This paper discusses the challenges of managing applications in highly dynamic IT environments such as public and private Clouds. Modern enterprise applications are engineered for agility and are frequently deployed over flexible IT infrastructures.
Most white papers and webinars available on the Internet about choosing enterprise middleware focus the selection process around criteria such as licensing costs, technical coverage of long lists of specified functionalities, and vendor viability. While these criteria may have been suitable in the past, the experience of many enterprise architects leading J2EE projects over the past few years suggest that they are not enough. What’s missing? People costs.
Published By: ClearNova
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
In the 1990s, client/server was the predominant architecture used to build business applications. The applications had rich functionality, were responsive, and satisfied users' needs. Client/server worked in a time where the only networks were the ones owned and controlled by the enterprise and the only user base was internal.
To all but the savviest technologists, today's typical Web-architected enterprise product diagram is a confusing jumble of acronyms and buzzwords and pledges of "true enterprise wide" deployments. Separating the hype from reality is critical for end-users to select enterprise products that deliver the full benefits of true enterprise Web deployment.