Business Process Integration via the Cloud

Michael Vizard

There's a lot of back and forth these days about what is the best approach to cloud computing integration. But while most of that conversation focuses on applications or specific types of data, much of that discussion might be besides the point when the world revolves around business processes.


That's the contention of the folks at Hubspan, which today upgraded the security components that surround the company's WebSpan cloud computing platform for integrating business processes in real time.




According to Margaret Dawson, vice president of product management, the real challenge when it comes to cloud computing integration is engineering for scale. Hubspan has combined an array of IBM middleware technologies with its own cloud computing platform to provide a service capable of supporting business process integration in real time across hundreds of companies.


With the addition of new Security 360 capabilities, Hubspan is enhancing the encryption, access control, policy management and payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) in the core platform, said Dawson.


With everyone from Boomi to IBM and Informatica battling over cloud computing integration these days, Dawson says it's not about any one specific application in the cloud. Companies want to move entire business processes in the cloud, and focusing on anything less at best a tactical IT exercise.

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