Vivek Raut

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Legacy systems are a core asset at many organizations. These legacy systems have been around for decades and have a very critical impact on day to day business processes. However, owing to a variety of reasons, these legacy systems have high TCO and represent a bottleneck towards the emergence of an agile IT portfolio. In this article we'll focus on a variety of options that may be available for the seamless integration of legacy systems with an enterprise IT portfolio. We converge on legacy enablement using Web services as a viable option towards achieving an integrated, agile architecture that leverages open standards for communicating with legacy systems. We also evaluate alternative options of legacy integration and identify tools that may be used to simplify integration with legacy systems. Overview and Pain Points of Legacy Systems At the core of many applicati... (more)

Does Application-Oriented Networking Impact SOA and Web Services?

The requirement of being agile in today's market means having business processes at one's command that can easily be modified for different requirements. This requirement, along with usage of open standards that addresses the problem of interoperability, compels today's business units to move towards service-oriented architecture (SOA). This article talks about the impact AON would have on such business systems. Over the years, enterprise business seamlessly integrated assets by virtue of enterprise application integration (EAI). EAI systems were largely proprietary and came wit... (more)