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Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide by David S. Linthicum

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Chapter 3. Defining the Clouds for the Enterprise

If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.

—Albert Einstein

One aspect of this book examines the concept of cloud computing as a mechanism to create a new enterprise architecture that is more efficient and effective than the existing architecture. We are looking to SOA using cloud computing as the way to approach this concept, extending SOA outside of the firewall to the platforms, or architectural options, that cloud computing provides.

While cloud computing is not new, the appearance of new cloud resources makes it much more viable than it was in the past. The trick is to understand what resources are out there, the solution patterns they offer, and how they can fit with your SOA. ...

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