Date Added: Sep 2012
SOA and Cloud computing are making major changes in the way companies build and deploy applications. The challenge is to meet the business expectation of faster delivery of new functionality, while at the same time maintaining control of application performance and availability across a growing network of service providers. SOA facilitates the development cycle by providing common features to everyone. However, SOA has some disadvantages such as the lack of information of what a service can provide and how can the authors discover it.