Akana’s JSR-168 compliant Console provides a powerful governance solution as well as a dashboard and the interface for configuration management and administration of Policy Manager™ and Service Manager™. It implements both an advanced Web based user interface and comprehensive integration with existing enterprise management tools such as Hewlett Packard OpenView, CA Unicenter and IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console.
The Console delivers a set of powerful wizard-based configuration tools as well as comprehensive service monitoring and charting, and policy management capabilities.
Policy Manager uses the Console to implement comprehensive policy-based central management for the entire SOA Infrastructure. It allows central definition of policy that is enforced through the distributed Service Manager.
The Console offers industry leading integration capabilities for 3rd party console frameworks leveraging the Apache Struts model/view/controller paradigm – this shields the interface from the back-end implementation, facilitates integration with 3rd party interfaces, and ensures a rapid learning curve for users and developers.
The entire UI is role based, with powerful delegated administration and user/role/privilege management.
The Console leverages extensive wizard-based management and configuration to ensure industry-leading ease of use. In addition to the powerful wizards, the UI also delivers a comprehensive micro-view interface for in-depth management of the entire Web services fabric.
Finally, the Console delivers a best of breed context-based and hypertext help system to minimize training and support costs.