SOA Software: Expanding the Breadth of SOA Infrastructure
Throughout the past year, the pace of SOA adoption has continued to accelerate among organizations of all sizes, industries, and geographies. In 2006, companies increasingly funded solutions to business problems that benefited from a Service-oriented approach, and some of those firms have already started to see significant returns. Despite this increasing success with SOA, many organizations still lack the knowledge of what a complete infrastructure for SOA is, and how to properly evaluate technical solutions to the various challenges of SOA. While there are many SOA point-solution vendors now that have competitive and valuable offerings, as well as large IT vendors who are also building complete SOA offerings, what differentiates SOA Software in its approach is that it is the only pure-play SOA vendor that focuses on providing complete SOA infrastructure solution. SOA Software offers a complete SOA infrastructure product set addressing Enterprise SOA, Legacy and B2B Web services…

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Building a SOA Governance Framework
Presentation #8 in ZapThink’s “Implementing the SOA Roadmap” curriculum. This presentation covers SOA governance, building a governance framework, and the relationships among corporate, IT, architecture, and SOA governance. 35 slide PowerPoint in pdf format.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Presentations from ZapThink’s Fifth SOA Practitioner’s Forum in Geneva, Switzerland
In this ZIP file, you will find the collection of presentations from ZapThink’s Fifth SOA Practitioner’s Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. Presentations include: Fundamental SOA Concepts – Ronald Schmelzer, ZapThink [E] SOA, Business Process, and BPM – Jean-Paul de Vooght, CTP [E] Real implementation cases of SOA – Malhar Kamdar, BEA [F] The ESB as SOA Infrastructure: Controlling SOA at Runtime – Claus Thoden, BEA [E] Measuring SOA Maturity and the Platform – Xavier Fournier-Morel, SQLi [F] Enterprise Web 2.0 – David McFarlane, Nexaweb [E] How to move your Legacy Host to SOA – Ido Hardonag, NetManage [E] SOA Architectural Deep Dive – Ron Schmelzer, ZapThink [E] The download is about 11 Megabytes, and you need to provide your permission to share contact information with event sponsors to download this file.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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SOA Quality and Governance: Satisfying the Metarequirement of Agility
In our book Service Orient or Be Doomed! ZapThink explains the metarequirement of agility that underlies every Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) initiative: the requirement that the implementation of the architecture must be able to satisfy future requirements even as they continually evolve. A core challenge of SOA, after all, is building for change. If you had good reason to believe today’s requirements were permanent, you probably wouldn’t bother with the expense and complexity of SOA. What, then, is your metarequirement of agility? As we also detail in our book, it doesn’t make sense to expect that the IT organization would be capable of building systems that could deal with entirely arbitrary change, since such a requirement would be prohibitively expensive to satisfy. Instead, each organization will have to decide for itself precisely how much they can invest in order to achieve the level of flexibility they require their SOA implementation…

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SOA Reuse Governance
This 27-slide PowerPoint presented in pdf format discusses the challenges of SOA and how they relate to SOA Governance. It discusses SOA Governance “in the narrow” and “in the broad” and introduces the concept of SOA Reuse Governance — creating, communicating, and enforcing Service reuse policies in the enterprise.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Metallect: Reuse Governance for Service-Oriented Architecture
Building a governance framework is an essential step in any Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation. Proper governance involves the creation and communication of policies, tools for policy compliance, and visibility and enforcement of policies. SOA governance not only applies the rigors of governance to SOA, but also leverages the benefits of SOA for overall IT governance. One of the key benefits of SOA that governance must address is how to control the reuse of Service assets, and the ability for different consumers to share Services, leading to reduced redundancy and greater flexibility. While there are an increasing number of SOA governance products on the market, few specificially address reuse governance. One notable exception is the Metallect IQ Server, an Enterprise Application Visibility tool that provides reuse governance capabilities as part of a SOA governance framework. [hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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Grappling with SOA Change and Version Management
ZapThink frequently speaks of change, since change is the one consistent reality underlying the entire business world. Change, after all, focuses businesses on realizing the benefits of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), because the primary reason for embarking on a SOA project is to improve business agility while reducing IT costs in the face of today’s brittle, inflexible, and tightly coupled systems. However, let’s not let the perfume of the SOA rose intoxicate us too much, since implementing SOA itself introduces change every bit as significant as the forces of change that SOA is meant to address. SOA implementations must be built to change, or companies will never be able to realize the agility and cost savings benefits that SOA promises. In particular, a number of change and versioning issues arise when dealing with the sort of living SOA that companies so desire today. Versioning Service Contract Metadata The core…

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Keys to SOA Success
This 73-slide PowerPoint presentation in PDF format was presented to an energy industry client in May, 2006. It contains the following sections: SOA Level Set SOA Foundations SOA Governance The SOA Roadmap Rolling out SOA Organizational Issues Case Studies [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Implementing the ZapThink SOA Roadmap
This 32-slide PowerPoint presentation in PDF format covers the ZapThink SOA Roadmap, including wrapping legacy interfaces with Web Services, Securing and Managing Services, building a Governance Framework, implementing the SOA Metamodel and Service-Oriented Processes. [hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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Service-Oriented Architecture Trends
This 29-page PowerPoint presented in pdf format was presented at the IBM SOA Live event on April 6, 2006, in McLean, VA. A shorter version of this presentation was used in an IBM Webcast on the same day. Covered are current trends in SOA, starting with the business context and basic definitions, and including the Service lifecycle, architectural and governance issues, and case studies.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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