SOA Software Announces Innovative New Repository Capabilities

Company’s Repository Manager 6.3 provides fine-grained governance controls for enterprise SOA

Los Angeles, CA – January 24, 2011 – SOA Software, a leading SOA and cloud services Governance provider, announced today the availability of Repository Manager version 6.3.

Repository Manager 6.3, in concert with Policy Manager, introduces significant advances to SOA Software’s industry-leading closed loop service governance automation solution, ensuring that fine-grained development-time policy decisions are automatically applied to the enterprise’s operating environment and allowing users to enforce development policies at runtime.

Repository Manager is SOA Software’s industry leading development governance platform that simplifies the creation, integration, management and promotion of enterprise assets and services throughout the complete development lifecycle.  Repository Manager serves to automate the path to SOA and Cloud, enabling customers to rapidly develop, govern and deploy services within the SOA service lifecycle. With its strong integration with leading application development environments such as Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio, federation with all major run-time registries like including IBM WSRR, HP SOA Systinet and UDDI registries, and its extensive integration with SOA Software’s Policy Manager, Repository Manager enables customers to rapidly govern and deploy services and other software assets from a single point of control within the SOA enterprise lifecycle. Repository Manager is used by Fortune 500 customers to drive application agility and reduce cost and risk in their SOA deployment.

New capabilities in version 6.3 include:

Service Operation-Level Governance – Repository Manager 6.3 enabled fine-grained service governance by allowing companies to define and automate policies around the consumption of service operations as well as services.

Impact analysis at an operation level – Enterprises can now get a more detailed view of their SOA implementation with operation-level impact analysis.

Automated Virtual Policy Assignment – Repository Manager and Policy Manager combine to automatically assign provider-side operational policies to one or more virtual services.  This automated approach abstracts operational service policy concepts at development time and greatly reduces the potential for human error in the virtual service generation process.

Enhanced Configuration Designer – Customers can more easily control their enterprise SOA governance process with updates to Repository Manager’s sophisticated Eclipse-based Configuration Designer to support graphical support type/template mapping, configuration of email notifications and custom validation as well as automation task management.

Asset Editing and Presentation Enhancements – Repository Manager now offers finer-grained control over which users/roles can create what asset types. For example, customers can configure a “Service Developer” role to allow creation and editing of Service and Schema assets only, while an “Enterprise Architect” role could create only Best Practice and Design Pattern assets.  Repository Manager also associates icons with asset types presenting a distinctive visual indication on a per-type basis allowing for fine-grained control over presentation.

“As companies embrace SOA to become more agile, they increasingly need fine-grained and calibrated governance processes to ensure policies are applied without additional overhead across the enterprise’s development and operational teams” said Brent Carlson, senior vice president of technology at SOA Software.  “Repository Manager 6.3 allows for companies to start small and put in place fine-grained governance processes as their SOA initiatives evolve and mature”.

Repository Manager’s existing capabilities include:

Development Governancemanage heterogeneous asset types from a single source.  These assets can include services, components (e.g., .NET, J2EE), legacy systems, and/or knowledge assets, such as patterns and best practices, used by development teams.  Repository Manager provides seamless integration with Microsoft, SAP, IBM, and other development platforms.

Federation with Service Registries – discover and publish services from and to runtime service registries including HP SOA Systinet, IBM WSRR, Software AG CentraSite and any UDDI registry to ensure consistency of service definitions through the enterprise.

Asset Import Center – Repository Manager Import Center supports discovery and synchronization from IBM WSRR and UDDI registries.

Integration with Leading Software Development Platforms – reference and replicate assets and artifacts from common SCM solutions.  Provide seamless governance processes across all enterprise software development platforms including Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Eclipse and others.

Configuration Designer Plug-In – This Eclipse plug-in enables users to graphically design governance processes for deployment to their Repository Manager installations.

Effective Asset and Service Management and Deployment – deep integration with SOA Software’s Policy Manager provides compliance policy validation to ensure cross-enterprise compatibility of services and other software assets. Repository Manager processes can automatically provision service and schema definitions under development to Policy Manager which in turn automatically applies the correct compliance policies for those definitions. Strong integration with development tools ensures efficient operation of the development process.

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