Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Cloud Zone (Oct 10 to Oct 16). Here they are, in order of popularity:
The world of IT has changed. Applications are getting more granular and with this the culture and structure of IT organizations is changing. Design your architecture to take advantage of the cloud, because building monolithic applications no longer scales to the modern business demands.
This slideshow from a recent JavaOne session by Daniel Bryant was posted that elaborates on some of the obstacles for developing in the cloud. Bryant is a principal consultant at OpenCredo, and he has a lot to say about cloud development, useful tools, and helpful techniques.
Software-defined networking is fundamentally about two things: the centralization of network intelligence to make smarter decisions, and the creation of a single (or smaller number of) administrative touch points to allow for streamlined operations and to promote workflow automation.
If you've ever wanted to build a node.js app that worked with OpenStack, HP Helion OpenStack, or the HP Public Cloud the package to use pkgcloud. This is a multi-cloud library for node.js that includes support some of the common components of OpenStack.
Since Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) adopts a multi-tenancy architecture (MTA), and building an MTA SaaS application requires much effort, the SaaS development framework must address major issues of concern, especially security.