SOA World Magazine

Unlimited Logging: A New Chapter in Log Management It's no secret that log data is quickly becoming one of the most valuable sources of information within organizations. There are open source, on-premise, and cloud-based solutions to help you glean value from your logs in many d... (more)
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it's been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprise... (more)
Without Self-Service Cloud Becomes Expensive Hosting 2.0 Download slides ▸ Here We are all here because we are sold on the transformative promise of The Cloud. But what good is all of this ephemeral, on-demand infrastructure if your usage doesn't actually improve the agility and... (more)
When people think of mainframes, they typically envision ancient, obsolete technology running arcane spaghetti code – systems that IT management would love to retire if only they could free themselves from the clutches of legacy. While there is an element of truth in this perspe... (more)
Move Your Cloud Strategy from Why to Why Not in 2015 It's a clear message being heard across the industry - widespread adoption of cloud applications is only a matter of time. However, the tricky part for many is, how much time do organizations actually have to hold out? And why ... (more)
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo - being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process... (more)
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for ... (more)
Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies So congratulations, somehow you've managed to wangle your way onto one of the many DevOps conferences being held around the world. Why not you might say? DevOps is not only hot it's the approach many enterprises are now exploring ... (more)
I had the opportunity to present on Nov 5th at DevOps Summit by SYS-CON Events in Santa Clara, CA. Here are my slides. The world is Hybrid. Organizations adopting DevOps are building Delivery Pipelines leveraging environments that are complex – spread across hybrid cloud and phy... (more)
Is Docker the Right Abstraction for PaaS? Docker has been quickly adopted by nearly everyone and incorporated into everything from cloud technologies, to continuous integration and build systems, to solo developers working exclusively on their laptop. Heck, even Microsoft is get... (more)
The Big Data Marketing Creepiness Factor We've all been there: on our lunch hour we surreptitiously visit our favorite My Little Pony fan site. Then hours later we bring our laptop to a meeting and project our client's corporate web site for all to see - and right there at the t... (more)
What Is a Digital Professional? I’ve started using the phrase digital professional, in particular in my recent article dinging Amazon’s cloud division Amazon Web Services (AWS) for not having a clear digital strategy. However, I haven’t been very clear on what I mean, so it’s ti... (more)
Microservice architectures are the new hotness, even though they aren't really all that different (in principle) from the paradigm described by SOA (which is dead, or not dead, depending on whom you ask). One of the things this decompositional approach to application architecture ... (more)
How to Gain & Keep Internal Acceptance for APM Demonstrating the value of any tool can be tricky. There's no "12 Step Program" you can follow to guarantee success. It's not like trying to quit smoking or lose weight. There's proven data spread over years of research showing how ... (more)
Is Comparing OpenStack to CloudStack like Comparing Apples to Oranges? This past week the Appcore team got the opportunity to attend one of the industry's leading cloud events, Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, CA. We spent a lot of time interacting with attendees at the exhibit portion ... (more)
SnapLogic: From ETL to VVV Squeezing value out of data in the enterprise has always pushed the limits of the available technology. Furthermore, when business needs exceed available capabilities, vendors push to innovate within the processor, storage, and network constraints of t... (more)
The adoption of cloud services such as storage, CRM, etc., are a given at this point. One of the faster growing sectors, though, is in human resources management (HRM), sometimes known as human capital management, which is an approach to employee staffing where people are looked ... (more)
A Practical Approach to Application Performance & DevOps Considered by many as the next step beyond Agile, DevOps has proven to be effective at accelerating development cycles, improving performance, reducing bugs and overall improving the innovation and velocity of development te... (more)
Amazon’s Cloud Computing Digital Blind Spot Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Amazon.com cloud computing juggernaut, wrapped up its annual reInvent conference in Las Vegas last week. Host to many thousands of AWS devotees, hundreds of exhibiting partners, and dozens of press and an... (more)
AppNeta: Taking Node.js from Real-Time to the Big Time Up to this point in time, cloud-base Application Performance Management (APM) vendor AppNeta has focused on the “big five” application development environments: Java, .NET, php, Python, and Ruby. Recently they added Node.js ... (more)
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