Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures

Author: Zaigham Mahmood,Richard Hill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447122364

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 2562

This important text provides a single point of reference for state-of-the-art cloud computing design and implementation techniques. The book examines cloud computing from the perspective of enterprise architecture, asking the question; how do we realize new business potential with our existing enterprises? Topics and features: with a Foreword by Thomas Erl; contains contributions from an international selection of preeminent experts; presents the state-of-the-art in enterprise architecture approaches with respect to cloud computing models, frameworks, technologies, and applications; discusses potential research directions, and technologies to facilitate the realization of emerging business models through enterprise architecture approaches; provides relevant theoretical frameworks, and the latest empirical research findings.

Cloud Enterprise Architecture

Author: Pethuru Raj

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466589078

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 5904

Cloud Enterprise Architecture examines enterprise architecture (EA) in the context of the surging popularity of Cloud computing. It explains the different kinds of desired transformations the architectural blocks of EA undergo in light of this strategically significant convergence. Chapters cover each of the contributing architectures of EA—business, information, application, integration, security, and technology—illustrating the current and impending implications of the Cloud on each. Discussing the implications of the Cloud paradigm on EA, the book details the perceptible and positive changes that will affect EA design, governance, strategy, management, and sustenance. The author ties these topics together with chapters on Cloud integration and composition architecture. He also examines the Enterprise Cloud, Federated Clouds, and the vision to establish the InterCloud. Laying out a comprehensive strategy for planning and executing Cloud-inspired transformations, the book: Explains how the Cloud changes and affects enterprise architecture design, governance, strategy, management, and sustenance Presents helpful information on next-generation Cloud computing Describes additional architectural types such as enterprise-scale integration, security, management, and governance architectures This book is an ideal resource for enterprise architects, Cloud evangelists and enthusiasts, and Cloud application and service architects. Cloud center administrators, Cloud business executives, managers, and analysts will also find the book helpful and inspirational while formulating appropriate mechanisms and schemes for sound modernization and migration of traditional applications to Cloud infrastructures and platforms.

Adaptive Cloud Enterprise Architecture

Author: Asif Qumer Gill

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814632147

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 7550

This book presents a comprehensive and novel adaptive enterprise service systems approach to adapting, defining, operating, managing and supporting (ADOMS) the adaptive cloud enterprise architecture. The adaptive cloud enterprise architecture provides a platform for creating the service-centric agile enterprise. This book is intended for enterprise strategists, enterprise architects, domain architects, solution architects, researchers, and anyone who has an interest in the enterprise architecture and cloud computing disciplines. Contents:IntroductionCloud-Enabled Enterprise AdaptationThe Adaptive Enterprise Service System MetamodelThe Adaptive Enterprise Service System Lifecycle ManagementAdapting Cloud Enterprise Architecture CapabilityDefining Cloud Enterprise Architecture CapabilityOperating Cloud Enterprise Architecture CapabilityManaging Cloud Enterprise Architecture CapabilitySupporting Cloud Enterprise Architecture CapabilityCase Study Examples Readership: Researchers, academics, professionals and graduate students in software engineering, information sciences and networking. Keywords:Agility;Agile Enterprise Architecture;Cloud Computing;Design Thinking;Innovation

The Agile Architecture Revolution

How Cloud Computing, REST-Based SOA, and Mobile Computing Are Changing Enterprise IT

Author: Jason Bloomberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7704

A sneak peek at up-and-coming trends in IT, a multidimensional vision for achieving business agility through agile architectures The Agile Architecture Revolution places IT trends into the context of Enterprise Architecture, reinventing Enterprise Architecture to support continuous business transformation. It focuses on the challenges of large organizations, while placing such organizations into the broader business ecosystem that includes small and midsize organizations as well as startups. Organizes the important trends that are facing technology in businesses and public sector organizations today and over the next several years Presents the five broad organizing principles called Supertrends: location independence, global cubicle, democratization of technology, deep interoperability, and complex systems engineering Provides a new perspective on service-oriented architecture in conjunction with architectural approaches to cloud computing and mobile technologies that explain how organizations can achieve better business visibility through IT and enterprise architecture Laying out a multidimensional vision for achieving agile architectures, this book discusses the crisis points that promise sudden, transformative change, unraveling how organizations' spending on IT will continue to undergo radical change over the next ten years.

