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Cloud is now mature enough that we can begin to identify anti-patterns associated with using these services. Keith Shaw from Network World and I spoke about worst practices in the cloud last week, and our conversation is now available as a podcast. Come and learn how to avoid making critical mistakes as you move into the cloud.   ... (more)

No More Iron in the Cloud

Iron Mountain, the well known information management company, is exiting the cloud storage business. The company announced yesterday that they will be phasing out their basic cloud storage services by 2013. Iron Mountain isn’t the first provider to turn its back on the cloud just as the space is getting off of the ground; but it is probably the most high profile company to exit this business. I’ve always liked Iron Mountain because the name makes me think of the Hobbit (remember Dain of the Iron Hills?) In fact I think that Iron Mountain is one of the all time great company name... (more)

Visualizing the Boundaries of Control in the Cloud

Cloud Security Journal on Ulitzer Two weeks ago, I delivered a webinar about new security models in the cloud with Anne Thomas Manes from Burton Group. Anne had one slide in particular, borrowed from her colleague Dan Blum, which I liked so much I actually re-structured my own material around it. Let me share it with you: This graphic does the finest job I have seen of clearly articulating where the boundaries of control lie under the different models of cloud computing. Cloud, after all, is really about surrendering control: we delegate management of infrastructure, application... (more)

On the Death of Design-Time Service Governance

Practically on the anniversary of Anne Thomas Manes now-famous SOA-is-Dead pronouncement, David Linthicum suggests we convene the vigil for design-time service governance. Dave maintains that cloud technology is going to kill this canonical aspect of governance because runtime service governance simply provides much more immediate value. Needless to say, rather than a somber occasion, Dave’s started more of a donnybrook. I guess it’s about time to get off of the bench and join in the fun. The incendiary nature of is-dead statements often conceal  the subtle but important ideas b... (more)

Why Intermediaries Matter in SOA

Are SOA anti-principles more important than success principles? Last week Joe McKendrick >asked the question. The idea of anti-principles came from Steve Jones, who a few years back did some nice work documenting SOA anti-patterns. In a post published last fall, Steve builds on his ideas, observing: The problem is that there is another concept that is rarely listed, what are your anti-principles? which is one of those good questions that should give you pause. Steve continues: In the same way as Anti-Patterns give you pointers when its all gone wrong then Anti-Principles are the ... (more)