Service-oriented Architecture - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1949 en Create mobile apps that are actually part of your business http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/create-mobile-apps-are-actually-part-of-your-business-238264?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/mobile_app_dev.jpg" alt="Create mobile apps that are actually part of your business" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Application Development Mobile Technology Service-oriented Architecture Development Tools Mobile Development Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 238264 at http://www.infoworld.com Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/which-vendors-will-be-target-in-the-era-of-new-it-234403?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/bulls-eye.jpg" alt="Which vendors will be on target in the era of New IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Chris Boswell</p></em></div> Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Center Mobile Technology Amazon.com Apple AT&T Dell EMC VMware Google Hewlett-Packard (HP) IBM Microsoft Oracle Salesforce.com Samsung SAP Symantec Verizon Big Data BlackBerry IT Management Service-oriented Architecture IaaS iOS SaaS Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 234403 at http://www.infoworld.com The key knowledge gap hindering your cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/the-key-knowledge-gap-hindering-your-cloud-236059?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>In 2012, I wrote a post for InfoWorld entitled "<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/perfect-fit-the-cloud-and-soa-dont-call-it-190520">Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that</a>." Although <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/architecture/10-steps-soa-031">SOA (service-oriented architecture)</a> is indeed systemic to most private and public clouds, the majority of people who stand up clouds don't know what SOA is or how it can be applied. As a result, here we are two years after I wrote that post, and the same issues keep coming up.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Cloud Computing Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 236059 at http://www.infoworld.com Why developers are turning to API services http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/why-developers-are-turning-api-services-216986?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/app_dev_general_hp.jpg" alt="Why developers are turning to API services" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Enterprises and individual developers alike are heavily leveraging <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/mozilla-introduces-javascript-api-part-of-common-payments-interface-215892">API-based access</a> to data and services,</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Mobile Technology Service-oriented Architecture Development Tools Mobile Development Web Services Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 216986 at http://www.infoworld.com Service governance morphs into cloud API management http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/service-governance-morphs-cloud-api-management-209183?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>My good friend Loraine Lawson posts in her blog an observation that's evolved for the last few years: <a href="http://www.itbusinessedge.com/blogs/integration/soa-governance-morphing-into-api-management.html" target="_blank">SOA governance is morphing into API management</a>.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Cloud Computing Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 209183 at http://www.infoworld.com The lesson from the Amazon outage: It's time to layer the cloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/the-lesson-the-amazon-outage-its-time-layer-the-cloud-205661?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-ebs-failure-brings-down-reddit-imgur-others-205438">recent Amazon Web Services outage</a> reminded us once again that cloud computing is not yet a perfect science. That said, perhaps it's also time we define formal methods, models, and approaches to make cloud computing easier to understand -- and more reliable.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Amazon Web Services Service-oriented Architecture Cloud Computing Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 205661 at http://www.infoworld.com Cloud API and service designers, stop thinking small http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/cloud-api-and-service-designers-stop-thinking-small-202003?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>Back in June, I walked you through the <a href="http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-06-2012/120612--how-to-define-a-cloud-api.html" target="_blank">steps to define and design a cloud computing API</a> or service. My goal was to get those who build private, public, and hybrid clouds to think a bit more around how these APIs are designed, developed, deployed, and managed.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Web Services Cloud Computing Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 202003 at http://www.infoworld.com 3 new roadblocks to cloud computing http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/3-new-roadblocks-cloud-computing-198425?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>When it comes to adopting the cloud, enterprise IT remains split, with some for, some against, and the rest still waiting to see more results before jumping in. That's typical for new technology adoption, given the large number of changes -- both opportunuties and risks -- that cloud computing engenders.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture IT Jobs Service-oriented Architecture IT Strategy Cloud Computing Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 198425 at http://www.infoworld.com Long live SOA in the cloud era http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/long-live-soa-in-the-cloud-era-205107?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>A few years back, SOA (service-oriented architecture) was all the rage. Vendors rushed to remarket everything as SOA, and SOA-washing was the new greenwashing. But in today's <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/what-cloud-computing-really-means-031">rush to the cloud</a>, have we abandoned SOA? If so, we're in trouble.</p> Application Development Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Web Services Cloud Computing Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Andrew Oliver 205107 at http://www.infoworld.com Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/perfect-fit-the-cloud-and-soa-dont-call-it-190520?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>The phone rings. "We're looking for a path to cloud computing for our enterprise that will reduce risks and cost, but also raise our ability to be flexible and agile," the voice on the phone pleads.</p> <p>"How about using <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/architecture/infoclipz-service-oriented-architecture-soa-899">SOA as an architectural pattern</a> to drive the movement to cloud computing?" I respond.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Cloud Computing Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 190520 at http://www.infoworld.com Your quick guide to a successful cloud architecture http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/your-quick-guide-successful-cloud-architecture-187115?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>Technology vendors like to sell "guaranteed" success for building your own cloud computing service, whether public, private, or hybrid. Don't believe them. In my consulting work, I find the path to success is not that straightforward.