When you choose a hybrid cloud integration platform, what key points do you need to know to choose the correct platform? Many things go into selecting HIP-enabling technologies. For one thing, you need to examine the necessities of your organization. What are you integrating now and in the future? Who will be doing the integration–integration specialists? IT? LOB Integrators? And let’s not forget public cloud vs. private cloud challenges and data privacy requirements.
In today’s world, the reality is that cloud-based systems are here to stay. According to Gartner, “By 2022, at least 65% of large organizations will have implemented a hybrid integration platform.” So get on the tidal wave and head towards multi-cloud integration. Let’s be clear, companies want speed and ease of service. Therefore, most companies will buy hybrid. They will want to have a cloud solution in place for their hybrid cloud integration platform.
Hybrid cloud integration strategy
To set up a hybrid cloud integration strategy, let’s start with the basics. According to searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com, a hybrid cloud is “a cloud computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms.”
As mentioned earlier, a company needs to decide what are the key points needed when selecting a strategy that works for their organization. Ask yourself, are you a large or small organization? Decisions need to be made in terms of costs and requirements. From that point, you can proceed in the right direction.
For example, when selecting a hybrid cloud integration platform, a company’s budget can play a factor. This leads to migrating their activities to a hybrid cloud infrastructure or cloud. Further, an organization might identify that specific integration patterns need to be made available to employees for easy access. Also, when your staff grows, an organization may consider implementing a cloud-based control plane and Axway AMPLIFY API Management solution. This will be part of your HIP strategy. The reality for most companies is there needs to be a hybrid infrastructure in place to succeed.
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For a hybrid cloud integration to meet a companies’ needs, it’s clear that integration must happen. This allows for seamless integration across any environment–cloud(s) or on-premises.
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