Introducing the ZapThink SOA Roadmap
Module #3 from the ZapThink Licensed Partner Program training materials. This module covers: Purpose of the Roadmap ZapThink’s SOA Implementation Roadmap Grass Roots Web Services Wrap Legacy with Web Services SOA Pilots Secure Service Interfaces Build a Governance Framework Manage Services Mission-Critical SOA Contract-First Development Build the SOA Metamodel Cross-Departmental SOA Service-Oriented Process Semantic Integration Enterprise SOA Buildout Dynamic Discovery The Service-Oriented Enterprise Customize the Roadmap CurrentStateSOAPractice-Europe-022006-ZTP-0212-1…

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Layer 7 Technologies Expands XML Offload and Acceleration Offering
“Companies today are rapidly adopting Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services technologies and approaches to solve their lingering issues around agility, integration cost, and reuse of assets,” said Ron Schmelzer, senior analyst with ZapThink, LLC. “However, these approaches impose significant and consistent load on their existing application server and middleware-based infrastructure. Integrating security and XSLT acceleration in a single XML-based gateway eliminates cost and complexity for end-users contemplating the most effective and efficient way to deploy such solutions.” Read more at: PR Newswire…

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Forum Systems Launches Forum Vantage XML Accelerator(TM) for High-Performance Data Center Deployments
“Companies looking to implement Service-Oriented Architectures face increasing challenges associated with processing content-intensive, metadata-formatted messages,” said Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst at ZapThink. “The biggest challenge is that today’s application servers consume up to 80% of processing capacity on XML parsing, validation and data transformation, even though companies are demanding increasing levels of performance and lower latency. Forum Systems is addressing a significant pain point associated with the performance of SOAs by introducing the Forum Vantage XML Accelerator to provide high-performance data center deployments.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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People, Process, Technology, and Policies of SOA – Brainstorm Conference
This presentation, delivered to the Brainstorm NYC conference on November 2, 2005, focuses on some of the knottier problems of making SOA work. While only 29 slides long, this PDF version of the powerpoint presentation provides readers with an understanding of the critical organizational, technical, policy, and process issues of making SOA work.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Subscribe Today to Get Access![/hide]…

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The ZapThink Approach to Service-Oriented Architecture Implementation
What is the best approach to putting SOA in production? Is it necessary to dive into the deep end and take a “pay and pray” approach to SOA implementation or is there a more logical, lower risk path to realizing the vision of SOA? In this workshop, ZapThink will discuss the steps that companies should take to move from today’s brittle infrastructures to loosely-coupled, process-centric SOA implementations. The session begins with point-to-point Web Services implementations for integration, securing, managing, and adding process layers to these Services, implementing registries and management for loose coupling, moving to asynchronous invocations for greater reliability, and implementing a governance infrastructure for greater visibility and control. We’ll provide the big picture for SOA adoption as well as the details on how to actually go about implementing SOA in a logical progression of steps, each resulting in significant ROI. Course Outline: The integration problem The SOA implementation…

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The ZapThink Approach to SOA Implementation Drilldown
What is the best approach to putting SOA in production? Is it necessary to dive into the deep end and take a “pay and pray” approach to SOA implementation or is there a more logical, lower risk path to realizing the vision of SOA? In this workshop, ZapThink will discuss the steps that companies should take to move from today’s brittle infrastructures to loosely-coupled, process-centric SOA implementations. The session begins with point-to-point Web Services implementations for integration, securing, managing, and adding process layers to these Services, implementing registries and management for loose coupling, moving to asynchronous invocations for greater reliability, and implementing a governance infrastructure for greater visibility and control. We’ll provide the big picture for SOA adoption as well as the details on how to actually go about implementing SOA in a logical progression of steps, each resulting in significant ROI. Course Outline: The integration problem The SOA implementation…

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ZapThink’s Service-Oriented Architecture Roadmap
ZAPTHINK’S ROADMAP TO SOA ADOPTION Companies today are struggling with the best way to implement IT infrastructures that enable business agility. Service-oriented architectures based on Web Services provide cost-effective approaches to achieving companies’ agility goals. ZapThink’s Roadmap to SOA adoption is a one-of-a-kind, full-color 24×18″ poster that provides organizations of all sizes and types an at-a-glance view at how to approach implementing Service-oriented architectures in a way that provides return-on-investment (ROI) at each step along the path toward agile IT infrastructures. Included on this easy-to-read poster are the steps and phases by which companies can move from today’s brittle infrastructures to loosely-coupled, coarse-grained, asynchronous SOAs. The poster covers concepts in point-to-point Web Services implementations for integration, securing, managing, and adding process layers to these services, implementing registries and management for loose coupling, moving to asynchronous invocations for greater reliability, and concepts in virtualization, contract-first development, SOA governance,…

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ZapThink SOA Roadmap
The ZapThink Roadmap for SOA Implementation presentation covers the following topics: The Practice of Architecture The Fundamental Tenets of SOA SOA Prerequisites Contracts and Policies Securing and Managing Services Metadata Management, Registries, and Repositories Service-Oriented Process This is a 46-slide presentation in pdf format.[hide -2]Download File[/hide][hide +1]Purchase: $195[/hide]…

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Layer 7 Technologies: Solving Portal Challenges with Cross-Domain SOA Security
Companies are implementing Service-Oriented Architecture because it abstracts disparate, heterogeneous IT resources, enabling them to reuse business Services that users can access through a variety of methods, such as corporate portals. However, there are several barriers to widespread SOA adoption, including the fact that most companies isolate their security, identity, and policy information in disparate, inconsistent identity stores, or identity silos. This identity problem centers on managing authentication and authorization between the user and the underlying Web Services. Companies must tackle the problem of identity silos to make progress with their SOA initiatives. Layer 7 Technologies offers a suite of SOA security and policy management products that resolve the identity silo problem by federating identity information, providing a critical part of a secure SOA infrastructure.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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