Hybrid integration to continue

In the January edition of the newsletter, we talked about the topic of hybrid landscape. That is, an environment where an enterprise has some systems or applications running on its own infrastructure and some systems running in the Cloud. We explained how such an environment can be easily and securely handled by a Cloud integration platform.

Although this solution works very well and reliably, for some types of integrations – such as the integration of two systems operating in an internal environment, such integration from an operations perspective, may not make clear sense for everyone. Although most of the facts speak in favour of Cloud, usually even a small doubt can slow down or postpone the whole innovation plan.

After all, the arguments for the Cloud speak clearly:

👉 Have one robust, reliable and secure cloud integration platform

👉 Set up integration scenarios in one central location for all enterprise integrations

👉 Not having to worry and performance and operations.

But then why do 2 systems on an internal network installed on a common server have to communicate over the internet? …, so it’s really not easy to explain and justify to everyone.

Fortunately, development is moving forward unstoppably also in the Cloud area and the SAP Integration Suite platform from the #sapbtp product family, is no exception! At the end of the year, this platform will also extend its functionalities for such a scenario and there will therefore be no question mark left for Cloud integrations.

Also at the recent SAPPHIRE major event in Barcelona, SAP confirmed the release of a new service for integrations called “Edge Integration Cell”. This service aims to make life easier for customers by allowing them to manage and run integrations in their own environment while enjoying all the benefits of a solution in the Cloud. In particular, this will mean more flexibility and control for integrations in a heterogeneous environment.

Although this new functionality for the SAP Cloud Platform will be released at the end of the year only for selected customers for the time being, you can count on it shortly thereafter.

So those who have waited until now to get Cloud integrations can start planning straight away 😊. In fact, the time for planning such a change is getting shorter every year, as the current SAP PO on-premise integration solutions have an end of standard support date as early as 2027. Therefore, the topic of migration with Cloud integration is not only topical, but will become hotter and hotter every year. In addition, migration with integrations to Cloud environments will be easier, faster and more flexible. In addition to the aforementioned innovation, the integration platform will also be enriched in the new version with other new features such as migration tools, testing and other useful tools that will once again speed up the entire lifecycle process of integration interfaces.

By moving with integrations to the Cloud environment, the customer can also gain time to thoroughly prepare for the transition from SAP ERP to S/4HANA and therefore gain a significant advantage over their competitors.

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