SOA Software Expands Partner Integration Program

SOA Software, a provider of automated SOA Governance solutions, has quadrupled the number of consulting partners for its integrator program, from 10 to 40.

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SOA Software has quadrupled the number of consulting partners for its integrator program.

The vendor announced that it has raised the number of companies on the program from 10 to 40 - expanding the number of value-added consultants, distributors and resellers providing its service-oriented architecture (SOA) software in their own offerings.

Each of the organizations to join the partnership programme serves the professional services sector. In the US, new additions to the partner list include Two Connect, Fino Consulting, Advantage Factory, Matlen Silver, Quanam and Unilog Management.

Explaining how the adoption of integrated SOA Governance automation capabilities will benefit its customers, Jay Harris Rabin, chief executive officer of twentysix New York, said: "The Service Manager and Workbench products offered by SOA Software complement the SOA and Business Process Automation capabilities we have with Microsoft BizTalk Server, Windows Communication Foundation and Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server."

SOA has also brought new partners onboard in the Asian market. Among the new companies are Zensar Technologies, Itochu and Anatas.

Brad Twynham, chief executive officer of Anatas, said that the partnership with SOA provides "the missing piece of infrastructure" needed to allow Australian firms to execute effective services infrastructure.

In a statement, SOA claimed that it seeks partnerships with established services companies that are tried and trusted by large firms looking to integrate SOA solutions.

SOA's platform-independent integrated SOA Governance automation solutions are targeted solely at the enterprise market. This latest partnership announcement follows the news that the company has entered the Leaders Quadrant of the 2007 Integrated SOA Governance Magic Quadrant.

The developer believes that there is a seven-step process for any business that is looking to harness the cost benefits and flexibility of such architecture.

Companies need to create or expose services before registering, securing, managing and mediating as well as virtualizing those services. From then, they need to govern the SOA and begin integrating services with their own systems.