SOA: Helping Businesses Leverage Microsoft Infrastructure to take on Digital Business Initiatives

CIO VendorPaul Gigg, President & CEO
The Microsoft mobile and cloud technology undoubtedly offers greater IT agility, reduced costs along with providing new digital marketing channels and end user experiences. However, most organizations often fail to improve their existing IT infrastructure, and bridge them to a cloud and mobile-first world. Helping the enterprises bridge this gap through Application Programming Interface (API) is SOA Software. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, SOA Software’s mission is to power the API economy with products that enable organizations to plan, build, run and share APIs through comprehensive cloud and on-premise solutions for API lifecycle, security, management and developer engagement.

SOA Software’s API platform lets customers externalize their solution built with Microsoft technology systems for easy consumption within the mobile and digital channels. Developers can l e v e r a g e these APIs to build next generation end user applications. The API Management solution offers full lifecycle management for the Microsoft-based services and helps to plan, build, run, and share APIs on Windows Azure, in on-premise environment for internal services, and hybrid scenarios where it’s needed to expose internal services securely to mobile devices on the cloud.

“Our Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) technology helps customers organize, secure, and monitor their backend systems using well defined, established enterprise IT patterns.

Our solutions are built on Microsoft technology, giving customers access to API and SOA management features geared towards the needs and benefits of the Microsoft platform

Our expertise is unique in the industry because the solution we provide is built on Microsoft technology, giving customer access to API and SOA management features geared towards its needs and benefits,” says Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President, SOA Software.

The company solves the difficult technical challenges of managing Microsoftbased API and SOA infrastructures, so that customers can get started on day one without the need for expensive and lengthy custom development or integration effort.

SOA claims to be pragmatic in their solution offering, to rapidly enhance and drive product roadmap based on customer feedback and input. “At SOA Software, our knowledge, expertise, and experience with Microsoft technology ensures that customers will have all the features they need, within their existing and new Microsoft environments.Our partnership with Microsoft ensures that we continually refine our solution strategies alongside Microsoft innovations like Azure and Windows Phone so that customers benefit from these innovations,” says Medrano.

Since inception, SOA Software is managing the enterprise service lifecycle of organizations from the planning phase all the way to running on the Microsoft platform. For instance, Skandia Nordic, a global insurance and banking company, was exploring system functionality on the Microsoft web service platform in order to gain a unified view of their customer data. The effort was successful but the company soon realized that they needed a unified governance solution for the growing number of web services being built on BizTalk and Windows Communication Foundation.

After implementing SOA Software’s solutions, Skandia was able to conduct extensive technical tests investing minimal resources and time, by demonstrating a considerable value in increased quality of services at delivery. It also reduced costs and improved business agility while delivering a future proof, scalable infrastructure. Moving forward, SOA Software expects an increased interest in customers for API. “Customers are starting to see how strategically a well-managed API program aligns with their business goals, which gives us a very enthusiastic outlook on our ability to help a wide range of existing and new customers reach their API goals,” asserts Medrano.

SOA Software

Los Angeles, CA

Paul Gigg, President & CEO

Provider of Enterprise API Management and unified governance products