“Cloud Integration in Minutes” – True or False? By Bruce Tierney
By JuergenKress on Mar 08, 2013
The short answer is “yes”. Connecting on-premise and cloud applications “in minutes” is true…provided you only consider the connectivity subset of integration and have a small number of cloud integration touch points.
At the recent Gartner AADI conference,
230 attendees filled up the Oracle session to get a more comprehensive
answer to this question. During the session, titled “Simplifying
Integration – The Cloud & Mobile Pre-requisite”, Oracle’s Tim Hall
described cloud connectivity and then, equally importantly, the other
essential and sometimes overlooked aspects of integration required to
ensure a long term application and service integration strategy. To
understand the challenges and opportunities faced by cloud integration,
the session started off with a slide that describes how connectivity can
quickly transition from simplicity to complexity as the number of
applications and service vendor instances grows:
Increased complexity puts increased demand on the integration platform
As companies expand from on-premise applications into a hybrid on-premise/cloud infrastructure with support for mobile, cloud, and social, there is a new sense of urgency to implement a unified and comprehensive service integration platform. Without getting this unified platform in place, companies face increased complexity and cost managing a growing patchwork of niche integration toolsets as well as the disparate standards mandated by each SaaS vendor as shown in the image below: Read the full article here.
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