A Unified Mobile Architecture for the Modern Data Center
The issue with the predominant multi-tier data center application architecture is that it is designed with a browser in mind. Mobile Device Management and other popular disciplines do not address how to bridge the gap between legacy apps and the sea of heterogeneous mobile platforms, operating systems, and programming languages used today.
This technical white paper is designed for security architects, app developers, and program managers that are chartered to rapidly repurpose and expose enterprise application services for app store and mobile consumption. We present how to develop/deploy a server side architecture to enable the mobile application economy via REST APIs with JSON, contrast native vs web based client architectures, and the resulting impacts on security, protocol mediation, and data control. We posit how mobile middleware via Service Gateway API management speeds & simplifies delivery of enterprise class secure APIs for mobile.