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BEA Systems CTO to Present "Virtualized SOA" Session at SOA World Conference & Expo

Virtualized SOA: Adaptive Infrastructure for Demanding Applications

Arthur C. Clarke famously said “New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can't be done; 2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing; 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!” SOA and Virtualization has existed, in various forms, and have been adopted with varying degrees of success within the modern enterprise. SOA especially has reached the point where it generally is considered to be a good idea! As a result of the wide adoption applications, services and infrastructure have been linked to form a new kind of “organism”, which is a critical part to the ongoing operation of these systems. As a result of this success a new kind of “infrastructure fatigue” has been exposed. The stability, scalability, performance and reliability of this “organism” is absolutely essential as the degree of interdependencies increases. Ironically, much of the resources dedicated to this infrastructure are under utilized and there is much untapped potential within the typical enterprise. This is where the combination of SOA and Virtualization appears to be a natural fit. In this presentation we’ll explore the role of virtualized containers and the notion of “adaptive infrastructure”. We’ll take a look at the emergence of new ideas and capabilities of how SOA infrastructure has to change to meet the growing demands being placed upon it.

Speaker Bio: As Deputy CTO Theo focuses on researching technology trends and the impact they will have on BEA’s technology strategy. During his time at BEA he has been responsible for research on Social Computing, Web2.0, SaaS, AJAX/RIA, etc. Theo has more than 18 years experience in software development, web development, application integration and software architecture & design. He began his career working with mainframe systems, databases, and third & fourth generation programming languages. For the past 13 years he has focused almost exclusively on integration technologies & problems and possesses an in-depth understanding of integration, Services Oriented Architecture, XML and emerging technologies. Prior to joining BEA, Theo spearheaded Software AG’s SOA Competency Center and global SOA Practice in his role as Chief SOA Architect. He was responsible for developing their SOA methodology, best practices and architectures. He also served as the primary SOA expert for press and industry analysts for Software AG.

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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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