SearchSAP: How Open Source Will Fit In with SOA and Web Services

What’s your definition of SOA?

“Tony Iams: [SOA is] where you take a general view of your IT
structure to try to break your workloads into distinct parts for
consumers of services and providers of services. This is one thing
that is debated endlessly these days: What does SOA mean, and so
on. But that’s an interpretation that I hear fairly consistently.
Basically, you try to define workloads in terms of parts that offer
services and then other parts that consume them. And the consumers
could be desktops and they could be yet other servers. It’s really
an evolution of the traditional client server approach where you
try to design your processes so that they’re optimized for
providing a service…”

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