Stepping up to the Cloud [infographic]

Enterprise Cloud

Migrating to the cloud should be considered as part of an overall business strategy and have a defined business objective addressed. One company might want to leverage cloud services to reduce operating costs and free up IT staff, another might need the ability to rapidly scale capacity, and yet another might need to speed application development. Keeping the business objective in mind will serve you well as you make the move to the cloud. At each step along the way, you will need to evaluate a provider’s processes, procedures, and abilities to see if they fit your needs. Your choices must be based on how well a provider can support and meet your ultimate objective. With this in mind, there … Read more

Designing for Failure Conditions

Today we hear from Chip Childers, product architect for SunGard’s Enterprise Cloud Services and partners with our product management and product engineering teams to drive the overall solution design of the service…CM I’m a big fan of designing systems to deal with component failures. But let's be honest, doing that perfectly is pretty darn hard. In the research paper "Fundamental Concepts of Dependability,” all possible sources of fault conditions have been classified into 16 different categories. In another paper, "Software Architecture Reliability Analysis using Failure Scenarios," an 8-step failure analysis process is proposed for how to understand a system's potential failure conditi … Read more