Integrated SOA Governance From Akana Available Through UK’s Leading Consultancy
Los Angeles, Calif. April 29th, 2008 - SOA Software, a leading Integrated SOA Governance Automation vendor, and Solidsoft, the UK’s premier SOA and BPM Consultancy for the Microsoft platform, today announced the appointment of Solidsoft as Consulting Partner and Value Added Reseller for SOA Software’s suite of products.
SOA Software is recognized by its customers for providing enterprise-class, platform-independent, integrated SOA Governance automation solutions. The company’s products provide comprehensive, centralized SOA planning, lifecycle and operational governance automation through a single integrated solution. SOA Software is focused exclusively on enterprise SOA, delivering a fully integrated set of standards-based, high-performance products.
Recently SOA Software was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2007 Integrated SOA Governance Magic Quadrant . SOA Software provides enterprise-class, platform-independent, integrated SOA Governance automation solutions. SOA Software’s products provide comprehensive, centralized SOA planning, lifecycle and operational governance automation through a single integrated solution. SOA Software is focused exclusively on enterprise SOA, delivering a fully integrated set of standards-based, high-performance products.
According to Gartner, “Most SOA Governance Technologies are not integrated into one suite but are provided from very different technology code bases. Policy management and enforcement engines seldom share the same integrated code base as registries and repositories.”  In addition, the report states that, “Gartner evaluates technology providers on their ability to convincingly articulate their current and future market direction, innovation, customer needs and competitive forces and how well these map to the Gartner position.” 
“We are excited to be able to bring SOA Software’s products to the UK,” comments Solidsoft’s CEO, Garth Pickup. “For a long time we have been advocating the need for design time governance to our customers as they seek to maximize the ROI from their SOA investments. With SOA Software’s Workbench and Service Manager, our customers get the powerful ability to monitor and enforce in run time the policies and SLAs defined during development.”
Paul Gigg, CEO of SOA Software, comments, “Solidsoft is a great addition to our partner community. They not only bring local support and consultancy services to our UK customers but they are already known for excellence in their field.”
“At Microsoft we are always pleased to see our partners get together to bring extra value to our mutual customers,” says Clive Donaghue, Solution Channel Development Manager for SOA and BPM, Microsoft UK. “It is particularly exciting to see SOA Software and Solidsoft building momentum for the Microsoft BPM Alliance.”
In addition to reselling SOA Software’s products, Solidsoft will be providing training, consultancy and local support for SOA Software’s products. For further information, please contact SOASoftware@solidsoft.com or call Juliet Heathcote on 01256 375700.
 Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets, 2007” by L. Frank Kenney, Daryl C. Plummer, December 31st 2007.
To read the full Gartner report, please visit http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=153858&format=html.
 Gartner, Inc. “Criteria for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets, 2008” by Daryl C. Plummer, L. Frank Kenney, January 8th 2008.
Solidsoft is the UK’s leading provider of Microsoft based SOA and BPM solutions. Microsoft’s Global Partner of the Year for Business Process and Integration 2006/7, Solidsoft has the most extensive experience in deploying enterprise scale solutions based on Microsoft BizTalk Server and the.NET Framework. Solutions include Trading Partner Integration, Enterprise Application Integration, SOA and ESB design and delivery. Members of Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Advisory Council for SOA and BPM and Microsoft’s UK Architect Council, Solidsoft are a Gold Sponsor of Microsoft’s Insight Conference. Please visit www.solidsoft.com.
About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of comprehensive, enterprise-class integrated SOA Governance solutions. SOA Software products provide a comprehensive closed-loop SOA governance solution (Workbench), a high-performance, scalable SOA security, mediation, and management (Service Manager), and a mainframe Web services solution for CICS applications (SOLA). SOA Software products process over 500 million mission critical transactions a month and are used by the largest Fortune 1000 corporations, including Merrill Lynch, Verizon, and Pfizer. For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.
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