Enterprise Cloud Computing

Technology, Architecture, Applications

Author: Gautam Shroff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139490915

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 4844

Cloud computing promises to revolutionize IT and business by making computing available as a utility over the internet. This book is intended primarily for practising software architects who need to assess the impact of such a transformation. It explains the evolution of the internet into a cloud computing platform, describes emerging development paradigms and technologies, and discusses how these will change the way enterprise applications should be architected for cloud deployment. Gautam Shroff provides a technical description of cloud computing technologies, covering cloud infrastructure and platform services, programming paradigms such as MapReduce, as well as 'do-it-yourself' hosted development tools. He also describes emerging technologies critical to cloud computing. The book also covers the fundamentals of enterprise computing, including a technical introduction to enterprise architecture, so it will interest programmers aspiring to become software architects and serve as a reference for a graduate-level course in software architecture or software engineering.

Software Engineering Frameworks for the Cloud Computing Paradigm

Author: Zaigham Mahmood,Saqib Saeed

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447150317

Category: Computers

Page: 365

View: 6500

This book presents the latest research on Software Engineering Frameworks for the Cloud Computing Paradigm, drawn from an international selection of researchers and practitioners. The book offers both a discussion of relevant software engineering approaches and practical guidance on enterprise-wide software deployment in the cloud environment, together with real-world case studies. Features: presents the state of the art in software engineering approaches for developing cloud-suitable applications; discusses the impact of the cloud computing paradigm on software engineering; offers guidance and best practices for students and practitioners; examines the stages of the software development lifecycle, with a focus on the requirements engineering and testing of cloud-based applications; reviews the efficiency and performance of cloud-based applications; explores feature-driven and cloud-aided software design; provides relevant theoretical frameworks, practical approaches and future research directions.

Collaborative Enterprise Architecture

Enriching EA with Lean, Agile, and Enterprise 2.0 Practices

Author: Stefan Bente,Uwe Bombosch,Shailendra Langade

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124159346

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 2970

Why collaborative enterprise architecture? -- What is enterprise architecture -- What enterprise architects do: core activities of EA -- EA frameworks -- EA maturity models -- Foundations of collaborative EA -- Towards pragmatism: lean and agile EA -- Inviting to participation: eam 2.0 -- The next steps: taking collaborative EA forward.

Is Your Company Ready for Cloud?

Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business

Author: Pamela K. Isom,Kerrie Holley

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0132599848

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

View: 4261

The first-of-its-kind guide to making optimal, sustainable cloud adoption decisions for your enterprise. * *Shows how to optimize cloud adoption by aligning business and IT requirements, pain points, strengths, and inhibitors. *Includes practical examples that clarify when cloud computing makes sense. *Shows how to reduce risk and increase ROI by incorporating cloud services into existing enterprise architecture, and identifies architectural refinements to increase the cloud's value. This is the first complete guide to cloud decision-making for senior executives in both technology and non-technology roles. IBM Global Business Services Executive IT Architect Pamela K. Isom shows how to build on and extend existing Enterprise Architecture (EA) investments to maximize the value of the cloud. Drawing on her extensive experience working with enterprise clients to deliver high-value cloud solutions, Isom presents: * *Practical business cases, vignettes, and techniques to help both consumers and providers understand when cloud investments make sense. *Litmus tests and decision trees for guiding cloud decision making. *A clear explanation of why it's so important to reflect current Enterprise Architecture in cloud decision-making, and what happens when companies don't. *Proven methods for incorporating cloud considerations into existing EAs. *Guidance on identifying and prioritizing cloud enablement candidates and building adoption roadmaps. *Potential EA refinements that help drive more value from the cloud. *Illustrative examples of cloud deployments that minimize risk and optimize ROI Includes a foreword by IBM Fellow Kerrie Holley, co-inventor of Service- Oriented Modeling and Architecture (SOMA) and the Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM).

Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: David S. Linthicum

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321670939

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 6973

Massive, disruptive change is coming to IT as software as a service (SaaS), SOA, mashups, Web 2.0, and cloud computing truly come of age. Now, one of the world’s leading IT innovators explains what it all means—coherently, thoroughly, and authoritatively. Writing for IT executives, architects, and developers alike, world-renowned expert David S. Linthicum explains why the days of managing IT organizations as private fortresses will rapidly disappear as IT inevitably becomes a global community. He demonstrates how to run IT when critical elements of customer, product, and business data and processes extend far beyond the firewall—and how to use all that information to deliver real-time answers about everything from an individual customer’s credit to the location of a specific cargo container. Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise offers a clear-eyed assessment of the challenges associated with this new world—and offers a step-by-step program for getting there with maximum return on investment and minimum risk. Using multiple examples, Linthicum Reviews the powerful cost, value, and risk-related drivers behind the move to cloud computing—and explains why the shift will accelerate Explains the technical underpinnings, supporting technologies, and best-practice methods you’ll need to make the transition Helps you objectively assess the promise of cloud computing and SOA for your organization, quantify value, and make the business case Walks you through evaluating your existing IT infrastructure and finding your most cost-effective, safest path to the “cloud” Shows how to choose the right candidate data, services, and processes for your cloud computing initiatives Guides you through building disruptive infrastructure and next-generation process platforms Helps you bring effective, high-value governance to the clouds If you’re ready to begin driving real competitive advantage from cloud computing, this book is the start-to-finish roadmap you need to make it happen.

Driving Efficiency in Local Government Using a Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Framework: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Tiwary, Amit

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522524088

Category: Law

Page: 150

View: 2195

The overall functions of a government impact a wide range of sectors in society. It is imperative for governments to work at full capacity and potential in order to ensure quality progress for its citizens. Driving Efficiency in Local Government Using a Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Framework: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential scholarly publication for the latest research on methods for smart government initiatives and implementations, and addresses prevalent internal and external security risks. Featuring extensive coverage on a broad range of topics such as technology funds, mobile technology, and cloud computing, this book is ideally designed for professionals, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the ways in which governments can advance and prosper.

Guide to Security Assurance for Cloud Computing

Author: Shao Ying Zhu,Richard Hill,Marcello Trovati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319259881

Category: Computers

Page: 229

View: 7497

This practical and didactic text/reference discusses the leading edge of secure cloud computing, exploring the essential concepts and principles, tools, techniques and deployment models in this field. Enlightening perspectives are presented by an international collection of pre-eminent authorities in cloud security assurance from both academia and industry. Topics and features: · Describes the important general concepts and principles of security assurance in cloud-based environments · Presents applications and approaches to cloud security that illustrate the current state of the art · Reviews pertinent issues in relation to challenges that prevent organizations moving to cloud architectures · Provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings · Discusses real-world vulnerabilities of cloud-based software in order to address the challenges of securing distributed software · Highlights the practicalities of cloud security, and how applications can assure and comply with legislation · Includes review questions at the end of each chapter This Guide to Security Assurance for Cloud Computing will be of great benefit to a broad audience covering enterprise architects, business analysts and leaders, IT infrastructure managers, cloud security engineers and consultants, and application developers involved in system design and implementation. The work is also suitable as a textbook for university instructors, with the outline for a possible course structure suggested in the preface. The editors are all members of the Computing and Mathematics Department at the University of Derby, UK, where Dr. Shao Ying Zhu serves as a Senior Lecturer in Computing, Dr. Richard Hill as a Professor and Head of the Computing and Mathematics Department, and Dr. Marcello Trovati as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics. The other publications of the editors include the Springer titles Big-Data Analytics and Cloud Computing, Guide to Cloud Computing and Cloud Computing for Enterprise Architectures.

Transforming Enterprise Cloud Services

Author: William Y Chang,Hosame Abu-Amara,Jessica Feng Sanford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048198467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 1112

The broad scope of Cloud Computing is creating a technology, business, sociolo- cal, and economic renaissance. It delivers the promise of making services available quickly with rather little effort. Cloud Computing allows almost anyone, anywhere, at anytime to interact with these service offerings. Cloud Computing creates a unique opportunity for its users that allows anyone with an idea to have a chance to deliver it to a mass market base. As Cloud Computing continues to evolve and penetrate different industries, it is inevitable that the scope and definition of Cloud Computing becomes very subjective, based on providers’ and customers’ persp- tive of applications. For instance, Information Technology (IT) professionals p- ceive a Cloud as an unlimited, on-demand, flexible computing fabric that is always available to support their needs. Cloud users experience Cloud services as virtual, off-premise applications provided by Cloud service providers. To an end user, a p- vider offering a set of services or applications in the Cloud can manage these off- ings remotely. Despite these discrepancies, there is a general consensus that Cloud Computing includes technology that uses the Internet and collaborated servers to integrate data, applications, and computing resources. With proper Cloud access, such technology allows consumers and businesses to access their personal files on any computer without having to install special tools. Cloud Computing facilitates efficient operations and management of comp- ing technologies by federating storage, memory, processing, and bandwidth.

Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research and Practice-Driven Research on Enterprise Transformation

7th Workshop, TEAR 2012, and 5th Working Conference, PRET 2012, Held at The Open Group Conference 2012, Barcelona, Spain, October 23-24, 2012, Proceedings

Author: Stephan Aier,Mathias Ekstedt,Florian Matthes,Erik Proper,Jorge L. Sanz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642341632

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 319

View: 9331

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the combined 7th International Workshop on Trends in Enterprise Architecture Research (TEAR 2012) and the 5th Working Conference on Practice-Driven Research on Enterprise Transformation (PRET-5), held in Barcelona, Spain, October 23-24, 2012, and co-located with The Open Group's Conference on Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing, and Security. Joining the forces of the two events with The Open Group Conference provided the unique opportunity for an intensive exchange between practitioners as well as for discussions on standardization efforts and academic research in the areas of enterprise transformation and enterprise architecture (EA). Based on careful reviews by at least three Program Committee members, 18 papers were chosen for inclusion in these proceedings. They were presented in six sessions on enterprise architecture management (EAM) effectivity, languages for EA, EAM and the ability to change, advanced topics in EA, governing enterprise transformations, and EA applications.

Cloud Computing

Challenges, Limitations and R&D Solutions

Author: Zaigham Mahmood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319105302

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 578

This book reviews the challenging issues that present barriers to greater implementation of the cloud computing paradigm, together with the latest research into developing potential solutions. Topics and features: presents a focus on the most important issues and limitations of cloud computing, covering cloud security and architecture, QoS and SLAs; discusses a methodology for cloud security management, and proposes a framework for secure data storage and identity management in the cloud; introduces a simulation tool for energy-aware cloud environments, and an efficient congestion control system for data center networks; examines the issues of energy-aware VM consolidation in the IaaS provision, and software-defined networking for cloud related applications; reviews current trends and suggests future developments in virtualization, cloud security, QoS data warehouses, cloud federation approaches, and DBaaS provision; predicts how the next generation of utility computing infrastructures will be designed.

Force.com Enterprise Architecture

Author: Andrew Fawcett

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786465051

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 8519

Architect and deliver packaged Force.com applications that cater to enterprise business needs About This Book Explore the lightning framework, advanced application life cycle processes, and testing Use the Force.com platform to build truly integrated, scalable, and robustly engineered applications focused on enterprise-level customer demands Using the Lightning technology to deliver modern and responsive user experiences targeting multiple devices through Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 Mobile. Step-by-step, work on examples to get you building your own ready-to-install packaged application Who This Book Is For This book is for advanced Force.com developers and architects who need to understand the Salesforce platform from the perspective of enterprise-level requirements. A prior understanding of Apex and Visualforce is a must. Those familiar with other enterprise software ecosystems will also find this book ideal as they adopt Force.com. What You Will Learn Package, install, test, and upgrade an application Define architecture-aligning data storage and functional requirements Develop Apex code that is easy to navigate, self-documenting, testable, robust, and organic Leverage your application's clientagnostic Service layer backbone to support numerous platform areas Get the most from hosting your application within the Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 Mobile clients Apply querying, indexing, and asynchronous best practices Leverage mocking and dependency injection in your Apex tests Explore tips for developing advanced applications In Detail Companies of all sizes have seen the need for Force.com's architectural strategy focused on enabling their business objectives. Successful enterprise applications require planning, commitment, and investment in the best tools, processes, and features available. This book will teach you how to architect and support enduring applications for enterprise clients with Salesforce by exploring how to identify architecture needs and design solutions based on industry standard patterns. There are several ways to build solutions on Force.com, and this book will guide you through a logical path and show you the steps and considerations required to build packaged solutions from start to finish. It covers all aspects, from engineering to getting your application into the hands of your customers, and ensuring that they get the best value possible from your Force.com application. You will get acquainted with extending tools such as Lightning App Builder, Process Builder, and Flow with your own application logic. In addition to building your own application API, you will learn the techniques required to leverage the latest Lightning technologies on desktop and mobile platforms. Style and approach The book takes a straightforward approach, taking apart the Force.com architecture for you to gain a deep understanding of how you can implement the Salesforce platform based on enterprise-level requirements.

