HP opens SOA centres
HP has unveiled three facilities in Cupertino (in California, USA), Singapore
and Bangalore, as part of a $500 million investment to deliver service-oriented
architecture (SOA) to its enterprise customers.
The three HP SOA competency centres should help evangelise customers and partners
to pilot and evaluate SOA technologies, solutions and implementations. The centres
will also showcase HPs capabilities in IT architecture, management, security
SOA is an approach to delivering IT services in a secure and manageable way
that uses loosely connected reusable and standards-based technology that can
be quickly aligned to changing business needs.
HPs SOA offering, supported by the newly launched centres and a key component
of HPs adaptive enterprise strategy, takes advantage of its infrastructure
technology to deliver IT as a service, building towards an automated, 24x7,
lights-out computing environment. The opening of the three SOA competency
centres brings HPs total to five worldwide, with two additional centres
located in Sophia Antipolis (France), and Tokyo (Japan).
Gartner estimates that by 2010 at least 65 percent of large enterprises will
have more than 35 percent of their application portfolios SOA-based, up from
fewer than five percent of organisations in 2005.