Written by Mir Musthafa Ali Pasha
Middleware Practice Head at Royal Cyber
With increasingly complex integration requirements and compressed timelines, many software company executives are struggling to keep up with the ever-expanding ecosystem of applications, products, and services. Their internal business organizations rely on or must interact with customers, partners, and across external application ecosystems.
As a result, customers are now demanding that software providers take more responsibility for the integration, instead of just publishing an API or referring customers to third-party integrators. As a quick fix, a few companies have reacted by buying an iPaaS vendor.
APIs are growing at 30x a year, but odds are your integration team isn’t. New application ecosystems are emerging overnight, expanding rapidly to keep pace with new APIs, applications, and connected things. Software companies realize that, and while they might offer a complete suite of solutions, their customers may not want to utilize every component. They often integrate into external services in order to tie into external data truth sources.
As software executives evaluate their current integration capabilities, they are finding that their existing services do not help their customers achieve the integration outcomes that they want. What are the factors leading to this lack of control?
IBM App Connect enables you to quickly connect endpoints from across your ecosystem and utilize the data on them to achieve business objectives. As one of the most flexible integration solutions available, App Connect allows you to integrate your data -your way!
Vendor operated and managed platform
Model-driven, no-coding development tools
Embedded API management
Rapidly increasing range of capabilities
Shorter time to value
Cloud/ Mobile center of gravity
App Connect iPaaS is a fully managed service running on IBM Cloud
Nothing to download for SaaS –SaaS connectivity
A lightweight agent provides secure access to on-premise systems
Offers support for IBM DataPower enterprise gateway
Start for free with the Lite plan to experience full capability with no expiration
100+ smart connectors to a range of endpoints –apps, databases, files, services...
Extensive support for events within those endpoints
Technology connectors for third-party or niche endpoints support a number of protocols including SOAP, REST, JDBC
Integration flows can be shared between users and re-used as building blocks
Allows for IT specialists to focus on solving complex challenges
Enables access to apps and data across the business without compromising security
If your organization is considering acquiring or building an iPaaS, we’d love to share how painless adopting App Connect would be in comparison to the alternatives. Not to mention, a faster time to market and significantly higher ROI. You can email us at [email protected] or visit www.royalcyber.com.