OSS/J Unveils Web Services Profile

OSS Through Java Initiative releases Web Services integration profile

January 30, 2006

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LISBON, Portugal -- The OSS through JavaT Initiative today announced the availability of a Web Services integration profile for its Trouble Ticket API (JSR 91). In 2005, the Initiative unveiled its Web Services strategy and published design guidelines for the development of the Web Services profiles of all OSS/J APIs. Today, the Web Services profile for the first API is made available. Web Services specifications for other OSS/J APIs will be available by April 2006.

The Web Services profile completes OSS/J's portfolio of API integration profiles. The Java EE profile supports tightly coupled integration between OSS applications that are increasingly developed natively on the Java EE platform. The XML upon JMS profile supports loosely coupled integration and facilitates legacy integration. The Web Services profile addresses B2B integration. All OSS/J APIs are downloadable free of charge. OSS/J is the only open OSS standard available with full reference implementations, compatibility test suites, a portfolio of certified products, and an open ecosystem of tools, adapters, and extensions.

"This is the final step to complete our vision of delivering an OSS-aware Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for the management of next generation telecommunications networks and services," says Philippe Lalande, Sun Microsystems, the head of the Initiative. "Because OSS/J technology is now widely adopted and deployed in production environment by service providers around the world, we continuously receive pragmatic feedback to our API roadmap. Carriers tell us that they must have flexibility to support different integration strategies. This feedback allowed us to anticipate the business case for our Web Services profile and deliver it at a time when it is in high demand."

OSS/J-enabled Web Services will allow service providers to make OSS services available to customers and business partners without major investments in client software and custom communications software.

"Thanks to the availability of OSS/J Web Services profiles, Vodafone will be able to integrate partners and suppliers into our global OSS architecture in cost-effective ways," says Joerg Frankenberger, head of network management engineering for Vodafone Germany. "This will not only lower integration costs. It will also increase our ability to strategically collaborate across an extended and fully integrated network. Already, we have estimated that the use of OSS/J technologies will save us 20 percent or more by reducing integration costs. The new Web Service profiles will only add to these savings."

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