All technologies that once were pioneering and disruptive, enabling the exponential rate development we see within different domains, have step by step evolved through packaging, improvements and fixes in a process which is barely noticeable in retrospect.
The same applies for integration, and its underlying systems, standards, platforms and application frameworks. In most businesses using several business-critical applications, there is an integration platform present, or – the next step on the ladder has already been taken to use integration functionality as a service (iPaaS) or via cloud infrastructure (Public Cloud technology).
To maximize the business benefit whilst mimimizing the cost for maintenance and support, IBM has developed a scalable solution for integration under the headline IBM Cloudpak for Integration.
It is a component based solution where as much or as little of the overall functionality can be used, depending on your requirements and needs over time as your business evolves and grows. IBM Cloudpak for Integration offers support and broad functionality for a number of integration applications:
The platform is packaged and can be run in a container based environment using Red Hat OpenShift via IBM Cloud as a cloud service, or in any other type of infrastructure of your preference and choice – in the public cloud, on your on-premise infrastructure, or in a hybrid solution.
With prepackaged components, a container environment for deployment and application development, and an architecture designed for automation, can both time as well as cost savings be realized quickly. Up to three times shorter development cycles, to two thirds of the cost – such factors can be decisive enablers providing your business with the flexibility and first mover advantage to deliver against rising customer expectations, whilst maintaining the competitive edge.
Enfo has been an expert in the integration field, working with IBM and best practice principles for integration development for the past 20 years. We have experts and specialists working with architecture, solution design, development and operations of the IBM product portfolio & Red Hat OpenShift container environments. We see IBM Cloudpak for Integration as a strong, capable and flexible integration solution able to meet all conceivable challenges moving into the future – we would be happy to help you map how your business requirements can be met through technology in the best way possible.
Even industry leading applications and tools need guidance and instructions to yield the expected results for the business. Enfo has packaged IBM CP4I together with additional functionality and our tried and tested methodology – Baseline for Integration – in a Baseline Start Kit to accelerate your digitalization journey.
Download our leaflet on Cloud Pak for Integration Baseline here
Contact us if you have any questions!