OK, so your proposed SOA design runs just fine on your machine. Well let's go ahead and ship your machine to end users. NOT!
What you need is a model of your SOA, and a model of the proposed target data center for the application deployment. This metadata is traditionally outside of any tool, and frequently is not not captured in documentation. Enter VSTE for Software Architects.
Overview of VSTE for Software Architects
Event Description: Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects includes the Distributed System Designers, which are the first deliverables of the Dynamic Systems Initiative (DSI), aimed at improving the design and validation of distributed systems. The Distributed System Designers give software architects, infrastructure architects, operations managers, and developers the ability to increase the predictability of success by visually constructing service-oriented solutions that can be validated against their operational environments prior to deployment. This session discusses the new Distributed Systems Designers and demonstrates end-to-end usage scenarios.
Event Code: 1032288910Event Name: Developer Webcast: Overview of VSTE for Software ArchitectsStart Date: 02/15/2006Start Time: 12:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)End Date: 02/15/2006End Time: 01:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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