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Runtime SOA Governance

Govern how service assets get developed, provisioned and invoked

Govern how service assets get developed, provisioned and invoked

 

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) allows organizations to map IT processes to changing business needs. By exposing applications as reusable services, new business processes can be defined on demand, creating significant benefits in terms of business agility.

However, SOA is predicated on an ability to integrate loosely-coupled services, one application to another. Users may or may not be involved. This creates challenges around governing how service assets get developed, provisioned and invoked.

For developers of service assets, governance amounts to the processes and policies describing how services get built, registered, changed and discovered. For SOA operators, governance becomes a matter of how service behavior gets defined, enforced and validated at runtime.

This white paper examines:

  • Considerations for implementing SOA governance at design-time and runtime
  • The role of runtime policy definition, enforcement and validation