Next Generation – Systems Integration in the Cloud Era

Although it has become evident that cloud computing is the future, IT professionals need to be aware that there won’t be one single cloud solution to solve all IT problems. There will be several clouds, created by different providers and project teams. Clouds will be hosted by a range of providers, offering a range of deployment models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.) and the range of products, technologies and APIs from different vendors will continue to grow. What will also continue to improve is the ability to leverage cloud-based services to encapsulate legacy applications and solve various system integration problems.

Fortunately, we now have mature tools at hand to tackle integration within and across disparate cloud environments. This session compares and demonstrates options and alternatives for cloud integration, including APIs, open source integration frameworks, enterprise service bus solutions, and proprietary products. Kai will demonstrate several integration examples based on cloud services from Amazon Web Services (IaaS), Google App Engine (PaaS), (SaaS), and others.

15:45 - 16:30