HP is updating its SOA governance software, HP Systinet 3.00, which assists with discovering and reusing services in composite applications and business processes.
Featured is support for standards such as BPEL (business process execution language) and integration with other HP SOA products. In Version 3.00, multiple users within an organisation can discover and reuse services, the company says.
With the upgrade, customers can automate service lifecycle policy compliance by capturing best practices to achieve SOA objectives. This is being accomplished by integration with HP Quality Service Centre, a separately available product.
Pre-built lifecycles and templates in Version 3.00 enable nonexperts to quickly use the product, HP says. More sophisticated users can customise service lifecycles through use of wizard-driven programming interfaces. Role-based dashboards provide information in a format related to a specific user's responsibilities.
HP acquired the Systinet product when it bought Mercury Interactive in 2006; Quality Centre also came over with the Mercury buy. "The focus of HP SOA Systinet 3.00 is all about enabling customers to take their SOA governance efforts to a much larger scale," says Kelly Emo, HP software SOA product marketing manager.
HP has completed integrations between all of its quality solutions for SOA, she says.
Users of the upgrade can build reusable business processes and include them in the governance framework through support for BPEL. Productivity can be increased via business processes that are easier to discover and reuse, HP says.
Automation of repetitive tasks across a large number of services is featured, with support for bulk operations and lifecycle "cloning," HP says. Support for Open SCA (service component architecture) and WSDL 2.0, for exposing interfaces, is featured as well.
Version 3.00 also can trigger business policies based on service quality through integration with HP Service Test Management or manage rogue services in production through linkage with HP Universal Configuration Management Database.