Hewlett-Packard has opened three new service-oriented architecture (SOA) testing centres for enterprise customers in Cupertino, California; Singapore and Bangalore as part of a $500m (£270m) investment in SOA technology.
SOAs are designed to allow firms to implement applications and web services that can be flexibly developed in response to the changing needs of their businesses.
The three HP SOA Competency Centers are comprehensive “experience centres” to enable HP, its customers and its partners to pilot and evaluate SOA technologies, solutions and implementations.
The centres will also showcase HP’s capabilities in IT architecture, management, security and governance.
The opening of the three SOA Competency Centers brings HP’s total to five worldwide, with two additional centres already located in Sophia Antipolis, France, and Tokyo.
Analyst Gartner estimates that by 2010, at least 65% of large enterprise organisations will have more than 35% of their application portfolios SOA-based, up from fewer than 5% of organisations in 2005.
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