Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Is REST remaking SOA? Gateways add features

Jack Vaughan interviewed Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Crosscheck Networks, at the Gartner AADI Event regarding prevalent deployment scenarios for SOA/XML Gateways (e.g., Forum Sentry), specifically on how Mobile Computing is being enabled using through gateway technologies.

Here is an excerpt from the interview:

It was all a bit of a whirl when we caught up with Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Crosscheck Networks, at a Gartner event in December. The topic on the docket then has more momentum today. So we decided to revisit our notes and share this take on strong-walled SOA gateways, lightweight SOA, REST and mobile applications. –J. Vaughan, site editor.

SearchSOA: How is SOA today relating to new interest in REST and mobile application building? 

Mamoon Yunus: Primarily what we're seeing is that companies have invested a lot in building a SOA infrastructure and now they're extending that through various channels to mobile computing, more lightweight applications—whether it's on an iPad or whether it's on a Smartphone. Because of that, they need to use lighter weight protocols such as REST while still leveraging the investment that they've made in the enterprise using SOA, more reliable, secure communication.

For full interview, please visit: Is REST remaking SOA? Gateways add features 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

IBM DataPower vs. Forum Sentry

Mark Bakker from Xebia -- a specialized international IT consultancy focusing on Enterprise Java -- published an interesting overview of IBM DataPower Security Gateway and Forum Sentry.  Mark writes:

"The Forum sentry has some advantages when you compare it to the IBM Datapower XML Security Gateway XS40. The main difference is that you can do more whith only one appliance. You can replace an IBM Webseal, a virus scanner and an IBM Datapower XS40 with only one device.
My advice is to take this device in considerations where you have to choose for an XML firewall/ hardware ESB."

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