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Services

Success for your integration technology investment starts with matching your chosen technology solutions to your unique business environment.

iSOA StandUP

iSOA StandUP Services focus on assuring that you achieve results with your investment in gateway, API and hybrid cloud solutions.

Proven results that stand out from the crowd.

The right team and deployment plan

We match the right iSOA StandUP advisors to your solution and your requirements.

Real-world best practices

The iSOA StandUP team brings the real-world tried and tested best practices to your deployment.

Documented procedures

StandUP deployments stand out, assuring that you have documented processes and procedures for the technology that’s best matched to your organization’s needs, unique environment, and individual requirements.

iSOA Group: The Gold Standard Partner for IBM DataPower Gateway

iSOA Group is an IBM Gold Business Partner for IBM® DataPower® with over 50 customers. Our advisors have unique capabilities and real-world experience to assure that you achieve your business and technical requirements with your DataPower Gateway appliances.

Our consultants are recognized as leaders in their industry―they not only speak at IBM events, but also have over 10 years of recognized DataPower Gateway expertise so you can be assured of your success. Your team will both realize and maximize all of the capabilities of your appliances.

Whether you have recently purchased DataPower, or are looking to leverage more capabilities of your current DataPower deployment, iSOA Group advisors have the knowledge and experience to support your business’s success.

iSOA Group focuses on a phased approach for your success with DataPower.

Planning

Our advisors educate key stakeholders, including business users, on the capabilities of DataPower in order to gain consensus on the key project requirements and architecture in order to come to a documented and agreed-upon project plan.

Deployment

An iSOA Group Trusted Advisor will guide your team through an efficient and effective implementation of DataPower services. Utilizing the agreed-to project plan, designed specifically for your business, we will implement security, connectivity of the appliances to your environment, and custom development as documented in the planning phase.

Training Phase

This phase provides classroom-style training. Please refer to the training page below for more details and a sample syllabus for our class-based, on-site training.

Mentoring/Support

In order to assure operational excellence, following deployment iSOA Group will participate in design discussions and meetings regarding DataPower and other integration products.

OnDemand Services

Success with any technology solution is determined by day-to-day operation, management, and enhancement of your deployed technology solution. iSOA Group consultants are available “OnDemand” as your expert-on-call to help answer questions and provide best practice guidance post-deployment.

iSOA Group understands IBM API Connect and API Success

iSOA Group is an early leader for IBM® API Connect™. Matching your business requirements with your API strategy is the key to your success.

IBM API Connect is a robust solution for API management. Whether you are looking to improve internal development processes (such as Agile development), provision application services to customers and partners, or consume API services from external providers, our advisors are experienced and ready to ensure your successful deployment of IBM API Connect.

Deploying IBM API Connect on-premises, in the cloud, or perhaps with IBM BlueMix®? Our consultants know the best practices that will match your IBM API Connect deployment to your business requirements.

iSOA Group Trusted Advisors take a phased approach to IBM API Connect StandUP Services.

Planning

Our iSOA Group Trusted advisors work with key stakeholders to help prioritize requirements, define the architecture and network, and document a project plan that is tailored to your business and environment.

Deployment

We will work with your team through an efficient and complete implementation of IBM API Connect based on the agreed-to project plan. Leveraging iSOA Group experience and best practices, the deployment phase includes the installation of the IBM API Connect solution and virtual appliances for on-premises and cloud deployments, customization of IBM BlueMix instances, and the setup of the API portal. Any additionally required customization of development, as outlined in the planning phase, will be carried out as well.

Mentoring/Support

Following deployment, and to guarantee operational excellence, iSOA Group will conduct design discussions and meetings regarding IBM API Connect, including how to create custom policies that can help integrate other technologies within the API management environment.

Training Phase

This phase provides classroom-style training. IBM API Connect training is not just for the operators and managers of IBM API Connect, but also for the constituents that will be accessing the API portal(s) and leveraging the published APIs in their own applications. Please refer to the training section below for more details and a sample syllabus for our class-based, on-site training.

OnDemand Services

Success with any technology solution is determined by day-to-day operation, management, and enhancement of your deployed technology solution. iSOA Group consultants are available “OnDemand” as your expert-on-call to help answer questions and provide best practice guidance post-deployment.

Reaching for the Cloud―Innovation Starts with an Integrated Enterprise

Hybrid Cloud StandUP Services

A truly flexible, integrated application and systems environment allows your company to respond to the changing demands of the business and technology worlds quickly and seamlessly, both today and in the future.

