Posted in Cloud app integration news by Mike Ponta on Mar 7 2011
Cloud services brokerage Appirio introduced CloudSpokes, a community and marketplace that helps to match companies with developers. The company says that the platform will allow companies to crowdsource development projects in through competitions, which it believes will in turn drive innovation. ZDNet blogger Phil Wainewright takes a deeper look at CloudSpokes in this blog post.
The authors here look closely at a report from SIMS that describes how companies will choose to integrate SaaS applications. A brief summary from the article:
Organizations that have deep experience with in-house integration projects and a high percentage of functionality supported with traditionally installed applications, including custom coded solutions, are more likely to use in-house tools to integrate new SaaS applications into their environment. However, organizations that rely more heavily on SaaS offerings are more likely to select IaaS platforms for their integration needs.
This article takes a close look at two-tier ERP systems, wherein a preexisting system is used at a company’s main office while branch offices use alternative systems. The article specifically looks at how NetSuite and Informatica have partnered to deliver two-tier ERP that with cloud-based data integration.
Posted in Cloud app integration news by Mike Ponta on Nov 18 2010
Appirio head of products Narinder Singh says that mobile is the next big step for the cloud integration services industry. He discusses how mobile integration can make users the center of systems, not technology. Singh also discusses broader cloud integration services trends and the importance of the public cloud.
Boomi CTO Rick Nucci believes that hybrid cloud integration, where on-premise applications are integrated with cloud applications, is the “middle world” of integration needs, falling between B2B integration and on-premise integration. Nucci says that for many CIOs, data governance is the first concern when looking at hybrid cloud integration services.
Kapow released this week Kapow Katalyst 8.0, a data integration platform. Katalyst is a browser-based data integration engine designed to support data extraction from cloud applications without applications programming interfaces (APIs). It allows for integration with IBM Websphere, Oracle WebLogic, and Tomcat.
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Posted in Cloud app integration news by Mike Ponta on Aug 31 2010
The Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board (MPRB) chose software from The Active Network, Inc., to manage data and ecommerce tasks. Active Networks’ Active Communities SaaS offering is designed to help recreation communities manage information and registrations. The MPRB uses it to gather information about visitors to its parks, schedule park events, and confirm reservations for location rentals online. MPRB was able to integrate preexisting data within Active Communities.
At VMworld today VMware announced the purchase of Integrien and TriCipher. Integrien is provider of analytics and application performance management. It can be integrated with VMware vCenter to support and automate cloud applications. TriCipher is a provider of SaaS security tools, and is positioned to be integrated within hybrid cloud environments.
Appirio’s Ryan Nichols takes a look at some recently published statistics behind cloud computing and offers his opinions on and explanations of each. Notably, he points out that mobile and social computing are growing faster than anything has ever grown. Integration of mobile and social technologies into existing software structures will be essential moving forward.