SOURCE: SOA Software

SOA Software

December 07, 2009 08:05 ET

SOA Software Announces Atmosphere Initiative for Cloud Services Governance

Atmosphere Products Are First to Offer Unified SOA and Cloud Services Governance

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - SOA Software today announced its Atmosphere cloud services governance initiative. The Atmosphere initiative creates a unifying brand for a suite of SOA and cloud services governance products the company will deliver through 2010. The Atmosphere products will help companies realize the enormous cost and agility benefits possible with the combination of SOA and Cloud services governance.

"Governing the interactions between consumers and service providers will be a mandate for any company using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or other cloud services and offerings. Even when the need for trust is minimal, formally acknowledging that level of trust should be a mandate," said Daryl Plummer, Managing VP & Gartner Fellow at Gartner. "The more you increase your dependence on cloud services, the more you will need to establish and implement your required degree of trust between the consumers and providers of the service. It will not be a 'one size fits all' determination."

The first product in the suite is Atmosphere Broker, a cloud services broker providing service governance capabilities including visibility, management, monitoring, measurement, provisioning, validation, and reporting for cloud services. It can be deployed, at the service consumer, in the cloud at the service provider, or as part of an independent cloud service brokerage to govern access, performance, delivery of cloud services. Atmosphere Broker includes advanced registry/repository, policy validation, management, security and reporting capabilities.

"Atmosphere products will help our customers and partners realize the enormous benefits offered by the combination of SOA and Cloud Computing," said Paul Gigg, president and chief executive officer of SOA Software. "SOA Software, already acknowledged by Gartner as a leader in integrated SOA governance, is uniquely positioned to deliver unified SOA and cloud services governance."

The Atmosphere product family will govern the plan, build and run processes for SOA and cloud services initiatives, helping customers in the following areas:


Planning:

--  Integrate other initiatives such as legacy modernization and a move to
    leverage open source into the overall planning process
--  Consolidate reporting into a single dashboard reflecting the combined
    state of each Enterprise Service across all the strategic initiatives
--  Drive the adoption of multiple disruptive technologies at the same
    time with an automated, predetermined process built into a single,
    consolidated development repository
    

Development:

--  Automate development process governance to align with strategic
    initiatives
--  Understand dependencies between Business Processes, Services and Cloud
    service platforms
--  Provide visibility and management of a complex SDLC across multiple
    development teams, actors, and disciplines,  for example, require
    application teams to submit appropriate service candidates before approving
    a business process design
    

Operations:

--  Enable component services to automatically inherit the SLA of the
    overall business process and use it to drive the performance profile of
    cloud platforms
--  Ensure that running services, and the infrastructure running them,
    comply with policies identified for applications and business processes
    during the planning process
--  Enhance the tasks supporting Root Cause Analysis across the enterprise
    landscape
--  Provide automation of service SLAs & Capacity Management
    

Atmosphere's integrated set of products effectively implement, enforce and audit common policies through the various stages of the lifecycle and through process, service and cloud service platforms. This allows cloud service platforms to automatically scale based on the SLAs and measured performance of the services and processes.

Pricing and Availability

Available in Q1 2010, Atmosphere Broker will start at $50k USD.

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of unified SOA and Cloud Services Governance products that enable organizations to successfully plan, build, and run cloud and enterprise services. The world's largest companies including Bank of America, Verizon, and Pfizer use SOA Software solutions to transform their business. For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

SOA Software, Atmosphere, Policy Manager, Portfolio Manager, Repository Manager, Service Manager, and SOLA are trademarks of SOA Software, Inc. All other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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