Metallect: Reuse Governance for Service-Oriented Architecture

Building a governance framework is an essential step in any Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation. Proper governance involves the creation and communication of policies, tools for policy compliance, and visibility and enforcement of policies. SOA governance not only applies the rigors of governance to SOA, but also leverages the benefits of SOA for overall IT governance.

One of the key benefits of SOA that governance must address is how to control the reuse of Service assets, and the ability for different consumers to share Services, leading to reduced redundancy and greater flexibility. While there are an increasing number of SOA governance products on the market, few specificially address reuse governance. One notable exception is the Metallect IQ Server, an Enterprise Application Visibility tool that provides reuse governance capabilities as part of a SOA governance framework.

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