Cloud Technologies

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Enterprise Architecture and the Cloud
Marty Stogsdill

This SNIA tutorial will explore the impact public, private, or hybrid Clouds will have on existing enterprise architecture and also show ways that established enterprise architecture processes can help align Cloud deployments to business requirements.  Cloud technologies have promise for organizations to adopt pay-as-you-use operating models either from service providers (public Cloud), internal customers (private Cloud), or a combination of the two (hybrid Cloud).  Enterprise architecture is a tool organizations leverage to ensure mapping of IT solutions to business or organizational requirements.  Deployed too loosely an organization may not receive noticeable value and conversely if enterprise architecture is deployed too rigidly it can be actively avoided.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the goals of enterprise architecture, why organizations leverage established frameworks (TOGAF or FEA), and what can go wrong with enterprise architecture in practice
  • Attendees will walk away seeing the value in leveraging enterprise architecture best practices in any IT project but especially in Cloud deployments
  • Leverage established enterprise architecture frameworks to translate both the revolutionary and evolutionary impacts Cloud technologies can have on an IT organization into realizable business value to their organization