WSO2 podcast explains how an agile SOA can solve IT challenges driven by recession

Mountain View, CA – December 11, 2008 – The twists and turns of the current recession have been hard to predict, putting enterprises under intense pressure to respond quickly with changes to their business strategies, resources and processes. That, in turn, is driving unprecedented demand for agility in enterprise SOAs....

Much of the SOA middleware today carries inherent barriers to adaptability. Many products are monolithic pieces of software that contain more functionality than developers may need for their current implementation, and at the same time require significant resources to install and learn. Moreover, many SOA stacks are the products of acquired technologies built on different platforms, meaning developers waste valuable time integrating the vendor's products before they can begin to integrate their own applications and business processes.

WSO2, the open source SOA company, will be delivering a new SOA platform architecture in January 2009, which represents a revolutionary departure from traditional middleware. WSO2 Carbon is the first, fully component-based architecture in which all SOA middleware products are based on components that can be assembled to meet an enterprise’s specific SOA needs. As those requirements change, developers can easily reconfigure or add other components, applying team resources only as needed.

Podcast: Component-Based Architecture Enables Agile SOA
WSO2 has produced a podcast to explain middleware componentization, what it means for SOA, and how it enables the agility that enterprises demand. The podcast interview with Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO, and Samisa Abeysinghe, WSO2 director of engineering, also provides an overview of the new Carbon SOA platform, the different components and products that comprise the platform, and how Carbon can help bring together the silos of systems that have hindered SOA agility in the past.