IBM App ConnectApp Connect Integration, formerly known as IBM Cast Iron
What is App Connect Integration?
App Connect, formely known as IBM Cast Iron, is an easy-to-use app connect integration system that enables large and midsize companies to integrate appliances without requiring the pricey skills of senior level engineers and developers. App Connect integration enables you to connect applications in the cloud and on-premise, increasing the value of your cloud hosted solutions. Instead of working around your applications, App Connect integration will allow you to mold the application to work around you. App Connect can easily be deployed within just a few days, both as a virtual appliance or as a hosted solution in the cloud.
IBM App Connect was designed as an enterprise and midmarket middleware solution to the complex coding and large investment that comes with a traditional integration solution.
Despite not having the power that comes with a more traditional integration solution, such as IBM Integration Bus, the ease of use, flexibility, and the increased responsiveness to evolving requirements, App Connect integration offers a much quicker return on investment compared to it’s traditional counterparts. App Connect customers have reported that it has reduced the cost of resources by 38%, condensed timelines by 40-60%, and can be up and running in as little as three days.
Why App Connect Integration?
With more and more business applications moving to the cloud, it becomes increasingly necessary to integrate applications still hosted on premise with those operating from the cloud. Instead of duplicating work efforts by dealing with the “swivel chair” approach (requiring your teams to swivel between multiple applications), why not allow App Connect to do the heavy lifting for you? App Connect realizes true benefits for business, both small and large, by streamlining business processes and maximizing financial investments almost instantaneously.
By allowing you to quickly and easily customize and migrate data from one application to another, App Connect integration is a cost effective solution to businesses that don’t have the time, the manpower, or the funding to go with a more robust solution that will take a large number of resources, highly skilled developers, extended project timelines and is expensive to build and to maintain. The reality is, that not every business has an immediate need for this, or they don’t have the budget to fund it.
It takes minutes to map your integrations, by dragging and dropping fields from one source to another. You can add transformations within a few clicks, and even add variables to enrich data, remove duplicates, and correct errors.
Benefits of IBM App Connect
Enables Data Integration in a Hybrid Cloud
Increase the value and ROI for your applications by integrating them in a hybrid cloud.
Bridges Communication Gaps Between Systems
IBM App Connect allows applications to easily speak to one another. With out of the box templates for all of the major applications, your integration will be quick and seamless, and will reduce a lot of wasted time and stop duplicating work efforts.
Eliminates Swivel Chair Burden for Your Personnel
Don’t burden your staff by having them waste time and energy switching from application to application. IBM App Connect enables easy communication between apps so that your staff can focus less on things that don’t matter and more on things that do.