Whitepapers - SOA/ESB
The SOA Competitive Landscape Redefined
A Manager's Guide to SOA Platforms.
These are very challenging times for Chief Information Officers (CIOs). Coming on the heels of the “build to expand at all costs” dot-com era, CIOs are now tasked with “doing more with less”. This dramatic reversal of objectives, a fluctuating economy and rapidly shifting business dynamics are forcing businesses to scrutinize each aspect of their IT infrastructure.
Enterprise IT infrastructures consist of an applications layer deployed on top of networking and compute layers. While the underlying standardized layers have matured to high levels of operational and cost efficiencies, the process of integrating applications has been riddled with several issues currently being worked on by System Integrators (SI) and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform vendors. However, extending current monolithic solutions built on a centralized hub-and-spoke architecture is proving to be a very expensive proposition that falls short of enterprise performance, reliability, scalability and affordability goals.