Monthly Archives: November 2016

Workload Distribution and Resource Pooling Architecture

Workload Distribution and Resource Pooling Architecture Cloud architects must implement several concepts and best practices to build highly scalable applications. These concepts are critical because of expanding datasets, unpredictable traffic patterns, and the demand for faster response times. Two common foundational cloud architecture models are workload distribution architecture, and resource pooling architecture.   Workload Distribution Architecture Workload distribution… Read More »

The Process of Migrating an Application to the Cloud

The Process of Migrating an Application to the Cloud Applications can be moved to the cloud quickly with little problem if the migration is planned correctly. The process of constructing a plan for migrating a system to the cloud generally includes the following steps: Define the system goals and requirements. This process includes considering several factors such as… Read More »

The Benefits & Disadvanatges of Mobile Cloud Computing

Benefits of Mobile Cloud Computing It has been estimated that within the next few years mobile computing using cloud-based systems will become a trillion dollar business. Currently, it is not clear whether mobile computing is driving the growth of cloud-based systems or vice versa. Either way most businesses understand that it is critical to have a mobile computing… Read More »

The Governance of Cloud-Based Systems

The Governance of Cloud-Based Systems The Dot Com crash of 2000 and corporate scandals such as Enron highlighted the need for better laws to oversee financial organizations, and also highlighted the need for better corporate governance. IT Governance is the part of corporate governance that includes policies, procedures, and controls that relate to information systems use, performance, Return… Read More »

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Web Services

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Web Services Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a system of solutions characterized in terms of one or more services. Web services as a type of SOA allow programmers to use web services within their programs to perform specific functions. The following are features and benefits of SOA: The Service feature provides the benefits of improved information… Read More »

Security Advantages & Disadvantages of Cloud-Based Systems

Security Advantages & Disadvantages of Cloud-Based Systems Cloud computing benefits enterprises by reducing costs and allowing them to concentrate on their core business rather than IT and infrastructure related issues. Cloud services provide several security advantages and disadvantages. Advantages: Improved patch management and deployment due to cloud providers using specialized staff. Better human-relations reach. Through strong financial positions… Read More »

Security Threats to Cloud–Based Systems

Security Threats to Cloud–Based Systems Threats to both cloud-based and on-site solutions should be evaluated with an additional focus directed towards security issues specific to cloud services. Cloud security threats can come from internal or external sources, and can originate as human or software based attacks. Threat agents are as follows; anonymous attackers, malicious service agents, trusted attackers,… Read More »

Virtualization of IT Resources. Advantages & Disadvantages

Virtualization of IT resources Virtualization of IT resources has become a popular the past few years but has been around in some form for many years. Example;  thirty years ago IBM had virtual operating systems that allowed multiple copies of an operating system to run simultaneously on mainframe computers. Virtualization is the use of hardware and software to… Read More »

IDaaS, Cloud Data Storage, and Cloud Collaboration

IDaaS, Cloud Data Storage, and Cloud Collaboration The emergence of wide-spread internet access combined with the development of cloud based infrastructure, platform, and Software as a Service (SaaS), has created an environment where organizations and normal everyday users have access to vast amounts of computing resources and applications at the click of a button. These cloud resources are… Read More »

Cloud Computing Models -SaaS, PaaS, IaaS

Cloud Computing Models -SaaS, PaaS, IaaS Software as a Service (SaaS) SaaS is a cloud model in which users access software, programs, and data in the cloud. SaaS services are commonly accessed with a web browser. SaaS allows organizations an affordable way to access a wide variety of applications while eliminating the requirement for in-house hosted applications, hosting… Read More »