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This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of the synergy between service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based applications and Power Systems servers. The popularity and reach of SOA-based applications has grown exponentially in recent years. Enterprises are relying more on SOA-based applications for their operation. As a mission critical system, it is critical that the application be supported by an adequately planned infrastructure.
IBM Power Systems have been leading players in the server industry for decades. Power Systems provide great performance while delivering reliability and flexibility to the infrastructure.
Given the advent of SOA-based applications, this book aims to demonstrate what benefits a SOA-based application can get from a Power Systems infrastructure and how Power Systems support a SOA-based application.
The book is intended as a guide for a Power Systems specialist to understand the SOA environment and for a SOA specialist to understand the facilities available for Power Systems supporting SOA-based applications.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Power Systems and SOA synergy
Chapter 2. SOA introduction
Chapter 3. SOA infrastructure selection
Chapter 4. IBM System p features
Chapter 5. SOA implementation
Chapter 6. Operational environment
Appendix A. WebSphere Application Server and WPAR
Appendix B. Workload partitions benefits
About the Authors
Budi Darmawan is a project leader at the International Technical Support Organization, Austin Center. He writes extensively and teaches IBM classes worldwide on all areas of systems management. Before joining the ITSO nine years ago, Budi worked in IBM Indonesia IT services department as lead implementor and solution architect. His current interests are SOA application management, availability management, and Java programming.
Christian Richter is an Associate IT Architect who joined IBM in 2006 after completing a one-year professional career training program at the Research and Technology Center North America of the Robert Bosch Corporation in Palo Alto. Christian majored in software engineering in 2005 at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences in Germany with a focus on operating systems and distributed systems. Currently he is part of the Dublin Software Lab team and works with IBM DB2 Universal Database, WebSphere Portal Server, and WebSphere Process Server. His areas of interest include Model driven software development and architecture, SOA, and distributed systems.
Gustavo Lima has more than 11 years of experience in large systems, storage networking, and critical systems support. He spent the first nine years working as an IT Solution Architect at some of the largest I/T, telecommunication, and banking sites in Latin America, Africa, the USA, and Asia, and was responsible for providing technical solutions to business problems. He joined IBM in 2005 as a Weblogic SME to lead the team responsible for providing Middleware Support. His areas of expertise include TCP/IP communications, Security, UNIX and Linux System Services, Weblogic, and WebSphere.
Mario Ernesto Orozco Salazar is a Senior IT Specialist in Mexico concentrating on helping customers design service-oriented architectures and implement Enterprise Service Buses. He works with Empresa Grafica Consultora S.C. in Mexico, an IBM Business Partner. He has eight years of experience in the IT field. He holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from ESIME Zacatenco, IPN. He has used his skills at customer sites working as a consultant providing expertise in solution architecture and design application development, migration services, performance evaluation, problem determination, project specification, and sizing.