Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has conducted extensive research investigating the integration and management challenges created by the convergence of on-premise and public Cloud hosted applications. Research conducted in mid-2012 uncovered some compelling statistics about the role of Cloud integration in today's companies:
Nearly 50% of the companies surveyed have already deployed tiered transactions spanning public Cloud and on-premise computing environments (one form of "hybrid Cloud")
Approximately 35% have integrated (or are in the process of integrating) multiple Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
As one IT professional put it, "Everything is connected to everything." Because of this fact, any discussionof public Cloud as a standalone technology is outmoded. Few modern on-premise applications exist as"silos," and the same is true of Cloud-delivered applications.
In today's business environment, organizations of all sizes are struggling to maintain the advanced IT capabilities they need to be competitive while reining in cost and complexity. Shifting to off-premise hosted models, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and business process outsourcing, is a common activity undertaken to manage costs.
One of the main challenges businesses face in adopting cloud and SaaS delivery models is the task of synchronizing data and integrating the multitude of systems already in datacenters with new cloud-based applications, not to mention within the cloud itself. Traditionally, this required organizations to leverage existing tools as well as custom development.
This white paper looks at how two enterprises encountered problems with cloud integration and adopted IBM WebSphere Cast Iron to solve their immediate problems and extend use more broadly across their organizations.
"Is ‘Integration’ becoming a barrier to cloud adoption and preventing you
from getting there fast?
With Cloud adoption gaining momentum, the diversity as well as complexity of
cloud integration use cases is on the rise. The right integration strategy is the single most important determinant
of success. IBM’s leading cloud integration offering—IBM Cast Iron—is constantly evolving to address the changing cloud
landscape. Cast Iron has been an integration platform of choice for enterprises of all sizes, across different
industry verticals. Its simple configuration-based ‘no coding’ approach and extensive pre-built connectors and
templates make it suitable for emerging bi-modal IT teams. Cast Iron supports the complete spectrum of Cloud
Integration use cases—from data migration to bi-directional sync, from API centric invocation style to eventbased
Join us to learn the newer platform features and enhancements and how IBM Cast Iron can help you embrace
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