Red Hat Integration Customers Showcase Their Accomplishments at 2019 Red Hat Summit

We just wrapped up Red Hat Summit and it was a great time! Thank you for those of you who were able to attend and we hope to see those who couldn’t in San Francisco next year!

Customers using Red Hat Integration capabilities were recognized and showcased their relationships with Red Hat. BP and Emirates NBD were honored as Red Hat Innovation Award winners for their technological achievements and demonstrated creative thinking, determined problem-solving and transformative uses of Red Hat technology. Ally Financial and Banco Galicia received honorable mentions for the Innovation Awards as well. In addition to the Innovation Award winners and honorable mentions, multiple Red Hat Integration customers spoke about their respective paths to success. These customers included the Government of Canada, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Bank, Spark New Zealand, Deutsche Telekom IT and Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).

BP was selected as an Innovation Award winner for modernizing their complex technology infrastructure by building a self-service platform and a DevOps culture. BP utilized Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and other Red Hat technologies, to build their Application Engineering Services’ Digital Conveyor. The Digital Conveyor empowers product delivery teams with self-service capabilities, a DevOps approach and a continuous integration/continuous delivery pipeline.

Emirates NBD was named an Innovation Award winner for its implementation of a cloud-native platform and agile methods to offer customers personalized, always-on digital banking. Emirates NBD established their own scalable private cloud platform, Sahab (White Cloud), with the flexibility to accommodate a future hybrid cloud model. Emirates NBD built Sahab on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and employs other Red Hat technologies like Red Hat 3scale API Management, Red Hat Fuse and Red Hat AMQ. With the new platform, Emirates NBD is able to manage over 500 APIs and is able to more easily integrate and collaborate with third parties including FinTechs, government institutions and technology partners.

Ally Financial was recognized as an Innovation Award honorable mention for creating a containerized hybrid cloud platform to support cloud-native application development and adopting DevOps practices to increase collaboration, innovation and efficiency. Ally Financial needed to be able to develop and deploy releases faster and with greater reliability to satisfy their customers’ needs for speed and efficiency. Ally Financial used a range of Red Hat technologies and services including Red Hat Fuse, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Application Services and Red Hat Consulting to develop the new platform and adopt practices to improve time-to-market, increase agility and strengthen its competitive advantage.

Banco Galicia was chosen as an Innovation Award honorable mention for streamlining its digital services by migrating its channels and back-end systems to a unified, cloud-native, omnichannel platform. This platform supports collaborative agile development, provides cross-environment workloads and offers more secure integration with existing banking systems. Banco Galicia has taken advantage of Red Hat Integration products including Red Hat 3scale API Management, Red Hat Fuse,  Red Hat AMQ and Red Hat Data Grid to simplify digital services. This simplification has produced an improvement in customer experience while seeing a decrease in application downtime and estimating a decrease in development costs.

The Government of Canada examined overcoming API challenges by building a central API hub for government departments to publish and monitor their APIs using Red Hat 3scale API Management and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

CIBC Bank described how they built an optimal architecture for open banking by using service mesh and API gateways. They also laid out how to balance creativity and standardization while building a culture focused on speed and innovation.

Spark New Zealand discussed how they navigated a company-wide journey of agile transformation and migrating from a legacy, proprietary integration platform to a container-based, open source, agile integration solution utilizing Red Hat AMQ, Red Hat Fuse and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Deutsche Telekom IT spoke about harnessing agile integration to empower internal development teams to deliver services faster in a consistent and standardized way by building a next-generation integration platform using Red Hat Fuse and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

SWIFT chronicled how they integrated customers’ back office functions with SWIFT functions to help ease customer pain points. SWIFT chose Red Hat Fuse, Red Hat AMQ and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to be embedded in the main messaging client application which hundreds of financial institutions use to exchange millions of financial messages each day across the SWIFT network.

This is just a small sample of the successes customers across industries are having with Red Hat Integration. Agile integration and the application environment are having profound impacts on institutions around the world. We at Red Hat are standing by to help you make the next (or first) step in your digital transformation.

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An Application Environment Powered by Integration

We have been doing application and data integration for 20+ years. Why? Siloed applications and data need to be connected to synchronize data between applications, complete and automate business processes and improve efficiencies. Technologies like the enterprise service bus (ESB), managed file transfer (MFT), message brokers, integration platform as a service (iPaaS) have been used to solve integration requirements. Today as organizations pursue competitive advantage and differentiation through software and adopt digital services, integration has become a strategic capability. Integration is pervasive and critical for digital business as it connects new applications, existing applications, data and devices to create innovative, differentiated solutions. Evolving customer engagement models, new customer experiences, and competitive service delivery models are powered by integration.

Integration in application environment

Key transformations in technology, software architecture and software delivery have elevated  the role and importance of integration in application development and to the rearchitecting of the old monolithic integration solutions into a set of middleware services that developers can easily incorporate into applications. In the era of digital services, applications are distributed, spanning infrastructures and cloud environments. Application creators need to create quickly and frequently iterate. They need tools and application infrastructure that enables them with this increased agility. The success (or failure) of a new service or application depends on its ability to communicate with other services, across any infrastructure, in scalable secure ways. Application components must be composable, must be deployable across cloud and hybrid environments and must interoperate to deliver value. Applications must be able to connect to existing data, new SaaS apps, custom apps, IoT data and more. Integration is essential to realizing these architectures. This world is your application environment.  The context of systems, services, applications, infrastructures, clouds where your software innovation happens. Integration has become a central part and key enabler of application creation. A first-order consideration in building solutions.