Whether you are an IBM hybrid cloud middleware customer or exploring cloud services, open-source, or a mix of integration solutions, iSOA Group Trusted Advisors are here to assist you.

Our certified advisors understand the many robust offerings from IBM, including IBM MQ, IBM App Connect (CastIron), IBM Integration Bus, and IBM WebSphere Application Server. Whether you are deploying the most current release, looking to enhance your current installation, or upgrading to the latest release from IBM, we—with our history as an IBM Business Partner—can assure success with IBM middleware and your integration needs.

Our team will work with you to correctly implement your chosen integration solution(s). Your data, applications, devices, partners, and customers will be unified in order to support your business.

Our Hybrid Cloud Integration advisor utilizes a phased approach that will provide success today and prepare your business for the digital future.

Planning

Our iSOA Group Trusted Advisors will work with key application, technology, and business stakeholders to understand the current integration requirements, along with the technology and tools
chosen for your integration requirements. We will work with your team to document architecture and network requirements into a deployment plan tailored for your conditions.

Deployment

An advisor will work with your team through an efficient implementation of your hybrid cloud integration middleware. Leveraging our known best practices for installation, development and mapping tools, and security, our team will help your deployment not only be successful, but also on time and on budget.

Mentoring/Support

To guarantee operational excellence, our advisors will conduct design discussions and meetings to assure that your teams can leverage the deployed solution, understand how to add new applications and endpoints to your integration architecture, and manage the deployed solutions.

Training Phase

This phase provides classroom-style training. For IBM hybrid cloud integration software, our team leverages IBM-developed courseware to instruct your team.

OnDemand Services

Success with any technology solution is determined by day-to-day operation, management, and enhancement of your deployed technology solution. iSOA Group consultants are available “OnDemand” as your expert-on-call to help answer questions and provide best practice guidance post-deployment.

iSOA Group: The CA Technologies Partner for CA API Gateway

iSOA Group is a certified CA Technologies partner focused on CA API Gateways and enabling customers to build a standardized integrated infrastructure for messaging and security. Whether you are looking to expand integration between your enterprise and others, secured integration between applications, or build the foundation for an API Management solution, working with our iSOA team and CA API Gateway will assure a solution that supports your business and requirements today with the flexibility to support new requirements in the future.

Whether you are a long-time Layer 7 / CA API Gateway customer looking to improve your deployment, leverage additional capabilities, or looking for best practices to assure success, our iSOA CA trusted advisors are ready to support your team with our CA API Gateway Standup services.

iSOA Group focuses on a phased approach for your success with CA API Gateway.

Planning

Our advisors educate key stakeholders, including business users, on the capabilities of CA API Gateway Solution to gain consensus on the key project requirements and architecture in order to come to a documented and agreed-upon project plan.

Our trusted advisors incorporate their experience and best practices to assure your API Gateway project plan will help ensure proper solution implementation to ensure adoption and project success.

Deployment

An iSOA Group trusted advisor will guide your team through an efficient and effective implementation of CA API Gateway deployment that supports your business, technical and architectural requirements. Utilizing the agreed-to project plan, designed specifically for your business, we will implement security, connectivity of the appliances to your environment, and custom development as documented in the planning phase.

Mentoring/Support

In order to assure operational excellence, following deployment iSOA Group will participate in design discussions and meetings regarding CAP API Gateway along with other integration products and solutions.

Our mentoring support helps assure long term success with your solution with flexibility to adapt to new and changing requirements.

OnDemand Services

Success with any technology solution is determined by day-to-day operation, management, and enhancement of your deployed technology solution. iSOA Group consultants are available “OnDemand” as your expert-on-call to help answer questions and provide best practice guidance post-deployment.

iSOA Group understands CA API Management.

iSOA Group, is an early leader in API management solutions.

We understand that deploying API’s is as much about matching your API management business requirements as it is a technology decision. Whether you are looking to accelerate adoption of Agile development processes, extend access to key services to customers and partners, or leverage API’s from your partner’s success starts by matching your business requirements with your API strategy.

Leveraging CA API Management solution portfolio will enable a robust enterprise solution for your API Management Strategy.

Our consultants know the best practices that will match your CA API Management deployment to your business and technology requirements.

iSOA Group trusted advisors take a phased approach to CA API Management StandUP Services:

Planning

Our iSOA Group Trusted advisors work with key stakeholders to help prioritize requirements, define the architecture and network, and document a project plan that is tailored to your business and environment.

