Le Morte d'SOA, La naissance des nuages?
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In high school I read Sir Thomas Malory's classic book Le Morted'Arthur. This title has always troubled me. At approximately1000 pages, the book chronicles the fabled life of King Arthur and theadventures of the Knights of the Round Table. That equates to about900+ pages of a detailed account of Arthur's glorious and sometimestroubled life. In the last dozen pages of the book, after the mortalwound Arthur receives from Mordred, Arthur’s life comes to an apparentend. Why wasn't the book called The Life of Arthur? Iguessdeath is more dramatic as a topic for grabbing people's attention.
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In fact, when I think about WebSphere’s cloud strategy, I like tothinkof a cloud in terms of a service-oriented arch
Cloud Infrastructure Services –Cloud Infrastructure Services (CIS) provision thecloud, shaping it into a shared resource pool that provides some levelof platform service. In this case, a platform service might bethe ability to run a JEE application on WebSphere ApplicationServer. The CIS provides automation and management servicesthat enable sharing of physical and software resources, whichsignificantly reduces cost and labor. WebSphere’s CISuses virtualization technology to facilitate the creating, disp
Cloud Platform Services – Byplatform, we mean a runtime platform. In theWebSphere family, this could equate to application server, processserver, an enterprise service bus or a data grid. A CloudPlatform Service (CPS) gives a user the ability to directly depl
Cloud Application Services –Cloud Application Services (CAS) assume that both theinfrastructure and platform have been provisioned, configured andoptimized to run in the cloud. CAS offers a specificapplication function as a service. Unlike the CPS layer, in theCAS layer, you don’t deploy applications; youconfigure and customize the application function provided. Forexample, in the WebSphere portfolio, commerce function is the mostnatural fit for Cloud Application Services. You can alsoimagine WebSphere desktop tools running as a service in acloud. For instance Eclipse-based desktop tools like RationalApplication Developer (RAD) and WebSphereBusiness Modeler can be madeto run in a cloud as a service.
On/Off Premise Clouds – WebSphere’scloud strategy is tiltedtowards supporting the creation of on-premise clouds - cloudsthat run behind the corporate firewall. The WebSphere teamis partnering up with our Tivoli group to supply value-added on-premisecloud management features like software license mana
In summary, SOA is not dead – it is alive and well. SOA isat the cornerstone of our WebSphere cloud strategy, where we havedefined three services layers to provide function to allow ourcustomers to“do more with less and do it quicker” in a public or private cloud.
At IMPACT2009, we are planning to announce several new products andservices around this cloud strategy. Stay tuned.