BPM and SOA: SOA and the Cloud

BPM and SOA: SOA and the Cloud
Not wishing to be left out of the seemingly omnipresent discussions of the Cloud, Mike Rosen devotes this month`s Column to a discussion of the relationship between SOA and the Cloud. Since the Cloud is about making IT resources available as services and SOA is about creating solutions with service building blocks, the relationship may seem obvious. Mike takes a more critical look and provides three diagrams that succinctly illustrate the connection between the two technologies.

Mike Rosen

Mike Rosen

Mike Rosen is Chief Scientist at Wilton Consulting Group and a Founding Member of the Business Architecture Guild. Mr. Rosen is also an Adjunct Research Advisor for Business and Enterprise Architecture for IDCs CIO Advisory Practice. He has more than 30 years of technical leadership experience architecting, designing, and developing software applications and products. Currently, he provides expert consulting services in the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture and SOA. Previously, Mr. Rosen was CTO at AZORA Technologies and M2VP, Inc., and Chief Enterprise Architect at IONA Technologies, PLC, and Genesis Development Corporation. Mr. Rosen was also a product architect, technical leader, and developer for commercial middleware products from BEA and Digital. His involvement in product development includes Web services, Java, CORBA, COM, messaging, transaction processing, DCE, networking, and operating systems.
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