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Cross-Functional Architecture And Tools For Cloud-Based Operating Models

Architecting the Agile Enterprise with the Agile Cloud Manager

Part 5 of 16: Appliance-Based Architecture

The Agile Cloud Manager enables an organization to encapsulate its services inside simple appliances that are cloud-agnostic and that can be managed using one simple interface.

Figure 4 is entitled “Appliance-Based Architecture” and illustrates how simple appliances make it so much easier for your systems to be managed.


An appliance should be as simple to use as a toaster.

This way, your applications teams can limit their involvement to configuring toasters, and your platform/infrastructure teams can focus on repeatable processes for delivering high quality toasters.

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