Web-scale IT

Doing more in less time. Sometimes changes need to be effected with a short time to market, applications need to be adapted to user wishes or changes in the market have to be anticipated; in all these cases, the IT department is given less and less time to implement changes and must therefore work more flexibly. And as if that were not enough, the availability of systems is becoming ever more important. Taking an entire application landscape off-line for a few hours for maintenance is unacceptable these days. Web-scale Architecture (WSA) allows an organization to use agile methods to build systems which offer a high degree of availability and flexibility and which support a working method that incorporates continuous delivery.

Web-scale Architecture

Gartner introduced the term ‘Web-scale IT’ to describe how businesses like Amazon, Google, Netflix and Spotify stand up to the challenges mentioned above. Nonetheless, the term is somewhat misleading. ‘Web-scale’ not only refers to scalability.

The essence is actually that these businesses are able to continuously implement and roll out changes, without compromising the availability of their services (continuous delivery). This is certainly also relevant for smaller businesses.

Flexible and Scalable

WSA is fully configured for flexibility and scalability and this means, among other things, that the architecture is set up in such a way that making changes or the dropout of services has minimal consequences for the availability of the system as a whole.

The end user notices this as little as possible. Interested in finding out how using Web-scale Architecture could make your application landscape more flexible? Contact us to schedule a talk, no strings attached!