Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What Architecture is Best for Cloud? Service-Oriented

At the ZDNet blog, Joe McKendrick writes, "...cloud computing is where the promises of SOA begin to see the light of day...." At many organizations, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and the Cloud are bringing operational efficiency and reduced costs by consolidating proven technologies.

Cloud adoption can be hindered by lack of standardized APIs, which means migration from one platform to another can be difficult. Security of data is foremost in the minds of IT executives; when your data resides at physical locations outside your control, anxiety can increase. And migrating servers and apps to the Cloud requires time and the efforts of specialists.

SOA bridges these gaps by putting proven frameworks in place to ensure portability of services (via APIs that are standardized), and, with the right models, ensures in-transit data and data-at-rest is encrypted. Finally, if new enterprise solutions are built with SOA in mind, migration is simplified.

Read more at ZDNet...

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