Breaking News—SOA Software Announces Combined SOA-Cloud Governance Platform

SOA Software today announced its "Atmosphere" cloud services governance initiative, which creates a unifying brand for a suite of SOA and cloud services governance products that the company will deliver through 2010. Atmosphere's integrated set of products will implement, enforce and audit common policies through various stages of service life cycles, enabling cloud service platforms to automatically scale based on the SLAs and measured performance of the services and processes.

The Atmosphere products are intended to help customers and partners take advantage of the opportunity for cost savings and agility benefits possible through the combination of SOA and cloud computing, Ian Goldsmith, vice president of product management for SOA Software, tells 5 Minute Briefing. As a provider of SOA governance solutions, the company is in a good position to provide products for unified SOA and cloud services governance, he adds.

The first product in the suite, Atmosphere Broker, is planned for availability in Q1 2010. Atmosphere Broker is a cloud service broker providing service governance capabilities including visibility, management, monitoring, measurement, provisioning, validation, and reporting for cloud services. It can be deployed, at the service consumer, in the cloud at the service provider, or as part of an independent cloud service brokerage to govern access, performance, delivery of cloud services. Atmosphere Broker includes advanced registry/repository, policy validation, management, security and reporting capabilities.

The Atmosphere product family will govern the plan, build and run processes for SOA and cloud services initiatives. Supporting their planning efforts, the solutions will help customers integrate other initiatives such as legacy modernization and a move to leverage open source into the overall planning process; and consolidate reporting into a single dashboard reflecting the combined state of each enterprise service across all the strategic initiatives.

The products will also help customers automate development process governance to align with strategic initiatives; help them understand dependencies between business processes, services and cloud service platforms; and provide visibility and management of a complex software development life cycle across multiple development teams, actors, and disciplines.

In the area of operations, the solutions will enable component services to automatically inherit the SLA of the overall business process and use it to drive the performance profile of cloud platforms; and ensure that running services and the infrastructure running them comply with policies identified for applications and business processes during the planning process.

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