Anatomy of Software + Services

I was asked to talk to some people the other day about Software + Services and what it meant. For some reason I started to draw out a mind map. After a little tweaking here’s where I got to after the chat. One bit I particularily liked were the architectural principles. Be interested in feedback…

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Direct Connect – kick out your gnarly ol’VPN!

I blogged some time ago about the “Shrinking Enterprise” and wouldn’t it be neat if we could do away with VPN. Well the other day I came across Steve Riley who works in Trust Worthy Computing. Seems he’s been talking about just this for quite a while and in this posting here he describes “an…

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Sustainability from Datacentre to cloud

Here’s a copy of the deck I presented at the Architect Forum in Bradford yesterday. Great event with lots of great discussions especially about green IT.

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"Gen 4" Modular Datacentres

<Update due to Font problems on original posting> We’ve been talking about container DCs for a while now but this announcement today formalises this into a pretty compelling vision of how DCs might look in the future … “The concept behind the modular data center builds on the learnings and innovations garnered from our research…

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Green, Azure and Oslo – implications for architects

Me and a couple of colleagues are talking at an great Architect event in Bradford next 3rd December covering the following subjects: Green Application Patterns Azure Services platform Oslo, SOA and Modelling If you’re around then why not pop by!  

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Hyper-Green virtualisation tool

Hyper-Green is a fun tool that allows you to measure the cost and environmental savings through virtualisation. It also provides a neat benefits report that lists energy costs per US state … shame it doesn’t do the same for other countries … yet

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Relationships, the xbox and birthdays

Over at Microsoft SAF this week in San Francisco and among many great conversations was one I had with a delegate about how the xbox is allowing him to engage more deeply with his teenage son. When my wife gave birth to our first daughter my wife’s father said “ah, one of the benefits of…

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IASA UK Meeting: Mapping the Architecture of Applications

The UK IASA Chapter is pleased to announce the next UK meeting will be sponsored by SCL and Lattix: Mapping the Architecture of Applications, Frameworks and Databases with a Dependency Structure Matrix Dependencies are key to managing Software Architecture Learn a new approach to representing and managing software architecture by utilizing inter-module dependencies using a…

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Windows on EC2

Great announcement yesterday from Amazon that from this autumn you’ll be able to host Windows and SQL Server on EC2!

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