IBM expands SOA line-up

IBM has expanded its service orientated architecture (SOA) product set with 11 new offerings and 20 product enhancements.

IBM has expanded its service orientated architecture (SOA) product set with 11 new offerings and 20 product enhancements.

SOAs are designed to allow companies to quickly develop flexible web-based applications in response to business needs.

The new solutions are designed to ease SOA adoption and deliver improved management and development.

New solutions include WebSphere Portal 6.0 integrated with IBM Workplace and other collaborative technologies, to make it easier for users to build composite applications that can be tailored to industry, role or task.

The latest version also supports the Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) development platform, for building interactive web applications, and includes new support to simplify the integration of business processes.

IBM’s WebSphere Business Monitor 6.0 now includes business alerts, reports that combine real-time performance and historical analysis and scorecards to track the status and metrics of projects.

The new version of IBM’s application server, WebSphere Application Server 6.1, now has features designed to reduce the complexity of an SOA as it is expanded to include applications such as voice, video and instant messaging communications.

It also has new security features, including default security configurations and a default user registry for identity management.

In addition, IBM has upgraded its Enterprise Service Bus, WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Information Server SOA products.

Most of the new products and enhancements are available now, although some will ship later this year.

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