Bobby Woolf: WebSphere SOA and JEE in Practice
From archive: February 2009 X
Want your manager to regard you as truly great talent? Try to follow these habits.
I'm interested in what sorts of employees make their companies stronger. I discuss this from time to time under the heading of "leadership" (blog thread, wiki page).
I talk about this particular topic in Habits of Truly Great Talent (on my wiki).
The IBM Sequoia supercomputer will be faster than the fastest 500 supercomputers, combined.
Thanks to my friend Brian for pointing this out.
My book on integration has been called "the core language of EAI."
I'm interested that 50% of ESBs today are used primarily for integration. What are the other 50% being used for? In fact, I'd be more specific and say that an ESB should be used for service integration (or as IBM likes to call it, "sevice connectivity"), i.e. connecting together service requestors and providers in an SOA. Busses can be used for other things like transporting data and providing event notification, but I wouldn't exactly call those functions of a service bus.
Anyway, nice to be thought of as having helped to document the core language of EAI.
Thanks to my friend Dave for pointing out to me that I was mentioned in this report.
What is cloud computing?
That's obviously no simple question, but here's a quick video that gives some of IBM's answers:
This is from IBM's Cloud Computing pages. You can access the original RC2 video from Why use IBM for cloud computing?
Like the video says, cloud computing is not:
Those are part of it, but cloud computing is more. According to IBM:
Cloud computing is a service management platform that provides a transparent infrastructure to users with near zero management costs.
The video then goes on to talk about our Research Compute Cloud (RC2). See "IBM Advances Research through Cloud Computing to Help Solve Real-World Problems."
In Irving Wladawsky-Berger discusses cloud computing with Tech Web TV (which I wish IBM would put on YouTube), one of IBM's leading thinkers describes these advantages of cloud computing:
Another great quote is, "People don't want software-as-a-service, they want services."
He discusses this further in "Reflections on Cloud Computing," "The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing," and "What is Cloud Computing, Anyway?" (all on his self-titled blog).
One point he makes in another interview is that cloud computing is basically "an Internet of services":
Thanks to my collegue Byron Pojol for pointing out the RC2 video.