Welcome!

Microservices Expo Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

New WebLayers Center 5.0 Governance Software Is Industry's First Fully Distributed Policy Management Platform

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/28/09 -- WebLayers, Inc. today announced the latest release of its flagship automated governance software, WebLayers Center 5.0. The new software will help reduce the costly developer errors that result from policy violations, provide greater transparency into business processes, and extend the value of existing technology investments throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC).

Specifically, WebLayers Center 5.0 is designed to control, manage and enhance distributed policy management across all platforms so that investments in SOA and related IT architectures are consistent, measurable, auditable, and visible.

Along with extended support for an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), key new features in WebLayers Center 5.0 automated SOA governance software include: federated, active policy management, distributed automated governors, a comprehensive conformance center, and a dynamic dashboard.

WebLayers Center 5.0's federated policy management features enable a software architect or software developer to centralize policy management and distribute policy enforcement to support automated governance at every point in the infrastructure and across all platforms throughout the SDLC. These capabilities are provided through the new WebLayers Center distributed governors that deliver consistent policy management for online and offline development efforts. Completely self-contained in the infrastructure, a distributed governor includes its own policy engine and a governor to ensure governance policies are managed throughout the SDLC and distributed from a central location while being applied appropriately in the right context.

"SOA in and of itself denotes a federated and distributed architecture; therefore, one of the most essential principles of governance is enforcement of policies and processes," said L. Frank Kenney, research director, Gartner, Inc. "Having distributed governance is going to be a critical first step in building a distributed-centric environment."

Instead of time consuming and error prone manual review processes or a simplistic on/off approach to SOA governance, WebLayers's intelligent automated governors allow a software developer and architect to more easily mitigate I.T. risks by applying rules-based logic to governance and instantly run policies throughout the different critical stages in the SDLC. Since the governors execute governance based on technology guidelines and business rules, organizations are assured that software applications and application development processes executed by a software developer reflect a company's overarching business goals.

For example, policy failures may indicate that specific software code has a low security score. The intelligent automated governors would identify all of the artifacts throughout the infrastructure that are related to that low score and alert the software developer and SOA architect to where the code violates development policies or business rules. From there, WebLayers Center guides the software developer on how to address the issues regardless of where or in what phase they appear in the SDLC. This helps to reduce overall software development errors, decrease learning curves, and accelerate the return on SOA investments.

Using the WebLayers enhanced integration with the Eclipse-based IDE, a software developer can more easily identify errors and make changes directly to the code without having to exit their development environment. Taking these capabilities further, WebLayers Center now includes an auto correct feature that not only detects software development policy errors throughout the SDLC but also automatically corrects the violations. This results in additional time saved by allowing developers to focus solely on addressing errors as opposed to reviewing entire applications.

"Based on its ability to proactively identify and address policy violations in the SDLC before they negatively affect the way a business is run, governance is transforming from an option to a necessity," said John Favazza, vice president of engineering, WebLayers. "This necessity is due to the realization that the cost of fixing software code after it's been deployed can be 50-200 times higher than if the issues were addressed as the code was being written by the software developer. WebLayers Center 5.0 mitigates these risks and reduces unnecessary development costs resulting in greater cost efficiencies for our customers."

WebLayers' new node director can instantly capture a snapshot of each governance point within the enterprise. This allows a manager to instantly distribute recommended policies to any governed system including each developer's desktop for greater knowledge sharing and time savings throughout the SDLC. Also, through the SOA governance software's consistent versioning and enforcement of policies, changes only need to be made once and are executed throughout the entire infrastructure.

The WebLayers Center conformance center allows a software developer to see the results of policy tests on code and try out test case scenarios to gauge the impact of a policy change on the infrastructure as well as the SDLC before it's deployed.

The WebLayers Center dashboard gives SOA architects and business managers reporting capabilities that provide greater visibility into the policy compliance level of projects and allows them to assess the impact of SOA governance on the organization.

About WebLayers

WebLayers provides the industry's most comprehensive SOA governance platform available today. By centralizing policy management across multiple IT domains from SOA through mainframe, WebLayers substantially reduces the costs associated with IT governance. WebLayers also offers the largest collection of industry-proven policies, including extensions for industry standards including insurance, manufacturing and finance, which speeds governance implementation and enforcement from design-time through deployment.

Contact:
Kathy Keating
WebLayers
617-460-2702
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Microservices Articles
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. “Fly two mistakes high” is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee A...
Lori MacVittie is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism across F5's entire product suite. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine where she evaluated and tested application-focused technologies including app secu...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Containers and Kubernetes allow for code portability across on-premise VMs, bare metal, or multiple cloud provider environments. Yet, despite this portability promise, developers may include configuration and application definitions that constrain or even eliminate application portability. In this session we'll describe best practices for "configuration as code" in a Kubernetes environment. We will demonstrate how a properly constructed containerized app can be deployed to both Amazon and Azure ...
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addresse...
The now mainstream platform changes stemming from the first Internet boom brought many changes but didn’t really change the basic relationship between servers and the applications running on them. In fact, that was sort of the point. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Gordon Haff, senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat, will discuss how today’s workloads require a new model and a new platform for development and execution. The platform must handle a wide range of rec...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true ...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...