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An Introduction to How Software-Defined Application Services Enable the Apps and Services Architecture

Published: 25 November 2014

ID: G00272203

Analyst(s): Ross Altman

Summary

Monolithic, linear application designs (e.g., the three-tier architecture) are giving way to a more loosely coupled integrative approach: the apps and services architecture. Enabled by software-defined application services, this new approach enables Web-scale performance, flexibility and agility.

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