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  1. Could the cloud drown in FUD? « 72A
    Could the cloud drown in FUD? « 72A February 12, 2009 at 1:32 am |

    [...] under: IT — Tags: cloud fud economics — mattjp @ 4:32 pm Mike Kavis has written a great post following the Forrester EA forum, suggesting that cloud computing faces the risk of heading down the same road of death by [...]

  2. JP Morgenthal
    JP Morgenthal February 12, 2009 at 7:43 am | | Reply

    Mike,

    Good comments, a few small nits.

    1. Same people + same process + new technology = worse mess
    2. My same nit as with SOA, semantically, Cloud has no clear definition. I agree with your assessment of Forrester’s view, how can something not be SOX-compliant when you don’t even know what it really is. Some definitions of the Cloud that I’ve been part of in other forums would be SOX-Compliant.
    3. Hype-cycles seem impossible to avoid. What’s important about them is that they generate funding for innovation. What we need to do is use them to learn and mature ideas quickly and stop expecting success to emerge in a grand way out of them.

  3. samotage
    samotage February 17, 2009 at 2:48 am | | Reply

    SOA was too hard to understand, even for those gifted in rocket science. So how the hell is a lowly AP with the scope of a mushroom ever going to understand the first step of the implementation, particularly when given the business drivers for getting things done?

    In my view, all it ever did was layer within 3 different zones to obfuscate the real problem – the microsurgery needed to map disparate data. Somehow the hype missed the fundamental problem:
    1. What process do I need to perform
    2. Where is the data to perform it
    3. How do I perform that process

    These are the key problems that if never answered will never be solved even with a veener of Clouds or SOA’s

  4. Time to start applying SOA lessons to the cloud | Service-Oriented Architecture | ZDNet.com

    [...] Linthicum warned that the mistakes made in SOA risk getting repeated in cloud computing. Mike Kavis echoes Dave’s [...]

  5. Cloud Computing: Top 10 Worst Practices

    [...] off-premise solutions must be architected differently than on-premise solutions.  Let’s learn our lesson from all of the SOA failures and focus on architecture.  You don’t buy security, compliance, [...]

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    soaindia September 10, 2009 at 7:39 am | | Reply

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