The need to extend SIAM for the Digital Enterprise


In the new "as a Service" Enterprise, we talk aggressively about Service Integration becoming a combinator of core enterprise services, contextual services, and utility services (see Simon Wardley’s mapping taxonomy).  Core enterprise services, those that support the core industry: ERP for manufacturing, Core Banking for retail banks, Policy Management for insurance and the like; provide access to core transactional services that operate to the industry regulations and corporate policies.  Contextual…

Project Razor: EMC and Puppet Labs


Today EMC and Puppet Labs are releasing via open source community contribution, a key module that serves to ground the last mile of the DevOps process. Project Razor is a tool that I've personally been looking for, for years. Razor is a service oriented (RESTful), model based, and policy driven "Operating System provisioning tool" which use their native installers for hardware compatibility. During the project design meetings, we determined that we…

Agile Data Governance…. akin to Agile enterprise software development?


I have long said that the failure of SOA programs has to do more with politics of data/process ownership than the technologies on which you build these enterprise SOA initiatives. Furthermore, that the failure to address the information models as first class citizens in a Service Oriented Architecture presents huge risks to both adoption and down stream architectural stability. As background, working for an Information Infrastructure company, and having worked…