Credit Suisse implements governance software for SOA

The Credit Suisse bank has chosen CentraSite software to provide governance for its strategic service oriented architecture (SOA).

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The Credit Suisse bank has chosen CentraSite software to provide governance for its strategic service oriented architecture (SOA).

The bank is aiming to uncouple its existing applications in order to build a more flexible structure. The SOA programme, which will map Credit Suisse business processes to software and shorten the development cycle, is expected to increase business process efficiency.

Credit Suisse will use CentraSite – an open standards-based SOA governance product co-developed by Software AG and Fujitsu – to control and administer elements in its SOA, storing interface descriptions and mapping the structure of associated mainframe applications.

The bank is expected to implement CentraSite as part of the first phase of its SOA programme, scheduled for completion by September. Later phases will extend CentraSite as the central registry and repository for Credit Suisse’s SOA application landscape worldwide.

Andreas Kurmann, director of special projects at Credit Suisse, said: “We evaluated more than ten SOA governance solutions, ultimately selecting CentraSite,” explains . “We were convinced by the product’s rich functionality and high level of maturity.”

Jon Gamlen, UK principal consultant at Software AG, said governance mechanisms were important to large SOAs. “There is a need to manage related usage policies and documentation as well as composite applications which can become a real management headache.

“Factor in the need to track the dependencies between these elements and you have a potential configuration management nightmare; one that home grown registry/repository solutions or first generation UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) registries struggle to address.”

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