WebLayers Automates SOA, Policy Governance for IBM Jazz

WebLayers automated SOA governance solution now supports IBM Rational's Team Concert 1.0, based on Big Blue's Jazz collaborative development platform for SOA applications.

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WebLayers automated SOA governance solution now supports IBM Rational's Team Concert 1.0, the first commercial product derived from IBM's Jazz collaborative development platform for building and deploying SOA applications.

Support from WebLayers, a long-time IBM partner in SOA solutions, comes only one month after IBM's rollout of Team Concert.

Automated governance will help developers, using IBM Rational Team Concert develop SOA services with IBM Jazz technology, as well as ensure their services adhere to centrally developed policies, the companies said in a statement.

The companies listed several key benfits for SOA dev teams from the integration of WebLayers Center technologies with IBM Rational's Jazz:

  • Mitigate non-compliance risk;
  • Identify software development problems early in the lifecycle;
  • Significantly reduce re-work;
  • Improve artifact re-use rates; and
  • Redeploy staff from manual governance to more valuable and strategic work.
  • In specific, WebLayers Center now offers IBM Rational users a policy-based approach to automate the traditional manual, labor-intensive process of defining and enforcing governance policies across the SOA lifecycle.

    "IT organizations are increasingly organized across multiple geographies and a myriad of time zones, making IBM's new global team development offerings timely and relevant," said Gregg Bjork, WebLayers CEO in a statement. "Automated governance is crucial in distributed environments to ensure standards are adhered to. The combination of WebLayers Center and IBM Rational Team Concert empowers organizations to develop collaboratively and govern globally."

    WebLayers helps companies begin their governance effort in design time and enforce it through deployment to cut down on risk and speed up ROI, the company said.

    IBM Rational Team Concert provides integrated work item, source control and build management support in globally distributed software development, according to the statement.

    "WebLayers' approach to design-time governance aligns well with IBM's commitment to SOA governance across the software development lifecycle," said Michael Loria, Vice President of IBM Rational Business Development, WebLayers Center integrated with IBM Rational Team Concert will help customers dramatically improve the efficiency and accuracy of their globally distributed software development," his statement added