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B2B Gateway Architecture Approach

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000212600D
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a Business-to-Business (B2B) gateway architecture which is logically componentized into independent systems which can operate either within a process or across processes.

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B2B Gateway Architecture Approach

Business-to-Business (B2B) gateways are mainly built as monolithic systems that have a similar functional footprint but limitations around scale, availability, and topology. Even with technologies that could be used to implement a similar architecture, features such as distributed storage, mailbox, configuration, identity management, and out of the box features differentiate this offering as an assembled solution vs. a capability to implement such a solution.

One current technology is componentized B2B integration. Various implementations and/or vendors exist that claim to have a component architecture, but most are just monolithic software stacks that are stitched together at implementation time or have very loose definitions of what it means to be integrated.

Most mail boxing and storage over messaging technologies are storage facilities, but do not do not have a real B2B play. Various staging facilities also have similar concepts, but again are mainly parts and pieces vs. B2B integration offerings.

This invention discloses a B2B gateway architecture which is logically componentized into independent systems which can operate either within a process or across processes. Some novel aspects of this invention are:


• A componentized B2B Gateway system with explicit first class services for document processing, internal and external identity management, centralized configuration, distributed mail boxing, distributed multi-data center storage, communications / connectivity support, over a messaging infrastructure


• The ability to operate within a process, multi-process, or geographically disbursed systems


• Each service is independent of the single user interface that drives/manages it


• Each component can be independently upgraded without bringing down the entire system

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