IONA To Offer Microsoft Interop for SOA Projects

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) infrastructure solution provider IONA recently announced that its Artix product line will offer interoperability for Microsoft technologies in SOA projects.

The lynchpin of the offering is the company's upcoming Artix Connect for WCF, which will let customers "integrate their Microsoft applications with non-Microsoft platforms from BEA, IBM, Oracle, TIBCO and also with CORBA-based applications," according to IONA.

Customers will be able to use use Artix Connect for WCF with the company's Artix Mainframe and Artix for Integration to integrate mainframe applications into their SOA projects, the company said.

The product is scheduled to be released in May. A free beta version is currently available at IONA's site here.

"By wrapping back-office legacy systems behind standards-based Web Services Description Language (WSDL) interfaces, Artix Connect for WCF allows the .NET developer to connect with Java or CORBA without the need for custom adapters or new code generation," the company stated in its release. "The product enables companies to leverage existing investments in Java, CORBA, and more, without leaving the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment or requiring additional skills."

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