Technology Strategist & Principal Architect at Intel Corporation
Charlton Barreto is a Technology Strategist and Principal Architect at Intel. He is an entrepreneur, platform architect and expert in Cloud, Web 2.0, SOA and BPM, including standards for Web, XML and Java. He is a key contributor to the strategy, design and management of products using these technologies across a number of software vendors as a platform architect.
With a broad background in Web application development and security, middleware infrastructure, software development and application/system manageability, he has held key positions in engineering, product management, business development and technology strategy in a variety of different markets.
Charlton has managed cross functional requirements for development teams and partner relationships for developing and delivering specifications and technologies.
As an author of numerous works on Web strategies, models and architectures, Charlton is a recognized expert in Cloud and Web technologies. He writes and presents regularly at multiple forums and venues.
Jevon's Paradox is the proposition that technological progress that increases the efficiency with which a resource is used tends to increase (rather than decrease) the rate of consumption of that resource. When that increase is not accompanied by any more than organic growth in resource management, it can result in a resource crunch. Simon Wardley of the CSC Leadership Forum has often pointed out that, whilst cheaper operations costs and reduced capital spending should signal a reduction in TCO, the truth is quite the opposite. This argument is rather interesting on its own, but I see the greater issue for Cloud to be resource starvation. There are several parallels which reflect that, despite observed reductions in TCO, the resource crunch has resulted in both increased costs and reduced service.
The growth of Cloud Computing, along with the consumerisation of IT, is driving enterprises to support a compute continuum in which users will increasingly be able to access applications and services using a spectrum of client devices in a variety of form factors. Whilst mobile business PCs remain employees' primary client devices, other devices such as smartphones and tablets are being enabled. Providing employees with the freedom to use these devices, in addition to mobile business PCs, further enhances mobility and increases productivity. This paper presents the results of research and analysis to compare the user experience with different client devices when accessing a range of cloud-based applications to illustrate their value with respect to mobility and productivity.
Together with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) on Intel® Xeon® processor-based platforms, VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere can be used to build an uninterrupted chain of trust for secure cloud computing—all the way from user interfaces right down to the underlying infrastructure. This integrated solution extends the capabilities of VMware vCenter and VMware vSphere to create a pool of trustworthy platforms. Users of this approach to the cloud will benefit from platform security enhanced by servers running reliable components that contain a minimum set of functions and that enable a description of the platform’s characteristics and trustworthiness. This reference architecture provides a blueprint for how to deploy and configure hardware and software and demonstrates the operational capabilities of this solution. It will be of most interest to organizations that require strong security for cloud applications and data.
Capacity-based, scale-out storage cloud architecture uses x86 servers with directly attached disks to deliver efficient storage and retrieval of data through Internet portals. EMC’s cloud-ready storage platform, EMC Atmos, combines multi-petabyte scalability with automated data placement and granular control to deliver information efficiently and cost effectively. This reference architecture describes the essentials of a scale-out storage cloud architecture coupled with an example installation of EMC Atmos cloud-optimized storage. The installation, based on Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers, creates a multi-site, capacity-optimized cloud storage deployment. This reference architecture will be especially useful for large enterprises that want to implement a cloud infrastructure across geographically dispersed data centers.
The Red Hat Cloud Foundations platform enables pervasive data center virtualization. Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, it delivers solid performance and scalability for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows guests. It also provides advanced management capabilities for hosts and guests, including high availability, live migration, storage management, system scheduler, and more. This reference architecture, based on Red Hat Cloud Foundations, is a good choice for organizations that want to protect existing investments in Red Hat Enterprise Linux or organizations for which cost is a top-of-mind concern.
Architecting Software as a Service for the Enterprise is an Intel white paper that describes how Intel IT has opportunistically taken advantage of external offerings of software as a service (SaaS) applications. In order to prepare for broader SaaS adoption, we've designed a SaaS architecture that will enable Intel to shift to a more strategic view and facilitate faster, more standardized implementations. This paper shares key artifacts in Intel's SaaS Reference Architecture.
Rich Services for Cloud Computing for businesses represent a growing trend from software users wanting responsive and immersive interactions from any location. As business applications begin presenting information the same way as the social web - interactive and visual - and carry the same reach, IT departments must adapt. This session will discuss how companies can develop and deploy Rich Services Cloud applications on premise or in the Cloud, enhancing the user experience like never before.
As more services are delivered via cloud computing, which combination of client platforms and service delivery methods best meets the needs of users and IT organizations? Intel IT has found that whether services are kept in-house or outsourced to the cloud, the ability to perform local computing on the client offers the best user experience and the flexibility to run different types of applications. Rich clients support the full range of service delivery methods and provide mobile computing capabilities for our users.
"Unlocking the Promise of Cloud Computing for the Enterprise," addresses the impact cloud computing's rapid evolution is having on the enterprise, helping enterprise architects better understand the characteristics of what a cloud is, its development and how enterprises can benefit from cloud computing. The paper also draws a distinction between the definitions of public and private clouds, as well as infrastructure-oriented and platform-oriented services.