Four Ways to Solve Cloud Integration, for Better or Worse

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Note: Don't confuse integration as a service with infrastructure as a service or Cloud-based integration vendors  

These third-party solutions also rely on connectors, but instead of running on your infrastructure, the integration actually happens in the cloud. Like on-premise connectors, these “out of the box” integrations are more scalable, reusable and faster than custom code. They are also a great option for those trying to integrate multiple cloud solution, since all of the work is done in the cloud and the third-party vendor is responsible for maintaining the integration. This means if it breaks, you won’t be the one fixing it.

Integration continues to be a major challenge for both cloud adopters and cloud vendors. A recent KPMG survey found that of approximately 350 executives, nearly a third found cloud to be harder and more expensive than they anticipated, in large part because of integration problems.

There are four basic options for solving cloud integration. Keep in mind that your cloud service provider may offer these options for free or as an add-on, but your organization can also handle the integration separately with a third-party provider or by building it yourself.

 

Related Topics : Cloud Computing, Dell, Services Vendors, SMBs, Web Platform Vendors

 
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