SOA : Quickly change the business logic
A SOA initiative should have as primary objective to target high flexibility of business processes and applications. The goal of a typical SOA stack is to allow quick improvements of business processes or a rapid creation of new processes and business services by re-using and combining existing services and applications.
Cloud Computing : Quickly change the infrastructure
Either when looking at implementing an internal private cloud or when assessing the value of migrating applications to a public cloud, the goal of Cloud Computing is to allow rapid change of infrastructure. Infrastructure changes can be needed, for example, when optimalizing the hardware capacity usage while responding to fluctuating business demands or when freedom of choice between service providers (cloud brokerage) is a critical success factor of a cloud transformation project.
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