SOA Governance Solutions
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) allows businesses to create flexible systems with that can reuse resources that often are found in silos across locations or departments. Realizing these benefits, however, requires both technological and cultural changes. Companies must re-examine the business and technology interactions that define requirements, as well as the processes used by developers in building systems and services. With the volume of interdependencies that result from SOA frameworks, organizations that do not use a design-time SOA governance solution bear unnecessary business and technological risks. SOA policies and SOA best practices must be defined and enforced from day one. Relatively simple mistakes can proliferate over time and undermine the intended flexibility and agility benefits of the SOA process.
WebLayers SOA Governance solution automates software code policy compliance from the onset of any SOA initiative. WebLayers actively analyzes, identifies, and provides guidance on how to correct policy violations throughout the software development life cycle. Quickly identifying these violations and their location, the WebLayers solution allows developers and development managers to fix these hard-to-find errors prior to application deployment.
SOA governance allows developers to govern policies at various stages including: the outset of development; when checking into a source code repository; publishing into a registry/repository; calling a service; before it is executed by the server and database; and throughout the full development life cycle until the service is consumed by the end user.
WebLayers automated governance for SOA:
- Provides insight into all necessary data and metadata needed to make informed decisions about IT performance.
- Ensures that every service is in compliance.
- Offers adaptability to changing technology, customer or industry conditions. For example, an application can check with the system before it invokes a service, ensuring the most appropriate service is selected to satisfy functional and performance needs.
- Allows for complete automated governance to continue, even as registry/repositories evolve.
- Offers continuous governance to organizations considering a transfer to/from proprietary or open source systems.