“Connectivity 2.0” To Fuel More Intelligent, Scalable SOA

The next wave of infrastructure dubbed “Connectivity 2.0” is helping enterprises transform departmental ESBs, SOA and Cloud projects into an integrated fabric of intelligence, agility, control and adaptability, according to Marc-Thomas Schmidt, IBM Chief Architect for SOA Connectivity.  He and some 150 fellow IBM experts will discuss Connectivity 2.0 at Impact 2010 in May.

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The next wave of infrastructure dubbed “Connectivity 2.0” is helping enterprises transform departmental ESBs, SOA and Cloud projects into an integrated fabric of intelligence, agility, control and adaptability, according to Marc-Thomas Schmidt, IBM Chief Architect for SOA Connectivity.

 

_120___marcthomasschmidt“Today, we’re seeing dramatic pressure on IT to help companies react to change, and provide new connections to their employees, customers and partners,”” Schmidt told Integration Developer News. “After 5 years of implementing SOA, we are now in a position where infrastructure can be more intelligent, scalable and agile, which is what I call Connectivity 2.0”

According to Schmidt, Connectivity 2.0 will provide companies new capabilities “to weave stand-alone ‘islands of SOA” into a “unified connectivity fabric.”  The result: companies will be able to share and connect data, applications, intelligence, industry-specific patterns and even complex events across any boundary – department, geography, partner and even customer.

 

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Schmidt will be among 160+ engineering experts to share insights on effective connectivity for architecture, SOA and Cloud  with CTO, architects and IT managers at Impact2010, IBM’s annual SOA and BPM event for IT and business leaders. Now, the largest event of its kind, Impact 2010 will be held May 2-7 in Las Vegas, Nev.  

Connectivity 2.0 – with B2B, Cloud Integration
Not surprisingly, “Connectivity 2.0” is especially germane in discussions of next-gen integration for B2B and the cloud.

“Imagine your cloud can drive connectivity Best Practices to B2B partners,” Schmidt told IDN.   This could be especially useful, he said. when applications and data signify a change or call to action between partners, such as meeting specific shipment or inventory requirements – or even more critical, locating a shipment that may not have gotten to its destination on time.

“The benefits are easy to imagine, but the challenge is that connectivity eventually becomes a hybrid solution, where the customer needs to obtain, manage and govern facilities that are both on-premise and outside the firewall. “This is a classical integration problem, with an interesting twist,” MTS and.

At impact 2010, IBM experts will help customers tackle those problems and unravel the twist with dozens of sessions, expert one-on-ones and labs to drill down into the ways Connectivity 2.0 technologies are available now to improve integration management, intermediation, test and deployment solutions for traditional enterprise architecture, SOA and cloud.

Connectivity 2.0 Topics at Impact

  • Service Federation – Connecting ‘islands’ of SOA’ across departments to speed traffic and more efficiently use shared resources, services and governance policies.  This session features Greg Flurry, IBM; Nick D. Butler, IBM , the IBM inventors of the “Service Federation” concept as a way to share  services between service domains.  The technique is becoming an increasingly important part of SOA architectures. Expert patterns and insights, and product information and live demo on IBM’s Service Federation Management (SFM) feature pack for WebSphere Service Registry and Repository v7.0 will be featured.
  • Federating SOA and Cloud (Business Use Cases) -- How a federated approach to connectivity delivers huge benefits to large-scale, multi-domain system.  Learn how to weave together service domains with specific governance, security, management constraints into a federated fabric. Federation principles, real-world use cases and product demonstrations are featured in this rich, multi-level session.
  • Dynamic ESB [Lab]  – A hands-on lab to show architects and middleware professionals how to  more quickly distribute and manage workloads across your internal infrastructure by using WebSphere ESB and WSRR to create a ‘dynamic ESB’ solution.  The solution enforces service level agreements and mediation policies leading to increased business agility while also allowing for better capacity planning for service consumption.
  • Mainframe to SOA – A look at one major mainframe user’s approach to optimize, retool and re-engineer where necessary their valuable mainframe assets to connect to a wider array of legacy and SOA architecture.
  • Centralized End-to-End Views -- Ability to support WebSphere and non-WebSphere application infrastructure to simplify integration and maintain visibility between WebSphere and other Java ESBs, .NET and even into the cloud.
  • Industry-Specific Connectivity – Get up to date on powerful, pre-defined Industry Frameworks, templates and support for larger metadata stores to optimize WebSphere-based infrastructure for industry-specific data formats and service requirements.
  • Accelerated Build-outs and Deployment – Datapower appliance provides a configuration-driven ESB, to simplify any-to-any interoperability, security and application optimization
  • Intelligent and Adaptive B2B Connectivity – Learn how to apply more intelligence and authentication to integration with trusted partners beyond the firewall.
  • Control via SOA Lifecycle Governance -- Learn techniques to apply foundation for proactively governing your SOA infrastructure and assets through the lifecycle, from design, develop, test, deploy and update. 

Register now to hear 4 top SOA/BPM Experts from IBM
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