Enter the hybrid integration platform - A cloud based integration platform that will meet these challenges. By residing both on-premise and on the cloud, it acts a bridge between applications residing in the two environments. The platform serves to eliminate delays due to latency by caching frequently accessed data and serving as required. If there are issues due to connectivity, it deploys a ‘store and forward’ pattern to send the messages when the application becomes available. This makes the application appear more available than it actually is.
No discussion on cloud infrastructure is complete without talking about security. The hybrid integration platform helps organizations that are paranoid about security to host their applications and integration infrastructure on-premise. Scalability is another frequently discussed challenge. The hybrid integration platform uses cloud resources to augment its on-premise resources and can scale up rapidly on demand.
Integration - being a critical aspect of an organization's enterprise architecture - should be implemented using a reliable solution pattern. The hybrid integration platform provides the best of both the cloud and on-premise capabilities and is fast becoming the choice of implementing integration projects. Organizations that are likely to move to a cloud based infrastructure or having a mix of on-premise and cloud applications would be best served with a hybrid integration platform.