Application Infrastructure Software

Application Infrastructure Software Overview

Application infrastructure software supports the development, delivery, and monitoring of business applications. Sometimes referred to as AIM (Application Infrastructure and Middleware) Software, it encompasses the software that is required to support all the features, functions, and services offered by an application.

Application features and their resource requirements will determine which application infrastructure software tools are appropriate. Application infrastructure software’s wide-ranging functions support multi-layered application architectures, including presentation layers, logic layers, and data layers, delivering individual application services, application microservices, and monolithic applications.

Application infrastructure software is deployed on-premises or in the cloud and helps ensure the dependable, secure, and high-performance delivery of applications.

This software includes application integration, transformation, and modernization features that promote productive and efficient use of applications and their resources.

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Dynatrace

Dynatrace is an APM scaled for enterprises with cloud, on-premise, and hybrid application and SaaS monitoring. Dynatrace uses AI-supported algorithms to provide continual APM self-learning and predictive alerts for proactive issue resolution.

TIBCO Cloud Integration (including BusinessWorks and Scribe)

TIBCO Cloud™ Integration is an enterprise iPaaS platform. It offers a drag-and-drop and API- led design approach for user-friendliness.

Key Features

  • Pre-built connectors (108)
    82%
    8.2
  • Support for real-time and batch integration (105)
    80%
    8.0
  • Monitoring console (108)
    72%
    7.2
Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (Docker Enterprise)

The Mirantis Kubernetes Engine (formerly Docker Enterprise, acquired by Mirantis in November 2019)aims to let users ship code faster. Mirantis Kubernetes Engine gives users one set of APIs and tools to deploy, manage, and observe secure-by-default, certified, batteries-included Kubernetes…

NGINX

NGINX, a business unit of F5 Networks, powers over 65% of the world's busiest websites and web applications. NGINX started out as an open source web server and reverse proxy, built to be faster and more efficient than Apache. Over the years, NGINX has built a suite of infrastructure…

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS is an application server and infrastructure.

Key Features

  • Application server performance (27)
    81%
    8.1
  • Administration and management (27)
    77%
    7.7
  • Security management (27)
    70%
    7.0
.NET

Microsoft's .Net is an open source, freeware application infrastructure.

Apache HTTP Server

Apache Web Server (Apache HTTP Server) is an open source HTTP web server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows.

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling helps users maintain application availability and allows users to automatically add or remove EC2 instances according to definable conditions.

WebSphere Application Server

IBM WebSphere Application Server provides... an application server and infrastructure.

Key Features

  • Administration and management (14)
    92%
    9.2
  • Application server performance (14)
    88%
    8.8
  • Security management (14)
    78%
    7.8
cPanel

cPanel headquartered in Houston provides website hosting providers with workload and server automation, as well as a management console for creating and launching websites, managing email and web files, and other administrative tasks.

Key Features

  • IDE support (9)
    80%
    8.0
  • Administration and management (9)
    80%
    8.0
  • Security management (9)
    70%
    7.0
Oracle WebLogic Suite

The Oracle WebLogic Suite provides an application infrastructure.

IBM Cloud Code Engine

IBM Cloud Code Engine is a fully managed, serverless platform that unifies the deployment of containers and applications including web apps, microservices, event-driven functions, or batch jobs. This serverless compute service aims to remove the burden of building, deploying, and…

Key Features

  • Scalability (7)
    84%
    8.4
  • Services-enabled integration (7)
    81%
    8.1
SAP Business Technology Platform

SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) is the company's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering, that brings together intelligent enterprise applications with database and data management, analytics, integration and extension capabilities into one platform for both cloud and hybrid…

Key Features

  • Platform management overhead (6)
    76%
    7.6
  • Scalability (6)
    74%
    7.4
  • Ease of building user interfaces (6)
    68%
    6.8
Splunk Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

Splunk APM is an application performance monitor that uses AI to drive troubleshooting of issues that arise within applications.

