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Not All SOA Gateways are Created Equal

Identify which factors have the greatest impact on the total cost of owning a SOA Gateway

Identify which factors have the greatest impact on the total cost of owning a SOA Gateway


While the functional requirements for an effective SOA gateway have expanded significantly in recent years, most gateways on the market are still able to address a good deal of the most common needs. From an economic perspective though, the total cost of ownership (TCO) varies widely between gateways.

So, for any business manager who is assessing SOA gateways, TCO will be a key differentiating consideration – particularly in the current economic climate! Calculating the likely TCO of a SOA gateway can be a complex process because, when it comes to SOA gateways, TCO extends well beyond the initial licensing fees to encompass a range of significant factors.

This white paper examines those factors that will have the greatest impact on TCO, namely:

  • Ease of deployment and customization
  • Manageability, scalability and reliability
  • Cost of upgrade or repurchasing