The Web Services Value Chain

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 30, 2001


By Jean-Christophe Cimetiere of TechMetrix Research

By Jean-Christophe Cimetiere of TechMetrix Research A Web service has five basic components: Application server infrastructure (e.g.

A Web service has five basic components:

  • Application server infrastructure (e.g., J2EE, MS.NET, or OSS)
  • Standards (e.g., XML, SOAP, and WSL)
  • Web services servers (e.g., for security, authentication, and session)
  • Web services developers (those who develop the Web services)
  • Web services marketers (those who sell the Web services)

In this tutorial, we will explain each of these components and touch on some of the key players in each space.

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