Key Features

  • Application monitoring (5)
    83%
    8.3
  • Application performance management console (5)
    82%
    8.2
  • Database monitoring (5)
    80%
    8.0
SAP NetWeaver BPM

SAP NetWeaver Business Process Management is a business process management offering and application infrastructure. It supports joint modeling of processes, central process execution via a Java-based engine, provision of interfaces for users, and integration of business rules into…

AWS Auto Scaling

AWS Auto Scaling monitors applications and automatically adjusts capacity to maintain steady, predictable performance at the lowest possible cost. The vendor states that using AWS Auto Scaling, it’s easy to setup application scaling for multiple resources across multiple services…

ABP Commercial

A web development platform for modern ASP.NET Core applications based on the open-source, strong, and mature ABP Framework. Volosoft states the service provides:enterprise-ready, feature-rich, pre-built application modules (e.g. Identity Server management, SaaS management, language…

TIBCO ActiveSpaces

ActiveSpaces from TIBCO supports an application infrastructure.

InterSystems Ensemble

Ensemble from global company InterSystems (headquartered in Massachusetts) is a middleware and application infrastructure offering.

IBM DataPower Gateway

The IBM DataPower Gateway is a security and integration platform.

Interstage

Interstage from Fujitsu is a business operation platform.

F5 Distributed Cloud WAF

Volterra, from F5 (acquired January 2021), provides a distributed cloud platform to deploy, connect, secure and operate applications and data across multi-cloud and edge sites. Its services include VoltStack, a SaaS-based offering that automates deployment, security and operations…

Learn More About Application Infrastructure Software

What is Application Infrastructure Software?

Application infrastructure software supports the development, delivery, and monitoring of business applications. Sometimes referred to as AIM (Application Infrastructure and Middleware) Software, it encompasses the software that is required to support all the features, functions, and services offered by an application.

Application features and their resource requirements will determine which application infrastructure software tools are appropriate. Application infrastructure software’s wide-ranging functions support multi-layered application architectures, including presentation layers, logic layers, and data layers, delivering individual application services, application microservices, and monolithic applications.

Application infrastructure software is deployed on-premises or in the cloud and helps ensure the dependable, secure, and high-performance delivery of applications.

This software includes application integration, transformation, and modernization features that promote productive and efficient use of applications and their resources.

Application Infrastructure Software Features

Application Infrastructure Software will offer many of the following features.

  • Application development and delivery framework
  • Container management
  • Application integration, modernization, APIs
  • Application monitoring
  • Support and monitor application servers, web servers, database servers, and networks
  • Load balancing
  • Storage management
  • Security, firewalls, and intrusion detection
  • Performance management
  • Analytics, ML, AI, data visualization, dashboards, and reporting

Application Infrastructure Software Comparison

Consider the following before purchasing Application Infrastructure Software.

Use Case: Selection of application infrastructure software tools will be based on the type of applications you are running, their resource requirements, and your IT infrastructure. For example, Amazon EC2 supports cloud-based application services, Red Hat Open Shift supports Kubernetes application platforms, others like .Net support building a broad range of applications and services.

Cost: There are several open-source free software tools that can be explored before making a financial investment in other tools For example, .Net is a free open-source development platform that creates apps and services on multiple devices and operating systems and Apache offers free open-source, cross-platform web server software.

Preparation: To help with your selection of new application infrastructure software, undertake an inventory of your current applications, those that are under development and those scheduled for development. Identify their application resource and service requirements, and their interdependencies. This information will guide your decision-making.

Pricing Information

Many application infrastructure software tools are open source and free of charge. The no-cost tools sometimes have a cap on the scale of the deployment. Vendor quotes are required for other tools and are based on the software’s features and the scale and characteristics of your IT infrastructure. Free trials are available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does application infrastructure software do?

Application infrastructure software supports application features, functions, and services. It offers a framework for application development and provides the necessary resources for successful application delivery. Monitoring and performance management capabilities help ensure satisfactory application performance.

What are the benefits of using application infrastructure software?

Application infrastructure software promotes secure, consistent, high-performance, high-quality application delivery, enhances productivity, provides the foundation for increased revenue opportunities, and improves end-user and customer satisfaction. Their application development frameworks facilitate new product development and expedite time to market.

How much does application infrastructure software cost?

Vendor quotes are required for software pricing; however, many application infrastructure tools are open source and free of charge.