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   Re: [xml-dev] Fault-tolerance in web services

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Indeed, not naive at all. Load balancing and 
scalability issues are here already in WSRP, and 
will need to be taken into account by IT 
architects as they begin to fashion portal-based 
IT solutions end to end of an enterprise. 
Although heterogeneous environments can be 
accommodated, the tier of largest companies will 
almost certainly need to rethink IT strategies in 
terms of investing in the most efficient and 
scalable systems. That is going to be more 
efficient with systems designed to scale from day 
one AND work with more heterogeneous partners. 
Not easy. Not simple.


At 3:51 PM -0400 8/30/04, Chiusano Joseph wrote:
>That doesn't seem at all like a na´ve question, especially since your
>additional information is right on the mark. The situation you imagine
>is - I am certain - often done in practice, by offering a service at
>multiple addresses.
>Kind Regards,
>Joe Chiusano
>Booz Allen Hamilton
>Strategy and Technology Consultants to the World
>Seetharama Rao Durbha wrote:
>>  Just a na´ve question - fault tolerance in web services - for example,
>>  providing multiple service/soap:address - should that be part of a WSDL/SOAP
>>  client functionality, or should that be a native support provided by the
>>  provider?
>>  I can imagine situation where services are multi-hosted and a particular
>>  provider would like to be able to explicitly identify those locations to the
>>  clients, in case one fails, or even for load-balancing, if that is a
>>  concern.
>>  Thanks,
>>  Seetharama Rao Durbha
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