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Solution Path for Platform Architecture to Deliver Application Services and APIs

Published: 25 January 2016

ID: G00296104

Analyst(s): Gary Olliffe


This Solution Path helps architects design platforms for delivering, integrating and managing application services and APIs using SOA principles. A services platform supports scenarios such as integrating applications; cloud, mobile, and IoT; and delivering Web APIs and microservices architectures.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

What You Need to Know

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Define a Platform Capability Model
    • Standardizing in a Heterogeneous IT Environment
    • Platform Capability Guidance From Gartner
  • Step 2: Design an Application Services Operating Environment
    • Application Services Governance Guidance From Gartner
  • Step 3: Select and Deploy the Capabilities You Need
    • Step 3.1: Selecting Platform Infrastructure
    • Step 3.2: Selecting Services Implementation Architecture
    • Step 3.3: Support Delivery Processes
  • Reassess Regularly

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