Date Added: Mar 2011
While ensuring acceptable application delivery has always been important, it historically was not a top of mind issue for the majority of IT organizations. That changed several years ago when IT organizations began to develop a concerted focus on it. Throughout this handbook, the application delivery challenges and solutions of this era will be referred to as Application Delivery 1.0.
At the same time that many IT organizations are still in the process of implementing solutions that respond to the challenges of the Application Delivery 1.0 era, a new generation of challenges is emerging. These challenges are driven in large part by the:
- Emergence of a sophisticated mobile workforce
- Shifting emphasis and growing sophistication of cyber crime
- Adoption of varying forms of virtualization
- Adoption of cloud computing