webMethods Joins the Interop Vendor Alliance
webMethods has announced that it has joined the Interop Vendor Alliance. webMethods will be working with Microsoft, the initiator of this collaborative effort, and other key vendors, including BEA Systems, CA, EMC, GXS, Software AG, and Sun Microsystems, to simplify integration and improve interoperability with Microsoft-based solutions.
The Interop Vendor Alliance is designed to better connect people, data and diverse systems through enhanced interoperability with Microsoft technology. The organization serves as a collaborative forum for developing and sharing common technology models, facilitates scenario-based testing of multi-vendor solutions, and works to communicate additional best practices to users.
Since the company’s founding, webMethods has provided significant support for a number of major standards bodies and interoperability initiatives. For example, webMethods proposed one of the first standards for service-oriented computing to the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) in 1997, served as principal architect for RosettaNet and is a founding member of the UDDI consortium.