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Red Hat to Present "Open Source SOA" Session at SOA World Conference & Expo

Open Source Penetration and Use in SOA Deployments

Open source has made signficant inroads into middleware deployments in the enterprise. More and more, open source is being used to deliver the benefits of SOA and open source to the enterprise. There are many custom Enterprise Service Bus deployments waiting to be upgraded to a simple, open and affordable SOA integration platform. This session explores where open source is getting the most traction in SOA deployments with a focus on ESB and illustrates this by describing some of the customer SOA solutions the speaker sees at Red Hat.
 
Speaker Bio: Pierre Fricke is director of product line management for Red Hat's JBoss Portal and SOA products. Starting with JBoss Portal and jBPM in 2005, he led the product strategy and management expansion into the integration and SOA market with JBoss Rules, Messaging and Enterprise Service Bus. Today, these products are the unit volume market leader or emerging strong challengers to long-time incumbents. He started working on UNIX at IBM in 1983 as one of the first AIX developers, building experience in data management, operating systems, communication programs, development processes, and customer support. After holding several software development management positions and completing his MBA at the University of Texas in Austin, he became one of the leading strategists and marketing leaders in IBM focusing on interoperability, integration, WebSphere, Windows NT, UNIX, as well as Linux and open source. He led the creation of IBM's "Compete, Leverage, and Interoperate" Windows NT strategy after OS/2 was discontinued and was one of the eight original leaders on the team that lead IBM into Linux and open source in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, Fricke joined D. H. Brown Associates, a research analyst firm, as VP of application and integration infrastructure.

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Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) have evolved over the past few years out of the original vision of loosely coupled web services replacing constrained, stovepiped applications throughout enterprise IT. Every major enterprise technology vendor today has developed its own SOA strategy, supported by innumerable mid-size companies and start-ups offering specific SOA aspects or entire solutions. This explosive growth in SOA technology is in response to a global demand--IDC estimates that spending on SOA services alone will grow from $8.6 billion to more than $33 billion by 2010.
 
SOA World Conference & Expo
SOA World Conference & Expo 2007 brings together the best minds in the business to San Francisco for a two-day conference that offers comprehensive coverage of SOA and what it means to enterprise IT today. As Zapthink analyst Jason Bloomberg has noted, "SOA involves rethinking how the business leverages IT in many various ways." Attend SOA World Conference & Expo 2007 West and learn from more than 100 speakers about how SOA is transforming business--and the way IT and business managers think about their businesses, processes, and technology.
 
Virtualization Conference & Expo
The colocation of SOA World Conference & Expo 2007 West and Virtualization Conference & Expo delivers the most relevant content to IT and business. Conference attendees will be able to choose from four great tracks at this year's event. Mix and match all you want, or slot into your favorite topic for the duration! The tracks include:
 
• Web 2.0/AJAX and SOA
• Interop Standards and Services
• Real-World SOA
• SOA Technology
• Virtualization
• Specially Selected Hot Topics
 
A Duo of Power Panels
This year's conference will also feature two Power Panels. Don't miss the SOA/Web 2.0/AJAX Power Panel, and Virtualization Power Panel. The Power Panels are FREE to all attendees, and will be recorded for broadcast by SYS-CON.TV.
 
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