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Srinivasan Sundara Rajan

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Cloud platforms like Azure provide the best options for organizations in their digital transformation. Most organizations have multiple combination of environment needs. Provisioning on time is always a challenge. Manual operations are prone to error and delays. Difficult to size production like Environments due to resource constraints, this means most NFR (Non Functional Requirements) are not tested with the correct load and perspective. Unable to innovate on new initiatives like blockchain, cognitive services, machine learning due to lack of platform components. Unable to manage the CAPEX and charge back on environments to specific teams and project budgets skewed due to environment costs Lack of test environments resulting in a slower software development life cycle Innovation Labs on Cloud In today's context, organizations adopt a build versus buy approach based ... (more)

Dynamic Scaling in Windows Azure Revisited

Auto Scaling Windows Azure My last article on comparing Dynamic Scaling Features between Windows Azure vs Amazon EC2 mentioned that Both EC2 and Azure provide an auto scaling feature. While EC2 provides a backbone and framework for auto scaling, Azure provides an API that can be extended. We are already seeing several third-party providers delivering tools for Azure auto scaling. One such third-party auto scaling product company, Paraleap Technologies, has recently released a product called AzureWatch that provides a SaaS-based approach to scale the Windows Azure compute roles. So... (more)

Cloud Computing Reference Architecture – Review of the Big Three

Cloud Reference Architecture Reference Architecture (RA) provides a blueprint of a to-be-model with a well-defined scope, the requirements it satisfies, and architectural decisions it realizes. By delivering best practices in a standardized, methodical way, an RA ensures consistency and quality across development and delivery projects. Major players in the cloud computing field are: Hewlett Packard IBM Microsoft (Unlike HP, IBM Microsoft's Cloud Reference Architecture is specific to HYPER-V ) They have created their reference architecture for cloud computing. This should be a ver... (more)

Java EE PaaS and Application Server Interoperability

Java EE PaaS Growth & Interoperability Concerns As observed in my earlier articles, the Java EE PaaS portfolio is gaining in strength each day, with support from major players such as IBM, Oracle, VMWare, Redhat , Google and Amazon. However unlike the Microsoft > .NET Framework > Azure PaaS equation where there is just one version of the framework from one vendor, the openness of Java EE led to several implementations of application server-specific implementations. As Java EE standards define a core set of API, frame works and features as part of its implementation, an applicatio... (more)

SaaS - Multi-Tenant Database Design Options

Cloud Business Profitability & Infrastructure Efficiency Your survival as a SaaS provider depends on how efficient is your software service with respect to resource utilization, so that you spend the least on your capital and operational expenditure  and you can transform your cost benefits to your customers resulting in more recognition for your products and service. We have also seen that most of the IaaS pricing, that is the platform you host your applications  are charged per the usage, based on the  instance power and the amount of data transferred, for example let us  see th... (more)