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‘Lift and Shift': Moving Up to Cloud Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. Migration to cloud shifts computing resources from your data center, which can yield significant advantages provided that the cloud vendor an offer enterprise-grade quality for your application. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle Corporation, analyzed a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discussed the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offering. Enterprise deployment considerations, including High Availability and Security, were discussed. He also demonstr... (more)

Cloud, The New Taste of the Internet

Lately there seems to be a minor debate among the clouderati about the semantic differences between the term "the cloud" versus the use of "cloud computing". So I thought I'd jump into the fray. As someone who spends his days eating, breathing and sometimes drinking cloud computing, it's fun to see how the debate has recently devolved into a debate purely focused upon the finer semantic nuances of the various terminologies. The debate seems to generally focus on the varied usages within the companies that are attempting to "cloud-ify" themselves & their products/services. This cl... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Dat... (more)

Finding New Life For SOA in the Cloud

We’ve been having quite a few discussions with analysts over the past few months on the subject of “cloud”. The interesting thing about these discussions is the vast array of points of view from which those analysts are viewing “cloud”. Some are focused on the network aspects, others on pricing/differentiation, and some are even very focused on what “cloud” means to applications – and the organizations that will, allegedly, take advantage of the cloud as a means of application deployment. One such analyst is Daryl Plummer of Gartner. Daryl has always been very application focuse... (more)

New EMC Storage Arrays & Software-Defined Storage Speed IT Transformation

EMC Corporation has kicked off a 24-hour, around-the-world live broadcast announcing new products that help give customers the speed they need to lead their IT Transformation. Today's news includes revolutionary technology advances in the EMC VNX line of midrange storage, new capabilities for the world's fastest growing reference architecture - EMC VSPEX, the upcoming general availability of EMC ViPR - a new Software-Defined Storage platform, and finally, a preview of "Project Nile" - which EMC expects to be the world's first commercially-available complete, Web-scale storage i... (more)

Signing OAuth on the Vordel XML Gateway with Java Using Signpost

XML Magazine on Ulitzer Today I was using Matthias Käppler's "Signpost" Java OAuth API. As the Signpost readme says: "Signpost is the easy and intuitive solution for signing HTTP messages on the Java platform in conformance with the OAuth Core 1.0a standard." http://github.com/kaeppler/signpost#readme As an exercise, I ran Signpost on the Vordel XML Gateway to see it insert the OAuth Authorization header into outbound messages. Getting Signpost up and running on the Vordel XML Gateway is simple. Firstly, download the jar files for Signpost and put them into the "/ext/lib" director... (more)