UDDI business registry goes live, HP signs on

The Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) project has announced that its global business registry is fully operational.

The Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) project has announced that its global Business Registry is fully operational, marking the successful completion of live beta testing.

The UDDI Business Registry is a global, public, online directory that gives businesses a uniform way to describe their services, discover other companies’ services, and understand the methods necessary to conduct e-business with a particular company.

A key element of the infrastructure that makes Web services a reality, the UDDI Business Registry is an implementation of the UDDI version 1 specification, which is available at the UDDi Web site.

Building on the UDDI momentum, Hewlett-Packard has signed an agreement to become a UDDI Business Registry operator, along with IBM and Microsoft.

The existence of multiple operators helps ensure that global registry information is always available and accessible to all users everywhere. Hewlett-Packard expects to go live as an operator by the end of the year.

The UDDI Community continues to work on enhanced versions of the UDDI specification. The version 2 specification is nearing completion: It is in review by the UDDI Community and should be made public within the next 60 days.

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