Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud Computing

The page expands on the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Definition page to show that the same architecture can be used with Cloud Computing. A service provider can be in a Cloud or not in a Cloud and a service-oriented architecture (SAO) can involve any combination of Clouds and Non-Clouds as is illustrated in the figure below.

SOA basics with various combinations of Cloud Computing

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The Savvy Manager's Guide

Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide (Second Edition)

by with David Dick

This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.