Whitepapers - SOA/ESB
SOA Platforms - Evolving to Meet Stringent Market Realities
Driving Reusability and ROI in SOA Deployments.
Applications and Data play a vital role in corporate survival today. Businesses have invested significantly in upgrading their IT hardware into massively scalable infrastructures. SOA Platforms leverage the underlying IT infrastructure, and support enterprise-wide deployments of composite applications and distributed services.
While the underlying hardware IT infrastructure has progressed to a true peer-to-peer resource network, SOA platforms have lagged with earlier generations of centralized hub-and-spoke or Integration-bus oriented architectures that do not leverage all the compute and storage power available at the end-points of modern IT networks. Resulting operational inefficiencies between the SOA and IT infrastructures lead to greater deployment complexities and costs. A leading analyst has estimated that the G3500 companies will spend an average of US$ 6.4-Million each in 2007 on integration projects, and further, that only 35% of the integration projects wil be delivered on projected budgets and schedules.