SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

June 11, 2007 05:00 ET

Fujitsu and Software AG Accelerate Delivery of Customer-Centric SOA Solutions With CentraSite 3.1

Enhancements to Leading SOA Registry and Repository Facilitate More Rapid Integration of Third-Party Tools for Managing Service-Oriented Architecture

Membership Within the CentraSite Community Doubles as Vendors Leverage Pre-Configuration to Deliver "Plug & Play" Interoperability Across Heterogeneous Environments

SUNNYVALE, CA and DARMSTADT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - June 11, 2007) - Fujitsu and Software AG today unveiled CentraSite™ 3.1, the latest version of their jointly developed solution for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) governance. This integrated registry/repository has been enhanced to deliver greater out-of-the-box support for the third-party tools offered by members of the CentraSite Community. Through this pre-integration, enterprises can more quickly develop customized solutions while also benefiting from federated management of their heterogeneous environments. With the launch, the two companies have also introduced a series of measures to enhance the CentraSite Community. Established in 2006, the CentraSite Community is a collaborative network of independent software vendors and system integrators that work together to ensure their products interoperate through CentraSite. This enhanced collaboration is designed to reduce the cost required for both deploying and sustaining SOA implementations.

"The rapid increase in members and their exciting contributions to the community validate the standards-based approach we have taken to SOA infrastructure development," said Ryosuke Mori, executive vice president, Software and Strategy, at Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation. "Pre-integration of solutions will eliminate hundreds of hours of frustrating integration work for development teams that place the highest priority on a fast time to benefit and a minimum of disruption. CentraSite promises maximum SOA value with greatly reduced risk."

"We are seeing an increasing demand from enterprise-class customers for individually tailored, more advanced SOA solutions," commented Dr. Peter Kuerpick, member of the board, Software AG. "Software AG and Fujitsu are committed to meeting these demands with both the latest release of CentraSite and, as founders, our full support for the CentraSite Community."

New features of CentraSite 3.1 include:

--  Support for federation across multiple registries and repositories,
    providing a single logical view of metadata across these different stores
    and maximizing their reuse
--  A pluggable architecture that enables partner products and tools to
    share a unified framework and user interface
--  An enhanced interface that allows users to customize their environment
    and search functionality based on their needs and profile
--  Expanded SOA governance capabilities encompassing fully customizable
    lifecycle support for all SOA assets registered within CentraSite
    

The CentraSite Community continues to grow, doubling membership to over 30 best-in-class providers.

The focus of the CentraSite Community is to provide customers with the ability to easily and rapidly implement diverse SOA solutions tailored to their exact needs. Community members pre-integrate their products allowing customers to take a variety of approaches to creating an SOA infrastructure. Customers can purchase the specific products and solutions they need, including business rules (iLOG), enterprise architecture solutions (alfabet), web services testing software (Parasoft), and SOA management offerings (AmberPoint), and can be sure all of these products will interoperate through the standards-based CentraSite registry and repository.

"The standards-based nature of CentraSite has meant integration work with our products is simple and straightforward," said Wayne Ariola, vice president of Strategy & Corporate Development, Parasoft Corp. "As we have done with web services testing, I am confident that other Community members find they too can offer an effective SOA governance solution using CentraSite as a core component."

Visitors to the CentraSite Community website, www.centrasite.com, can access additional information on software vendors that have pre-integrated their offerings with CentraSite; learn about the latest SOA programs, webinars and governance tools; and enjoy an opportunity to create and post SOA-related blogs. They can also take advantage of a free download of the CentraSite Community Edition for evaluation and education.

With the release of CentraSite 3.1, the SOA and SOA Governance communities on www.infoq.com, the influential IT portal, are now being championed by Fujitsu and Software AG:

http://www.infoq.com/soa/

http://www.infoq.com/governance/

About the CentraSite Community

The CentraSite Community, founded by Fujitsu and Software AG, offers a unique approach to:

--  Uniting partners to deliver standards-based, interoperable SOA
    solutions
--  Providing enterprise customers with a single destination for SOA best
    practices and the latest industry information by leveraging social media
    tools such as discussion forums and blogs
    
The CentraSite Community's rapidly growing coalition of partners is committed to delivering on the promise of SOA -- interoperability and reuse. The aim of the community is to help enterprises in their endeavor to break down legacy, stove-pipe applications into modular components that can be leveraged across different business lines and units.

CentraSite represents the foundation of the CentraSite Community and serves as the central store that provides enterprises with visibility and control over their SOA assets.

To learn more about CentraSite and the CentraSite Community, visit www.centrasite.com.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE™ strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

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