Following the previous series about pain points in maintaining a legacy application, now I am introducing you Enterprise Unified Application Platform (EUAP) – a framework-based approach that minimizes the complexity and make the IT as highly scalable and adoptable for any business growth or alignments – developed by Aspire Systems (www.aspiresys.com)
As you know the pain of maintaining the legacy applications and aged technologies in the enterprise, you need to streamline and rearchitect the systems for future business. You must act at the earliest for better future IT systems. In order to meet the business goals and eliminate the IT risks, ongoing support to the business vision and flexible IT application solutions are required to transform to the newer technologies and tools. However adopting multiple newer technologies and tools may also lead into excess of maintenance cost and outmoded integration issues. Purchasing new products should be a reasonable approach, however purchasing the application systems from multiple vendors will also lead into vendor binding and integration difficulties. Many of the prebuilt application systems are built for variety of customers, not just for a unique business. Therefore, that approach may not also be suitable for some of the industries that have distinctive business models such as BPO and Call Centers. Alternate approach for unique business enterprises would be a highly scalable enterprise application platform using uniform technologies.
Here EUAP plays an efficient role – as this is the appropriate strategic approach for building enterprise level framework platform using unified technologies. This framework helps to achieve the variety of IT needs by building applications solutions and assembling application components on top of the core platform. The core platform have been built using the uniform of technologies that includes application frameworks, process framework, rules engine, service framework, integration and mobile API. This approach will help to transform the legacy systems into the newer IT platform, which is highly scalable and portable in any infrastructure. Since the platform is built using unified correlated frameworks and technologies, this approach help to quickly align the application functions and processes for future needs. The selection of technologies and frameworks for building the unified platform is purely based on the business and infrastructure needs. The EUAP reference model defined by Aspire is highly adaptive and visionary.
You next question must be about the reference architecture model of EUAP. As you know, architecture is the fundamental reference for building quality structure. Similarly, to build enterprise unified platform requires reference architecture model to identify the target application portfolio and approach.
The preceding diagram shows the reference architecture model for Enterprise Unified Application Platform. As I mentioned in the previous section, EUAP is built using uniform of technologies and frameworks to meet various enterprises IT needs. The advanced technologies such as Web 2.0, SOA, BPM, BRM, EAI and Cloud have been used as fundamental IT architectures, as it provide various capabilities for enterprise IT. However, building uniform platform using the advanced technologies requires enormous amount of research and efforts to identify the well-defined framework and API. Aspire’s experience in the advanced technologies helped to identify the predefined set of framework selections that helps to meet various enterprise needs. Therefore, the advanced technologies and architectures are the fundamentals of building unified platform. Using the advanced technologies, the IT framework portfolio is defined and prebuilt to meet enterprise applications portfolios. The enterprise application portfolio includes web applications, portals, business applications, integration solutions, security, mobile etc. Once the unified application platform built using the platform frameworks, it streamlines and helps to build various business functions and IT alignment seamlessly using the platform frameworks. The EUAP is purely customizable depending on the enterprise legacy system, infrastructure and budget.
I know you are much impressed with this intellectual platform framework. Want to know more about EUAP? I my upcoming blogs, let me share more resourceful information with you.
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