IBM Global Services on Tuesday is unveiling services for the planning, design, implementation, and management of SOAs (service-oriented architectures).
The "asset-based services" feature IBM software code, intellectual property, and best practices. IBM defines an SOA as an architecture enabling extraction of capabilities from underlying applications for use in a loosely coupled application infrastructure.
IBM's SOA services are priced depending on the scope of a project. Prices could run from US$100,000 to US$100 million. "There's a broad scope here," said Michael Liebow, vice president of SOA and Web services at IBM Global Services.
New offerings include:
AVO assists users with renovating underlying applications to leverage them in an SOA, Liebow said.
IBM said its new services are based on industry-specific platforms to enable the quickest possible deployment of new technology. An industry-specific approach defines common design and implementation techniques and can be applied to vertical applications such as banking, IBM said.
"To really appreciate an SOA framework, it has to be modeled after any given industry," Liebow said.