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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 services such as Amazon Web Services, SalesForce.com, and Microsoft Azure. Vordel benefits enterprises by resolving the complexity of connecting SOA and Cloud-based services and providing a secure and transparent environment for this process. To successfully transition and adapt to a cloud en... (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)

Connecting to the Cloud in Chinese: 连接到云

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)

More on Microsoft's "Migrating Data To New Cloud"

Microsoft Developer More commentary on Microsoft's "Migrating Data to New Cloud" patent application: - Loraine Lawson in IT Business Edge - Gavin Clarke in The Register And, of course, the patent application itself: ... (more)

APIs: What Will Happen With The Internet of Things?

Until recently, when I would talk about "APIs", I would qualify it by saying "Web APIs", in order to distinguish from the older meaning of APIs as more the tightly-coupled APIs used in Java, C/C++, or even Visual Basic. If you just said "APIs", until recently, some people may think you mean APIs like the Windows API (I can remember Charles Petzold's excellent Windows API book was on my desk back when I was a programmer at an EDI VAN in the 90s). Recently Kin Lane has posted some good questions about the nature of APIs on his blog - he begins by explaining: Just exactly what an API... (more)