SOA Software Service Manager and Windows Azure and Azure AppFabric

Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform offers great advances in how applications are designed, architected and deployed. Web services running in the Windows Azure cloud offer numerous advantages in terms of scalability and flexibility.  They can be difficult to govern, though, especially when they connect with on-premise applications running behind the firewall. 

Services and applications designed for and deployed to the Windows Azure cloud require the same critical level of SOA governance as the SOA components deployed on-premise.

In addition to services and applications, Windows Azure solutions utilizing Windows Azure AppFabric require SOA governance solutions to ensure a fully automated SOA governance infrastructure. Whether utilizing the Service Bus for optimal connectivity and security among services, Access Control for powerful federated identity solutions, or BizTalk Server integration capabilities to ensure enterprise application integration, a solid governance solution will ensure that Windows Azure AppFabric composite solutions are effectively governed as part of a larger SOA infrastructure.

Akana offers a comprehensive SOA Governance Automation solution for Web services on the Microsoft platform.Click here to go to our main Microsoft Page