Gartner Research

Selecting the Most Suitable Platform for Cloud Service Integration

Published: 24 October 2016

ID: G00315076

Analyst(s): Keith Guttridge , Massimo Pezzini


Cloud service integration is a key digital-era challenge that offers a choice of four main platform alternatives: point-to-point, on-premises, as-a-service or hybrid. Making an optimal choice depends on business and technical needs, but also on strategic considerations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use an iPaaS When Time to Integration Is Critical or There Are Little Established Integration Capabilities
  • Adopt a HIP as a Strategic Foundation for CSI
  • Use On-Premises Integration If Available Skills Are a Top Priority and Time to Integration Is Not
  • Use Point-to-Point Integration With Caution

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