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The Application Context for Network Compliance

When you think of compliance, what comes to mind? Maybe regulatory compliance, a challenge that elicits dread across the business?

Or perhaps service-level agreement (SLA) compliance? If you deal with cloud or network services, for example, meeting your SLAs can be as mission critical as regulatory compliance, as a failure may adversely impact customers, and with them, the bottom line.

In fact, compliance spans both these areas, and many more in between. You can think of compliance as an onion – an onion that has more layers than you might expect, as compliance means different things to different people. Even the regulatory context means something different for the CFO vs. the IT organization.

Beyond the Network SLA

From the perspective of the network, compliance typically refers to SLA compliance. SLAs predictably focus on network-oriented metrics: latency, jitter, and bandwidth in particular.

When wide-area networks (WANs) are included in the mix, balancing the SLA with the cost of delivering network services can exacerbate compliance challenges.

Such challenges, in fact, are one of the main reasons for the growth of the software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) market. SD-WANs can make policy-based routing decisions to maintain SLA compliance while simultaneously choosing the least expensive route – which today often means broadband Internet.

Read the entire article at https://www.sdwan.org/2017/12/19/application-context-network-compliance/.

Copyright © Jason Bloomberg, Intellyx LLC. CloudGenix is an Intellyx client. At the time of writing, none of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx clients. Intellyx retains full editorial control over the content of this paper. Image credit: Michael Coghlan.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).