IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud delivers a cloud-based, hybrid application integration platform to address changing client needs and market trends

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-374
September 27, 2016

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Enterprises consist of many endpoints, such as on-premise systems, cloud and mobile applications, IBM® Internet of Things, and big data. Businesses work better if these endpoints are securely connected. IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud delivers a cloud-based platform for hybrid integration that lets you innovate faster to take advantage of changing client needs and market trends.

You can benefit from the ability to:

  • Securely connect cloud and on-premise applications for seamless integration.
  • Rapidly create integrations by using rich connectors and integration templates to save time and resource.
  • Create microservices and exposing them as APIs in minutes.
  • Reduce IT complexity and cost savings from simplifying your IT infrastructure.
  • Innovate faster by taking advantage of the API economy. Power digital innovation and transformation by using integration technology and API Connect Professional to create, assemble, manage, secure, scale and socialize your APIs.
  • Use trusted, market-leading software from IBM and its large support network.

 



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Application Integration Suite on Cloud, an IBM SaaS 1 cloud-based offering, delivers the tools that enterprises need for:

  • Connecting cloud and on-premise applications
  • Building microservices
  • Exposing and managing APIs

Application Integration Suite on Cloud delivers a fully managed application integration environment that helps your business start projects quickly and easily by enabling you to deploy integration solutions on the cloud without the need to acquire and maintain an IT infrastructure.

This offering lets you reach new markets, rapidly take advantage of new business opportunities, and improve communications within your business partner's 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.

Application Integration Suite on Cloud delivers a solution for application integration that combines the capabilities of:

  • IBM Integration Bus on Cloud
  • IBM API Connect™ Professional
  • IBM App Connect Professional on Cloud

The solution is offered as one SaaS Subscription with Support under a single per Instance metric.

Hosted on IBM cloud, Application Integration Suite combines already established IBM software to deliver the following capabilities and benefits:

  • Securely integrate on-premise and cloud applications. This enables optimization of resources and productivity in SaaS and cloud models.
  • Use the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) architectural pattern to eliminate costly point-to-point connections, which are expensive to maintain and resistant to change.
  • Simply and quickly build new APIs by using integration technology.
  • Rapidly design APIs with essential security policies and share APIs across organizational boundaries and environments, while providing deep insight into API usage.
  • Create microservices and APIs by using Node.js Loopback and Express® frameworks
  • Accelerate your integration creation and management for cloud and on-premise through the use of premade patterns, rich connectors, and easy-to-use tools.
  • Improve visibility of your business data, events, and messages that flow through the integration layer. This results in a more agile response to the changing needs of your business and smarter business decisions.
  • Take advantage of new business opportunities. Application Integration Suite provides the foundation for a successful mobile, analytics, and cloud strategy. You can seamlessly connect your systems of record to systems of engagement to help create a positive experience for your customer.

Application Integration Suite on Cloud takes advantage of the synergy between IBM and other mobile, API management, analytics, business rules solutions, and many more.

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Key prerequisites
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Application Integration Suite on Cloud requires an internet connection and a workstation with a browser.

For specific browser requirements, refer to the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date
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September 27, 2016



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Description
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Application Integration Suite on Cloud, an IBM SaaS cloud-based, integrated, API-led, solution, lets you easily and quickly connect environments that are comprised of cloud and on-premise applications. This can help you to:

  • Achieve a lower cost and a higher return on investment in cloud, SaaS, and mobile applications.
  • Reach new markets.
  • Benefit from improved connections in your ecosystems.

IBM Integration Bus on Cloud

Integration Bus on Cloud, an IBM SaaS, multi-tenant, cloud-based service, allows you to deploy integration solutions that were developed by using IBM Integration Toolkit into a container. It delivers a solution that can be used to:

  • Deploy integration solutions.
  • Monitor deployed integration solutions.

The Integration Toolkit can be accessed by downloading the developer edition of IBM Integration Bus, which is enabling software included with Application Integration Suite on Cloud. For more information, see Get started with IBM Integration Bus for Developers.

A container allows you to package an application with all of its dependencies into a standardized unit for software development. It can contain all the necessary components to easily deploy an integrated solution, which include runtime, system tools, and libraries. Containers come in various sizes, for instance 4-GB. This describes the amount of memory that a container has access to in the IBM Softlayer Data Center.

Sample integration solutions are provided so you can get started with Application Integration Suite on Cloud. These samples are for-example-purposes only and should not be used in production.

