Benefits and Drawbacks of iPaaS as an 'Embedded' Feature of Cloud Services

Archived Published: 28 August 2012 ID: G00237196

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Embedding, as a feature in cloud services such as SaaS and cloud services brokerages, will boost integration platform as a service adoption, but may lead to undesirable proliferation of integration technologies and high costs if users don't embrace holistic cloud services integration strategies.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • The growing availability of iPaaS as a cloud services embedded feature may lead to unproductive proliferation of integration capabilities, raising costs and increasing technical and governance complexity
    • Despite iPaaS as a feature of other cloud services offerings, IT organizations will continue to select their cloud integration approach based on factors such as skills availability, established technologies and business requirements
    • Taking on large, systematic integration projects involving cloud services will lead most IT organizations to adopt a hybrid of iPaaS (often as a feature of SaaS), traditional integration middleware and IB
  • Recommended Reading
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