The domain of enterprise applications and the middleware foundations upon which they are built spans a broad set of functionality. Hosting of applications, services, and processes, connecting and integrating applications, managing and governing identities, security, and monitoring performance are part of the universal toolkit of the enterprise architect and application developer.
Enterprises traditionally deploy a set of middleware capabilities either as a “suite” of products from a single vendor or as a self-assembled suite of best-of-breed products. Often a vendor’s suite isn’t as integrated as the “suite” denomination suggests, and self-assembling and maintaining a middleware suite requires architects, developers, and IT administrators to learn and maintain a diverse software portfolio and diverse skill set.
WSO2 found many enterprise architects and developers devoting a significant amount of time to the problem of internal platform integration, increasing not only their cost of IT and their risk of causing disruption to the business, but often stifling their ability to adopt new innovations and use IT agility as a competitive business differentiator.
This white paper introduces WSO2’s advanced composable server architecture developed to address this problem.