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Managing Files for the Hybrid Cloud - Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c

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Summary from the White Paper "Managing Files for the Hybrid Cloud"

Fully integrated file transfer solutions are a core requirement
in the new and hybrid world of cloud and on-premise enterprises. Organizations
still make heavy use of files utilizing bulk, batch, and real-time updates for
application integration. As cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) is introduced in
the IT landscape, file integrations simply increase in both size and volume. The
general approach for on-premises and partner file integrations using Managed
File Transfer (MFT) is similar to other IT infrastructure integration: Plan,
Scope and Deliver incrementally. 

For most organizations, MFT is not new but rather there
is a need to put together a single enterprise wide file transfer solution that
scales to partners and the cloud. Changes in security and compliance
requirements are driving IT organizations to replace aging or custom script
based file transfer technologies. Encryption such as PGP and Secure FTP servers
are still the norm, but they must utilize existing Identity Management to
define users, groups and roles for remote access. Finally, the need to
integrate MFT with existing integration tooling such as Oracle SOA Suite cannot
be overstated. Since MFT typically does not support document transformations
and other complex orchestration use cases, it is critical for MFT to act as a
file gateway when used in tandem with the existing integration platform.


Figure 1:
End to End Secure FTP to File Use Case

File processing has matured a lot in the recent years. Even though real-time processing is dominant in many integration patterns, files are still the bread and butter for many industries while integrating back-end enterprise systems. Cloud integrations are expected to increase the demand for file-based integrations even more. Built- in functionality for security, encryption, and global visibility have long been core MFT requirements. But as this paper has illustrated, an easy to use MFT solution that integrates with existing technologies, is an invaluable tool for solving complex problems such as partner EDI transactions, processing very large files or securing the enterprise. 

Learn More and Download the White Paper: Oracle Managed File Transfer

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