02 Nov IBM DataPower as ESX appliance
i8c does quite some work with IBM WebSphere DataPower. And counts a number of experienced and certified DataPower developers and architects. DataPower is great at securing and mediating web services.
Colleague Kim came up with a very interesting evolution: DataPower as a virtual appliance, so the XG45 gateway and XI52 integration appliance as ESX images.
This is similar to the CastIron offering of IBM that comes with on-premise hardware and virtual appliances. Right now we have a CastIron instance running on our ESX server (i8c employees can deploy their images either on an ESX server or a Windows server running HyperV).
Note: together with Joris Verberckmoes (Lead Designer SOA Services @ Gdf-Suez) I’ll be giving a presentation at the Belgian WebSphere User Group on Nov 27; topic is the use of DataPower @ Gdf-Suez