AmberPoint Enhances Governance and Management Capabilities for Microsoft SOA Platform
Leading Application Management Vendor Extends Support to Include Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Microsoft UDDI v3 Registry, Joins Microsoft System Center Alliance Program
Oakland, CA -- AmberPoint announced that it has extended the reach of it governance and management capabilities for the Microsoft platform. By ensuring its software delivers visibility and control across Microsoft’s latest and emerging SOA solutions, AmberPoint brings greater end-to-end governance and business transaction management capabilities across composite application environments. AmberPoint also announced that it has joined the Microsoft System Center Alliance Program, a partner ecosystem that helps facilitate integrated systems management solutions.
AmberPoint’s latest support for the Microsoft platform includes Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and the Microsoft Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) v3 Registry. As a result, organizations running applications on WCF are now better able to ensure the well-being and transactional integrity of their distributed composite applications. AmberPoint’s integration with Microsoft’s UDDI v3 Registry, which is part of BizTalk Server 2009, enables synchronization between runtime and design-time governance solutions, ensuring that governance policies are provisioned and enforced across the application landscape.
“AmberPoint’s support for WCF and .NET Framework 3.5 is the latest addition to a long-standing strategic relationship as part of the Microsoft Business Process Alliance that has brought tangible benefits to our shared customers,” said Burley Kawasaki, Director of Developer Platform Product Management, Microsoft. “The company’s ongoing support for Microsoft’s SOA technologies is vital to achieving end-to-end system management capabilities, so we are glad to welcome AmberPoint to our System Center Alliance Program community.”
Support for the Microsoft Platform
These latest enhancements build on AmberPoint’s broad support for Microsoft solutions. AmberPoint now supports the latest versions of:
* Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
* Microsoft UDDI v3 Registry
* Microsoft BizTalk Server
* Microsoft Visual Studio
* Microsoft SQL Server
* Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)
* Microsoft Windows Server
* Microsoft Active Directory
* Microsoft System Center Operations Manager
Additionally, at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2008, AmberPoint and Microsoft jointly demonstrated the integration of AmberPoint and “Dublin,” Microsoft’s enhancements to their market-leading Windows Server application server.
AmberPoint and Microsoft have a large number of shared customers, including such industry-leading companies as Cigna, Healthways, MedicAlert, Moodys, T-Mobile, Trend Micro and Univé.
“Our SOA systems rely heavily on Microsoft, including .NET, Visual Studio and BizTalk Server, so it’s important to us that AmberPoint stays closely aligned with Microsoft,” said Kevin Forbes, Chief Architect at Healthways. “We need visibility and control across our complete environment, including components running on Microsoft as well as other platforms. In terms of governance and management capabilities, we benefit from the working relationship between AmberPoint and Microsoft.”
With solutions from AmberPoint, enterprises implementing composite applications can better understand system behavior, manage each transaction flowing across their distributed environments, and implement policies that automate performance management, remedy exceptional conditions and uphold security. Significantly, they can do all this without special coding to the application components or message tags. AmberPoint’s non-invasive architecture allows SOA applications to evolve and grow without constant recoding to system components.
“AmberPoint invests heavily in our strategic relationship with Microsoft,” said Gary Rinedollar, AmberPoint’s Vice President of Alliances. “In response to customer demand, we continue to enhance our support for Microsoft SOA technologies as we introduce ground-breaking new governance and management capabilities to the market.”
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AmberPoint is the runtime SOA governance of choice for commercial organizations, federal agencies and software vendors alike. Utilizing a policy-based approach to manage the health and well-being of SOA applications, AmberPoint’s industry-leading software brings real-time visibility and control to services and applications at each stage of the SOA lifecycle. For more information, contact AmberPoint at 510.663.6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.amberpoint.com for a complimentary developer’s edition of AmberPoint software.
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