Appliances in the SOA Space
By user13362858 on May 27, 2011
An appliance is an instrument, apparatus, or device for a particular purpose or use. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/appliance ). Well, the definition is a starting point.
Dirk Augustin has (together with some other contributers) written a very nice, easy to read (sorry, in German)
BITKOMLeitfaden und Orientierungshilfe
Good, especially when you need a first overview about
- What is an Applicance ?
- HW vs. Virtual Software Applicances
- How to integrate and use in modern IT Landscapes
- Use Cases and Best Practices
- Guideline for decision
- Checklist on your way to production use
I will give you an update when the English version is available !