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Q1 2012

Unified SOA Governance, Cloud and Enterprise API Management

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Here is your SOA Software Market Update for Q1 2012.
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Product Highlight: Repository Manager

SOA SoftwareDeveloping software using agile methodologies and SOA requires enterprises to understand what services and other software assets exist, where they’re located and how each fits into a company’s business and technical landscape. By providing a context for understanding and assessing existing software assets, SOA Software Repository Manager enables sound Development Governance. It automates machine and role-based signoffs across the software development lifecycle. Without development governance, SOA initiatives will fail to deliver agility to the enterprise - the core value of SOA.  Enterprises must be able to track all of the components of SOA, changing them as needed while maintaining a clear understanding of underlying interdependencies. This holistic perspective can only be achieved through effective development governance.

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Soa Software
SOA Software Announces Year-on-Year Growth of 60%

SOA Software announced year-over-year business growth of 60% in 2011, spurred by the increasing need for effective cloud computing and mainstream SOA solutions. The company also expanded to new locations, significantly increased its employee base, and built exciting new partnerships while enjoying widespread industry recognition from analysts and awards for achievement. “It is very gratifying to see the planning, collaboration and hard work result in such positive gains,” said Paul Gigg, President and CEO, SOA Software. “The company is delivering tremendous value to our customers with our products being recognized as best of breed around the world. I am excited about the trajectory of continued growth, innovation and product excellence; SOA Software can rightly claim to be a leader among the world’s premier software vendors in SOA and Enterprise API Management.”

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Microsoft Platform
SOA Software Announces Ready-to-use SOA Governance for Microsoft

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, SOA Software announced a new product for Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) 6.1. With the goal of helping customers govern a wide range of Microsoft Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) use cases, SOA Software has loaded this product with prebuilt, pretested, and governance-ready WCF services, clients, tools, policy, and documentation. “This is a ready-to-use Microsoft SOA toolset, designed for nearly instant deployment,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. “With a simple startup experience, the WCF 6.1 Agent ready-to-use governance package becomes the foundation for education, training, and best practices—ultimately a springboard for complete governance of a Microsoft SOA infrastructure.”

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Soa Software
SOA Software Leader in Forrester SOA Waves

The Forrester Integrated SOA Governance Report in Q1, 2012 says: “SOA Software has the strongest score for overall functionality. SOA Software’s integrated SOA governance offering scored well for gateway and SOA management and had the highest scores for SOA SLM and integrated SOA governance value-add. Across all the offerings for integrated SOA governance, Forrester finds SOA Software’s to have the best product structure and the cleanest integration between the various elements. In other words, among the evaluated vendors’ offerings, SOA Software’s elements fit together the best as an integrated platform for SOA.”

The report continues with, “SOA Software is the most consistently strong across Forrester’s functional criteria. SOA Software’s combination of Portfolio Manager, Repository Manager, and Policy Manager scored highly in five of Forrester’s six functional evaluation categories. The solution’s core repository is the strongest among all of those we evaluated. The solution is also particularly strong in its support for service portfolio management, service consumption, and service creation processes as well as SOA platform integration and policy management features. Forrester has long emphasized the importance of service portfolio management as part of one’s SOA governance strategy, and SOA software was the first vendor – and is still the strongest – in supporting service portfolio management as a governance discipline.” Read more

The Forrester Wave™ SOA Service Life-Cycle Management report in Q1, 2012, states: “SOA Software is the most consistently strong across Forrester’s functional criteria. SOA Software’s combination of Portfolio Manager, Repository Manager, and Policy Manager scored highly in five of Forrester’s six functional evaluation categories. The solution’s core repository is the strongest among all of those we evaluated. The solution is also particularly strong in its support for service portfolio management, service consumption, and service creation processes as well as SOA platform integration and policy management features. Forrester has long emphasized the importance of service portfolio management as part of one’s SOA governance strategy, and SOA software was the first vendor – and is still the strongest – in supporting service portfolio management as a governance discipline.” Read more


Soa Software
SOA Software Receives 2011 Marketing Award

SOA Software has been selected for the 2011 Los Angeles Award in the Merchandising & Marketing category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA Award Program recognizes outstanding enterprises throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their enterprise category. These companies enhance the positive image of business through service to their customers and region.

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Soa Software
SOA Software Expands into Middle East Market

SOA Software is extending its presence to the Middle East region. The strategic move serves a growing demand for SOA governance automation solutions that span global trade networks. Tony Rolston, Managing Director, MEA, will manage the Middle East operations. “We’re experiencing a remarkable evolution in cloud-based computing,” said Paul Gigg, President and CEO, SOA Software. “As companies stretch service-oriented architectures across the globe, we are increasingly called upon to provide governance automation with trading partners and international business units. The Middle East, including such countries as Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, is a natural extension of this trend for us.”

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Soa Software
SOA Software Delivers Business Impact Analysis

Repository Manager Version 6.4 is now available. It provides crucial support to enterprise SOA governance efforts by automatically discovering dependencies across processes, services and schemas, ensuring the discovered dependencies conform to organizational standards and notifying key stakeholders when change occurs. Combining these advanced capabilities with Repository Manager’s leading support for service and operation-level consumption governance enables organizations to establish an effective ongoing change management discipline for their SOA, giving both business stakeholders and architects clear and detailed visibility over how businesses processes connect via services to underlying data within the enterprise. “Companies are embracing SOA Development Governance to become more agile and to prepare them for cloud and mobile initiatives” said Brent Carlson, senior vice president of technology at SOA Software. “Repository Manager 6.4 gives customers deep insight into their SOA as it matures and evolves, and ensures that changes are well managed, proactively dealt with, and remain aligned with core SOA architectural principles.”

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