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Use SDAS to Virtualize and Service-Enable Your Legacy and Packaged Applications

Published: 05 September 2014

ID: G00264205

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini , Bill Swanton


As application leaders help build digital businesses, they will be challenged to incorporate functionality from existing legacy and packaged applications into new architectures. Software-defined application services provide a way to virtualize and service-enable your application portfolio.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use SDAS to Virtualize and Service-Enable Your Legacy and Packaged Applications
  • Build a Translation Layer in SDAS to Convert Credentials Used in the Legacy or Packaged Application Authentication and Authorization Structures
  • Synchronize Application Portfolio Governance Activities With API Governance in SDAS
  • Use the Service Virtualization Gateway Performance Measurement Capabilities to Determine Whether the APIs to Legacy and Packaged Applications Are Scaling to the Demands of Consumers
  • Changes to the Existing Applications or Buffering Layers for Read-Mostly Data May Be Required to Meet Performance Targets

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