Infravio X-Registry Powers SOAs, Drives Internal Collaboration and B2B Opportunities

X-registry spurs Web services re-use, support, and control across services lifecycle

CUPERTINO, Calif. — May 24, 2004 — Championing contract-driven Web Services Management and SOA enablement, Infravio, Inc. today launched the Infravio X-registry, the company’s new corporate Web services federated registry, used to stimulate internal collaboration and business-to-business use of Web services.

“The Power and ROI of Web services comes from use, the ability to connect and integrate services, and re-use, the ability to discover and share services as part of new applications,” said Jeff Tonkel, president and CEO of Infravio. “Our new X-registry dramatically improves the enterprise’s ability to promote use and re-use by providing a user friendly forum to advertise services to partners, customers, and fellow developers. And because X-registry also defines and manages the relationship between service providers1 and consumers2, it is the single most important product an enterprise needs to guarantee a successful SOA.”

The Infravio X-registry provides companies with a single point of access for all technical and business information about Web services in their enterprise. It is the first product on the market that puts equal emphasis on provider and consumer information, leading to an unparalleled level of control across the services lifecycle. Providers can promote their services while having visibility into, and control over, who is using the service. This visibility results in improved support for the consumer.

X-registry can function as the sole corporate registry, or as a federated registry. When acting as a federated registry, the product provides a consolidated view of all UDDI and ebXML registries within the enterprise.

Exploiting X-registry to Govern Web Services Assets

The Infravio X-registry brings a new dimension to promoting and managing Web services. Built on a metadata repository and using the Web Services Delivery Contract™ model launched by Infravio in the fall of 2003, the product manages all business and technical information about the service provider and consumer and the relationship between them.

The registry includes technical data about the Web service, such as WSDL, XML schema, and version information. Unlike UDDI registries, the Infravio X-registry directly addresses business managers and analysts by including service descriptions, service level agreements, pricing information, and other details that IT business professionals can use when considering the use of a particular Web service in their software. And X-registry is extensible, so companies can select additional metadata appropriate to their business to be included in the schema.

Infravio X-registry is much more than just a corporate directory. The product also provides a roles-based user interface for four groups of IT professionals - providers, consumers, administrators, and operations managers. The interface provides critical control and enforces processes for authorization, lifecycle management, and support.

Building Internal Collaboration and Control

Infravio X-registry promotes the re-purposing of existing applications and data inside companies. It simplifies the process of linking disparate business processes by providing a central location to lookup all the Web services available and the requirements for using those services, leading to better services reuse and improved ROI.

“Infravio is definitely addressing a real need in the marketplace,” said Ron Schmelzer, senior analyst at ZapThink, LLC, an analyst and research firm specializing in the Web services and Service Oriented Architecture marketplace. “As companies start to implement real-world Web services, they quickly recognize how crucial advanced registry and corporate directory capabilities are to achieve the benefits they want and need. Infravio has taken a major step with their Web Services Delivery Contract™, now ensuring that the X-registry provides that same level of visibility and control into the provider-consumer relationship.”

Turning Web Services Momentum into Revenue

Innovative business managers are discovering opportunities to generate revenue, stimulate business growth, and create competitive differentiation using Web services. By allowing customers, partners, and suppliers to easily find services, demo, and register for access to the services, Infravio X-registry is the first product to support and drive this opportunity in a comprehensive way. X-registry simplifies the IT professional’s job of finding, requesting, sampling, and registering for Web service access and the provider’s tasks of tracking the services and their use.

The Infravio X-registry starts at $35,000 and will be generally available in Q3 2004.

For more information about Infravio and X-registry, please call (408) 861-3038, email sales@infravio.com, or visit http://www.infravio.com.

About Infravio, Inc.

Infravio, Inc. is a leading provider of Web Services Management software with deep expertise gained through Fortune 1000 customer projects. Infravio Ensemble™, the company’s Web Services Management suite provides a powerful solution for Web services asset, delivery, and operations management. For more information, please call 1.877.2INFRAV (1.877.246.3728), email info@infravio.com, or visit http://www.infravio.com.

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