And, now the cherry on top, not everything that is a threat is intentional. As if cyber security wasn’t complex enough, now we’re not just policing for cyber criminal activity, we’re fending off and responding to: uneducated users, careless utility and maintenance personnel, suppliers and vendors, and general defects.
In October of 2009 I was interviewed by GovIT Journal and in that article I presented my view that Cloud Computing is highly dependent upon the network. The actual quote given was, “Which just goes to show, the telco providers still hold all this stuff by the balls!” More than ever, based on my work… Read More »
Thanks to @jadkins for the colorful ending to that cliched saying, which really got me thinking. Sometimes we just make certain aspects of architecture too difficult for no reason. Good design is important and can have significant financial impact if done incorrectly, but chances are the negative impact comes into play during the engineering effort,… Read More »
Additionally, proper inclusion of metering and instrumentation interfaces into you Cloud service means that you have greater control over the granularity of the data produced through these interfaces. Most metering solutions I’ve seen today are very coarse-grained and often focused on infrastructure usage, such as cost per CPU cycle or gigabyte. What if you wanted to produce a service that had tiered pricing? This would require that those service operations provide the details of each transaction to a metering service.
There’s a lot of points that will be made in this blog entry. To keep them straight, I will highlight them right up front: Vendors are getting behind SCA because it reinforces a need for tools The importance of architects in software development Untested technologies are being pushed on IT like bad drugs from the… Read More »
As part of my job, I help customers to select the appropriate software to either fulfill a need or as a component of a larger solution. Fulfilling this role means comparing similar software offerings and selecting the best fit. The challenge in this goal is to map the vendor offering into a subjective requirement, such… Read More »
It’s taken more than 10 years, but I finally got it through my thick skull: A design is only as good as the potential for it to be put it into practice. I tend to come up with extremely elegant, agile and extensible designs. What I’ve learned, however, is that not everyone sees the elegance… Read More »