Virtualization-oriented architecture takes SOA to the next level

Quoting from InfoWorld:

If we work together to put virtualized storage and infrastructure in sync with the trajectory of virtual systems, we’ll witness the birth of VOA (virtualization-oriented architecture) and the dying of reality as IT knows and despises it.

VOA calls to mind the use of virtualization to make SOAs (service-oriented architectures) more durable, mobile, and versatile.

In a safe, transitional stage that bridges SOA to VOA, virtual systems will fire up, suspend, and relocate to ensure that service requests get the fastest possible response. The first cut of VOA will reduce SOA complexity and lead time by simplifying deployment and operations architecture processes. Systems and storage become a cloud on the design diagram, and a single SOA rollout doesn’t have a discrete bill of materials…

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