As enterprise IT infrastructure continues to move to the cloud, the need to safely and reliably integrate a wide range of on-premises and cloud systems becomes increasingly critical. However, traditional integration tools are inadequate for handling the complex integration challenges enterprise IT managers face when trying to manage cloud/ground data flow and link cloud-based services with on-premises legacy systems.
While there are several ways to effect integration, industry analysts such as Gartner and Ovum are increasingly leaning toward integration-as-a-platform (iPaaS) as the most efficient and effective means of achieving on-premises and cloud-based systems integration. In fact, Gartner forecasts that at least 35 percent of mid-size and large enterprises will be using iPaaS for cloud/ground integration by 2016. Gartner analysts attribute this growing trend, in part, to enterprise IT’s affinity for SaaS and familiarity with the lower costs, faster implementation, and ease-of-use associated with cloud-based services.
However, the challenges of cloud integration are giving some business and IT managers pause, due to the complexity and risk they see in trying to tie together mission-critical on-premises legacy systems with newer, cloud-based ones. At the same time, those very challenges are what make iPaaS so appealing, with its built-in API connectors, best-practices rules, and automated, platform-agnostic integration.
Analysts and integrators alike agree that iPaaS technology offers the most flexible, secure, and reliable way to easily integrate crucial on-premises systems with cloud-based applications and services. The benefits of iPaaS include:
- Streamlined, automated on-premises/SaaS integration
- No software coding
- No complex software installation
- Fast, flexible, and easy Web API connectivity, regardless of platform
To learn more about iPaaS and how it can help safely and seamlessly integrate your on-premises enterprise IT infrastructure with cloud systems, register for our 45-minute webinar, How iPaaS Overcomes The Challenges of Cloud Integration, September 11, 4PM SAST/10AM EDT.
LIMITED TIME OFFER: After the webinar, we’ll be offering qualified candidates a FREE Technical Assessment to help determine their IT infrastructure’s capability to fully integrate on-premises legacy systems with cloud-based applications and networks using iPaaS.