Cloud-native integration

As application developers adopt microservices style architectures and DevOps practices to create rapid, incremental innovations, container-based infrastructure is key to deliver these services. Cloud-native applications take full advantage of the container platform to create scalable, resilient and iterative services. An application environment requires a common set of standards, practices, capabilities that are “engineered together” to develop, test and deploy cloud-native applications. In a robust application environment, cloud-native integration capabilities, are container-based, API-centric, distributable, and composable as microservices. Application developers can easily include the integration capabilities as part of their toolsets and practices. This allows application developers, integration developers, and citizen integrators to all participate in delivering adaptive and innovative services.

Roughly two years ago we introduced the concept of agile integration which is based on 3 key capabilities distributed integration, APIs and containers.  The agile Integration technologies and architectural approach are foundational to realizing an application environment that meets the needs of modern software-driven organizations.

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What is an application environment? Check out this blog by Middleware VP and GM, Mike Piech.

 

Announcing Red Hat Fuse 7.0 Technical Preview 3

On November 2, 2017, we announced the technical preview of a new low-code integration platform called Red Hat Fuse Online. This technical preview provided a first chance for users to experience the new platform and provide feedback.

Building on the feedback we’ve received with the  Red Hat Fuse Online technical preview, we are happy to announce the Red Hat Fuse 7.0 technical preview 3 (TP3).

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Announcing Red Hat Fuse Online Technical Preview

On May 2, 2017, we announced a new open source project called Syndesis.io. Syndesis.io provides a low code environment for agile integration. We also demonstrated key capabilities at the Red Hat Summit 2017 keynote.

Building on our foundational work in Syndesis.io, we have expanded those capabilities into a new product and are happy to announce Red Hat Fuse Online as a technical preview.

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What is agile integration?

**This post was updated on September 26, 2018.**

If you Google the term “agile integration,” you’ll come up with about 30 million results, but they focus heavily on one area: continuous integration within agile development. That definition of agile integration is based on the build environment.

However, it is possible to have another definition for “agile integration,” one that looks at the platform architecture.

In this definition, “agile” doesn’t relate to the process or the infrastructure, but to the flexibility and adaptability–the agility–of the application architecture. Integration within this context has a more strategic role, as the architectural framework that defines the interoperability of services and with a focus on the application functionality.

Check out this e-book to learn more about Agile Integration: The Blueprint for enterprise architecture.

Traditional vs. agile as an architectural approach

There are functional similarities between traditional integration and agile integration – like routing, connectivity, and orchestration capabilities. The difference between traditional enterprise application integration and agile integration is not in the tasks performed, but in the strategic perspective of those tasks. Put simply, integration can be viewed as a necessary but often limited part of the infrastructure (traditional) or it could be viewed as the core framework of the application architecture (agile).

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New Open Source Project for Agile Integration in Low Code Environments

At Red Hat Summit this week, Paul Cormier, executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies, demonstrated three stages of application modernization:

  1. rehosting / refactoring a monolithic app
  2. extending that app with OpenShift.io
  3. demoing how to manage applications and services in an integration platform as a service (iPaaS)

The iPaaS demonstration was the first public view of a new open source project focusing on low code integration capabilities on OpenShift.  The new project is available in open source as http://syndesis.io, and community members are encouraged to become involved in the project over the next several milestones.  

iPaaS provides a low code capability that supports non-technical users, that can quickly build integrations between common systems and data, but which is also built upon technology that supports full scale, mission critical enterprise integration projects.

What It Is

  • Syndesis provides an iPaaS implementation built on  Red Hat Fuse and Red Hat OpenShift technologies
  • The easy-to-use cloud-native integration toolset allows a low-code web interface to:
    • Create, connect and manage integrations quickly (no installation needed)
    • Create and connect APIs (using web based tooling)
    • Point and click tools to build, test & deploy integrations
    • Pre-built connectors to connect multiple apps and services
    • Build simple to complex connections
  • Built on Red Hat Fuse and Red Hat OpenShift, allowing the same underlying technology proven for large scale or sophisticated deployments

Why This Is Different

  • Syndesis is a curation of multiple open source communities, focusing on providing a fully open source iPaaS, low-code environment based on Apache Camel, Red Hat Fuse, etc.
  • Focused on supporting the agile integration methodology
  • Fully integrated with Kubernetes and Linux containers (Docker/Moby)
  • Enables ubiquitous integrations: API-based hybrid integrations across on-premise, private or public cloud
  • Can be extended  with additional capabilities like Red Hat 3scale API Management, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite, Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat JBoss Data Grid

What To Do Next

Overcoming Healthcare Integration Challenges

Healthcare companies face many challenges as they seek to transform their organizations and remain competitive while managing patients’ health, complying with evolving regulations, and achieving interoperability with the rest of the healthcare community.

At the heart of the healthcare revolution are IT leaders charged with catalyzing rapid innovation. Technology is an important part of the solution for overcoming these challenges and evolving healthcare for the good of both the patient and the business. An open and interoperable IT infrastructure can help stimulate innovation throughout the organization, while creating greater IT efficiency, stability, scalability, and security.

In this post, we will explore the key integration challenges that healthcare companies are grappling with today and discuss both old and new solutions to these challenges.

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Your integration architecture may be holding you back: 3 considerations for fixing it

Digital transformation sounds great, doesn’t it? The phrase is used to describe a paradigm where everything is connected—people, systems, applications, data, and devices. Salesforce.com efficiently talks to your ERP system. Everything from point-of-sale devices, to fleet cars and trucks, to remote locations, to medical or manufacturing equipment, and even employees with wearable devices are all connected and serving as intelligent inputs. And, they’re all in sync with your datacenter in real time. Systems of record and systems of engagement seamlessly connect and new business processes can be integrated or changed in days, not months or years. User experience is consistent and IT is able to easily see and control systems to keep them from spinning out of control.

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