April 29th, 2013
At Dell Boomi, we think integration Platform-as-a-Service
(iPaaS) has the power and capabilities to help customers reduce their
dependence on legacy middleware and benefit substantially through lowered operational
costs and drastically reduced complexity.
As an example, in 2012, Novartis did a strategic evaluation
of their middleware strategy which consisted of two traditional, full-featured,
on-premise solutions supporting over 140 active integrations. Both were proving
slow and expensive to develop and maintain, and the team was spending time and
resources on upgrades and maintenance rather than business value.
An integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS), Dell Boomi,
was used in an initial proof of concept (POC) to connect internal Novartis data
with Salesforce.com. The technical
approach was to select endpoint interfaces from the iPaaS library and modify
them to fit Novartis-specific data mappings. This project took about 25 hours
to complete, and saw a 10x cost savings over the tools and process they had in
place. As a result of this POC, Novartis invested in the Dell Boomi iPaaS
solution and plans 600-700 integrations, 90% of which are on-premise to
on-premise, or A2A, with 10% B2B integration. They are phasing out their legacy
integration middleware and migrating these integrations to the iPaaS.
In 2013, they plan to migrate off their second on-premise
middleware to address compliance risks and to match their cloud-enabled
enterprise needs in the future. They realized that ETL, EDI, application
integration and cloud integration are converging and an iPaaS solution can meet
their requirements, now and into the future, quickly and at a low cost.
If you plan to be in
London, May 16-17, we invite you to join us at Gartner’s Application,
Architecture, Development and Integration Summit (AADI) to hear
directly from Thomas Barton.
Are you considering phasing out integration middleware?