Thursday, January 05, 2006

Blue Titan - The Services Networking Company Successful SOA solutions require a future-ready architecture and an incremental deployment approach that evolves with organizational needs. Blue Titan Network Director, a fifth generation product, enables you to take a services networking approach and makes this a reality.

Blue Titan's services networking approach enables incremental deployment of SOA-based solutions, and helps avoid costly accidental architectures that can develop as your environment evolves. Services networking with Blue Titan Network DirectorTM delivers successful, enterprise-ready SOA-based solutions by:

* Enabling rapid deployment of SOA environments with unparalleled scaling that can grow as your business needs evolve
* Preventing accidental architectures of disparate information silos through mediation capabilities that translate across heterogeneous environments, protocols, and standards
* Preserving existing investments through seamless integration with current infrastructure

A Network Director-enabled services network is a loosely coupled network of service providers, service consumers, and Network Director Control Points (Blue Titan's implementation of network intermediaries) that intelligently route XML/SOAP traffic, enforce policy, and mediate run-time concerns within a heterogeneous environment. In a services network, all messages passing between the standardized service interfaces (for example, WSDLs in Web services implementations) of service providers and service consumers are routed through a network of Network Director Control Points. The services network guarantees service interoperability across boundaries and encourages service sharing. A services network is the optimal way to share services across an SOA.

With a services network, organizations can govern run-time infrastructure concerns - message routing and delivery, authentication, and monitoring - freeing scarce development resources to focus on business logic. A Web service can be registered and provisioned into a services network, irrespective of its run-time environment (for example, .NET, J2EE, legacy/packaged applications, etc.). Once provisioned, the service can be managed through and shared across the services network, providing a universal way to expose, access, and reuse existing logic, information, or processes. Organizations realize improved efficiency, consistency, and cost containment across their IT environment.

Services networks make services:

* Sharable - Services can be reused across the organization leading to improved consistency and reduced development and maintenance costs
* Compatible - Services networks can mediate incompatibilities that exist between services in heterogeneous environments (for example, SOAP to Raw-XML, one WS-Security spec to another, etc.)
* Evolvable - Network Director Control Points can modify SOAP message envelopes and headers and make existing SOAs future ready, insulating them from changes in standards, protocols, and software assets
* Composable - The services networking approach provides a uniform framework for accessing services, so that deployed services can be dynamically modified to accommodate evolving business needs