Leading SOA Vendors Announce SOA Link — a Multi-Vendor Governance Interoperability Initiative

Multi-Vendor Governance Interoperability Provides an End-to-end SOA Solution Spanning Design Time, Run Time and Change Time Stages of SOA Lifecycle

CUPERTINO, Calif. — May 1, 2006 — Leading Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) vendors today joined forces in announcing their commitment and mutual support for SOA Link, an end-to-end SOA Governance Interoperability Initiative.


SOA Link is an initiative organized by Infravio, Inc. for the purpose of bringing together multiple vendors with products for SOA Governance to mutually interoperate. Whether supplying a policy repository and authoring system, run time enforcement system, monitoring at run time, or business process capability, these systems will be delivered as interoperable by multiple vendors and technologies.


Fifteen founding members of SOA Link include AmberPoint, Composite Software, Forum Systems, Infravio, Intalio, IONA, JBoss, Layer 7 Technologies, LogicBlaze, NetIQ, ParaSoft, Reactivity, SOA Software, SymphonySoft, and webMethods.


“In the early stages of a technology wave, enterprises need reassurances that technologies will work together,” said James Governor, principal analyst at RedMonk. “SOA Link brings together some key vendors to assure just that, by establishing a community of common interest.”


Participants benefit by having the ability to publish services and associated policy to a system of record in a standardized way, and to be alerted to changes when they happen. Essentially, Governance Interoperability fosters the creation of a complete solution for SOA Governance and control.


SOA Link does not mandate a single API for interoperability. On the contrary, it is a public statement by partnered vendors that they will provide interoperable solutions to their customers. A customer buying SOA Link solutions can be assured that these products will work together to solve the problem of end-to-end SOA Lifecycle Governance.


“To realize the value and benefits of SOA, large enterprises must build complete SOA infrastructure platforms that provide SOA Management, Security and Governance capabilities to their Web services and applications,” said Roberto Medrano, executive vice president of SOA Software. “SOA Software is pleased to work with Infravio and partners through the SOA Link program to offer customers end-to-end interoperable infrastructure solutions.”

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