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