Cloud Building: Trusted Multi-Tenancy Requirements


There are two primary actors in a cloud deployment, the customer of the cloud (Tenant) and the provider of the cloud (Provider). They represent a standard client / server relationship requiring a strong contract and visible performance against that contract. I believe that there are a set of key capabilities required in order to maximize the adoption [by Tenants] of [Provider] cloud infrastructure. They are detailed as follows. Flexibity The…

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…

Continued emergence of MDM in SOA


Tom Maguire pointed me to an interesting podcast from Marty Moseley, CTO of Initiate Systems, one of 2 remaining leadership quadrant companies in CDI & MDM (the other being Siperian). Marty wanes relatively eloquently on this “third pass” at MDM, and the challenges that MDM faces/addresses within a SOA/BPM oriented set of orchestrated activities. http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Web-Services-and-SOA/Orchestrating-Your-Data/ My take, nothing outlandish or incredibly insightful, but does give a primer to the value…