Paul Mahon, our Senior Technology Consultant, was featured in this month’s TechPro Decisions – Cloud Services.
The sophistication of cloud services, combined with similar developments with enterprise infrastructure, makes integration without disruption, a challenge, find Paul Hearns from TechPro.
To deconstruct and modernise
As cloud adoption envolves, more and more organisations are looking to realise the well documented benefits that provides, such as reduced cost, scalability, business continuity, speed to market, collaboration efficiency and ease of integration.
Futhermore, as the need to break down data silos, enable transparency, provide ubiquitous access to products and services, and optimise business processes increases, cloud requirements have progressed from being primarily infrastructure driven to the provision of fully integrated Software as Service (SaaS) solutions.
So how do companies get the best out of their cloud strategies in this inherently complex hybrid world, where on-prem’ and fully hosted solutions need to coexist and interact with each other seamlessly, whilst also adhearing to increasing levels of governance and regulation around data and security?
Organisations can define standardised application design principles for new integrations, based on Domain Driven Design with a bounded context outcome, providing loosely coupled services where each component is a full but contained application that is focused on producing a single business outcome or result.
They can look to embed common, standards-based specifications like REST and JSON for both new and existing integrations to enable a common integration layer between different components and solutions.
They can also look to systematically deconstruct and modernise relevant legacy and monolithic application stacks, and rehouse these in a container -based integration platform using cloud native standards. This will enable applications to continue to fulfil existing functions while removing dependencies on legacy, tighly coupled components allowing them to be integrated across environments and exposed to new applications and integrations.
Adopting these principles can provide the bridge between systems embedded in organisations legacy stacks and newer cloud-based capability, which empowers organisations to integrate using an agile , scalable solutions that promote reuse and automation utilising more progressive continuos integration and continuous integrations and continuous delivery methodologies.
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