Gartner recognizes Cloud Architecture as a trend

Do you have a distinct architecture for Cloud?   Gartner recently announced Cloud Architecture as a top 10 technology trend for 2014.     My blog has a section devoted to Cloud Architecture, where  you can learn about the architectural difference between:

and how Cloud Characteristics, Cloud Dimensions, and New IT drivers influence your PaaS form factor evaluation, change application server requirements, and drive a new cloud architecture reference model.   Developers may choose to  build SaaS applications based on innovative multi-tenant frameworks.

Cloud Architecture Next Steps

  1. Take a look at the 30+ posts to better understand the domain space
  2. Define your Cloud Architecture goals and challenges
  3. Perform a gap analysis between your current, terrestrial architecture , and the cloud components required to reduce challenges and meet your goals
  4. Evaluate vendor options
  5. Perform a Cloud Architecture proof of concept (POC)
  6. and let me know how you are defining Cloud Architecture.