To begin with, Sun has a new SOA Readiness Assessment as part of professional services.
As part of Kitty Hawk, Java Enterprise System is intended to simplify administration, management, security, and provisioning of services in an SOA. For example, a Java Enterprise System registry will provide centralized control of services, versioning, metadata management, services registration, and lookup, according to Sun. Featured components in Java Enterprise System are identity services, Web and application services, portal, communication and collaboration, availability services, and security.This announcement comes a day after The Middleware Company announced SOA Blueprints. Sun is participating in this effort and has committed to creating an implementation of SOA Blueprints. Sun was asked about the relationship between SOA Blueprints and Project Kitty Hawk in a press session; Sun responded that The Middleware Company's SOA Blueprints will fit closely with Sun's Project Kitty Hawk, with more details to follow.
Business integration infrastructure will be featured in Kitty Hawk through Java Business Integration, which is technology based on Java Specification Request 208, for providing standardized integration capabilities.
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