Common Cloud Integration Patterns & Scenarios
In this day and age, odds are highly likely that your enterprise has some form of cloud computing within your environment. Whether that is simply a few applications that reside in the cloud, or a mix-and-match of a hybrid architecture with some processes on-premise and others in the cloud, it’s impossible to escape the benefits that come from cloud computing. But it’s those enterprises that go even further and embrace a cloud integration platform that are truly reaping all the rewards that the cloud promises.
The potential cloud integration patterns that enterprises can choose from vary of course, depending on different requirements, which is why selecting the right cloud integration platform is so critical.
Cloud Integration Scenarios
Now, since every company is unique, some cloud strategies will make more sense than others given the business objectives of your enterprise. Whether that’s integrating applications cloud-to-cloud, hybrid integration, or moving some of your legacy on-premise apps to the cloud, there’s no shortage of ways to take advantage of a cloud integration platform.
Migrating to the cloud can be expensive, time consuming, and complex, but a cloud integration platform can simplify that process for your enterprise. Because of the infiltration of available SaaS applications from Salesforce and Acumatica to Slack, the onus is on enterprise IT to manage these applications safely. A robust cloud integration platform not only does that, but provides a toolbox of SaaS connectors, system, and technology adapters, APIs, design wizards, and much more.
Cloud-to-cloud integration and migrations can be improved based upon the end-to-end interactions between internal and partner systems as well as SaaS applications, including those important ERP, CRM, HCM, finance, and payment solutions that truly power your business.
Hybrid Integration (Cloud to On-Premise and On-Premise to Cloud)
Hybrid integration entails technology that is both cloud-based and on-premise-based, as well as in combination. A hybrid integration platform is an architectural approach to connecting and integrating on-premise systems with SaaS applications and cloud environments, while also leveraging best-of-breed solutions that support flexible business models.
A true hybrid integration platform supports many different integration scenarios by providing capabilities both in the cloud and as software for a private on-premise deployment. Many companies struggle finding the optimal combination of cloud and on-premise infrastructure because traditional enterprise integration toolboxes are more geared towards businesses with a rich development skillset.
The problems arise quickly because having to rely on custom code often leads to a patchwork quilt integration solution that doesn’t have the proper interoperability or modern SaaS apps to scale efficiently.
Cloud Integration Patterns
Cloud integration patterns allow enterprises to design and create integrations between the different facets of an enterprise ecosystem. Whether that’s cloud applications, third-party data, or networks, the patterns are reusable designs that can be scaled easily while reducing the difficulty level and saving an enterprise time.
Some of the most common cloud integration patterns include:
• Shared Databases
Shared databases are necessary when data is needed instantly and consistently. For example, say an enterprise has multiple applications that need to communicate with one another in order to share information. A shared database will make that process much easier.
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
A remote procedure call is a protocol that is used by programs to request different needs from programs in different and disparate networks without having to necessarily fully understand the complete functionality of the actual network. An RPC is best used to integrate and synchronize multiple applications so that they can truly exchange information.
• File Transfers
Enterprises must have the ability to transfer large amounts of data in a hurry, and the file transfer cloud integration pattern supports the exporting, importing, and transforming of files between different systems and services. This ensures that data with multiple file types can be shared across all the different systems and applications.
• Asynchronous Messaging
This can be an easy way to connect applications, especially when the source is not tied to the destination itself. If the receiver cannot accept the message, the sender can still continue without necessarily being affected.
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Being able to unlock powerful business insights with real-time visibility into your integration flows and processes makes your enterprise more dynamic than ever before. Leverage content-rich and context-aware operational dashboards to keep all of your teams, partners, and business stakeholders properly informed.
Cleo gives your enterprise the tools it requires to stay ahead of your competition and to best serve customers, no matter the industry you’re in. Being responsive and agile has never been more important, and with Cleo Integration Cloud, your platform will stand the test of time and deliver the results you need to gain those very important wins.
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