BEA Announces SOA 360; Industry's Most Unified SOA Platform to Transform and Optimize Business

BEAWORLD 2006 - SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, Inc. today unveiled its plans for the BEA SOA 360 platform. The BEA SOA 360 platform is intended to deliver the industry's most unified Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform for business transformation and optimization, in order to help to improve cost structures and to grow new revenue streams. The BEA SOA 360 platform is uniquely architected with the newly unveiled BEA microService Architecture (mSA). The SOA 360 platform spans the three BEA product families -- Tuxedo, WebLogic(R) and AquaLogic -- and is supported by the newly previewed SOA collaborative tooling environment, BEA WorkSpace 360. BEA WorkSpace 360 is intended as the industry's first unified SOA tools to bring business analysts, architects, developers and IT operations professionals into a shared workspace for collaboration and interaction.

Critical to the adoption of shared or syndicated services is executive leadership sponsorship and the reliability and availability of SOA-based services. The BEA SOA for Executives is the first BEA suite of SOA consulting and education services for senior IT executives and is designed to help empower executives to invest in SOA and lead change within their organizations by conveying the business value of SOA. BEA also unveiled today its patent-pending BEA Guardian Support Service, which represents a radical departure from the traditional break-fix support model employed by the enterprise software industry, potentially eliminating the burden of reactive and proactive support services.

"BEA approaches every market opportunity with innovation, architectural excellence and an unyielding standard of reliability and availability," said Alfred Chuang, chairman and chief executive officer, BEA Systems, Inc. "The BEA SOA 360 platform is the result of nearly $500 million in investment and the complete focus of the company. Unlike our competitors, we believe that SOA is not only a market opportunity, it is a fundamental approach to business, enterprise architecture and our platform itself."


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