Dekel Tankel of GigaSpaces spoke recently to a hip cloud crowd regarding the risks associated with moving an application to the cloud or grid environment.
Without a GigaSpaces Space-based architecture (what I refer to as a TPC Architecture ) applications running in a cloud suffer from an inability to scale and start to erode the benefits of the cloud. In addition there are questions regarding the ability to maintain state reliably in a cloud: especially a pay by the drink cloud where it can get expensive both in terms of $$ and time to utilize the persistence mechanisms provided by the vendor.
Dekel speaks about and demonstrates how GigaSpaces makes it possible to manage your application services -moving them from machine to machine as needed and also addresses scaling the application by spreading it out [partitioning it while removing the traditional bottlenecks of the database and network boundaries between services]
He does a nice job – way to go Dekel!