Single Sign-on in the Cloud

Single sign-on (SSO) allows companies to enforce access control policies across multiple applications in a consistent manner. In this article, Kunal Mittal discusses core concepts of how single sign-on can be extended from your enterprise to the cloud. Multiple mechanisms can be used to achieve SSO between traditional applications running …

Choosing the Best PaaS

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is one of the main three models for Cloud computing along with Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). In this article, John Rhoton presents some of the leading PaaS cloud platforms and provides guidance about how to choose the one …

Deploying CloudFoundry, Heroku and othe PaaS

This article provides a step by step approach on how to deploy your application on the CloudBees, CloudFoundry, Heroku, Windows Azure, OpenShift, Elastic Beanstalk and Google AppEngine Platform-as-a-Services (PaaS) clouds. For each of these platforms, you are guided through the deployment process with screenshots and code examples. You can even …

Enterprise Architecture in the Age of Cloud Services

In this article by Fabio Castiglioni explores how to represent an enterprise architecture model from the perspective of a Consumer of cloud services. The article presents the IBM Cloud reference architecture. It shows how to describe an architecture using ArchiMate, an open and independent modelling language for enterprise architecture. It …

Data Ingress and Storage Access in Cloud Architecture

Buck Woody discusses in this article data ingress and storage access in Cloud Computing reference architecture. He explains how to create a centralized, off-premises (cloud-based) data store that provides flexibility, security, consistency, and guards against vendor lock-in. Buck is Senior Technical Specialist on Windows Azure at Microsoft and the examples …

The benefits of the Open Source OpenStack IaaS Cloud

The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud platform landscape is quite diverse, with well-known solutions like Nebula and Eucalyptus. But a relative newcomer to this space has shown considerable growth, not only in users but a large number of supporting companies. This article by Tim Jones presents the open source Cloud …

NoOps, DevOps and PaaS

In this article, Lucas Carlson, Adron Hall discuss the relationship between the NoOps, DevOps and PaaS trends in software infrastructure. They start with some definitions. Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is a category of cloud computing services that provide a computing platform and a solution stack as a service. NoOps means no operational …

The OpenStack Network

Networking is an essential part of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) system like OpenStack. OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds …