Software-Defined Architecture for Applications in Digital Business

Archived Published: 12 August 2014 ID: G00264171

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Software-defined architecture (SDA) is the breakthrough strategic architects in IT organizations need in order to deliver Web-scale application services for digital business.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Old Architecture Models Are Insufficient or Obsolete
      • Software-Defined Architecture
      • SDA for Application Services
    • What's Familiar and What's Different in SDAS
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • Business software architects: To support Web-scale digital business solutions the use of adaptive, open and manageable application architecture will rise from the "good to have" to essential
    • CIOs: Rigid hierarchical IT organizations must evolve to agile social organizations to reflect the fluid nature of software solutions in digital business
    • IT technology planners: Service virtualization gateway technology will alter the strategies of users and vendors of IT infrastructure, emerging as a key application infrastructure component for application software in digital business
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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