Optimize Your Tech Stack With Hybrid Integrations

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Enterprises operating in today’s post-pandemic world face priorities that previously were not considered. For example, many companies had to adjust to accommodating a remote workforce motivating leaders to embrace a hybrid IT model. 

Oftentimes it is difficult for IT leaders to support a new business model with existing legacy infrastructure. An option to consider would be to combine the best technologies through a hybrid integration model. 

Gartner defines hybrid integration as the ability to connect applications, data, files and business partners across cloud and on-premises systems. Even though the IT world is shifting to the cloud, a considerable amount of data and processes will continue to be managed on-premises.

Hybrid integration allows your legacy on-premises systems to align with cloud technologies. It enables improved connectivity throughout the enterprise and increases visibility into all your data.

Implementing a hybrid integration also offers a organization with an opportunity to improve business processes. 

As you build the roadmap for your hybrid integrations, you may want to strategize answers for the following questions:

  • What data and application functionality do your users need to work at peak efficiency and security? 

  • Are there organizational or regulatory requirements for storing data in on-premises systems?

  • Could you potentially leverage previous investments and extend the life of legacy systems with hybrid integrations to connect those systems to all other systems or those of partners and customers?

  • Do you have existing integrations?

  • Can your internal IT team maintain the existing integrations and integrate more solutions when needed, or should you outsource?

  • Is it a better use of your IT team’s expertise to support improvements to your organization’s core products and services, and outsource the complexities of hybrid integrations?

  • Do the solutions you’re connecting have APIs or EDI connectors?

  • Do you have a detailed plan for managing the various data standards, protocols and other integration elements to achieve seamless communication, analytics and process efficiency between all your systems?

  • What are your requirements for scaling the hybrid integration up or down as the business case changes, as data is processed on mobile or IoT devices, and across multiple private and public clouds?

  • What are your hybrid deployment requirements to run solutions on premises, in the cloud, or in combination?

  • Is your best option to use a hybrid integration platform (HIP) and if so, which one? Will your complex integration requirements still need outsourced development to maximize the HIP performance for your unique environment or workaround the HIP’s functionality gaps?

Hybrid integration allows organizations to unleash data and business logic from legacy systems to support innovation in customer and partner relationships, enhanced by powerful cloud solutions.

Here at Polyrific, we have a team of experts that can help you fully optimize your data and applications as you transition to a hybrid tech stack. 

Polyrific partners with clients to deliver hybrid integrations that achieve a fast return on value. Contact us today to explore how we can help you better leverage all your systems. Our team will augment your IT team and guide you to avoid setbacks in your hybrid integration and cloud migration projects.