SOA Report: IONA Adds Active Governance

Companies providing service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions for the enterprise issued announcements about new products, partnerships and deals last week. Here are some of them to date.

IONA Technologies has a new version of its SOA infrastructure suite with active governance capabilities. Its Artix Registry/Repository product manages policies and provides a complete record of services in distributed SOA environments. Global 2000 customers can use the product for the capture and discovery of critical information, service network provisioning, schema validation, and visual service management.

Wily Technology has extended its enterprise application management solution to automatically identify dependencies among Web services and monitor business processes on a 24 x 7 basis. The Wily SOA Manager product works with the Wily Introscope solution on platforms such as Apache Axis, BEA WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, NetWeaver and Microsoft .NET.

JackBe Corp. has partnered with SOA Software and is offering a governance, management and security solution to users of AJAX and SOA services. The joint solution combines JackBe's Presto Enterprise Web 2.0 Infrastructure Platform with SOA Software's Infrastructure Suite.

TIBCO Software Inc. has provided its SOA solution to CSL New World Mobility Ltd., a mobile operator in Hong Kong. The solution is being used to link the operator's mobile customer relationship management application with its multiple business systems, which helps provide customer information across the company's business segments.

Aldon is promoting the benefits of having an application lifecycle management (ALM) solution in an SOA implementation, citing an Aberdeen Group brief. That March 2007 report found that best-in-class companies recognize that SOA projects fail due to obsolescent testing tools and processes. The solution, according to the report, is for the enterprise to buy software tools specifically designed for the SOA lifecycle. Aldon is a provider of SOA inventory management and Lifecycle Manager products.

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Kurt Mackie is online news editor, Enterprise Group, at 1105 Media Inc.