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Cloud Computing Journal Following the translations in Japanese and Spanish, the Connecting to the Cloud series of articles, which I wrote for IBM DeveloperWorks, is now available in Chinese. The series introduces cloud platforms such as Force.com and Amazon SQS, including code samples in Java, and governance and policy, again including code samples (an Amazon policy expressed in JSON). The Gateway "onramp" model is described. Part 1: 连接到云,第 1 部分: 在应用程序中使用云 Part 2: 连接到云,第 2 部分: 实现混合云模型 Part 3: 连接到云,第 3 部分: 云治理和安全性 ... (more)

XML and Security

As XML becomes the de facto format for businesses to communicate over the Internet, the need for security comes to the fore. Digital security has always been about the compromise between convenience and peace of mind. This holds true for XML also. The proposed advantages of XML for digital commerce - the opening up of internal systems to trading partners via commonly agreed standards - are also concerns for security. These concerns are now being addressed by a number of industry initiatives. This article describes a selection of these initiatives: the W3C's recent XML Signature... (more)

Vordel Connects SOA to the Cloud

We at Vordel released Version 5.2 of our Gateway, which connects to Cloud Services. If you need to connect your systems to SalesForce.com, Amazon S3 or SQS or SimpleDB, or Microsoft or Yahoo! Web Services, with security and without writing code, then this is the product for you. Here's the release: San Diego, CA - July 29, 2009 - Vordel, the XML networking management company, today announced at the Burton Catalyst Conference the general availability of Vordel 5.2, its suite of application networking products. Vordel 5.2 enables enterprises to connect their applications to Cloud ... (more)

The Neglected Flipside of SOA Security

Joe McKendrick kicks off a thread on the current state of SOA Security. As usual, most discussion of SOA Security applies to "how SOA can be made secure". This is understandable. And, as some commentators have pointed out, there is a body of Best Practice out there on how to secure services in an SOA. For example, Randy Heffner provides lots of good advice on how to secure the services in an SOA) But, there has been relatively little debate on the flipside of SOA Security - how SOA can apply to security. Because, really, "SOA Security" is two separate things, solving two separate ... (more)

How To Generate An X.509 Certificate

Did you know that the free SOAPbox Web Services testing tool includes the ability to generate X.509 Certificates and keys? Just select "View Certificates" from the "Security" menu and press "Create". The same easy-to-use X.509 Certificate generator is used by the Vordel XML Gateway also. ... (more)