B2B Appliances: Creating Customer Value Through Exceptional B2B Messaging Performance and Security

An IBM Redguide publication

Published 17 March 2009

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IBM Form #: REDP-4524-00
(16 pages)

Authors: Richard Kinard


As organizations move to on demand businesses by implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA), the largest barriers continue to be implementation complexity, cost-prohibitive scalability, and data security. To recognize improved time to value companies are looking for opportunities to consolidate functions into single-purpose built solutions that provide exceptional performance, easy deployment, ease of use, and a low total cost of ownership.

In this IBM® Redguide™ publication we discuss how the IBM WebSphere® DataPower® B2B Appliance redefines the boundaries of middleware by extending the IBM SOA Foundation with a specialized, consumable, dedicated SOA appliance that combines business-to-business (B2B) standards, simplified integration, superior performance, and hardened security for SOA implementations. Meticulously designed to augment all phases of the SOA life cycle and implementation, these highly specialized devices combine a host of essential SOA functions in a specialized appliance for easy consumption, deployment, and service delivery.

Table of contents

Executive overview
Why an appliance for B2B
IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB60
Customer deployment scenarios

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