


Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings , making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age. When organizations are faced with IT spending decisions, the consideration of using cloud services for new initiatives or replacing existing systems causes a shift in spending from traditional IT solutions to cloud.

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Why enterprises need a distinction between multiple clouds and multi-cloud – the latter requires careful network planning


Read why Kurt Marko says it is necessary to make a distinction between multiple clouds and multi-clouds on Diginomica : As commonly used, the term ‘multi-cloud’ doesn’t imply anything about a user’s application architecture.

How to avoid a HealthCare.gov 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. and the public face of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), announced her resignation. She had been under attack by Congress and others ever since the botched rollout of the federal Obamacare signup site, HealthCare.gov , last fall. read more.

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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

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.