Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is now a teen. In the early 2000s, SOA was just becoming the leading-edge discussion point for architects. Now that SOA has passed its awkward, gangly stage and is fully into its informative teen years, maturing nicely. And, just like any teen, SOA is developing its own language and approach. As I speak to people, some get confused with the use of the new terms.
Sunday it rained all day and gave me a fantastic opportunity to fill idle time with research. The topic this weekend? Converged and Hyper-converged infrastructure. I’ve heard of it and discussed the topic with subject matter experts, but don’t have people in my network that had much experience applying them in practice. In my research I keep coming back to the big question (for me) – what business problem does this solve and how?