Infravio X-registry: Managing Service Consumers with a Comprehensive Registry Solution
A management infrastructure is a critical requirement for building and running Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs). In particular, managing the relationship between Web Service providers (the systems that provide Services) and the Web Service consumers (the systems that utilize these Services) in order to insure loose coupling between consumers and providers is especially important to maintain two core benefits of SOA: asset reuse and business agility.
While there are many management products on the market that enable IT personnel to manage Service providers, Infravio’s X-registry is one of the few products on the market today that also allows for the management of Service consumers. Through the use of Web Services Delivery Contracts that specify Service consumers’ security, protocol, and service level requirements, X-registry fills the missing link in the SOA management chain: the management of Service consumers.