This includes documenting key business requirements, and measured objectives to assure your deployment is a success.

Deployment

We will work with your team through an efficient and complete implementation of CA API Management solution based on the agreed-to project plan. Leveraging iSOA Group experience and best practices, the deployment phase includes the installation of CA API Management solution and customization for your environment. Setup of the API portal and any additionally required customization and development, as outlined in the planning phase.

Mentoring/Support

Following deployment, and to guarantee operational excellence, iSOA Group will conduct design discussions and meetings regarding CA API Management, including how to create custom policies that can help integrate other technologies within the API management environment.

The mentoring phase will include our trusted advisors advice on best practices, including operations, to assure your long-term success with your deployment of CA’s API Management solution.

OnDemand Services

Success with any technology solution is determined by day-to-day operation, management, and enhancement of your deployed technology solution. iSOA Group consultants are available “OnDemand” as your expert-on-call to help answer questions and provide best practice guidance post-deployment.

Our Trusted Advisors Are Your Expert Instructors!

Success with IBM® DataPower® Gateway deployment requires robust classroom training from trusted advisors who not only understand the best practices for deploying DataPower Gateway, but who are current on the latest firmware, features and capabilities.

Our DataPower training classes are developed in-house by iSOA Group. We recommend conducting the class on-site in order to deliver the most value and ensure that the experience reflects your environment’s unique requirements. As a Gold DataPower Gateway partner, iSOA Group is involved in the testing of firmware releases, and was an early adopter of new DataPower Gateway products such as the virtual appliance. Our continued involvement with DataPower Gateway certifies that we understand the latest technologies and can maintain current content for our training classes. Our curriculum is developed in-house by our expert DataPower staff, so you know it reflects the real-world experience of our trusted advisors as well as the customers it has served.

iSOA Group offers three classes:

Three-day DataPower Administration Training (H1)

Three-day DataPower Administration Training (H1)

This course is a lab-based, accelerated, three-day course providing hands-on experience that teaches students how to configure and use the DataPower Gateway appliance and its features. Students will learn how to create DataPower services that validate, secure, and route web services. In addition, students study how to troubleshoot services by using logs, probes, error handlers, and service monitors. Completion of this course enables you to begin utilizing DataPower efficiently and effectively.

Five-day DataPower Developer Training (H2)

Five-day DataPower Developer Training (H2)

This course is a 5-day accelerated course that will teach students how to configure and use the DataPower appliances. Students will learn how to create DataPower Services that validate, secure and route webservices. In addition, students will learn how troubleshoot their services by usinglogs, probes, error handlers and service monitors.

Three-day DataPower Developer Advanced Class (H3)

Three-day DataPower Developer Advanced Class (H3)

This specially designed, advanced, three-day DataPower course teaches students how to configure advanced features on DataPower Gateway appliances. Students learn how to configure advanced integration protocols (such as SFTP, JMS, IBM MQ, and REST interfaces) and how to address unique functional requirements with DataPower Gateway extension functions. Completion of this course enables students to achieve the greatest understanding of—and get the most value from—everything the DataPower Gateway has to offer.

OnDemand Services

The Trusted Advisors of iSOA Group Are Your Experts-on-Call

At iSOA Group, we know first-hand how challenging it can be to master not only software, but your unique environment as well. We have been building and deploying hundreds of custom solutions for clients since 1997, and can bring that level of expertise to compliment your team.

  • Our OnDemand, “Expert-on-Call” consulting services for hybrid cloud and IBM middleware solutions gives you access to an expert without needing to schedule an appointment. Your OnDemand advisor will be familiar with your environment and will advise on best practices based upon their deep skills and experience. Tailored for your company, our OnDemand Services can help with challenges such as:
  • Highly technical questions regarding middleware and implementation
  • Firmware and software releases and upgrades
  • Performance issues
  • How, and if, others leverage your software for a new use case

Our OnDemand Services assists in ways that allow you to gain the most value from your technological investment. Our OnDemand Services are currently available for the following solutions:

  • IBM:
    • Hybrid cloud integration software including: IBM® DataPower®Gateway, App Connect, IBM MQ, IBM Integration Bus, and IBM API Connect
  • CA:
    • API Management, Mobile, API Portal, and API Gateway (Layer 7)
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