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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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EA and the cloud

Cloud computing is the newest "hot topic" in IT. What is cloud computing and what role does EA play regarding the cloud? Cloud computing is a term applied to a new style of computing where the systems and services are provided using shared computing capacity. Most research analysts apply the term "cloud" when the IT service is provided over the Internet meaning that the application, software, hardware, and databases are not installed within the company. Analyst firms such as Gartner Group and Forrester Research agree that there are at least two distinct types of cloud computing. These are the public cloud and the private cloud. The public cloud is the type where all services run outside the company at a service provider's location ...

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