Few organisations have the luxury of having all their systems naturally integrated and running in a single environment. Furthermore, enterprise solutions commonly exist not only on-premises, but also in one or more third party clouds, further complicating the integration challenge. Capgemini can help you to address the challenges of integrating disparate systems wherever they run.
Such is the complexity of the modern integration challenge, that without understanding and addressing all the risks and challenges and having a coherent way to approach them, enterprises are likely to find they have restrictive integrations that ultimately limit an organizations ability to adapt and evolve without significant rework. A coherent and robust integration architecture addresses fundamental requirements for modern hybrid integration by incorporating key considerations such as the following:
- Hybrid and cloud only integration technologies are evolving rapidly, demanding an SI with strong domain expertise, with relationships with vendors’ product development teams and understands and influences their roadmaps as well relationships with open source initiatives
- Security needs within and between clouds and on-premises
- Understand different cost models, particularly Vendors’ commercial models for their cloud offerings, their charging metrics, discounts and billing maturity
- Vendors’ Service Level Objectives and contractual obligations, Quality of Service models and strategies, as well as operational and maintenance regimes
In this paper we look in more depth at the considerations and possibilities that exist and how Capgemini helps our customers to navigate a route to Hybrid Integration.