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Service Oriented Architecture
A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is essentially a collection of services organized in a practical and logical manner so that it serves the needs of business and users. A computing entity communicates and interacts with another to perform a unit of work or a service. Each interaction is self-contained and loosely coupled, so that it is independent of any other interaction. Communication can involve either simple data exchange or two or more services coordinating some activity.

Web services technology is a means of connecting these services and enabling access in the platform-neutral environment of the Web. A well-conceived architecture framework is a prerequisite to effectively leverage Web services technology successfully.

Web services enable enterprises to move to a SOA with a host of benefits. For example, they can consolidate process and services similarly to how a data warehouse aggregates data enabling them to leverage previous functionality hidden in other systems with open standards based interfaces that can be exposed inside and outside the firewall.

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)- based Web Services are becoming the most common implementation of SOA. However, there are non-Web services implementations of SOA that provide similar benefits. The protocol independence of SOA means that different consumers can use services by communicating with the service in different ways.

The Microsoft .NET and J2EE frameworks are the base architecture models that VisionSoft has developed and uses in providing SOA and Web services solutions. VisionSoft designs a SOA solution so that it ensures complete flexibility for providers regarding implementation protocols. Our SOA solution offering is based on our agile development methodology, which incorporates the patterns necessary to produce a robust SOA. The SOA includes many of the features of currents EAI solution offerings, messaging, workflow and business process management. It also includes the external Web services now being exposed by third-party packages to create a complete view of the processes available to the business.

A traditional SOA contains several components. It can be based on n-tier architecture including presentation, business logic and data layers. In addition, it must also address management aspects for data, security, transactions, hosting infrastructure, systems and networks. The success of Web services will rely on how an existing enterprise infrastructure can be evolved to support Web services, and related tools and technologies. 

Why VisionSoft ?

VisionSoft can help your enterprise implement SOA and Web services solutions to improve operational efficiencies, communication and interaction beyond your firewall.

VisionSoft continuously examines all of the technology components by the experts, process or technology to ensure your success.

We agree on an engagement's success criteria upfront and contractually commit to it.

Our SOA encompasses the following major activities:
  • Architecture Design
  • Component Development
  • Production Support
  • User Support
  • Governance
VisionSoft Value Added Services
  • Proprietary enable methodology tightly focused on scope, impact and time
  • Alliances with leading software vendors to complement solutions offerings
  • Proven track-record in managing large, complex projects
  • Reduced customer risk through strong consulting skills
  • Highly motivated professionals committed to customer success