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Click here to download this article in its complete printable .PDF format Creative Science - Once upon a time, middleware meant the laborious process of building customized interfaces between applications. Message hubs that sat at the center of the infrastructure replaced these "spaghetti networks" of point-to-point connections. Messages would be routed to the hub from various systems, their format and structure transformed and relayed to the receiving applications or networks. In the early days of such products, extensive programming was required. However, as technology has matured Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) suites have eliminated much of the middleware tedium. Problem solved? Not quite. While such EAI solutions allowed enterprises to upgrade their existing infrastructure while retaining legacy systems, they had several ... (more)

Xenos: B2B Over IP – Fulfilling the Promise of EDI

To learn more about Xenos, go to: Agility, flexibility, and integrity are attributes which underscore any successful business. Typically, this success is based on the way businesses process information. From design and production, through order entry and shipping, information is the critical commodity, so much so that over the years, businesses have gone to great expense to optimize information flow within their supply chain. The reliance on EDI and x400 networks has been one such investment. Designed within a business network paradigm which existed in the 19... (more)

HP Announces New Customer Wins for its Midrange Storage Line

HP today announced that Rydex Investments and Wheaton Franciscan Services have deployed HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVAs) in their IT environments. The HP EVA disk array family delivers the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership in a virtualized array and meets a broad range of budget, capacity and performance requirements for customers. In a recent storage industry benchmark, the HP EVA8000 midrange disk array offered price/performance that was 64 percent better than a corresponding disk array from IBM. HP’s EVA family is enjoying solid success in ... (more)

Simplifying Java Development with Gluecode SE

Click here for more information on Gluecode --> Open source has gained broad acceptance among enterprises as a reliable source of infrastructure software. The Linux operating system and the Apache Web server are only two examples of open source technologies that are depended upon to power the world's mission-critical servers and web sites. Even as open source continues to proliferate up the technology stack, it remains difficult to make the most of what open source has to offer. Developers face an overwhelming choice, since there are literally thousands of open source projects to... (more)

Quest Software: Evolving Custom Application Management: From Business Disruption to Business Value

To learn more about Quest's J2EE solutions, please visit us at: Where's the problem? Who needs to put out the fire - a system administrator or a developer? How can we prevent this in the future? These common questions emphasize how systems management directly impacts the effectiveness of IT - and, ultimately, a company's profitability. As application complexity increases with advances in J2EE, enterprise portals and service-oriented architectures (SOA), you face tougher management challenges. You need to triage, diagnose and resolve problems, but this puts a ... (more)