Trends Report

The Hybrid² Integration Challenge

CIOs Are Juggling Heterogeneous Integration Silos And Cloud Apps

May 1st, 2013
With contributors:
Pascal Matzke , Enza Iannopollo , Randy Heffner , Joanna Clark

Summary

As current application environments get more complex and heterogeneous, the respective data and application logic is spread across a multitude of different environments — both on premises and in the cloud. As a result, maintaining the consistency of business logic and data structures is becoming one key differentiator for integration products. This report introduces Forrester's concept of hybrid² integration, in which federated on-premises and cloud-based integration helps improve the interoperability of existing and new silos of application, B2B, and data integration. Enterprises that are rapidly expanding their use of SaaS applications and cloud infrastructures and looking to tackle the multidimensional complexity of integration should familiarize themselves with hybrid² integration.

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