SOA drove the notion of governance deeper into the IT firmament. Many observers contend that similar governance issues will come to the fore in nascent cloud computing. Service dependencies and the like will need to be monitored as applications move to the cloud architecture. A set of recent articles on SearchSOA.com look at the trend.
In order for cloud computing to live up to its many promises, analysts say it is essential that it operate within governance practices that are connected to the enterprise and that make those cloud-based services reliable and trustworthy. Get expert David Linthicum's take. Read more on Application Integration.
governance: Learning from SOA
"How can I find my way in the cloud?" So, the pilgrim technologist asks. One answer is to look at what’s been done in SOA over the past five to six years to see what governance best practices will work.Read more on cloud governance.
SOA, cloud computing bring data and enterprise architects together
Some say that service-oriented architecture (SOA) and master data management (MDM) are hand-in-glove concepts. Cloud computing, meanwhile, may cover both bases. Read more on cloud and MDM.
data services provide an integrated view of siloed information
A lot is riding on new cloud data services that are meant to provide self-service access to integrated and mashable information from siloed information systems. Read more on siloed information.