It is a (wrong) belief that “users” of cloud computing and before that
“users” of corporate data center infrastructure didn’t need to
understand any of that infrastructure. Caution: proceed with infrastructure
ignorance at the (very real) risk of your application’s performance and
availability. Think I’m kidding? Stefan’s SOA & Enterprise Architecture
Blog has a detailed and very explanatory post on Load Balancing Strategies
for SOA Infrastructures that may change your mind.
This post grew, apparently, out of some (perceived) bad behavior on the part
of a load balancer in a SOA infrastructure. Specifically, the load balancer
configuration was overwhelming the very services it was supposed to be load
balancing. Before we completely blame the load balancer, Stefan goes on to
explain that the root of the problem lay in the load balancing algorithm used
to distribute ... (more)
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Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th
International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9,
2011, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Cloud Expo - International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the
world’s leading Cloud-focused event and is held in New York, Silicon
Valley, Prague, Tokyo, and Hong-Kong.
Over 900 corporate sponsors and more than 65,000 industry professionals have
participated in Cloud Expo since its inception, tenfold more than all other
"Cloud has everything to do with what has happened with Big Data," explained
Jason Deck, Director of Strategic Alliances at Logicworks, in this exclusive
Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan. "Big Data doesn't exist
in its easily accessible way without cloud. From reduced startup costs, to
cheap storage, to fast processing, to adequate security, to the easy
incorporation of third-party analytics tools, cloud made Big Data accessible
to customers of all sizes, with all different budgets."
Cloud Computing Journal: The move to cloud isn't about saving money, it is
View "SOA World Conference & Expo" Power Panel
Executives from IBM, BEA, JBoss, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun debated diverse
aspects of their application server offerings. A discussion of price points,
from the JBoss open-source model which emphasizes service revenues, to the
more traditional business models from most of the other vendors was followed
by a discussion of the technical merits of each platform and how each company
is uniquely striving to serve what it perceives as its customers' needs.
The six industry experts involved in the Shoot-Out this year were Mark Heid
(IBM), G... (more)
Ranked by Gartner as a leader in the Application Infrastructure Software
market, Fujitsu helps companies build SOA-enabled BPM applications that can
be shared across the enterprise to lower operating costs, accelerate business
processes, and react quickly to changing market requirements.
Fujitsu's BPM Suite, Interstage Business Process Manager, brings business and
IT professionals together to design, simulate, automate, analyze, and
optimize business processes. Together with CentraSite, Fujitsu's
standards-based SOA registry and repository, Fujitsu helps companies take a
Once upon a time data modeling played a central role in the process of
developing applications. Thus far in the SOA era, there has been a heavy
emphasis on process, and data has all-too-often been lost in the SOA shuffle.
In this talk, we present a data model for SOA - i.e., a service-oriented data
model. This model formalizes the notion of a data service, modeling data in
SOA as a layer of interrelated data services. We explain the key components
of this model, including a taxonomy of data service operation types, a
mechanism for capturing the entities that the data services are... (more)