Formulating an agile integration strategy in the hybrid multi-cloud era
The modern digital business demands that enterprise and IT leaders continuously reexamine their customers’ experiences and expectations, improve business efficiencies and fend off threats from rivals. The ‘digital transformation’ phenomenon has driven a cloud-first mentality that explores multiple cloud service options and innovative technologies such as containers, microservices, machine learning and Internet of Things initiatives. It has transformed IT into a highly distributed hybrid architecture composed of multiple datacenters, multi-clouds, managed services, edge computing, devices and things. This changes the way applications must be designed, crafted, deployed and integrated for interoperability as needed. Classic IT integration strategies and technologies have struggled to cope in the hybrid multi-cloud era. Today, a new distributed, containerized, API-centric and adaptive approach to IT integration is required – an agile integration approach that streamlines, improves and accelerates integration process design and deployment. Such capabilities, we believe, are found in nextgeneration hybrid integration platforms.