Welcome!

Weblogic Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Michael Meiner, Michael Bushong, Avi Rosenthal

Related Topics: Weblogic

Weblogic: Article

Why Integrated Application Platform Suites Pay Off

Why Integrated Application Platform Suites Pay Off

(January 13, 2004) - BEA has announced the findings of a study* that demonstrates tremendous potential for enterprise-wide cost savings by leveraging an integrated Application Platform Suite (APS). The study, based on a detailed analysis of projects and data from systems integrators and Fortune 500 enterprises, highlights time-to-market and cost advantages - 22 percent faster, 25 percent less cost and assets - for IT initiatives implemented on an integrated platform when compared to projects implemented on a non-integrated platform.

This study compares the time-to-market and skills required for applications development, integration, deployment and maintenance on an integrated versus non-integrated platform. The study compares integrated versus non-integrated Application Platform Suites by analyzing more than fifty steps across the key stages of an application life cycle. Results reflect the inputs of numerous organizations including systems integrators and several industry-leading enterprises.

The results identify significant benefits in six major areas of enterprise IT:

  • Time-to-Market Savings - one in every five days saved in time-to-market with an integrated platform
  • Skill-Set Advantages - savings of up to 50 percent in time required of architects and senior J2EE engineers
  • Cost Savings - combined savings in time-to-market and utilization of senior IT resources result in cost savings of 25 percent across the application lifecycle
  • Reuse - An integrated platform promotes reuse, leading to savings of 30-65 percent in subsequent projects
  • Adaptability - benefits of using an integrated platform grow over time, enabling IT to align its resources more effectively with the needs of the business and deliver greater business value
  • Risk mitigation - a common environment for collaborative development, with ensured interoperability and reuse of skills and software, minimizes training costs, risk and errors

    Traditionally, applications were built, integrated and managed on disparate, proprietary software platforms - often requiring costly maintenance and consulting efforts, resulting in longer time to value for customers. In October 2002, Gartner Research hypothesized that, "a mature APS - that is, a platform that is well-integrated and providing strong management and development capabilities - may be more cost effective and less risky than a best-of-breed composite-software infrastructure."** This study was designed to investigate that hypothesis, comparing an IT infrastructure built on an integrated platform to that of a non-integrated platform, with the latter consisting of disparate application server, integration and portal technologies marketed under a common brand but lacking a common middleware infrastructure and an integrated development environment.

    The study found that an integrated platform leads to savings during every phase of the application lifecycle, from design to post-deployment operations. Of these savings, 50 percent of the time and costs saved from the integrated platform emerge in the first year of operations. Since most applications are supported well in excess of a year, ongoing labor savings is a powerful driver in favor of an integrated platform approach, and a potential source of even greater value than has been documented in the course of this study.

    Early on, BEA Systems recognized the potential time and cost savings of an integrated platform approach to IT infrastructure. BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 is the first and only integrated Application Platform Suite that delivers a fully integrated platform with a unified development environment for application server, integration and portal technologies. Since its release, BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1 has received stellar reviews from customers, partners and industry pundits.

    The full report, entitled, "Application Platform Suites An Architectural Cost Analysis," can be found at www.bea.com/integratedplatforms.

    * This case study, sponsored by BEA Systems, applied the Total Value of Opportunity (TVO) ROI methodology, designed by Gartner, to develop the results. The methodology-based results and their use by BEA should not be deemed an endorsement of any BEA product or service, data, or sales technique. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, of the fitness of results for a particular purpose. Methodology results should not be deemed as an industry average and may vary from published Gartner research.

    ** "APSs Can Be Useful for Composite Applications," M. Pezzini, Gartner, Inc., October 2002.

  • More Stories By WebLogic News Desk

    WLDJ News Desk trawls the world of e-commerce technologies for news and innovations and presents IT professionals with updates on WebLogic related technology trends, products, and services.

    Comments (0)

    Share your thoughts on this story.

    Add your comment
    You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

    In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


    IoT & Smart Cities Stories
    Disruption, Innovation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Leadership and Management hear these words all day every day... lofty goals but how do we make it real? Add to that, that simply put, people don't like change. But what if we could implement and utilize these enterprise tools in a fast and "Non-Disruptive" way, enabling us to glean insights about our business, identify and reduce exposure, risk and liability, and secure business continuity?
    DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named "Media Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
    Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
    In this Women in Technology Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing at Verizon Enterprise, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO at MetraTech; Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems; Seema Jethani, Director of Product Management at Basho Technologies; Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell Inc.; Anne Hungate, Senior Director of Software Quality at DIRECTV, discussed what path they took to find their spot within the tec...
    To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
    DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
    Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
    "Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
    We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
    In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and G...