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AmberPoint Extends SOA Governance

Runtime SOA Governance Company Extends Visibility and Control to Impressive List of Platforms

AmberPoint announced that it has extended the reach of its runtime SOA governance software across a broad set of additional platforms. These capabilities, which result from enhancements to the company’s architecture for distributed SOA governance, extend AmberPoint’s visibility and control across the wide range of components used in today’s SOA environments, including:

  • Cisco ACE XML Gateway (AXG) – Flexible XML appliance
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware – Java application server
  • BEA AquaLogic Service Bus 3.0 – Enterprise service bus
  • BEA WebLogic Integration (WLI) – Integration server and technologies
  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform – Open source application server
  • Apache ServiceMix – Open source enterprise service bus

AmberPoint’s non-invasive software runs natively in both .NET and Java, enabling organizations to fully leverage the capabilities and performance advantages of SOA platforms while preserving a distributed environment. Most SOA deployments extend well beyond just Web services and, in many cases, contain no Web service-based components at all. SOA management solutions that handle only Web services fall well short of the requirements of today’s environments.

"AmberPoint plays a vital role in ensuring the success of enterprise SOA," said Pierre Fricke, director of product line management, SOA products at Red Hat. "By bringing visibility and control to the complete SOA environment, including the leading open source and enterprise SOA platforms, AmberPoint's software is a significant value-add to the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform.”

Fricke continued, “AmberPoint’s dedication to working with the top open source SOA platforms will continue to help enterprise customers achieve their goals with SOA-based systems.”
AmberPoint runtime governance solutions extend across the entire SOA stack, from client applications to the back-end system components, and across all types of message and transport protocols. AmberPoint supports a wide range of SOA-related components, including database services, JMS messaging-based services, EJB-based applications, and applications exposed via enterprise service buses (ESBs). As such, it provides visibility into virtually any type of component, including hardware appliances, new transport protocols, and home-grown solutions. AmberPoint provides true end-to-end SOA visibility by delivering information on dependencies, performance, service levels, and exceptions.

“As we’ve seen from hundreds of customer implementations, virtually all SOA systems are heterogeneous composite applications,” said Ed Horst, vice president of Marketing, AmberPoint. “Our strategy to work closely with as many leading and innovative SOA vendors as possible is paying rich dividends in the end-to-end capabilities we bring to our customers.”

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