SOA Enables a Pace-Layered Approach to Applications

Archived Published: 21 June 2011 ID: G00213703


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Service-oriented architecture is required to manage applications according to a pace-layered strategy.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Why a Pace-Layered Application Strategy?
      • Pace Layering Within the Application
    • What Is Required at the Interface?
    • Why Use SOA?
    • Modifying the Application Portfolio Strategy to Reflect SOA
    • Principles of SOA Deliver the Necessary Characteristics for Pace Layering
      • Service Orientation
      • Loose Coupling
      • Separation of Concerns
    • Real-World Examples Have Followed This Pattern
    • The Consequences of Unplanned Pacing
    • Bottom Line
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