Architecting Cloud Applications for the Enterprise – Part III – SuperCloudySoftware meets VeryBigCorp CIO

Actors: the CIO at VeryBigCorp, John (SuperCloudySoftware’s CEO) and a bunch of senior developers and architects. CIO: Gentlemen, welcome. Let me start by saying that our internal Customer is absolutely fascinated with your application. Believe me, they are hard to please and I’ve never seen them so excited. Congratulations! John (CEO): thank you! We are…

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Architecting Cloud Applications for the Enterprise – Part II – VeryBigCorp buys IssueTracker

Now that we have introduced our characters, we will start this story describing the acquisition process of IssueTracker in VeryBigCorp. IssueTracker was first used in VBC by a very limited number of people. Someone in some business unit somehow learnt about it and thought it would be a good tool to automate their work. A…

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Architecting Cloud Applications for the Enterprise – Part I – Introducing the Actors

I will start this series by introducing the main characters of our scenario. First, we have VeryBigCorp. VBC is a large corporation, with multiple branches and subsidiaries, thousands of employees, etc. VBC is the typical organization with a rather complex business environment: multiple business units, complex rules, regulations, etc.   VBC IT department is a reflection…

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Architecting Cloud Services for the Big Enterprise

For the last couple of months, we’ve been working on scenarios that involve consuming cloud services and applications from “Big Enterprise”. The focus being the technical obstacles for adopting cloud services. Big Enterprise is the moniker we use to describe an organization with rather heavy investments on on-premises software.  Not surprisingly then, the aspects we…

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