Cloud computing your Middleware Service opportunity!

More and more companies adopt cloud computing to benefit from the advantages like usage based cost and time to market. What does this mean for your consulting business as a system integrator? Typically large companies who start to adopt Software as a Service (SaaS) like CRM (Salesfore or Oracle CRM) or HCM (Workday or Oracle HCM), they need to adopt this cloud solutions to their specific needs and integrate their existing on-premises solutions like billing or financial ledger. Demo: Hybrid Cloud Integrations using Oracle SOA Suite – Blog/Video

What is the value proposition of Cloud Computing for System Integrators?

  • Integration of the SaaS solution is a large service opportunity
  • SaaS and integration solution from one vendor Oracle (reduce risk and cost)
  • Proven middleware integration solution at thousands of customers! (re-use of the existing integration platform)

Oracle offers today SaaS Integration Program for 3rd party (SIs and ISVs) to build Oracle Validated Integrations – Find a Partner Solution.

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“Cloud Integration in Minutes” – True or False? By Bruce Tierney

The short answer is “yes”. Connecting on-premise and cloud applications “in minutes” is true…provided you only consider the connectivity subset of integration and have a small number of cloud integration touch points.

At the recent Gartner AADI conference, 230 attendees filled up the Oracle session to get a more comprehensive answer to this question. During the session, titled “Simplifying Integration – The Cloud & Mobile Pre-requisite”, Oracle’s Tim Hall described cloud connectivity and then, equally importantly, the other essential and sometimes overlooked aspects of integration required to ensure a long term application and service integration strategy. To understand the challenges and opportunities faced by cloud integration, the session started off with a slide that describes how connectivity can quickly transition from simplicity to complexity as the number of applications and service vendor instances grows:Reasons for Cloud Integration Complexity
Increased complexity puts increased demand on the integration platform
As companies expand from on-premise applications into a hybrid on-premise/cloud infrastructure with support for mobile, cloud, and social, there is a new sense of urgency to implement a unified and comprehensive service integration platform. Without getting this unified platform in place, companies face increased complexity and cost managing a growing patchwork of niche integration toolsets as well as the disparate standards mandated by each SaaS vendor as shown in the image below: Read the full article here.

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