Towards best-of-breed integration
By combining the strengths of both cloud and on-premise integration platforms, you create an environment that is best suited to your entire application landscape. For example, the development of mobile apps is a process of weeks, not the months we are used to for traditional software development. As a result, you also need a platform that is built for this specific kind of development project and many middleware solutions simply aren’t up to the job.
Besides that, hybrid integration platforms offer a much higher level of security. When connecting with external partners to share data, you don’t want to open up your entire IT system to them. To be able to share data safely or to develop mobile apps securely, you need new platforms with different approaches to authentication, for example, ensuring that a potential security breach or downtime won’t affect your entire application landscape.
Last but not least, a hybrid integration strategy is the best way to prevent costs from rising out of control. The challenges of managing a limited number of applications can’t be compared with those of managing the plethora of apps that companies use today. Therefore, you need platforms that are fit for purpose.