SOA Software Demonstrates Enhanced Governance for Microsoft “Dublin” and WCF

Governance models extensions for “Oslo” modeling platform previewed at Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC)

Los Angeles, Calif., October 27, 2008 – SOA Software, the leading Integrated SOA Governance vendor, announced today that is has added support for Microsoft’s extensions to the Windows Server application server (code-named “Dublin”) and Windows Communication Framework (WCF) version 4.0.  The company is also providing a preview of its new governance models for the “Oslo” modeling platform at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference.

SOA Software has extended the traditional models of enterprise security within Microsoft’s .NET Framework and Windows Server.  Microsoft’s market-leading application server is being enhanced through new capabilities in .NET Framework 4.0 (specifically Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 and Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0) and with a set of extensions to the application server role codenamed “Dublin”.  SOA Software extends these efforts to include a unified governance automation best-practices framework for WCF service providers and consumers.  SOA Software helps enterprise customers build the right services, build services the right way, and ensure that their services are behaving correctly.

SOA Software’s products built to work with the enhanced Windows application server help Microsoft customers:

  • Ensure that services they identify, design and build using .NET Framework and WCF are relevant to and consumable by applications they design, build and deploy using other platforms like SAP and IBM.
  • Make services they expose from applications running on .NET Framework and WCF visible to and compliant with enterprise policies defined, enforced and audited across other platforms; and make services they design and build using other platforms like SAP and open source environments visible to and compliant with enterprise policies defined, enforced and audited across their .NET Framework and WCF applications.
  • Promote, ensure and formalize consistent alignment between demand from service consumers and the supply of services through Consumer Contract Provisioning.

“Today at PDC, Microsoft is previewing some of the coming enhancements to the .NET Framework and Windows Server, which advance the capabilities of our application server while still allowing developers to use their existing skills with Microsoft Visual Studio, the .NET Framework and IIS,” said Burley Kawasaki, director in the Connected Systems Division at Microsoft Corporation.  “SOA Software’s governance automation products combined with Microsoft’s .NET Framework and “Dublin” extensions to the Windows Server application server help customers to maximize their SOA vision.”

SOA Software’s framework brings a governed SOA methodology to developers, including centralized policy management for WCF and continuous compliance and validation for Microsoft Team Foundation Server.  This framework provides custom bindings, channels and service hosts that make the job of implementing and enforcing enterprise-wide security a transparent and consistent quality of the “Dublin” run-time architecture.  The cost and effort required for coding, deployment and operations are greatly reduced because security, compliance and audit become things an administrator checks off via a centralized console, and the resulting policy documents get pushed to Windows application server for implementation, enforcement and monitoring.

“The .NET Framework 4.0 enhancements - along with the improved manageability and standardized application hosting capabilities provided by “Dublin” - provide enterprise customers with a best-in-class platform for developing, deploying, running and evolving their composite applications,” said Frank Martinez, executive vice president of SOA Software.  “These enhancements will allow customers to unify both lightweight composition and process-driven integration techniques through a consistent unified declarative programming model for rich composite applications. This will help simplify the way in which SOA Software’s Integrated Governance Automation solutions can be used to preserve the fidelity of the governance models, structures and mechanisms supporting their enterprise SOA programs.”

Microsoft’s “Oslo” modeling platform consists of a repository for sharing and linking of model artifacts, a textual modeling language that provides a shared meta-model for developers, and visual modeling tools for designing and editing models.  SOA Software enhances “Oslo” by providing holistic governance automation that delivers consistent governance of models, services, policies, and a wide range of related artifacts throughout enterprise SOA programs.  SOA Software’s Repository Manager and Policy Manager will offer deep integration with the “Oslo” repository and tools to make “Oslo” a Governed Platform and ensure the end-to-end fidelity of governance models, structures, and mechanisms.  This will help enterprises confidently leverage “Oslo” applications.

SOA Software is attending the Microsoft PDC 2008 conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center booth 1014.

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 2.5 billion 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.

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