WebLayers Center Modernizes Legacy for SOA Governance

WebLayers Inc. has released an upgrade to its WebLayers Center automated SOA Governance tools, with a focus on helping organizations modernize their legacy applications by taking a more comprehensive approach to SOA Governance as they move to SOA.

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WebLayers Inc. has released an upgrade to its WebLayers Center automated SOA Governance tools, with a focus on helping organizations modernize their legacy applications by taking a more comprehensive approach to SOA Governance as they move to SOA.

WebLayers Center 4.5 now offers mainframe SOA Governance capabilities, and supports common industry frameworks including IFX for Financial Services, ACORD for Insurance and Open Applications Group OAGis for Manufacturing.

WebLayers execs say the product reflects customer requests for a broader range of automated SOA Governance technologies to improve the process of bringing mainframe assets into an SOA project. Execs particularly noted their customer relations with GE Money, Aetna, LabCorp and Nationwide Insurance, calling feedback from these firms "vital" to the design and launch of WebLayers 4.5.

"Serviceenabling a legacy application is very complex, and seemingly minor problems with a service can have a domino effect in an SOA," said Gregg Bjork, CEO of WebLayers in a statement. "Designtime governance helps ensure quality before new services go into production, when there's still time to fix things with minimal business impact."

WebLayers Center 4.5 includes:

  • WebLayers Policy Manager automates the definition, association and management of governance policies and enforcement for industry standards IFX, ACORD, OAGis and mainframe assets including Cobol and nonsource components such as JCL, ISAM, and VSAM.

  • WebLayers Conformance Center provides visibility to development teams on proper usage.

  • WebLayers Governors ensure the enforcement of the right policies, at the right time, in the right context.

  • WebLayers Center Server runs within WebSphere Application Server for z/OS. It can also be deployed on Linux on IBM System z as well as a variety of other open systems and Windows platforms.

  • WebLayers Policy Libraries provide a large collection of prebuilt policies and as well as a Mainframe Cobol Library and the following industry standards IFX, ACORD, OAGis, SWIFTML, FIXML, and FpML.


WebLayers Center 4.5 is available immediately. Go to http://www.weblayers.com/wl/ for more information.



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