Over the past several months, I’ve spent a lot of time exploring the concept of service virtualization. Service virtualization is an emerging trend in the SOA landscape that focuses on providing a common infrastructure for building and managing a complex service ecosystem – the Managed Services Engine (MSE) brings service virtualization to life on the Microsoft platform. During my journey, I wrote three papers you might find helpful:
Why Service Virtualization Matters?
Four page executive summary on Service Virtualization
An article published in the May 2009 issue of MSDN Magazine
An Introduction to Service Virtualization on the Microsoft .NET Platform
A 57 page whitepaper that is an in-depth extension of the MSDN Magazine article
In the end, service virtualization can help reduce your time-to-market for new investments on-premises or in the cloud and it will provide a more realistic approach to managing your service ecosystem as it grows over time – it can help you realize the full benefits SOA has to offer.