May 23, 2005
Sandra Rogers, program director of SOA and Web services research for IDC, agrees that large enterprise customers are becoming increasingly concerned about visibility and management of their SOAs. "As service-based applications and systems become more complex, organizations are seeking increasing levels of automation and integrated oversight of these environments," said Rogers. "Many organizations have built hybrid systems comprised of varied technologies and protocols, and thus visibility of where Web services-specific solutions interface with other domains is critical."
Actional Looking Glass 5.5 has expanded visibility features:
Enables customers to see into specific non-SOAP/XML applications as well as see through barriers to the next hop. Called "ghosts" because of their weightless and non-intrusive nature, these agents improve visibility into and beyond services that support JDBC, RMI, EJB and JMS as well as JBoss, JMS, Systinet, Sarvega and Reactivity services without slowing processing cycles.
This unique new feature allows Operations to track individual transactions across a cluster, including multiple application instances inside a CPU, bladed servers or separate boxes. This unprecedented capability allows teams to quickly and accurately triage random failures in a business process or transaction that crosses a cluster.
With a service-oriented architecture, traditional monitoring and management technology is blind to asynchronous processes or transactions that can take hours or days to complete. For instance, an online product order carries multiple SLAs that extend beyond order submission and confirmation to credit card billing and the warehouse handoff to shipping vendors. Looking Glass 5.5 greatly improves overall SLA tracking, including exception notification and automated responses, by enabling visualization and control of messages that enter point A and then trigger dependent processes B, C and D that may or may not respond to point A.
Actional SOAPstation 5.5 has expanded security features:
This new integrated security capability allows customers to not only enforce identity and access management, but to reinforce it both at the perimeter and once inside a firewall.
SOAPstation technology leverages the CRL to enforce up-to-date security authorization both at and inside the perimeter.
"As our customers mature beyond pilot and into production they are discovering what features are business critical for a scalable, enterprise-class SOA," said Actional CEO and president Tom Ryan. "This mid-point release has altered our internal road map so that we may align our solutions with making our customers successful."
10/30/2013 | Cray, DDN, Mellanox, NetApp, ScaleMP, Supermicro, Xyratex | Creating data is easy… the challenge is getting it to the right place to make use of it. This paper discusses fresh solutions that can directly increase I/O efficiency, and the applications of these solutions to current, and new technology infrastructures.
10/01/2013 | IBM | A new trend is developing in the HPC space that is also affecting enterprise computing productivity with the arrival of “ultra-dense” hyper-scale servers.
Ken Claffey, SVP and General Manager at Xyratex, presents ClusterStor at the Vendor Showdown at ISC13 in Leipzig, Germany.
Join HPCwire Editor Nicole Hemsoth and Dr. David Bader from Georgia Tech as they take center stage on opening night at Atlanta's first Big Data Kick Off Week, filmed in front of a live audience. Nicole and David look at the evolution of HPC, today's big data challenges, discuss real world solutions, and reveal their predictions. Exactly what does the future holds for HPC?