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As the title suggests one way to approach the ‘Platform Business Model' (described in detail in our library section) is to consider how it is being adapted for specific industry sectors, via Cloud-centric acronyms such as: GaaP - Government as a Platform BaaP - Banking as a Platform TaaP - Telco as a Platform With a key goal of describing practical aspects of the trend and of course our Cloud focus, this aspect is one of the headline themes of our Platform ebook. The agenda will include these specific industry scenarios and we'll explore them to illicit the key ingredients of a common Platform Architecture. GaaP - Open Government, as a Platform This tailoring began simultaneously with the emergence of the model itself, as the earliest of thought leaders like Tim O'Reilly seized upon its potential for transforming IT across all industries, not just the ‘digital native... (more)

Design Principles and Solution Recipes for Microservices | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Cloud #Microservices

Microservices Cookbook: Design Principles and Solution Recipes for Microservices Microservices - An Application Revolution Powered by the Cloud By Neil McEvoy Our new upcoming ebook is the ‘Microservices Cookbook.' This will provide a general introduction to the new software design model known as ‘Microservices,' provide a Platform design for their implementation, and describe a number of ‘recipe' scenarios for how they might be applied, including: E-Commerce Internet of Things NFV Services As the Microsoft Azure CTO explains microservices represents a major inflection point for t... (more)

NFV Microservices | @CloudExpo #DevOps #SDN #Docker #Microservices

As AT&Ts VP of Domain 2.0 architecture writes one aspect of their Domain 2.0 strategy is a goal to embrace a Microservices Application Architecture. One page 9 they describe how these envisage them fitting into the ECOMP architecture: "The initial steps of the recipes include a homing and placement task using constraints specified in the requests. ‘Homing and Placement' are micro-services involving orchestration, inventory, and controllers responsible for infrastructure, network, and application. The goal is to allow algorithms to use real-time network data and determine the most... (more)

Milton Keynes: Smart City Ecosystem Architecture | @CloudExpo #IoT #Cloud

The primary technology framework for a Smart City can best be described through an ‘Ecosystem Architecture’. This would be applied as an ‘overlay’ across the city’s existing IT systems landscape, essentially providing two main components: A Cloud Applications Store and an IoT Sensor Network, united through this ecosystem approach. An example of this model is the Milton Keynes case study, delivered by the Infonova Bearing Point partnership. Cloud Service Broker – BT’s Compute Management System (CMS) It’s helpful to first understand the underlying ‘Cloud Management’ functions. As ... (more)

Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV Scott Sparvero, CEO and Co-founder, iland The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the most prominent IT buzz words of 2015. Whether you are talking about thermostats you can set before you get home, beacons wirelessly suggesting items to buy in your high street clothing store or wearable gadgets like the Apple Watch, IoT is more than just hype. It’s here to stay if consumers have anything to say about it. However, there is a lot more to IoT than first meets the eye; it is much deeper and has the potential to affect much mo... (more)