Continued Rise of the Cloud

Advances and Trends in Cloud Computing

Author: Zaigham Mahmood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1447164520

Category: Computers

Page: 410

View: 6009

This book captures the state of the art in cloud technologies, infrastructures, and service delivery and deployment models. The work provides guidance and case studies on the development of cloud-based services and infrastructures from an international selection of expert researchers and practitioners. Features: presents a focus on security and access control mechanisms for cloud environments, analyses standards and brokerage services, and investigates the role of certification for cloud adoption; evaluates cloud ERP, suggests a framework for implementing “big data” science, and proposes an approach for cloud interoperability; reviews existing elasticity management solutions, discusses the relationship between cloud management and governance, and describes the development of a cloud service capability assessment model; examines cloud applications in higher education, including the use of knowledge-as-a-service in the provision of education, and cloud-based e-learning for students with disabilities.

TOGAF® Version 9 - Ein Pocket Guide

Author: The Open Group

Publisher: Van Haren

ISBN: 9087535813

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 7805

TOGAF® stellt ein offenes, branchenübergreifend vereinbartes Framework sowie eine Methode fürs Management von Unternehmensarchitekturen bereit. Dieses Taschenbuch basiert auf TOGAF Version 9 Enterprise Edition. Es bietet eine kurze und prägnante Einführung in TOGAF Version 9 und basiert auf der Spezifikation von TOGAF 9 und ergänzenden Beiträgen von Mitgliedern von The Open Group Architecture Forum. Zielgruppe dieses Dokuments: Unternehmensarchitekten, insbesondere Geschäfts-, Daten- und IT-Architekten, Systemarchitekten oder Lösungsarchitekten sowie Führungskräfte, die sich mit TOGAF vertraut machen möchten. Es werden keine Vorkenntnisse über die Unternehmensarchitektur vorausgesetzt. Behandelte Themen: Allgemeiner Überblick über TOGAF, die Unternehmensarchitektur sowie über die Inhalte und wichtigsten Konzepte von TOGAF; Einführung in die Methode zur Architekturentwicklung (Architecture Development Method, ADM), die TOGAF für die Entwicklung von Unternehmensarchitekturen Bereitstellt; Überblick über die wichtigsten Arbeitstechniken und -ergebnisse des ADM-Zyklus; Überblick über die Richtlinien zur Anpassung der ADM; Einführung in das Architecture Content Framework, einem strukturierten Metamodell für Architektur-Artefakte; Einführung in das Enterprise Continuum, einem übergreifenden Konzept, das zusammen mit der ADM zur Entwicklung einer Unternehmensarchitektur verwendet werden kann; Einführung in die TOGAF-Referenzmodelle, einschließlich TOGAF-Basisarchitektur und Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (III-RM); Einführung in das Architecture Capability Framework, einer Sammlung von Ressourcen und Elementen, die für den Aufbau und Betrieb einer Architekturfunktion innerhalb eines Unternehmens bereitstehen; Übersicht über die Unterschiede und Neuerungen von TOGAF 9 im Vergleich zu TOGAF 8.1.1.

Sustainable Enterprise Architecture

Author: Kirk Hausman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146650899X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 506

Enterprise architecture requires an understanding of all technologies, strategies, and data consumption throughout the enterprise. To this end, one must strive to always broaden knowledge of existing, as well as emerging trends and solutions. As a trade, this role demands an understanding beyond the specificities of technologies and vendor products. An enterprise architect must be versatile with the design and arrangement of elements in an extended network enterprise. Intended for anyone charged with coordinating enterprise architectural design in a small, medium, or large organization, Sustainable Enterprise Architecture helps you explore the various elements of your own particular network environment to develop strategies for mid- to long-term management and sustainable growth. Organized much like a book on structural architecture, this one starts with a solid foundation of frameworks and general guidelines for enterprise governance and design. The book covers common considerations for all enterprises, and then drills down to specific types of technology that may be found in your enterprise. It explores strategies for protecting enterprise resources and examines technologies and strategies that are only just beginning to take place in the modern enterprise network. Each chapter builds on the knowledge and understanding of topics presented earlier in the book to give you a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities in managing enterprise resources within a well-designed architectural strategy. Emphasizing only those strategies that weather change, Sustainable Enterprise Architecture shows you how to evaluate your own unique environment and find alignment with the concepts of sustainability and architecture. It gives you the tools to build solutions and policies to protect your enterprise and allow it to provide the greatest organizational value into the future.