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By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2003-03-12 Print this article Print

: Iona Taps Centrino for Web Services Tool"> "Orchestrator orchestrates these [business] processes," said Patrick OBrien, Ionas vice president of corporate strategy. "Youre not always connected so you have move in the background and queue up." OBrien said Iona bundles Simple Object Access Protocol requests into XML documents as part of the Web services process integration solution. "It really is more of a store-and-forward model," he said.
Intel, which has been an Iona partner for about four years and also has invested in the company, needed applications to support its Centrino launch, sources said.
Iona then developed what eventually became the Mobile Orchestrator as a proof-of-concept solution to demonstrate how to do store-and-forward Web services over the Internet, sources said. Mobile Orchestrator is based on Ionas Adaptive Runtime Technology (ART) framework, which is a modular architecture that provides the framework for distributed enterprise applications and services written in Java technology or C++ or supporting the Common Object Request Broker Architecture. Iona had been working on an asynchronous Web services solution, and the Intel opportunity provided a perfect fit for the companys existing technology foundation and an opportunity to leverage its ART framework. "You need a range of solutions, and behind it all is our infrastructure," OBrien said. "ART is the underpinning of this effort and weve leveraged that infrastructure." OBrien said the types of applications the Mobile Orchestrator is well suited to include sales force automation and customer service and relationship enhancing solutions. The company will focus on system integrators and value-added resellers to take the product to market, OBrien said. "Well be selling this through a different group of people," he said. Ionas Mobile Orchestrator will ship on March 21 and will run about $1,800 per CPU for the Server component, $1,500 per developer for the Studio component, and pricing for the Client component will be based on volume, OBrien said. Latest Centrino News: Search for more stories by Darryl Taft.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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