As I mentioned in a posting last week, Webservices.Org identified a well-advanced group of companies implementing service-oriented architectures. Out of 1,000 respondents to a survey, we pinpointed 50 sites (or five percent) that have more than 20 functioning Web services that are shared between business units.
As Web services and SOA becomes more pervasive throughout the organization, concern about performance impacts grows. "Beginners" who are just starting to roll out point-to-point interfaces are not likely to worry about new stresses on their networks and servers. However, a majority of our "Fab 50" advanced deployers, 53%, report they have run into performance problems.