Hybrid integration platforms (HIP) are ubiquitous these days. According to Markets and Markets, they project the hybrid integration platform market will “rise to $33.6 billion by 2022, driven by increased demand for cloud-based hosting, as well as integrating on-premises and cloud applications.” Yet, with these vast numbers, you can sometimes run into roadblocks if you’re not fully prepared to navigate the stormy waters. Therefore, here are some tips for chartering the roadblocks of hybrid integration platforms.
Roadblocks of hybrid integration platforms
Adaptability—get with the program
Adaptability is the name of the game when working to avoid roadblocks of hybrid integration platforms. Companies need to select a HIP that will mature over time. This means that you need to be flexible to the needs of your HIP, i.e., vendors, etc. If you are only dealing with a small amount of change within your HIP, then you are simply not meeting the full-on demands of your hybrid integration platforms. Limited integration means bigger roadblocks in the end.
To combat this problem, you must be willing to adapt to the changing scenarios that take place within HIPs. For one thing, you need to thoroughly review your vendors that offer HIP solutions and develop a plan that supports your needs for the future. Being prepared is always key for dealing with future roadblocks.
The right team in place equals smoother HIP transition
Every company that adopts hybrid integration platforms needs to have the right team in place to ensure a smooth transition. Read about choosing the best HIP here.
All hybrid integration platforms need a professional team in place for adapting to HIP structures. This helps to avoid the roadblocks of hybrid integration platforms. Implementing the best strategy for a HIP is usually the most difficult part yet having a dedicated team in place makes the transition run much smoother.
Location, location, location
First and foremost, you have to pinpoint the best location for housing your hybrid integration platforms (HIP). This needs to be assessed and based on the main location of where you have your data and applications warehoused. If you find that you store the bulk of your items on-premise, then it’s necessary to store your hybrid integration platform there as well. Having the two close by helps enables a better-quality performance thanks to the close vicinity.
Further, it’s important to think about your long-term strategy of your storage spot. If your company is planning to change course over the coming months or years, you need to take that into consideration. Therefore, if you decide to move your data off-premise and into another storage space, a thought-out strategy serves your company best for choosing your original storage spot.
Tight security borders
It’s important to have in place only authorized users who can access your hybrid integration platforms. Proper control is important to make sure that you are better protected in the long run.
By maintaining tight security border control over your HIP, you can minimize future problems in the long run. Think of it this way, if you give your password to your bank account to all your friends and family, you run the risk of the password falling into the wrong hands. This can be via exposure or simply negligence. No matter how simple or misguided, it’s important to have control over your HIP.
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Hybrid integration platforms are the way to the future for your company. Be in the know and understand all the complexities to ensure that you have a smooth transition.
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