Christian Perry has an article in Processor Magazine that I contributed some
quotes to. The article is about the ongoing debate about the merits of public
and private clouds in the enterprise.
One of the assertions that VMWare made at last week’s VMWorld conference is
that secure hybrid clouds are the future for enterprise IT.
This is a sentiment I agree with. But I also see the private part of the
hybrid cloud as an excellent stepping stone to public clouds.
Most future enterprise cloud apps will reside in the hybrid cloud; however,
there will always be some applications, such as bursty web apps, that can
benefit tremendously from the basic economics of public clouds.
We have worked with many APIs here at Layer 7. And over time we’ve seen it
all, ranging from the good to the bad. We even see the downright ugly. Now a
good API is a beautiful thing; it encourages innovation, abstracts
appropriately, and is designed with enough forethought that nobody needs to
change it down the road. Resiliency is a good quality in an API. APIs are a
little like cockroaches in that they will likely outlive the human race.
But what about the other ones? The ugly and bad ones? This is where
developers could use some guidance.
Truth is, good API design isn’t really... (more)
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)
SOA in the Cloud
It’s that time when we look back on one year and forward to the next.
Over at the eBizQ forum Peter Schooff asked about SOA’s past and future:
What Developments in SOA Are You Most Thankful For This Year?
What Do You Think Will be the Biggest Trend or Development for SOA in 2010?
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Today marks the beginning of RSA conference in San Francisco, and the Cloud
Security Alliance (CSA) has been quick out of the gate with the release of
its Top Threats to Cloud Computing Report. This peer-reviewed paper
characterizes the top seven threats to cloud computing, offering examples and
The seven threats identified by the CSA are:
Abuse and Nefarious Use of Cloud Computing Insecure Application Programming
Interfaces Malicious Insider... (more)