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
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
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
Microservices Cookbook: Design Principles and Solution Recipes for
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)
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
"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)
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
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
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)