Duncan Johnston-Watt

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Traditional approaches to scaling and distributing transactional applications need careful consideration - the phrase walking on egg shells springs to mind - and are not amenable to frequent reconfiguration. Consequently, these approaches are only suitable for situations where you are master of all you survey and where you are prepared to over-provision resources in order to reduce the need for reconfiguration. Worse, they are major stumbling blocks to taking full advantage of the elasticity and cost benefits of cloud computing, whether you choose to work in private, public or hybrid clouds. In order to remove these roadblocks, a new approach to scaling and distributing applications is required. We need to get smart and exploit intelligent application mobility. To realize the full benefits of cloud computing, application services must be built in a way that gives c... (more)