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Providing Extensible and Scalable SOA Infrastructure

XC10 and XI50 Integration

What Is XC10: Data Grid in a Box
The WebSphere DataPower XC10 Appliance is a purpose-built, easy-to-use appliance designed for simplified deployment and hardened security at the caching tier of your enterprise application infrastructure. It incorporates 160GB cache into the DataPower line of appliances from IBM, adding elastic caching functions that enable your business-critical applications to scale cost effectively with consistent performance. The DataPower XC10 is designed for rapid, "drop-in" use in conjunction with WebSphere Application Server and other WebSphere family products where it can deliver a cost-effective, distributed caching solution in support of data-oriented distributed caching scenarios.

Figure 1 : Scalability enabled by XC10 – Caching Appliance

Figure 1 : Scalability enabled by XC10 – Caching Appliance

What Is XI50: ESB in a Box
The IBM DataPower XI50 network device offers a light message broker, enterprise service buses (ESBs) and mainframe XML enablement. The IBM WebSphere DataPower XML Integration Appliance XI50 offers all the features of the XA35 and the XS40 combined with the ability to convert application integration into a network function, handling transformation, routing and an independent audit of the transport layer. This integrated network solution makes mainframes XML-compatible, in addition to functions for light message brokering and wire speed conversion between any text, in binary or XML format.

The IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI50 and the new WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B are complete hardware platforms for delivering highly manageable, more secure and scalable integration solutions. Some Notable features include:

Figure 2: DataPower XI50 – SOA Appliance –General Functions

The XI50 meets these requirements by providing security and wire speed XML-integration for a fraction of the time, cost, risk and complexity of a software solution. Its functions include:

  • Any-to-any message transformation, such as binary, text and XML messages
  • Lightweight, protocol-independent message brokering
  • Message-level XML security and fine-grained access control
  • A gateway between networks for mission-critical transactions in SOA architectures or ESB urbanizations
  • Reduced operational complexity through absorption in a network device

(Source:activnetworks.com)

Figure 3: Datapower XI50 – Message transformation

More Stories By Nitin Gaur

Nitin Gaur, is currently working in capacity of Senior WebSphere Consulting IT Specialist with IBMs S&D Organization. Prior to teaming with IBM S&D organization, Nitin spend several years with WebSphere OEM team, a SWG entity and AIX support – ITS/IGS entity. In his 11 years with IBM he has achieved various industry recognized certifications and enriched his career by doing more than required by the defined job responsibilities. Prior to beginning his career with IBM, he was graduate student at University of Maryland University College. Apart from excelling in his normal job responsibilities, Nitin has been involved with many on going projects at IBM Austin. To name a few, Nitin has been an active member of Austin TVC – Technical Vitality Council, an IBM Academy affiliate since 2002.

As a technical leader Nitin has been involved in various technical paper presentations in various conferences at IBM and outside. The range of the topics presented by him span from software architectures to improvement of management processes. Nitin, has been focused on staying close to customer and always attuned to their needs and problems. One of his primary job responsibilities includes positioning WebSphere infrastructure products and providing technical solution and support to field sales teams. He is relentless in researching skills and presenting the industry best practices of IT Infrastructure. Performing advance technical research and providing IBM clients with strategic solutions on WebSphere offerings is one his forte.

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