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How service-oriented architecture (SOA) impacts your IT infrastructure
You've heard about service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how it holds the promises of quicker response to market trends, improved customer services and lower application development costs. From an infrastructure perspective, an SOA implementation contains all the same pieces and parts as your traditional environment. However, with SOA, planning and testing is more challenging because your infrastructure resources may support a community of users and applications through services spread throughout your enterprise. This white paper discusses how SOA impacts your IT infrastructure and how business processes and transactions are handled differently in an SOA environment than in a traditional application architecture.