Breaking News—SOA Software Announces IBM DataPower Governance Solution

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SOA Software, a provider of unified governance automation products, announced today a centralized policy definition and service monitoring solution for IBM DataPower appliances. The tool, Service Manager for IBM WebSphere DataPower, enables customers to use their existing DataPower deployments to virtualize enterprise services for high-availability, load balancing, and offloading of costly XML and security processing.

"Service Manager for IBM WebSphere DataPower allows our customers to make better use of their DataPower investments, extending their governance infrastructure into their network," says Alistair Farquharson, chief technology officer at SOA Software.

The solution provides customers with the ability to control the DataPower Appliance directly from the Policy Manager console, without the need to duplicate configuration manually. This provides customers with a 'one-click' management strategy leveraging DataPower as the runtime and SOA Software's Policy Manager as the source of service and policy information as well as the reporting console for the monitoring data. SOA Software's Policy Manager is unique in its ability to manage the catalog of services, drive policy definition and distribution, and collect and display monitoring data for the DataPower devices. It allows customers to implement and enforce consistent, uniform policies throughout their infrastructure, and provides visibility into enterprise service usage, performance, and availability from network edge to application.

Service Manager for IBM WebSphere DataPower can provide operational governance capabilities supporting SOA Software's Portfolio Manager and Repository Manager solutions for planning and development governance. This helps ensure the fidelity of governance models, processes and structures throughout the enterprise service lifecycle.

Service Manager also enables companies to monitor and enforce SLAs for services distributed across a cluster of appliances generating alerts for faults, performance issues, and security violations. The solution enables users to publish virtual services into DataPower appliances, leveraging the performance and security capabilities of the appliance for enterprise service federation.

For more information, visit SOA Software.