The software application lifecycle broadly consists of two key phases, application development and application deployment. The various cloud models support application deployment, but application engineering and maintenance activities continue to take place on traditional dedicated infrastructure. That’s where the proposed Engineering-as-a-Service (EaaS) platform comes in – to support the entire spectrum of software development lifecycle activities in the cloud.
One year ago, SGI announced its SGI Cyclone for large-scale, on-demand cloud computing services specifically dedicated to technical applications. This first anniversary seemed like the perfect time to get an update from someone who is deeply involved with Cyclone, Christian Tanasescu. As Vice President Software Engineering at SGI. Christian, among others, leads SGI’s activities around Cyclone. He gives a status update on the technical clouds and talks about future directions for SGI.