As I discussed in my recent report: “Key Trends: Contact Centers of the Future,” co
Optimizing Application Delivery: Architecting For Service Delivery Management
Application delivery optimization (ADO) is the design of networks and systems to guarantee appropriate, effective application delivery in the distributed and mobile world. Effective delivery encompasses application availability and performance. Appropriate delivery encompasses aspects of security, especially access control, to ensure that services are delivered only to the correct parties in the increasingly perimeterless world. Writ large, ADO touches on everything from application architecture to WAN provisioning. Practically, the focus is most often on application delivery controllers, WAN optimization, and associated monitoring and management systems, systems that detect and correct the performance problems created by application architectures, code shortcomings, server and desktop limitations, and WAN problems. We take a holistic perspective, and note that ADO is at the confluence of many IT architectures. IT staff in server and application management, data center network management, desktop management, security and risk mitigation, and WAN management have to look at their problems as related and approach solving them together. Choices can be made tactically, with respect to a single perspective, or strategically, looking across several. Staff should be preparing to be what IT will need in the future: application delivery architects, application delivery managers.
- Big Data, Analytics and Virtualization
- Contact Center and Customer Engagement
- Cloud Delivery
- Cost Models and Total Cost of Ownership
- Enterprise Trusted Advisor
- IT Innovation, Transformation, and Enterprise Technology
- Mobile and Network Services
- Security & Compliance
- Unified Communications and Collaboration
According to our most recent benchmark, nearly every enterprises now supports employee use of iPhones and iPads; IT’s hand was forced from consumerization.