Often outdated processes, tools, and skills inhibit IT’s ability to be a strategic enabler and gain an IT business edge. By adopting a new, Responsive IT delivery model, teams can foster effective business collaboration, responsive iterations, streamlined processes, and no wait states; enabling business to operate at the speed of now. By changing the business-IT dynamic through an innovation focus, business stakeholders start to view IT as a strategic partner.
A New IT model is required to reduce delivery time and accelerate business agility. The New IT Delivery model strives to achieve open collaboration, micro-iterations, no wait states, and streamlined processes.
How are you building a pragmatic, open source driven game plan that incorporates New IT approach vectors?
The path to New IT requires incrementally moving away from traditional application platforms, traditional team structure, and traditional information flows. The New IT architecture underlying Responsive IT intelligently incorporates Cloud Platforms, BigData Analytics, Enterprise DevOps, and API first development.
All SOA infrastructure products should participate in managing, storing, deciding, or enforcing policy. More than a SOA Governance registry is required. Application Services Governance Platforms provides advanced policy management capabilities across design-time, run-time, security, and lifecycle management focus areas.
Application Services Governance is a necessary step towards building a responsive IT organization and achieving business agility. By guiding teams through a streamlined application services development process, Application Services Governance Platforms optimize IT effectiveness, raise software quality, and reduce delivery timeframes.
Policy management is a governance cornerstone, and governance can serve as a foundation underlying an responsive IT organization and business agility.
Governance relies on policy, people, process and technology to guide business activity and deliver consistently positive outcomes. Effective governance channels business activity towards the ‘right path’ by making the right actions the path of least resistance. Policy management is used to specify the correct behavior, detail exception thresholds, and define corrective actions or notifications. Leading application services governance platforms deliver advanced policy management by conforming to a flexible architecture, covering significant policy categories, and spanning all lifecycle phases.
Make DevOps and NoOps a cornerstone of improving your software delivery; just donâ€™t think NoOps PaaS entirely defines â€˜What is True, Complete PaaSâ€™. Â The DevOps and NoOps movements promote quick project startup, rapid release iterations, and incremental solution testing. Lucas Carlson and Adron Hall post a good article on InfoQ describing how integrating development environments with runtime containers will accelerate iterative development tasks.Â As teams incorporate provisioning and automation practices into the application platform, interest in NoOps and DevOps has grown.
To serve enterprise organization needs, PaaS, NoOps, and fast code deployment must be grounded in effective automated governance. Automated governance enables application and infrastructure services to efficiently scale across numerous consumers and providers while effectively monetizing, maintaining, and securing consumer-provider interactions.Â Effective automated governance mitigates risks, improves performance, and facilitates correct actions.
Ten years after the rise of Service Oriented Architecture, many organizations have identified and published services as shared assets, however teams and partners often continue to invest considerable time and resources when building new solutions.Â Many teams experience rapid portfolio proliferation and sprawl, but not enhanced portfolio efficiency or business agility.Â Achieving business agility requires the growth of development partnerships and interactions, which should span both internal and external teams.
Traditional SOA and integration platforms enable rapid development, but they provide little business partnership support.Â Teams commonly operate independently and autonomously.Â Â Hundreds of people write new APIs and services; few people know:
- who is consuming APIs and services,
- who is writing re-usable APIs and services, or
- how APIs and services are being used.
WSO2, the lean enterprise middleware provider,Â announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the â€œVisionariesâ€ quadrant of a new report, Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies