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

Sep 22, 2005, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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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