</p> <p>But there is a path to success, and based on my experience, here's my set of guidelines for the definition, design, and implementation of cloud computing solutions. It should at least push you in the right direction.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Enterprise Architecture Virtualization Service-oriented Architecture Cloud Computing Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 187115 at http://www.infoworld.com Ex-Amazonian urges Google to sample Amazon's secret sauce http://www.infoworld.com/t/service-oriented-architecture/ex-amazonian-urges-google-sample-amazons-secret-sauce-175906?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Scrutiny_hp.jpg" alt="Ex-Amazonian urges Google to sample Amazon's secret sauce" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>A Google+ post-gone-viral by Google engineer <a href="https://plus.google.com/110981030061712822816/" target="_blank">Steve Yegge</a> includes both insightful and at times scathing observations about how his employer needs to learn a lesson or </p> Applications Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Google+ Service-oriented Architecture Collaboration Software Social Networking Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:40:50 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 175906 at http://www.infoworld.com The secret to cloud success: Get a grasp on SOA http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/the-secret-cloud-success-get-grasp-soa-173529?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>Those IT organizations that move to cloud computing are moving to <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/architecture/infoclipz-service-oriented-architecture-soa-899">SOA (service-oriented architecture)</a>, whether they understand it or not. Hear me out: Private and public clouds often rely on APIs for their functionality, which are typically Web services that can be combined and recombined into solutions. The result: SOA, at its essence.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Cloud Computing Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 173529 at http://www.infoworld.com ISO and IEC approve SOAP -- does anyone care? http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-services/w3cs-soap-approval-shows-the-standards-bodys-irrelevance-171894?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/web_dev_tools_hp.jpg" alt="W3C's SOAP approval shows the standards body's irrelevance" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>In a move that seemed like a veritable blast from the past, the World Wide Web Consortium has announced that a bunch of Web services technologies, including <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/architecture/w3c-ratifies-soap-12-441">SOAP (Simple Application Development Service-oriented Architecture Web Services Wed, 07 Sep 2011 18:04:48 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 171894 at http://www.infoworld.com How a business-focused approach to SOA can reap great rewards http://www.infoworld.com/d/enterprise-architecture/how-business-focused-approach-soa-can-reap-great-rewards-168899?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>If you listen to industry discussion of SOA (service-oriented architecture), you are likely to get the impression that SOA is best thought of as a technical approach for application integration. The reality is that SOA is much more. According to Forrester's Q1 2011 Global Application Architecture, Design, And Portfolios -- SOA And Beyond Online Survey, organizations that use SOA for strategic business transformation must be on to something because they are much more satisfied with SOA than those that do not use SOA for strategic business transformation.</p> Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Thu, 04 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 admin 168899 at http://www.infoworld.com Ignorance of SOA leads to cloud failure http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/the-ignorance-about-soa-endangers-successful-cloud-adoption-168635?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>In these days of YouTube, I'm always extra careful about what I say when I speak at conference. I know that statements can be taken out of context, and saying something silly, stupid, or factually incorrect can haunt you for months. Evidently, at least some of the folks at EMC VMware are not worried about that.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Cloud Computing Tue, 02 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 168635 at http://www.infoworld.com Why the shortage of cloud architects will lead to bad clouds http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/why-the-shortage-cloud-architects-will-lead-bad-clouds-167674-0?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>Designing and building cloud computing-based systems is nothing like building traditional applications and business systems. Unfortunately, many in IT find that out only when it's too late.</p> <p>The complexities around multitenancy, resource sharing and management, security, and even version control lead cloud computing startups -- and enterprises that build private and public clouds -- down some rough roads before they start to learn from their mistakes. Or perhaps they just have to kill the project altogether as they discover all that investment is unsalvageable.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Private Cloud Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 167674 at http://www.infoworld.com Forrester: SOA is alive and well http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/forrester-soa-alive-and-well-532?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>It's been a little hard of late to find references to SOA (service-oriented architecture), the buzz-phrase that once saturated the IT industry but in recent years has succumbed to "cloud computing." But SOA remains alive and relevant, according to a new Forrester Research report.</p> <p>SOA refers to a software design approach where systems are composed of various and sometimes shared "services." The point is better interoperability and the ability to save time and money through the reuse of code.</p> Applications Data Center Enterprise Architecture Service-oriented Architecture Middleware Applications Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:02:52 +0000 admin 155532 at http://www.infoworld.com Don't mistake cloud architects for enterprise architects http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/dont-mistake-cloud-architects-enterprise-architects-839?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>It's almost a daily occurrence for me to be contacted by headhunters who are seeking out "cloud architects." Usually they're searching on behalf of larger technology and cloud computing providers, but more Global 2000 businesses are now looking for cloud computing experts to add to their staff.</p> Cloud Computing Enterprise Architecture IT Jobs Service-oriented Architecture Cloud Computing Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 154839 at http://www.infoworld.com Will the complexity of IT systems be our undoing? http://www.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/will-the-complexity-it-systems-be-our-undoing-127?source=rss_service-oriented_architecture <p>Roger Sessions, CTO of ObjectWatch and an expert in software architecture, argues that the increasing complexity of our IT systems will be our undoing. &nbsp;In fact, he just recently got a patent for a methodology that helps deal with complex IT systems.</p><p>Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Sessions to get his take on the extent of the problem and possible solutions.</p> Networking Service-oriented Architecture Network Monitoring Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Technology Business Thu, 04 Nov 2010 13:36:11 +0000 admin 143127 at http://www.infoworld.com