IBM App Connect Professional V7.5.2 can help you connect your SaaS, ERP and custom applications rapidly and automate your workflows by using an intuitive, configuration-based approachIBM United States Software Announcement 216-332
September 13, 2016
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|At a glance|
IBM® App Connect Professional V7.5.2 provides a powerful combination of a simple integration experience for business users and citizen integrators that is coupled with a configuration-based-integration approach for shadow integrators and integration developers. Coupling a powerful configuration-based integration approach with a broad set of connectivity to the most popular software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-premise applications, App Connect Professional enables organizations to build business solutions rapidly. It delivers the following features:
- A configuration, no-coding-based approach for developing integrations
- A rich library of prebuilt connectors for use with a large number of SaaS and on-premise applications
- A repository of prepackaged integration processes to simplify and accelerate most common integration challenges
- A Docker image for rapid deployment and portability across different cloud and on-premise environments
- Flexibility to choose between an on-premise and a managed SaaS offering
- Built-in support for exposing integrations as Open Data Protocol (OData)
- Support for creating integration-built APIs and easy integration with IBM API Connect for exposing managed APIs
- Designed for easy monitoring and management
- Enterprise-grade integration platform with flexible pricing, for a wide range of integration scenarios
- Integration tooling to match different skill sets of users from a line-of-business professional to an integration specialist
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App Connect Professional V7.5.2 provides rapid integration capabilities for today's modern cloud and hybrid architectures. By combining a powerful configuration-based integration approach with a broad set of connectivity to the most popular SaaS and on-premise applications, App Connect Professional enables organizations to build business solutions rapidly.
Cloud adoption is gaining momentum across enterprises of all sizes and Hybrid environments are becoming a business reality. App Connect Professional delivers the integration backbone for digital transformation and harmonizes business processes across clients' hybrid application landscape.
As enterprises embrace SasS, hybrid integration becomes a key requirement. The challenge is to deliver these hybrid integration requirements without embarking on lengthy, costly, and complex project cycles that require specialized skill sets and multiple moving parts to install and maintain. App Connect Professional provides a solution that meets the challenge by rapidly integrating a hybrid world of public clouds, private clouds, and on-premise applications.
App Connect Professional delivers an integration solution with ease of use, flexibility, and increased responsiveness to the evolving business needs, while removing the daunting complexities of integration.
App Connect Professional offers the following key benefits:
- Helps reduce time-to-implement integration by using a configuration-no-coding-based, intuitive approach for creating integrations.
- Provides a rich library of prebuilt connectors and prepackaged integration processes to help simplify and accelerate integration projects.
- Helps ease monitoring and management with anytime, anywhere monitoring, and remote management, and administration.
- Accelerates and simplifies the standards-based development process with flexibility and without requiring specialized middleware skills.
- Caters to users with varied levels of integration skills and varied functionality requirements.
- Flexible deployment options with capabilities accessible in three form factors, which are designed for ease of access and use:
- Hypervisor edition
- Docker-based image
- Multi-tenant cloud service
- Integrates with API Connect capabilities to help facilitate the rapid conversion of integrations into APIs that can be exposed and managed
App Connect Professional is a key part of the IBM Hybrid Integration family of offerings, which also include:
- App Connect. This tool is for business users that are looking to automate workflows between SaaS and on-premise applications.
- Application Integration Suite. This premier offering combines enterprise integration, cloud integration and API management capabilities for IT users to build and manage digital transformation solutions.
App Connect Professional incorporates the technology, formerly known as IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron®, into the new Hybrid Integration family of offerings. When purchased in a cloud-hosted environment, App Connect Professional also includes entitlement to the App Connect business user tooling. For additional information on the IBM App Connect Professional on Cloud offering, refer to Software Announcement 216-363, dated September 13, 2016.
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App Connect Professional V7.5.2 requires a processor with virtualization technology, as a hosting environment.
For additional details, refer to the Technical information section.
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|Planned availability date|
September 30, 2016
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App Connect Professional can help companies rapidly integrate hybrid environments and connect SaaS and on-premise applications by using a configuration-not-coding approach. This can enable enterprises of all size to help lower their integration costs and achieve a higher return on investments for cloud, SaaS, and digital applications. When purchased in a cloud-hosted environment, App Connect Professional also includes entitlement to the App Connect business user tooling.
