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Blue Titan Software and IBM Aim for Easier SOA Adoption

Strategic initiative is to enhance the speed, scale and flexibility of SOA deployments.

IBM and Blue Titan Software are teaming up to collaborate on technologies and resources that will help customers deploy enterprise-wide SOA environments. Their new initiative aims to provide customers with the ideal solution set to create Application Service Networks that support the growing demand for managing SOA infrastructures on a global scale.

Blue Titan's Network Director RM 3.5 solution offers out-of-the-box integration with IBM's WebSphere MQ product and leverages IBM's time-tested messaging and queuing technology to deliver core reliable messaging aspects, using MQ for durable queuing. Network Director RM 3.5 is integrated with MQ to provide functionality, while at the same time enabling all services to benefit from Network Director's Policy Enforcement Framework. Additionally, Network Director can be deployed using the WebSphere J2EE runtime environment and with the IBM WebSphere Application Server, where it leverages the core capabilities of the WebSphere Application Server product suite.

"The combination of Blue Titan's Network Director RM 3.5 offering and IBM's WebSphere products and services provide our customers with the ability to successfully implement global-scale service networks that fully deliver on the benefits of SOA," said Glenn Hasen, CEO of Blue Titan. "We look forward to continuing to work with IBM to deliver superior SOA solutions to the market."

Blue Titan believes the standards put forth by WS-I and supported by IBM have the greatest likelihood of widespread adoption. The company maintains a firm commitment to utilize WS-I standards across its entire product set.

The announcement follows the IBM SOA initiative recently launched to help IBM Business Partners like Blue Titan accelerate SOA deployment across new and existing customer bases. Blue Titan is among the first of these Business Partners to take advantage of these new resources and is working in conjunction with IBM to engage customers in the banking, retail and automotive markets. Blue Titan is also continuing to add significant clients in other markets such as Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals, an IBM Global Services outsourced client.

"Blue Titan's infrastructure is built with global, enterprise-wide SOA solutions in mind," said Ronald Schmelzer, Senior Analyst with ZapThink. "This benefit is most clearly realized by customers that must rely on scalable solutions to tie their global networks together."

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