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Service Grids

The missing link in Web Services


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Service grids are a critical architectural component required to realize the business potential of Web Services. Without the emergence and evolution of robust service grids, Web Services technologies will remain relatively marginal, especially in terms of supporting inter-enterprise connections. As our past writing suggests, much of the earliest potential impact of Web Services is concentrated at the edge of the enterprise. Without service grids, this potential will largely be unrealized.

In spite of the importance of service grids, all the attention of technology vendors and pundits remains focused on two other layers of the Web Services architecture, foundation standards and protocols.

What are service grids?
Service grids need to be understood from two perspectives:

  • Echnology architecture
  • Business ecology

Their critical and distinctive role in a distributed service technology architecture creates an opportunity for a diverse array of businesses to form and create significant economic value.

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