Traditional integration architectures that are more centralized may not be as scalable. They simply can’t keep up with the speed and volume of integrations required to digitally transform. Modern integration requires speed, flexibility, security and scale, but ripping and replacing simply isn’t an option for large organizations. What’s needed is an approach that balances traditional and modern integration, allowing businesses to use their existing investments, integrate hybrid environments and drive speed and efficiency, all while lowering costs.
By using a decentralized, container-based, microservices-aligned approach to integration, businesses can empower their teams to build and support the volume of integrations required to keep up in today’s digital world. We call this an agile integration strategy. Adopting an agile integration approach requires a variety of integration capabilities, including API management, messaging, event streams and of course data and application integration.