Having an experienced WebSphere portal architect can make all the difference between a project success and an investment failure.
Over the years, Present has developed a solid expertise in WebSphere portal architecture. From simple requirement definitions and business cases to highly complex topology and composite application elaboration, passing through proof of concepts implementations, Present has a team of experts available for your projects.
Present has worked on some of the largest enterprise portal projects in Canada ranging from small businesses of a few dozens users to highly available infrastructure projects with over 20,000 users and even some ranging in the millions of users.
At Present, we have over 7 years of proven portal architecture and implementation expertise, going from intranet to extranet and, of course, public sites as well. Containing both informational and transactional applications, a typical topology would include the following in different subsets depending on the project type:
- Active-active or active-passive multi-site highly available portal configurations with GDOC (Geographically Dispersed Open Clusters) and WebSphere Cluster
- Distributed administration through http servers farm and portal exchange through WSRP (Web Service for Remote Portlet)
- Horizontal and vertical scalability strategies
- Software development life cycle methodologies
- Integrated enterprise search engines topologies and integrated enterprise scale content strategy mixing document management as well as web content management
- Services oriented architecture with integration layer through Enterprise Service Bus and composite application through Service Component Architecture
Here’s an example of a portal architecture that we’ve done in the banking industry:
- Active-active multi-site WebSphere Portal implementation with Global Site Selector configuration
- Highly Available topology with no single-point of failure through two http servers, two portal nodes within a single WebSphere Cluster
- Several redundancies for databases separated into three distinct instances to encapsulate the portal data domains
- Constant real-time synchronization through GDOC
- Integrated portal search engine
- Integration with IBM WCM (Web Content Management) through remote rendering as well as local rendering strategies and integrated also with FileNet P8 and IBM Quickr for Documents distribution
- Over 20,000 users with 80% concurrency on peak hours
- Highly developed approval cycle through 7 environments: Integrated testing, System Integration Testing, Acceptance Tests, Authoring, Staging, Pre-production and Production with automatic promotion and syndicated mechanisms