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Radovan Janecek

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Whenever IT professionals discuss the benefits of SOA - full utilization of IT resources, reduced infrastructure costs, and the agility to deliver new services quickly - they usually issue a caveat. They warn potential adopters of the inherent complexity of SOA, and point out that unless SOA is properly managed and governed, it's apt to fail. It's a valid concern, which is why I recommend that IT professionals seek a SOA solution that combines SOA governance, quality, and management. But as SOA has matured and tools have been developed to cope with complexity, complexity itself has become less of an issue. In fact, here at HP, we've discovered something that may surprise IT managers who implement SOA to gain the usual benefits. When it comes to integrating large, complex IT environments, SOA has a significant additional benefit: It actually reduces complexity. And w... (more)

Hope Tech Global Finds Hope

Reading the Everybody Lies article I recalled my impressions from 2003(2)? when I had met with the Unlimited Scale (former name of Cassatt) team. My main doubts back then were about the pain - do the IT folks really feel enough pain to invest into the new architecture of super-scaling Linux servers? Steve did an analogy [...] ... (more)

Mainframe is New

This is amazing surprise to someone like me who has spent entire career with distributed enterprise systems. The mainframe, this dinosaur, this centralized soon-to-be-dead computing platform is becoming the king of the distributed world. Of course in addition to being the king of the datacenter from the workload perspective. The arrival of technologies like z/Linux [...] ... (more)

SOA Symposium

I had two presentations on SOA Symposium last week. One was on avoiding SOA pitfalls, such as EAI in angle brackets, lack of governance, ESB approaches, and similar. The other one was focused on various considerations you should think about when choosing between Atom (REST) and SOAP (WSA). I’ll post link to both decks as [...] ... (more)

Gooddata over Microstrategy

According to ZD, Gooddata has had more unique visitors than Microstrategy. This sort of excitement is to be experienced only at a startup I guess. Keep the trend going up!!! ... (more)