Digital Evolution Renames Itself SOA Software

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2005-03-07 Print this article Print

Aiming to reflect its focus on helping enterprises build and manage SOAs, the company changes its name and plugs what it calls "the most comprehensive SOA fabric solution on the market today."

Digital Evolution Inc. on Monday announced that it has changed its name to SOA Software to reflect its focus on service-oriented architectures. Santa Monica, Calif.-based SOA Software Inc. also has a new domain name,, and according to company officials, its mission is to provide products and services to help enterprises build and manage SOAs. SOA Software offers an SOA fabric solution that includes its Service Manager, registry and XML VPN products.
"SOA Software has developed the most comprehensive SOA fabric solution on the market today, enabling our customers to deploy true enterprisewide SOAs," Paul Gigg, CEO of SOA Software, said in a statement.
"Our name change reflects this fact and highlights our experience and vision in the market." Click here to read about an SOA readiness tool from BEA Systems. Ronald Schmelzer, an analyst at Waltham, Mass.-based ZapThink LLC, said, "By renaming itself SOA Software, theres pretty much no doubt as to what market they are focusing on. Its clearly focused on SOA, but its not just management and security anymore, but rather the infrastructure required to make SOA work." "Also, the markets for SOA are still consolidating significantly," Schmelzer added. "Its down to about three or four vendors in the Web services management space, and that might further consolidate. "Were seeing the same trends in security, process and metadata management. With a moniker like SOA Software, the company will probably be looking to be the acquirer rather than be consolidated out of the space." Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis in Web services.
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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