IONA Plans to Enable Interoperability Between Artix and Unicenter WSDM

5/26/2004 - IONA® Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA), a world leader in high performance integration solutions for mission-critical IT environments, announced plans to enable interoperability between Artix, the company’s Web services integration product, and Unicenter Web Services Distributed Management (Unicenter WSDM) from Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:CA). As a result of the integration, organizations will be able to use the Unicenter WSDM management console to gain full visibility and control over Artix-based enterprise service-oriented architectures (SOA).

“IONA has a long tradition of providing technologies to solve complex integration challenges, and they have built upon that history with Artix” said Dimitri Tcherevik, vice president of Web services at CA. “For our customers that are exploring the ways in which SOA can transform their enterprises, we’re pleased to deliver systems management capabilities through Unicenter that can readily support these new computing methodologies.”

Companies are increasingly adopting SOA as a means to significantly reduce the cost and complexity of IT infrastructures. At the same time, these Web services environments present new management challenges. Organizations require increasingly sophisticated management environments that give visibility to distributed architectures and persistent transactions across domains and trading partners.

CA’s Unicenter WSDM is a comprehensive solution for managing Web services across services-oriented architectures. It is the first solution to support ad-hoc XML, CORBA, EDI and other types of SOA in addition to Web services. By leveraging CA’s acclaimed Unicenter technology, it uniquely enables customers to manage their next-generation services and their legacy infrastructure from a common management console.

Through the use of the Artix Management Framework for Unicenter WSDM, organizations can rapidly add world-class management capabilities to their Artix-based SOA environments. This level of integration delivers a completely unified view of the enterprise, simplifying the management of new IT infrastructures.

“Unless scalable, cross-platform Web services are matched with enterprise-ready, cross-platform Web service management technology, businesses will fail to achieve the maximum ROI from service oriented architecture projects,” said Scott Devens, vice president of products, IONA. “By combining CA’s Unicenter WSDM solution with our Artix platform, the promise of a comprehensive, end-to-end systems management solution for the SOA is made a reality. Customers will now have a cost-effective way to integrate their enterprise business systems-and more importantly, to more effectively run their organizations.”

About IONA
For more than a decade, IONA Technologies (NASDAQ: IONA) has been a world leader in delivering high performance integration solutions for enterprise IT environments. IONA pioneered standards-based integration with its CORBA-based Orbix product family. The Artix product family, IONA's new generation of integration solutions, extends IONA's commitment to service-oriented industry standards, including Web services.

With its partners, IONA is the only company that can deliver NOW on the promise of service-oriented integration, making it possible for customers to achieve system longevity and agility at a significantly lower cost.

IONA's customers include Global 2000 companies in telecommunications, financial services, aerospace, and manufacturing, including AT&T, Verizon, BellSouth, Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Hong Kong Telecom, NTT, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Winterthur Insurance, Zurich Insurance and Boeing.

IONA is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with U.S. headquarters in Massachusetts and offices worldwide. For additional information about IONA, visit our Web site at

IONA, IONA Technologies, the IONA logo, Orbix, High Performance Integration, Artix, Mobile Orchestrator and Making Software Work Together are trademarks or registered trademarks of IONA Technologies PLC and/or its subsidiaries. J2EE is a trademark or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. CORBA is a trademark or registered trademark of the Object Management Group, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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