I had a good discussion the other day with Rob Barry of SearchSOA. He’s written it up here.
Rob really got it, and had a lot of interesting observations. He was particularly interested in the reasons for the current uptick in interest around SOA (and by extension, cloud) governance. I believe this is due to the realization that as you move to the cloud, even a single service merits a formal governance process. You can’t hide behind existing security infrastructure and internal policy, as you sometimes can when you are behind your corporate firewall.