Application Servicesor application management services or application services management) are a pool of services such as load balancing, application performance monitoring, application acceleration, autoscaling, micro segmentation, service proxy and service discovery needed to optimally deploy, run, and improve applications.
The process of configuring, monitoring, optimizing, and orchestrating different app services is known as application services management. Today, organizations with their own data centers or which use the public cloud, handle applications services management. In the early days of online adoption, application service providers or ASPs were companies which would deliver applications to end users for a fixed cost. This single tenant, hosted model was largely replaced by the advent of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model which was multi-tenant and on-demand.
Cloud App Services are a wide range of specific application services for applications deployed in cloud-based resources. Services such as load balancing, application firewalling and service discovery can be achieved for applications running in private, public, hybrid, or multi-cloud environments.
Traditional applications were built as monolithic blocks of software. These monolithic applications have long life cycles because any changes or updates to one function, usually requires reconfiguring the entire application. This costly and time-consuming process delays advancements and updates in application development.
Application Modernization Services enable the migration of monolithic, legacy application architectures to new application architectures that more closely match the business needs of modern enterprises’ application portfolio. Application modernization is often part of an organization’s digital transformation.
An example of this is the use of a microservices architecture where all app services are created individually and deployed separately from one another. This allows for scaling services based on specific business needs. Services can also be rapidly changed without affecting other parts of the application. Application-centric enterprises are choosing microservices architectures to take advantage of flexible container-based infrastructure models.
NewGen IT is aims to disrupts the industry’s definition of Application Services or Application Management Services with a 100% software approach to application services. Unlike legacy, appliance-based ADCs, the NewGen ITe’s solutions deliver application services beyond load balancing, including, service proxy, application analytics, autoscaling, app map and micro-segmentation even for modern application architectures.
The need for Application Service Provider has evolved from the increasing costs of specialized software that have far exceeded the price range of small to medium-sized businesses. As well, the growing complexities of software have led to huge costs in distributing the software to end-users. Through Application Services Provider, the complexities and costs of such software can be cut down. In addition, the issues of upgrading have been eliminated from the end-firm by placing the onus on the Application Service Provider to maintain up-to-date services, 24 x 7 technical support, physical and electronic security and in-built support for business continuity and flexible working.