HP (NYSE:HPQ) has introduced a comprehensive suite of service-oriented architecture (SOA) governance software and services to help companies accelerate SOA adoption without running the risk of service disruption to the business. In addition, HP has expanded its Governance Interoperability Framework (GIF), one of the industry's first industry specifications for SOA governance interoperability.

The latest release of HP SOA Systinet software delivers complete design and run-time governance of SOA services, as well as service lifecycle management through an enhanced integration with HP SOA Manager. The new Validation Service for SOA Performance helps predict, measure and optimize performance of SOA applications and infrastructure.

"Effective SOA governance requires customers to establish a system of record that provides visibility into the services in their SOA environment, create a relationship of trust between providers and consumers of services, and secure control over which services are built and released into the production environment," Avrami Tzur, vice president of SOA at HP, said in a statement.