William Vambenepe

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Enterprise services are created by combining infrastructure services, applications, and business processes. To be able to adapt quickly to business changes, enterprise IT must evolve from management of individual resources to management of interrelated services. This will be achieved through the development of composable and modular standards that expose the management capabilities of the building blocks of enterprise services. The Web services platform is an enabler of this transformation: a Web services-based management infrastructure provides a channel that is appropriate for dynamic resource provisioning, allocation, and configuration - often called utility computing. We can consider this management infrastructure as a four-layered architecture. Starting at the foundation layer, the work on the base Web services infrastructure is far from over. First, until WSD... (more)

Is It Time Yet To Move Towards Cloud Computing Standards?

3Tera’s Bert Armijo recently called for the standardization of utility/cloud computing. He named it “Open Cloud” and it would "allow a company’s IT systems to be shared between different cloud computing services and moved freely between them." I applaud Bert’s efforts but I couldn’t sleep well at night if I didn’t also warn him that “there be dragons.” {This post appeared originally here and is republished in full with the kind permission of the author] This Forbes article (via John) channeled Bert's call. Bert talked a bit more about it on his blog and, while he doesn’t referenc... (more)

The State of Web Services Management Protocols

An interesting convergence is taking place in the IT management world, toward Web services-based management protocols. One of the driving factors in this convergence is the effort to improve the agility of enterprise IT, such as HP's Adaptive Enterprise, IBM's On Demand Computing, and Microsoft's DSI. The convergence also derives from the effort of the Grid community, as seen in Global Grid Forum, where the goal is to build support for large and distributed computing systems. At the lower end of the spectrum, the convergence comes from manufacturers of devices such as printers and... (more)