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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)

A #Blockchain Framework | @CloudExpo #FinTech #ML #DigitalTransformation

Blockchain Identity - Keystone Foundation for Digital Democracy and Society By Neil McEvoy As good Venn diagrams always show it's the intersection areas that offer the sweet spot for trends and markets, and an especially potent one is the intersection of Cloud computing, with the blockchain and also digital identity, particularly when considered within contexts such as Digital Democracy. Given the diversity of each field alone there are multiple perspectives to this, more the start of a conversation rather than a definitive design. Identity and the Blockchain Cloud For example Bl... (more)

Autonomic Computing and @Docker | @DevOpsSummit #AI #APM #DevOps

Containers as a Platform for Autonomic Computing By Neil McEvoy An overall theme of cloud computing and the specific practices within it is fundamentally one of automation. The core value of technology is to continually automate low level procedures to free up people to work on more value add activities, ultimately leading to the utopian goal of full Autonomic Computing. For example a great way to define your plan for DevOps tool chain adoption is through this lens. In this TechTarget article they outline a simple maturity model for planning this. Self-Aware Containers and Micr... (more)

Architecture for Next Generation Digital Service Providers | @CloudExpo #NFV #Microservices #DigitalTransformation

NFV Microservices - Architecture for Next Generation Digital Service Providers By Neil McEvoy Telcos embarking on a journey to adopt and exploit the NFV trend face a big challenge of existing legacy complexity, and a key message I have been marketing is that there already are best practices that can be reused from the Enterprise sector, especially from leading ‘digital natives' like Netflix and Linkedin. NTT Communications is a great example of this, employing the same ‘toolchain' of DevOps apps like Github, Ansible, Docker and Jenkins to do exactly that, better automate their ... (more)

Microservices Recipes | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Containers #Microservices

As the Microsoft Azure CTO explains microservices represents a major inflection point for the IT industry - An Application Revolution Powered by the Cloud. They themselves are pioneering the approach through new products like ‘Cognitive Microservices‘. My personal opinion is that they can be defined as the next major milestone in software engineering ever since, well software was invented and run on mainframes, they are that much of a landmark. They will re-write the agenda of software practices across corporations right through university curriculum. One critical aspect of cou... (more)