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Sun's Service Oriented Architecture Services


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Sun's Service Oriented Architecture Services

  1. 1. Sun’s Service Oriented Architecture Services A Pragmatic Approach < Services overview Sun’s pragmatic Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) services follow a structured, four- phase, iterative process: • Analyze — Schedule working sessions with stakeholders to deliver discovery and analysis work- shops that assess the readiness of applications, services, processes, and skills to embrace the SOA. • Identify — Identify benefits and key candidates with significant business services for reuse potential and gaps. • Plan — Build the outline of a workable roadmap, structure, and budget for implementation. • Deliver — Execute against the plan, and implement the reference architecture to realize the proposed roadmap outcomes in incremental phases. Sun’s pragmatic, service oriented When an SOA is appropriately implemented, it architecture approach can enable enterprises to better leverage and Highlights Organizations are faced with intensified com- integrate IT assets, while increasing flexibility petition and rapidly changing business condi- to respond to business change and opportunity. Sun’s SOA services are driven by these key founding principles: tions, as well as recent legislation that forces In a world of rapidly changing technology regulatory compliance to the top of CIOs’ and emerging standards, achieving effective Commitment to Standards and Interoperability agendas. Cost pressures and decreasing margins implementation is not always straightforward. Sun’s approach is based on building are causing companies to find new ways to interoperable and extensible solu- better leverage IT assets and do more with less. Sun delivers a pragmatic approach to adopting tions through the use of accepted Businesses demand agility from their people, SOA, which emphasizes: open industry standards processes, and technology to help them address • Solving business challenges and seeking Proven Architecture, Design these challenges. opportunities for improvement Patterns, Blueprints, and • Incremental and service level-driven Recommended Practices Sun’s SOA is an integrated software infrastruc- implementations Customers benefit from Sun’s expertise, techniques, and principles ture and design approach based on best prac- • Return on investment in 12 to 18 months in the design and implementation tices. It leverages Web services and existing • Federation and integration of scalable and extensible architec- Java™ technology and .NET environments, • Open, interoperable, and standards-based tures for their business systems while emphasizing shared services, interoper- technologies ability, federation, extensibility, and reuse.
  2. 2. 2 Data Sheet Sun’s Service Oriented Architecture Services In addition, Sun offers open infrastructure soft- • Plan the next steps of engagement in a ware components — the Sun Java Enterprise detail analysis phase using the SOA Oppor- “VPS ASA, the Norwegian Central System and the Sun Java System Suites — to lay tunity Assessment, SOA proof of concept, or the foundation for your SOA. Find out more about pilot implementation. Securities Depository, are working to the affordable, simple, predictable licensing of • Deliver a set of recommendations for selecting the Java Enterprise System and Java System SOA on-ramp projects. realize the vision of architecting an open Suites at and flexible next-generation solution.” The SOA Opportunity Assessment is an The SOA Jumpstart Workshop helps cus- analysis of key business processes and enter- tomers execute on the SOA approach for prise architecture alignment based on a “We engaged Sun for a three-week SOA business systems implementation, focusing on jointly agreed-upon scope. The areas ana- service requirements analysis, candidate archi- lyzed include: Opportunity Assessment. It helped to tecture, and implementation. • Architecture identify existing strengths, as well as • Organization Strategy The Jumpstart Workshop educates customers • Skills the high-level requirements needed to about SOAs, why they should be interested in • Process and Practices SOAs, and what the impact of implementing • Technologies and Tools successfully achieve our business prior- an SOA will be on their businesses. In addition, the Jumpstart Workshop prepares both technical ities. Our architects are now engaged The focus of the three- to nine-week SOA and business teams to actively contribute and Opportunity Assessment is to: with Sun to establish a common, stan- collaborate in the process of designing, imple- • Analyze organizational alignment, existing menting, and adopting the new SOA approach systems and services, initiatives, practices, dard SOA infrastructure and framework to delivering business services. and processes that can be leveraged. for the development and management • Identify opportunities with significant The focus of the two- to four-day SOA Jumpstart business services reuse potential, gaps, of our business services and to help Workshop is to: critical success factors, and risks. • Analyze key business and technical values, mentor our project teams to develop • Plan the roadmap structure and approach. current customer environment, and challenges. • Deliver a comprehensive set of tactical • Identify key SOA benefits that are applicable the necessary skills.“ and strategic recommendations, as well as to challenges in the business scenarios being a practical roadmap for SOA adoption. Sissel Bergh Bakke discussed. Introduce participants to SOA term- Chief Information Officer, VPS ASA inology, technology, standards, and principles.
