Unlocking the Hybrid Integration Dividend
Modernized API and hybrid integration is the key to achieving a step change in speed, agility and ability to innovate states this survey.
According to our Group’s latest survey of 818, IT executives working in organizations with revenues over €500mn, a modern API and hybrid integration approach is helping companies reduce time-to-market, adopt new technologies, explore new revenue streams and achieve superior revenue growth. Join the API economy and enable digital transformation to proceed at pace.
What is hybrid integration?
Hybrid integration is an approach used to connect applications and data that exist in disparate parts of an organization’s IT environment. Integration tools can provide secure and reliable connections, for example,
between on-premises applications and those run in the public cloud, or between applications in a private and public cloud, or multiple public clouds. They help IT teams to manage integration smoothly in an increasingly complex IT environment. Modern integration tools are cloud-based but can also coexist with older, legacy tools that operate on premises. Because they are cloud-based, hybrid tools work hand in-hand with web-based APIs, which facilitate integration by unlocking data within applications. The latter is made possible when organizations use a microservices architecture (based on the use of loosely coupled services) to build
their applications. Integration and APIs have a symbiotic relationship. The latter facilitates integration, while integration facilitates and accelerates the development of APIs.
Read our latest research report on APIs and hybrid integration, to identify a transformation roadmap that is tailored to your business and technology priorities.