Service-Centric Architectures

The previously discussed trends have driven each other over time. The drive towards more componentized and distributable services drives the need for greater bandwidth, which enables and encourages even more flexibility and choice of distribution.

This has resulted in the service-oriented architectures that are implemented today. They are the ultimate expression of the trend away from server-centric applications to network-centric services. SOAs are typically characterized in terms of services and of how they interact, rather than the platform on which they run. A service can be a complete business service, such as an online book store, or it can be a part of that service (for example, a database service, a directory ...

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