Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architectural strategy that helps achieve
tighter Business-IT alignment by taking a three-dimensional perspective of the enterprise,
viz. technology, people and processes. It uses standards-based interfaces to facilitate
need-based access to IT resources spread over an enterprise network. SOA instills
agility - a crucial quality for sustained business competitiveness - into enterprises
by helping create flexible business processes and providing practical and cost-effective
means of integration.
At Symbyo, our SOA Center of Excellence solve many, often-recurring, business processes;
from delivering information between applications within disparate environments to
enabling the cost-effective reuse of existing technology assets.
E-business solutions require the ability to efficiently deliver maximum performance
to a highly variable number of users. In the world of cost reductions, building
significant excess capacity into the infrastructure is not an option; capacity needs
to continuously adjust to the volume. Symbyo does just that. Minimizing the cost
associated with managing these environments is one of our top priorities.
Our ebusiness solutions leverage those platforms and enable those tools that are
easy to deploy, have the ability to automatically add capacity as needed and deliver
low cost of ownership through an integrated management framework.
Web Services solutions and ebusiness solutions emerge as catalysts for Service-Oriented
Architecture (SOA), the next generation architectural model that extends the flexibility
and reach of existing IT infrastructure in enterprises. SOA brings many organizational
- Flexibility on account of separation of interfaces and implementations,
enhanced reuse in terms of shared services across multiple applications, business
models, geographies etc.
- Interoperability leading to automation of application to application
- Preservation of investment in legacy
- Control in the hands of business stakeholders instead of IT
stakeholders, due to contractual interfaces of IT implementations.
In addition to the above, SOA provides certain advantages owing to standardization
and virtualization. Key advantages include:
- Cost-effective integration of applications as compared to
conventional EAI solutions
- Platform neutrality and agnosticism makes them the ideal choice
for solutions involving data and information aggregation from heterogeneous sources
- Enablement of cross-enterprise business processes
- Forming the basis for futuristic enterprise IT trends like
grid computing, pervasive computing and Business Process Management (BPM).