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The work being done in WSDM will lay a firm foundation for effective distributed system management, both leveraging the unifying strengths of Web services in the solution itself and addressing the specific requirements for managing what are rapidly becoming the universal glue in enterprise system design. The OASIS Web Services Distributed Management Technical Committee (WSDM TC) was chartered in March 2003 to recommend standards to address a problem that has been developing for many years. But with the widespread emergence of Web services and service-oriented architecture implementations in mainstream enterprise IT environments, the distributed systems management problem can no longer be ignored. The WSDM TC is focusing on two distinct tasks as it attempts to solve some pressing distributed system management problems. The first activity area, called Management Using... (more)

Understanding the Web Services Vision

Web services is the latest trend in distributed computing. Based on sending XML messages that are transported over the HTTP protocol, the initial work has created a distributed computing model that is simple, easy, and lightweight. Most importantly, it works over the Internet. Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) has brought interoperability between disparate systems over the Internet, providing distributed computing based on open Web standards. This complements existing approaches to interoperability, for example CORBA or messaging standards. Web Services Description Language (... (more)

SOA Standards Broaden to Cloud Era

Last week The Open Group announced two new standards for architects; actually, more appro-priately, for service architects, SOA architects, and cloud architects. These standards are intended to help organizations more easily deploy service-based solutions rapidly and reliably especially in multi-vendor environments. These standards are the first product in a family of standards being developed for architects by The Open Group’s SOA Work Group. Other standards currently in development for SOA include the SOA Ontology, SOA Reference Architecture, and Service Oriented Infrastructure... (more)