Linthicum has written more than a dozen books on technology, and his next book is coming out in the fall titled: Full Contact Computing: A Step-by-step Guide for Transitioning Your Enterprise to the Cloud.
During the interview, Linthicum, talks about current trends in cloud technology.
In fact, he has just come back from the GigaOM Structure Data Conference in New York City.
He makes observations about Hortonworks and Cloudera as well as giving a new perspective on auto-scaling virtual machines.
Because Linthicum has been involved in the world of technology he talks about common obstacles to the cloud.
These include confusion between Service Oriented Architecture and cloud based systems.
Further, established technology professionals in and out of the government think that the cloud is nothing different from the systems from thirty years ago.
Linthicum has a crisp and clear response to this thinking.
It is always good to end the interview by asking the cloud expert what systems may fit in the cloud.
Linthicum gives two examples where scalability and flexibility get ruled out in favor of security.