Vordel placed by Leading Industry Analyst Firm in Visionaries Quadrant for SOA Governance
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
Washington DC, April 15, 2009 - Vordel announced today that the company has been positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of the March 2009 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated SOA Governance Technology Sets1 . This report follows Vordel's recent announcement of its groundbreaking Vordel 5 Cloud Edition to connect local applications to the cloud, easily and securely.
The emerging consensus is for a "hybrid" model which mixes local applications with Cloud Computing resources from providers such as Amazon, Google and Salesforce. Vordel's cloud gateway enables this hybrid model. Available as an intelligent "onramp" appliance for onsite use or as a virtualized software appliance which itself runs in the cloud, the Vordel cloud gateway mediates links to the Cloud and governs the enterprise' use of Cloud services.
Gartner notes2 the enablement and management of trust has been provided mostly by various governance technologies that enable consumers to have:
- Visibility - giving providers the ability to easily track all necessary resources and interactions
- Security - giving providers the ability to ensure that proper privacy, authentication and access policies are being monitored and enforced
- Management - giving providers the ability to ensure that resources are behaving as designed, that services are properly provisioned and that consumer use is metered
- Audit - giving providers the ability to audit and report against logs and other artifacts created during the monitoring and management cycles
- Validation - giving providers the capabilities to ensure that resources are properlyprovisioned, and are sending and receiving proper contextual information
Hugh Carroll, VP Marketing with Vordel, said "Vordel enables organizations to optimize the performance of its services, govern their usage using policies, and protect them from attack. Vordel's products provide the operational lifecycle support from migration through development, testing, staging, and, finally, the operations of the policy in the production environment. Vordel now extends these capabilities to enable an organization manage and control its use of Cloud Services."
Policy management is at the core of any successful SOA governance process, and is critical during all phases of architectural planning and implementation. As enterprises put increased emphasis on SOA validation and monitoring the performance of services, the ability to effectively govern will be ever more critical.
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Vordel is an XML network management company that provides high performance, enterprise-level hardware and software products to enable enterprises confidently deploy SOA and Cloud-linked applications. Vordel accelerates, manages and protects XML applications to enable enterprises govern their Web Service usage and ensure service performance. Vordel customers include Allianz, Badenia, British American Tobacco, Ericsson, Fortis ASR, Mazda, Telefonica, Telecom Italia Mobile, and Government agencies in the US and worldwide. For more information visit http://www.vordel.com
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1"Magic Quadrant for integrated SOA Governance Technology sets 2009" March 2009
2"What's between you and the Cloud?", January 2009