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Amazon Has Got a Winner in the Form of Simple Workflow Service

Cloud is the true implementation of Service Orientation


Amazon Web Services never fails to amaze me in their innovation and the pace at which they do it! While the competition is struggling to get the basic pieces of the puzzle right, AWS is marching ahead delivering what the enterprises really need. There is a pattern that’s clearly visible in the last few major announcements from AWS – they want to win the enterprise. Whether it is VPC, Direct Connect, IAM or the recent Storage Gateway, they are all squarely targeted at increasing the confidence of the enterprises to embrace the Cloud. Yesterday’s announcement of Simple Workflow Service is a huge step towards the same.

Cloud is the true implementation of Service Orientation. There may be some resistance and reluctance in adopting SOA in the traditional environments. But on the Cloud, there is no choice. The only way one can exploit the benefits of the Cloud is by implementing autonomous and independent components that are loosely coupled through asynchronous messaging. Applications architected based on these principles will deliver the best return on the Cloud investments. Amazon has been advocating this heavily by encouraging developers and architects to consume Simple Queue Service (SQS), Simple Notification Service (SNS), Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) and other related services. Building on the same theme, AWS now offers a robust orchestration engine on the Cloud called Simple Workflow Service (SWF) that will make it easy and affordable to build SOA based solutions. The key benefit of SWF is the integration of On-premise assets with the Cloud services. Without compromising on the security and compliance, enterprises can build complex workflows that span both on-premise line of business applications and the contemporary Cloud applications.

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.

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