• The Server Labs is now an "AWS Advanced Partner"

    That way our customers can benefit from our access to AWS Private Betas, upfront insight into AWS Product Roadmap etc...

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  • The Server Labs supports the Helix Nebula Marketplace

    The Helix Nebula Marketplace offers a European Cloud Marketplace service that is compliant with EU regulations and legislation through collaboration between commercial providers and public e-Infrastructures.

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  • National award for BBVA’s new global corporate security platform Faro

    BBVA’s corporate security application which has been developed by a consortium formed by The Server Labs and GMV has been awarded as the best installed and operative security system in Spain during Seguritecnia’s XXVII Edition ...

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  • Gaia has been launched into space 

    The Server Labs are very happy to have been able to contribute to the successful launch of the Gaia mission. We have been working with ESA (European Space Agency) already for a number of years on various IT projects around the Gaia mission...

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  • The Server Labs is now a G-Cloud supplier 

    The Server Labs has been selected as services supplier to the UK Government’s G-Cloud ii CloudStore. Currently The Server Labs offers nine different Cloud services through the CloudStore including ... Click here to read the full article.
  • The Server Labs reviews the IT architecture of BBVA’s “tugestionline” 

    We have carried out a technical audit for BBVA’s online platform “tugestionline” to evaluate its performance, highlight possible areas of improvement and requirements for further scalability of the system, bringing in an external view.

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  • The Server Labs boosts the performance of Metro de Madrid’s driver support system

    The Server Labs is leading the improvement of ARCO, Metro de Madrid’s real-time information system for its train drivers, expected to reduce CPU usage.

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  • The Server Labs is taking e-encuesta.com to the Amazon Cloud

    The Server Labs has taken the popular online survey application from a traditional server-based environment to the Cloud. The Server Labs Rapid Cloud Transition was the key in the smooth migration.

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  • Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing

    Geneva, 1 March 2012. Today a consortium of leading IT providers, including The Server Labs, and three of Europe’s biggest research centres (CERN1, EMBL2 and ESA3) announced a partnership to launch a European cloud computing platform.

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  • The Server Labs will reform the architecture of BBVA’s corporate security application

    The Server Labs has been chosen by BBVA to develop a completely revised version of its corporate security application Faro in order to unify and streamline the application throughout all countries in which BBVA operates. Click here.

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SOA Services

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architectural model that provides a methodology and a working framework based on services. It can be very aligned with the business hence SOA is used interchangeably for business and for IT.  SOA is a good paradigm which will enable new business challenges and to become more competitive in a faster manner. Furthermore, this architecture model will provide flexibility and agility, to respond to change quickly, cheaply and effectively.

The Server Labs recommends a tactical and iterative approach to the SOA implementation, as well as for the governance, and never to launch them in a big bang. The approach should start with a preliminarily analysis and sponsorship committee creation at management level followed by a selected pilot project, to proof that SOA is the right approach for the enterprise (in some cases, it may not be adequate). This pilot and the services just created will act as a baseline on top of which to define and develop the enterprise architecture in an iterative and incremental manner. This is why agile methodologies are appropriate for SOA. According to this approach, The Server Labs provides the following SOA services:

SOA Centre of Excellence

THE SERVER LABS´s SOA Centre of Excellence is our SOA specific competence centre to offer our clients expert advice during the launch of the SOA initiative, and during the implementation of projects under the SOA paradigm. The Centre of excellence is one of the first groups to be appointed at the beginning of the SOA efforts, together with the sponsorship committee. If your organisation lacks the resources and/or experience to put together such group, we provide our Centre of Excellence as a service.  Our architects will apply their integration experience, software engineering skills and agile methodologies expertise to help and/or lead during the planning, analysis, design, development and governance of the SOA initiative. The objective is to maximise the ROI and the total value for the project. We will make sure that the integration project is aligned with the requirements specified by the enterprise architecture department. Being architects, we will obviously make sure that all architectural best practices and methodologies for SOA are enforced throughout the life cycle of the project.

SOA Methodologies

Current methodologies (e.g. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) or Business Process Modelling (BPM)) are not sufficient neither optimised for SOA. A new methodology has been created: Service-Oriented Analysis and Design (SOAD).

Similarly, for an SOA project to work out, it is very important to use a proper life cycle in the organisation. Waterfall is not that good for SOA, but a more agile methodology is required. The Server Labs is skilled and experienced in Agile methodologies and techniques for software development projects..

SOA Jumpstart

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