As evidenced at IBM’s Impact event in Vegas this week, internal/private “Clouds” are a natural evolution (marriage) of platform virtualization and SOA. In leading enterprises, traditional data centers – often a proliferation of internal stovepipe data centers – are continuing to evolve to a central virtualized platform that offers maximum flexibility and use of computing assets “on demand.”
When these virtual environments are used as the platform for a SOA-based ecosystem they form a powerful Cloud!
IBM’s new SOA CloudBurst Appliance looks very interesting! It supports deployment, monitoring and management, and security in a WebSphere private cloud environment.
I believe that internal/private Clouds (and external Cloud services, where appropriate) will help facilitate and justify certain aspects of SOA architecture – service reuse and governance, to name two.