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Consistent Control of SOA from the Enterprise to the Cloud

Manage applications throughout the transition from development to test to production

Manage applications throughout the transition from development to test to production

 

Managing applications as they transition between environments – from development, to test and into production – has always been a challenge for IT. Problems usually arise from an application’s dependency on other systems – directories, firewalls, IAM, audit sinks, additional service providers and so forth.

The dependency problem is exacerbated when moving applications between the enterprise and the Cloud. In the Cloud, the need to support elasticity, the potential benefits of brokering between different providers and the fundamental differences in how identity is validated and processed all conspire to make simple, scripted migration solutions impractical.

This white paper explains how SOA methodology can be used to address the dependency problem. Transaction security and monitoring can be moved out of the application and into an external policy enforcement point, consolidating service dependencies into reusable, centrally-administered policies.