Solving the multicloud integration conundrum
The benefits of moving to the cloud across industries are great. As organizations are jumping on the cloud bandwagon to improve everything from operational efficiency to business agility. Although, it’s not surprising to find IDC forecast that cloud spending will reach $554 billion by 2021.
Untangling multicloud integration complexity
They are moving to the cloud and that isn’t as simple as just migrating applications to a new platform. Also, switching from an on-premises service to a SaaS solution. In addition to re-architecting existing applications to run in the cloud. IT teams must preserve the integrations that connect their applications and data.
“As organizations are build on this new integration layer. They will naturally form what is known as an application network. Which provides IT with an architecture of reusable building blocks that can utilize the rapidly connecting new cloud services.”
Lighting the way with APIs
One key piece of technology in cloud architecture is the virtual private network (VPN). Although, that not only provides both the speed and flexibility, that requires to move data and applications across distributed architectures. Moreover, it implements build-in encryption to better secure data in motion.
Cloud integration requires careful planning, and if you lack the skills in-house. Although, working with a partner you trust can help you quickly get your cloud environment fully functional, without costly mistakes along the way.
The key to overcoming these integration challenges lies in finding a way to modernize on-premises applications and data sources. So, in a way that enables them to co-exist with cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications.
This can best be achieved using APIs, or application programming interfaces. That is to build an integration layer that decouples on-premises data and applications from the systems they lie on.
This layer also acts as an intermediary between on-premises and cloud services. So applications remain completely neutral to the platform they reside on and maintain access to data and services as they move to the cloud.