  3. 3. 3 Data Sheet Sun’s Service Oriented Architecture Services SOA on-ramp implementations identify and Ultimately, the purpose of the Center of scope key candidate projects that have signifi- Excellence is to deliver business value. “We felt that Sun was the right vendor to cant business services reuse potential, as well help us build a robust solution that we as delivering Services Candidate Architecture The SOA Center of Excellence Program builds for customers as proof of concepts. on the strengths and worldwide success of the hope will become the industry standard in service offering to establish a Java Center of The approach to SOA on-ramp implementations Excellence (COE). The approach to establishing simplifying the vehicle financing process.” is to: a SOA Center of Excellence is to: • Analyze business goals to be achieved by • Analyze organizational goals and the pro- the project. cesses, technologies, skills, and investment “Our confidence in Sun has only grown • Identify and validate the scope, depend- needs to achieve these objectives. encies, key SOA enabling technologies, • Identify the charter of the COE, execution, — its sales and consulting professionals and tools for the project. and operational model. have been very responsive to our needs, • Plan how gaps in skills, culture, processes, • Plan and prioritize the recommended roles, technologies, and tools will be addressed, skills, practices, and processes needed to without trying to over-sell us.” and how changes to the current IT ecosystem establish the COE. Joel Gruber can be integrated. • Deliver on the vision of the COE, sustain its CIO, RouteOne LLC • Deliver a candidate architecture and reference role, and provide the joint commitment to implementation of the architecture. continue to deliver business value through COE activities. This pragmatic approach results in: • Leveraging economies of scale in delivering AIM defines the technical delivery and project business services management methodology that Sun uses to • Leveraging new and existing assets architect, implement, and manage customer • Minimizing risk solutions. • A flexible and standardized reference architecture AIM is based on the Sun Sigma initiative and SM • Simplifying the delivery of business initiatives focuses on understanding, capturing, and owing to services reuse addressing customer needs with a holistic and objective perspective. This allows Sun to design The SOA Center of Excellence Program and deliver predictable, minimal risk, and high- establishes a focal point for reinforcing and quality solutions for customers. promoting SOA-recommended principles and reuse of: • Processes and Procedures • Frameworks • Standards • Skills • Compliance
  4. 4. 4 Data Sheet Sun’s Service Oriented Architecture Services “Our alliance with Sun has helped us Some of the open industry standards supported include: better align and capture our processes, Learn More • Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE™) Get the inside story on the trends which has allowed us to create a more • Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and technologies shaping the future of • Web Services Description Language (WSDL) computing by signing up for the Sun replicable method for developing solu- • Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) Inner Circle program. You’ll receive a • Security Assertions Markup Language (SAML) tions. Our Java Center of Excellence pro- monthly newsletter packed with informa- • Liberty Alliance tion, plus access to a wealth of resources. vides us with a centralized structure that • Extensible Markup Language (XML) Register today at • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) institutionalizes technology, knowledge, • Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) and skills transfer throughout the organi- • Electronic Business Extensible Markup zation, increasing our agility while facili- Language (ebXML) • Services Provisioning Markup Language tating product and service delivery via (SPML) the Web. Recognizing the interoperability To find out more and modular construction enabled by the Additional information on Sun’s SOA Services Java platform, we view these capabilities can be found at as critical to our long-term success.” Frank Weber Formerly Executive Director, USAF Standard Systems Group, now Director, Operations and Sustainment Systems Wing Sun Microsystems, Inc. 4150 Network Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA Phone 1-650-960-1300 or 1-800-555-9SUN Web ©2005 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun Sigma, J2EE, and Java are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. 06/05