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12th Annual Well-Connected Awards: Application Infrastructure

Well Connected Awards 2006

Over the past year, we've reorganized our business applications coverage to align more closely with the evolution of IT and the applications that support and enable your business.


Just as IP routing and switching eventually became an integral piece of your network infrastructure, some applications have become so necessary to critical operations that they are now considered part of your infrastructure. Enterprise service platforms (BEA WebLogic, IBM WebSphere Application Server) and integration technology and middleware (including enterprise service buses) have become as necessary to supporting the business' needs as the underlying hardware that provides basic connectivity between people and applications.

SOA-Much Change

Meanwhile, IT departments everywhere have been re-evaluating the ability of their application infrastructure ito support a migration to an SOA (service-oriented architecture). During this time, we've tested a wide range of products designed to support the move to SOA, including enterprise service bus and generalized integration technology.

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