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SOA Across Cloud Computing

Enterprise Service Manager is an important tool for managing SOA in the Enterprise

SOA in the Cloud Expo

I’ll be delivering a Webinar next week about Layer 7’s Enterprise Service Manager (ESM) product. ESM offers the global view of clusters of SecureSpan Gateways and the services under their management.

It’s functions fall into three main areas:

Enterprise-scale Management

  • Centrally manage and monitor all Gateways and associated services across the extended enterprise and into the cloud

Automated Policy Migration

  • Centrally approve and then push policy to any Gateway across the enterprise, automatically resolving environmental discrepancies

Disaster Recovery

  • Remotely manage, troubleshoot, backup and restore all Gateways, supporting full disaster recovery

ESM is an important tool for managing SOA in the Enterprise, but it also plays a critical role when SOA moves to the cloud.

In addition to extending an organization’s visibility and control, ESM provides critical tools for automating the migration of policy to new environments:

I’ll go into this process in detail in the webinar. Hope to see you there. Here is the official abstract:

Organizations have begun extending their SOA initiatives beyond traditional enterprise boundaries to encompass third-party, geographically remote, and even cloud-based resources. As a result, the complexity associated with migrating applications across these environments (for example, from development in India to test in the cloud to production in a hosted data center) has increased exponentially. In this webinar from Layer 7, you will learn how topology and identity issues between environments, geographies and settings (i.e., enterprise vs. cloud) can be easily resolved and even automated, dramatically reducing migration risk.

You can sign up for this webinar here.

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K. Scott Morrison is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect at Layer 7 Technologies, where he is leading a team developing the next generation of security infrastructure for cloud computing and SOA. An architect and developer of highly scalable, enterprise systems for over 20 years, Scott has extensive experience across industry sectors as diverse as health, travel and transportation, and financial services. He has been a Director of Architecture and Technology at Infowave Software, a leading maker of wireless security and acceleration software for mobile devices, and was a senior architect at IBM. Before shifting to the private sector, Scott was with the world-renowned medical research program of the University of British Columbia, studying neurodegenerative disorders using medical imaging technology.

Scott is a dynamic, entertaining and highly sought-after speaker. His quotes appear regularly in the media, from the New York Times, to the Huffington Post and the Register. Scott has published over 50 book chapters, magazine articles, and papers in medical, physics, and engineering journals. His work has been acknowledged in the New England Journal of Medicine, and he has published in journals as diverse as the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow, and Neurology. He is the co-author of the graduate text Cloud Computing, Principles, Systems and Applications published by Springer, and is on the editorial board of Springer’s new Journal of Cloud Computing Advances, Systems and Applications (JoCCASA). He co-authored both Java Web Services Unleashed and Professional JMS. Scott is an editor of the WS-I Basic Security Profile (BSP), and is co-author of the original WS-Federation specification. He is a recent co-author of the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing, and an author of that organization’s Top Threats to Cloud Computing research. Scott was recently a featured speaker for the Privacy Commission of Canada’s public consultation into the privacy implications of cloud computing. He has even lent his expertise to the film and television industry, consulting on a number of features including the X-Files. Scott’s current interests are in cloud computing, Web services security, enterprise architecture and secure mobile computing—and of course, his wife and two great kids.

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