Merrill Lynch partners with IBM Global Services and Akana Service Manager to Build Service Oriented Architecture
SANTA MONICA, Calif.—November 8, 2005—SOA Software and IBM today announced that Merrill Lynch is standardizing on SOA Software Service Manager to secure and manage Web services. This large scale engagement, which leverages SOA Software’s uniquely scalable Web service management software, was entered into jointly with SOA Software’s services partner, IBM Global Services.
“The partnership of IBM Global Services and SOA Software will allow us to scale out use of SOA and Web services—technologies that are a strategic cornerstone of our process re-engineering initiatives,” said Andy Brown, chief technology architect of Merrill Lynch. “We decided to standardize on SOA Software because of the feature richness, scalability and high performance.”
As part of this announcement Merrill Lynch is standardizing on the Service Manager™ from SOA Software to secure and manage its Web services. This large-scale engagement leverages SOA Software’s uniquely scalable Web Services Management software together with the strength and deep industry expertise of the IBM Global Services’ SOA Management Practice to deliver a comprehensive SOA infrastructure. SOA Software’s Service Manager provides comprehensive security, monitoring, management and governance of Web services and Service-Oriented Architecture. This award-winning product offers production proven scalability and performance ensuring the reliability and security of the Web services and application in an SOA.
“This is a great validation of our technology and thought leadership,” said Eric Pulier, founder and chairman of SOA Software. “I am very proud of what our team has been able to accomplish working with Merrill Lynch to set a course for leadership in SOA management and find the solutions that will take them there. SOA Software is now consistently winning the larger engagements worldwide where scalability is a factor. ”