Success with service oriented architecture (SOA) starts with a flexible, robust infrastructure that you can use in conjunction with your existing infrastructure and IT assets to create additional business value.
You also need industry-specific knowledge and best practices to implement SOA in your business. And you want to team with a company that can provide skills and assistance in SOA.
The SOA Foundation is not a replacement for your existing infrastructure or investments. Instead, the foundation is designed to help you extend the value of the applications and business processes that are running your business today.
Governance and processes are critical to the success of any SOA project. To help ensure success, you can create a center of excellence within your business to implement governance policies and to follow proven international governance standards of control objectives for information and related technology.
SOA Foundation is based on an SOA reference architecture that defines the comprehensive IT services required to support your SOA at each stage in the SOA life cycle.