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Cloud Computing

Center for the Edge

Interest in cloud computing has been spurred by a confluence of changes in the business and information technology landscape. Today, it is generally viewed as a potentially attractive new form of low cost IT outsourcing, and cloud technology providers and users are focused on tackling the many limitations and challenges of cloud computing, especially in serving enterprise scale needs. Looking ahead, though, we see a series of significant disruptions that will be catalyzed by the evolution of cloud computing. 

Featured insights

  • Web services 2.0
    Web service-oriented architectures do not just happen. Their development is intentional and can be accomplished by transforming existing architectures over time, or as greenfield efforts.
  • Service grids: The missing link in Web services
    Service grids are a critical architectural component required to realize the business potential of Web services.



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