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Some Upcoming Webinars
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 11/06/08 0
As I mentioned in my last post, there are several upcoming events where we will be dicussing the emerging trends in service oriented architectures. The full listing is available at the News & Events section of the Intel SOA Expressway web site. Some notable events: On November 13th I will be ...
The need for a "Right-Sized" SOA
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 10/24/08 0
I have been writing over the last month or so about how the adoption of SOA is evolving in organizations and that in most cases tactical deployment is occuring by individual business domain driving the need for a "Right-sized" federated SOA which segments and connects an enterprise architecture t...
What's better for implementing SOA: All-in-One Stack or Best-of-Breed?
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 10/08/08 0
Classic architecture considerations never seem to pass up a generation.  The classic debate of whether it is better to buy and implement an "all-in-one" SOA stack from one vendor or to embark on a "best-of-breed" strategy where specific vendors and technology are selected for specific capabilitie...
Simplifying Multicore Optimization for Enterprise Applications
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 09/29/08 3
There has been much written and discussed about the technology advantages and business value of multi-core computing. At Oracle Open World last week, Intel's CEO provided several compelling examples of how multi-core computing can improve business outcomes, save dollars, and even potentially save...
Realizing the value of SOA
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 09/19/08 0
I went to the InfoWorld SOA Executive forum held in New York this week.  The theme of the conference was "Realizing the value of SOA".  There were several well delivered presentations on the importance of understanding business process first, organizing the right team skills and structure and pic...
Intel SOA "Soft" Appliance in Financial Services
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 09/12/08 0
"Time is money".  That old saying is as relevant as ever in the modern financial service markets.  Complex, real-time, and algorithmic trading are constantly pushing the envelope of that phase.  We have recently completed a new benchmark with a financial services ISV, m35 in London demonstrating ...
Vertical Applications of a SOA "soft appliance"
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 08/29/08 0
So far I have been posting the last week or so about how to apply a SOA "soft appliance" to overall scenarios like Federated SOA, SaaS, and Mainframe deployments.  XML performance acceleration, in-line / on-the-wire security processing, and manageability optimization also has direct application t...
Mainframe SOA
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 08/27/08 0
In many conversations I participate in regarding Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), part of the conversation oftens leads to "....how best can I incorporate my mainframe in the SOA architecture...".  There are a number of mainframe SOA-enabling options, and in this post I will share my opinion ...
Integrating SaaS to the Enterprise with SOA
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 08/21/08 0
Integrating the hot, new SaaS application into a company can often be a challenging undertaking.  The SaaS application was acquired for a pressing departmental need, yet manually re-inputting and syncing key data like employee, vendor or supplier master directories is not practical.  Manually coo...
SOA and SaaS ... What's the Difference?
By Joseph Natoli (Intel) Posted on 08/18/08 4
This might sound odd to some of you reading this, but I am regularly asked the following question ... "What is the difference between SOA and SaaS?". Given the acronym soup of the IT industry I am not surprised to get that question and expect to for some time to come. The simple answer is that: S...