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What Will You Do with What You Learn from IoT? When the Internet of Things (IoT) started to emerge as a popular topic, I had to stop and ask myself if I was once again going to provide commentary on this emerging field. I enjoy exploring new technology shifts and illustrating how they can benefit various industries and businesses. It’s what I’ve done for the past 20 years through Java, XML, Web Services, SOA, Cloud and DevOps. However, every time I started writing on IoT I seemed to run into the same conundrum; am I commenting on this to jump on the hype bandwagon or because I see a need to represent the pragmatics of implementing and adopting this technology. There is no question that more sensory inputs can lead to greater understanding. The ability to monitor a thing with fine granularity facilitates greater learning. It’s why we have research studies that have ... (more)

A Reality Check on 'Everyone’s Moving Everything to the Cloud' | @CloudExpo #SaaS #Cloud #Agile

A Reality Check on 'Everyone's Moving Everything to the Cloud' A recent CIO editorial by Bernard Golden regarding the future of private cloud spurred some interesting commentary in my network. The pushback seemed to focus around the viability of the term “private cloud”. These individuals are well-respected thought-leaders in cloud with significant experience guiding senior IT executives transition to modern architectures, so I decided I’d engage them in a discussion regarding the future of self-managed infrastructure as a whole. There’s a class of individuals, myself included, w... (more)

Modernization or Transformation | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Cloud #DigitalTransformation

Much of IT terminology is often misused and misapplied. Modernization and transformation are two such terms. They are often used interchangeably even though they mean different things and have very different connotations. Indeed, it is somewhat safe to assume that in IT any transformative effort is likely to also have a modernizing effect, and thus, we can see these as levels of improvement efforts. However, many businesses are being led to believe if they don't transform now they risk becoming irrelevant when they would be equally well-off to simply modernize existing IT service... (more)

Desperately Seeking SOA Business Cases

The follow question was recently passed along to me by a peer: "…There seems to be anecdotal evidence that moving a system to SOA, or creating a new system using that architecture is the right way to go but she was looking for something with numbers of metrics that she could use for her boss…" This is a really important question because I believe that the person seeking this information is not alone in attempting to identify real value of investing in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The problem is that a properly done SOA should be unique to the mission, goals and processes ... (more)

WordPress Docker Container | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Microservices

I have an article in the recently released “DZone Guide to Building and Deploying Applications on the Cloud” entitled “Fullstack Engineering in the Age of Hybrid Cloud”. In this article I discuss the need and skills of a Fullstack Engineer with relation to troubleshooting and repairing complex, distributed hybrid cloud applications. My recent experiences with troubleshooting issues with my Docker WordPress container only reinforce the details I wrote about in this piece. Without my comprehensive understanding of both the infrastructure and application layer I don’t believe I coul... (more)