App Connect Professional delivers the following capabilities:
- Differentiated integration tooling
- Integration tooling to match the needs of different user roles and skill sets
- A simple integration experience by using prebuilt templates for users with minimal technical skills
- Configuration-based integration capabilities for shadow integrators and integration developers
- Comprehensive platform capabilities to handle a wide range of hybrid integration scenarios
- Cloud data migration capabilities that can enable businesses to cleanse, enrich, and migrate data from existing applications to cloud applications in real time to expedite the adoption of SaaS, and cloud applications
- Cloud data synchronization capabilities that can enable the coordination or orchestration of integration processes across multiple applications in real time
- Integration in visualization (UI mashups) to provide the capability to mashup information from disparate sources and to display this information by using the native user interface of a cloud application in real time
- Integration APIs that can be invoked from the digital applications for harnessing data and processes from other parts of the enterprise
- Extensive, prebuilt connectivity
- Prebuilt connectivity to many SaaS and proprietary applications, both cloud and on-premise,
- Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
- Customer relationship management (CRM)
- Web services
- Flat files
- A rich set of connectors and integration templates that can help to significantly reduce the time that is required to integrate with SaaS and on-premise applications
- A Connector Development Kit to allow skilled developers to add connectors to custom applications
- A Template Development Kit that facilitates the creation of reusable integration templates. Businesses and partners can create their own wizard-driven, reusable templates and make the kits valuable to the entire user community
- Prebuilt connectivity to many SaaS and proprietary applications, both cloud and on-premise, which include:
- Flexibility and reusability
- Allows the flexibility to be deployed using different form factors:
- An on-premise edition
- A multi-tenant managed SaaS offering
- Makes a Docker image available for rapid deployment and portability across different cloud and on-premise environments.
- Provides flexible price points for enterprises of all size, with a free, 30-day trial on the SaaS offering, to experience and evaluate the offering.
- Provides multiple, reusable template integration processes (TIPs) to most common, cloud integration scenarios that are searchable in an online library.
- Allows the flexibility to be deployed using different form factors:
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App Connect Professional, as part of the IBM hybrid integration platform, brings enterprise-grade connectivity to clients, at an affordable price point to support:
- Hybrid user roles that provide capabilities for users with varied skill sets
- Hybrid deployments to provide flexibility on where the integration operates
- Hybrid Integration scenarios to support:
- Data synchronization
- Real time scenarios, event or trigger-based actions
- Batch or bulk updates
- Ability to expose integrations as Open Data Protocol (OData)
- Ability to create integration-built APIs and manage the APIs that use API Connect
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For information on IBM App Connect Professional on Cloud, refer to Software Announcement 216-363, dated September 13, 2016.
For information on IBM API Connect V5.0, refer to Software Announcement 216-019, dated February 16, 2016.
For information on IBM Application Integration Suite, refer to Software Announcement 216-098, dated February 16, 2016.
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|Availability of national languages|
App Connect Professional V7.5.2 is translated to the languages in the following list except for the web management console. All current code pages for these languages are supported.
|App Connect Professional V7.5.2 (electronic download)||September 30, 2016||Multilingual (Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese-Brazilian, Spanish)|
Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.
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|IBM App Connect Professional||7.5.2||5737-B82|
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Specified operating environment
Processor with virtualization technology, for example, Intel VT-x or Advanced Micro Devices AMD-V. App Connect Professional V7.5.2 uses a 64-bit kernel. Virtualization technology support must be installed and enabled. In some cases this feature is enabled through a BIOS setting. Features required:
- 60 GB of available disk space
- One of these supported configurations, which will be selected during installation:
- 1 CPU, 4 GB RAM
- 2 CPU, 8 GB RAM
Web management console requires hardware compatible with a supported version of Microsoft Windows to run a supported browser.
Studio tooling requires a minimum of 1 GB memory (RAM).
App Connect Professional V7.5.2 can run on one of the following hosting environments:
- VMware ESX/ESXi 5.0 or 5.1
- Xen server 18.104.22.168 running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.6
The Studio component of App Connect Professional requires Microsoft Windows 7 or 8.
Web management console of App Connect Professional requires:
- One of the following browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer V9, or later
- Mozilla Firefox V24, or later
- Google Chrome V30
- Adobe Flash Player V9, or later
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API Connect can help businesses accelerate their digital transformation to provide secure services across on-premise, on cloud, and dedicated clouds. API Connect empowers API developers and businesses to rapidly design APIs with enterprise-grade, security policies and share APIs across organizational boundaries and environments, while providing deep insight into API usage. For additional information on API Connect, refer to the following:
- API Connect V5.0, in Software Announcement 216-019, dated February 16, 2016
- IBM API Connect for Bluemix® Dedicated, in Software Announcement 216-135, dated March 15, 2016
- IBM API Connect for Bluemix Local, in Software Announcement 216-291, dated June 7, 2016
IBM Application Integration Suite V1.0
Application Integration Suite V1.0 provides the tools enterprises need for connecting cloud and on-premise applications, building Microservices and exposing and managing APIs. It enables you to reach new markets, rapidly take advantage of new business opportunities, and improve communications within your partner ecosystem. With this offering, you can influence existing investments by continuing to provide reliable, secure, and scalable enterprise integration while modernizing IT infrastructure to support digital transformation. For additional information on Application Integration Suite V1.0, refer to the Software Announcement 216-098, dated February 16, 2016.
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IBM App Connect Professional V7.5.2
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|IBM App Connect Professional Virtual Processor Core License and SW Subscription & Support 12 Months||D1Q6BLL|
|IBM App Connect Professional Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months||E0N2MLL|
|IBM App Connect Professional Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months||D1Q6CLL|
|IBM App Connect Professional Virtual Processor Core Monthly License||D1Q6DLL|
App Connect Professional (Passport Advantage)
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|IBM App Connect Professional||5737-B82||Per Virtual Processor Core|
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