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Cloud Native Applications As the cloud becomes more of the norm as part of enterprise computing, enterprises now have to deal with the issue of how to ensure that applications effectively use the attributes of cloud. There are monolithic applications from the previous era that are continuing to be migrated to the cloud using a lift and shift approach. With minimal changes, they do benefit from certain attributes of cloud like availability and management, but there is also a new set of application architecture emerging, namely the ‘cloud native applications.' A cloud native application is designed to take the best advantage of its deployment to a cloud platform. By adopting cloud native applications they improve their agility in the way they build, deploy and manage their applications. The design patterns of the existing application architecture don't fully support... (more)

Private Clouds and Business Rules

Moving from dedicated  data centers and applications to Cloud  is not an overnight  switch-in operation; rather  enterprises need to plan out  the movement towards the Private Clouds. While the benefits are obvious, it takes lot of thinking from the IT department of the enterprises to move applications to private cloud. The following are the typical strategies adopted in migration to Private Clouds for enterprises which are traditionally driven by dedicated applications and infrastructure. 1.       Consolidate  Data Center Resources  using  Virtualization  of the hardware and s... (more)

Best Practices for Amazon Redshift

Data Warehouse as a Service Recently Amazon announced the availability of Redshift Data warehouse as a Service as a beta offering. Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service that makes it simple and cost-effective to efficiently analyze all your data using your existing business intelligence tools. It's optimized for datasets ranging from a few hundred gigabytes to a petabyte or more and costs less than $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the cost of most traditional data warehousing solutions. Architecture Behind Redshift Any data warehouse ... (more)

Cloud Computing: Is There a BpaaS Consortium?

SaaS / BpaaS Growth We are seeing very clear predictions about the growth of SaaS (Software as a Service) market in the next several years, also very close to the concept of SaaS enterprises are looking for BpaaS (Business Process as a Service) which aims at end to end delivery of a complete business process, which is ideally satisfied with a single SaaS offering or a combination of multiple SaaS Offering. Interoperability Concerns While this gives a rosy picture about the growth of the SaaS and BpaaS towards lifting the entire tech industry and the associated business, we are s... (more)

Supplier Evaluation as a Service

This is the continuation of my series of articles on Industry SaaS. The term ‘Industry SaaS' can be used interchangeably with BpaaS (Business Process as a Service). However, the term ‘Industry SaaS' meaning a Software as a Service meant for a specific industry need needs more attention, as the term BpaaS has yet to mature with a clear definition. Supplier Evaluation Most organizations need an automated tool to select suppliers and evaluate them. These systems form an important part of Supply Chain process, as they aim at evaluating the supplier's capabilities and other compliance... (more)