An Enabling Architecture for Cloud Services

Today's post is from Rahul Bakshi, vice president, managed services strategy & solution design  While many different types of architectures can support cloud computing, architecture can limit a cloud’s capabilities and the therefore the use cases for cloud. Cloud architecture should not be proprietary in its technology so that it limits the applications that can be deployed.  The more agnostic the architecture is to the applications, the better.  For example, some databases, are not designed to be virtualized so dedicated computer resources, at a minimum, are required for this type of application.   Open and Secure Architecture should be designed to offer as much flexibility as possibl … Read more