The Web services concept is all about simplicity.Some industry luminaries, however, believe thatthe standards process has become unnecessarily complex.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
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Gartner vice president and analyst Roy Schulte, who has been tracking service-oriented IT since before the days of CORBA, feels a new headache coming on. This pain comes in the form of enterprise service buses, or ESBs -- the logical layers where application components from different systems can meet and mingle, as reported by TechTarget's Jon Panker.
There's plenty of Web services and SOA action taking place in Orlando this week, thanks to Gartner's Application Integration and Web Services Summit, with attendance topping more than 1,000.
Famed venture capitalist John Doerr, who was once elevated tothe "Reckless Optimist's Hall of Fame" by the Silicon Valley based Churchill Club, has some new predictions to make. He believes that the potential of the Internet has been "underhyped.
The age of on-demand and utility computing is upon us now. This time we really mean it.
Time to get over it.The ITboomwill neverresume. In fact, we are at the twilight of IT -- or, at least, IT as we've come to know it.
Amazon has just launched a beta of a new feature of its Web services called Simple Queue Service. SQS is intended to offer "a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.
For those of you who have had your fill of standards, you're in good company. In the latest Web services study I just wrapped up for Evans Data, we found that even the early adopters still aren't quite up to speed with the alphabet soup.
Web Services Journal reports thatAkamai Technologies now shares its J2EE-based architecture with customers on a pay-as-you-go basis. The vendor says it has already signed on big retailer Best Buy.
There's a great piece out by InfoWorld's Eric Knorr on the impending resurgence of the ultimate SOA machine: the mainframe. Big Iron is constantly given up for dead, yet IBM is reporting record sales, especially the ones that run Linux.