June 17, 2008

Intel Unveils SOA Development Tool

Intel has introduced a vendor neutral service-oriented architecture (SOA) development tool that eliminates the need for an enterprise service bus but navigates between different network protocols and application file formats.

The company said the SOA Expressway speeds up the conversion of large and small enterprise infrastructures to multiple, interoperable services, regardless of the technology origin of the service. The tool, derived from the SOA Expressway for Healthcare released in April, is optimized for Intel Multi-Core processors, such as the Intel Xeon 5000 Sequence.

The tool features a web services designer, a graphical development environment for creating data mappings and workflows; and a web management console that is a browser-based administrative console to use Expressway components to set up database connections, server clusters, or network protocol adapters.

The SOA Expressway will be initially sold through Intel's own sales team for $75,000 per two-way server and later offered through resellers and system integrators.