Gartner Research

Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016: Mesh App and Service Architecture

Published: 29 February 2016

ID: G00296582

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Brian Burke, Mike Walker, Anne Thomas

Summary

The expanding device mesh and the need to deliver continuous and ambient experiences to support digital business are driving changes to application architectures. As part of a series on the most significant technologies for 2016, we describe how enterprise architecture leaders must prepare.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Why Mesh App and Service Architecture Is a Top 10 Trend
    • Where Mesh App and Service Architecture Fits in the Top 10
  • The Shift to Apps, Services, APIs and Software-Defined Models
    • Miniservices and Microservices for Modular Design
    • OS Container Virtualization and Docker Promote Enhanced Portability
  • Mesh Architectures Bring Together Cloud, Mobile, IoT and More
  • Actions
  • Appendix: The Other Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2016

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