SOA Software Announces SOA Development Governance Product

Repository Manager™ 6.0 Provides Comprehensive SOA Asset Lifecycle Management and Federation

Los Angeles, Calif., June 2nd, 2008SOA Software, a leading Integrated SOA Governance Automation vendor, today announced the availability of Repository Manager 6.0 (previously Logidex™).  Repository Manager enables 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, Repository Manager serves to automate the path to SOA, enabling customers to rapidly develop, govern and deploy services within the SOA service lifecycle.

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.  Its strong integration with leading application development environments, federation with all major run-time registries like IBM WSRR, HP SOA Systinet, and other UDDI registries, and its integration with SOA Software’s Policy Manager™ enables customers from a single point of control to rapidly deploy services and other software assets within the SOA enterprise lifecycle.

Repository Manager extends SOA Software’s integrated SOA governance leadership position by adding key capabilities via expanded partner product integrations and increased governance automation flexibility. It provides an enhanced governance administration user experience through the Configuration Designer, an Eclipse-based graphical governance environment. Now from a single point of control users can easily govern and manage services as they progress through the service development lifecycle, and provide key feedback at critical checkpoints across the service lifecycle.

Repository Manager’s strong integration with leading application development environments, federation with all major service registries and extensive integration with Policy ManagerTM enables customers to rapidly develop, govern and deploy services and their supporting assets within the SOA service lifecycle. Repository Manager is used by Fortune 500 customers to drive application agility and reduce cost and risk in their SOA deployment.

Experience has demonstrated that it is 30 times less expensive to make a modification or enhancement during a software asset’s development versus when that asset is deployed.  The loosely-coupled nature of SOA in particular demands effective development governance, and the most effective way to provide development governance for services and other software assets is with SOA Software’s Repository Manager. Repository Manager capabilities include:

Development Governance – manage heterogeneous asset types from a single source.  These assets can include services, components (.NET, J2EE, CORBA), 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 service registries including HP SOA Systinet, IBM WSRR, Software AG CentraSite and any UDDI registry to ensure consistency of service definitions through the enterprise.

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.

Deploy and Manage Assets and Services Effectively – deep integration with Policy Manager to provide compliance policy validation to ensure the relevance of services and other software assets.  Strong integration with development tools ensures efficient operation of the development process.

Discover Assets and Services Collaboratively – comprehensive technical and business search capabilities to ensure that created applications meet business needs.

Repository Manager version 6.0 extends the federation framework with support for more development platforms, the ability to easily import ungoverned services from run-time registries and a graphical interface to configure development governance policies; further solidifying Repository Manager as the unparalleled leader in development governance.  Repository Manager 6.0 continues to make it easier than ever for developers, architects and business analysts to create and manage world-class business applications, while simultaneously increasing the business value of their service-oriented architecture.

“Enterprises are looking for vendors to provide seamless governance across the SOA lifecycle while at the same time looking for solutions that increase the visibility and feedback at various governance check points,” said Brent Carlson, SVP of Technology of SOA Software.  “SOA Software’s expanded partner product federation allows us to deliver unprecedented development governance across the lifecycle.”

Key deliverables for Repository Manager 6.0 include:

  • Policy Manager Integration – Repository Manager 6.0 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.
  • Asset Import Center Enhancements – Repository Manager 6.0 Import Center has been enhanced to support discovery and synchronization from IBM WSRR and UDDI registries
  • Configuration Designer Plug-In - This Eclipse plug-in enables users to graphically design governance processes for deployment to their Repository Manager 6.0 installations.
  • IBM Rational ClearCase Integration Enhancements - With this integration, ClearCase and Repository Manager 6.0 users can be certain they are accessing and working with the latest version of an asset’s artifacts, eliminating the potential for code duplication and code compatibility mismatches through Repository Manager 6.0- driven ClearCase symbolic links.

About SOA Software
The world’s largest companies including Merrill Lynch, Verizon, and Pfizer use SOA Software to quickly and confidently realize the value of SOA.  SOA Software’s platform-independent Integrated SOA Governance and Mainframe SOA products process over 500 million mission-critical transactions per month, ensuring the relevance, security, reliability, and performance of services and applications. For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

SOA Software, Policy Manager, Repository Manager, Service Manager, and SOLA are trademarks of SOA Software, Inc. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their registered owners.

 

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