Product Code: IT016-001503
IT needs to focus on developing and implementing a hybrid integration strategy that combines traditional and cloud-based integration approaches to deliver faster time-to-value and the much-needed cost efficiency required by tight IT budgets. iPaaS should be thought of as a complementary approach that can help overcome the limitations of traditional integration approaches.
- Organizations can only tackle hybrid integration issues if they develop and implement a strategy that exploits existing integration infrastructure and fills the gaps in integration capabilities with suitable alternatives that deliver faster time to value at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
- It is important that IT develops a plan for gradually shifting appropriate on-premise and B2B integration processes to the cloud. In cases where workloads increase in a gradual manner, a hybrid integration strategy will result in significant TCO savings.
- Outlines a step-by-step process for the implementation of a hybrid integration strategy.
- Understand the economics of maintaining a hybrid integration infrastructure.
- Understand the limitations of traditional and cloud-based integration approaches.
- Which approach is best suited for integration scenarios involving data-intensive transactions and low-latency messaging?
- Can a hybrid integration strategy ensure efficient utilization of integration infrastructure and operational budgets?
- How can iPaaS ease the complexity of "hybrid integration"?
- Which parameters should be considered for evaluating different integration approaches?
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Table of Contents
- Ovum view
- Key messages
- ORGANIZATIONS NEED TO RETHINK THEIR INTEGRATION STRATEGY
- Organizations cannot afford discrete approaches to integration
- Integration is no longer thought of as a u201cone-to-oneu201d function
- Mobile and social integration adds yet another variable to the already
complex hybrid integration equation
- THERE IS NO u201cSILVER BULLETu201d FOR INTEGRATION
- SOA is not always a suitable option
- iPaaS is not a panacea for all integration issues either
- IT MANAGEMENT SHOULD FOCUS ON DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A HYBRID
- A half-baked integration strategy will fail to deliver the desired
- iPaaS is emerging as a suitable option for a wide range of integration
- Combining established and cloud-based integration approaches to ease
- Implementing a hybrid integration strategy
- Developing a proper understanding of integration needs
- Evaluating the current state of integration infrastructure
- Selecting a suitable integration approach
- Understanding the economics of maintaining a hybrid integration
- Recommendations for enterprises
- Recommendations for integration vendors
- Further reading
- Ovum Consulting
- Figure 1: The evolution of iPaaS
- Figure 2: Integration middleware spend split, 2012-2018
- Figure 3: Using the SOA and iPaaS combination for hybrid integration
- Figure 4: Step-by-step process for implementation of a hybrid integration
- Figure 5: Variation of TCO with gradual increase in average workload
- Figure 6: Variation of TCO with rapid rise in average workload