I had my own share of opportunities to present the SOA architecture for our customers. My friends outside Sun always curious to know – “Is SOA real ? Is it production-ready from a single vendor ? What about those standards ?”. Also, I heard few other interesting phrases about SOA as “Same old architecture”, “SOAP-oriented architecture”…!
Here is my shot on SOA, a presentation which I compiled from several sources. You may download it for your reading pleasure – Service-Oriented Architecture – Overview