Rod Johnson on Cloud Computing vs. The SOA Hype
Pulling wisdom from Dilbert while evaluating the enterprise architecture landscape, Rod Johnson compares the Service Orienced Architecture insanity of yesteryear to the Cloud Computing craze of today. The final judgement? "I think with respect to SOA, it really was a fad...it was really an artificial, marketing-created, concept."
Of course, Rod wasn't all negative. He did say a few nice things about Service Oriented Architectures "It was something that is very sound at an architectural practice level" says Rod.
But what about the cloud?
But what about the cloud? Is the cloud just another crazy fad to hold CTOs by their ankles and shake as much change out of their pockets as we can, too? Rod says 'no.' Well, to be exact, what he says is:
"In the case of cloud computing however there is more substance behind it. However that substance is obscured by the fact that cloud could mean just about anything to anyone."
The link includes an audio/video of Rod's comments, along with a full transcript of the commentary. Give it a read. And if you're not into reading, give it a listen. Or, you can stimulate a whole bunch of your interactive senses by doing both.
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