This market-leading ESB solution offers a fast and simple way for systems and applications to communicate with each other by providing universal connectivity and transformation in any IT environment. It delivers the capabilities that are needed to build solutions to address diverse integration requirements. A rich set of connectors deliver broad connectivity to a wide range of data sources. This includes:

  • Packaged applications
  • Files
  • Mobile devices
  • Messaging systems
  • Databases

Built-in interoperability between Integration Bus on Cloud and API Connect lets you easily create an API and rapidly expose it to the API Management catalog, without the need to code. This allows you to take full advantage of the API Economy.

App Connect Professional on Cloud

App Connect Professional on Cloud is a multi-tenant, cloud service offering, which provides integration services. These services can help companies rapidly integrate hybrid environments and connect SaaS and on-premise applications by using a configuration, not coding approach. This enables enterprises of all sizes to help lower their integration costs and achieve a higher return on investments for cloud, SaaS, and digital applications. App Connect Professional on Cloud also includes entitlement to the App Connect business user tooling.

App Connect Professional on Cloud 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 on Cloud 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 on Cloud 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 on Cloud 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 on Cloud delivers an integration solution with ease of use, flexibility, and increased responsiveness to the evolving business needs, while removing the daunting complexities of integration. It provides the powerful combination of a simple integration experience for business users looking to automate how their applications talk to each other; coupled with a configuration-based integration approach for shadow IT teams and integration developers who need to solve more complex problems and need powerful tooling.

App Connect Professional on Cloud is specifically designed to allow both business users and application developers to get started with integration services quickly, with a ready-to-use, cloud-based environment that is hosted in IBM cloud data centers and managed by IBM.

For the key capabilities of App Connect Professional on Cloud, refer to Software Announcement 216-363, dated September 13, 2016.

IBM Application Integration Suite V1.0, an on-premise offering, now includes App Connect Professional. As a result of this update, clients are entitled to a specific number of virtual processor cores of IBM App Connect Professional, and can access an unlimited number of application endpoints. For information on Application Integration Suite V1.0, refer to Software Announcement 216-098, dated February 16, 2016.

API Connect Professional

API Connect is an IBM Bluemix®-based service that enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation that is powered by APIs and microservices. It offers capabilities to create, run, manage and secure APIs and microservices. It empowers API developers to rapidly design APIs with essential security policies and share APIs across organizational boundaries, while providing deep insight into API usage.

API Connect Professional offers critical features that include the ability to:

  • Create APIs and build microservices:
    • Create microservices and APIs rapidly by using Node.js Loopback and Express frameworks.
    • Create model-driven API.
    • Map models to backend services by using available connectors.
    • Discover models from the database.
    • Build, debug, profile, scale, and monitor Node.js applications.
  •  Engage with application developers through API portals that provide:
    • API exploration
    • Self-service sign up for rapid onboarding
    • Interactive API testing
    • Application and key management
    • Rate limit notification
    • API usage analytics
  • Define, publish, and analyze REST and SOAP APIs with:
    • API discovery
    • API security management
    • API lifecycle management
  • Establish API rate limits.
  • Publish to developer portal and users.
  • Gain business insight through API analytics.
  • Provide runtime policy enforcement by using a built-in gateway.

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For information on Integration Bus on Cloud, refer to Software Announcement 215-524, dated December 1, 2015.

For information on App Connect Professional on Cloud, refer to Software Announcement 216-363, dated September 13, 2016.

For information on API Connect, refer to Software Announcement 216-291, dated June 7, 2016.



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5737-B32 SaaS IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud


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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Application Integration Suite on Cloud requires:

  • A workstation that supports one of the web browsers as listed in the Software requirements section
  • A direct, internet connection
Software requirements

Application Integration Suite on Cloud requires one of the following supported web browsers:

  • Microsoft™ Internet Explorer V8, or later
  • Mozilla Firefox V24, or later
  • Google Chrome V30

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Product: IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud (5737-B32)

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IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud (5737-B32)

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud Level 1 Instance per month D1PPNLL
IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud Level 1 Thousand Item Overage D1QR3LL
IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud Level 2 Instance per month D1PPPLL
IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud Level 2 Thousand Item Overage D1QR4LL
IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud Level 3 Instance per month D1PPQLL
IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud Level 3 Thousand Item Overage D1QR5LL

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IBM Application Integration Suite on Cloud 5737-B32 Instance

Every instance of the Application Integration Suite on Cloud provisions a preconfigured environment in which you can use the combined capabilities in the following way:

Capabilities Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Integration runtime containers 1 virtual core, 8 GB memory 2 virtual cores, 16 GB memory 3 virtual cores, 24 GB memory
Connector Environment and Business User Tooling 1 virtual core, 8 GB memory 2 virtual cores, 16 GB memory 3 virtual cores, 24 GB memory
Managed API calls per month Unlimited endpoints, unlimited users with a total of 20,000 actions Unlimited endpoints, unlimited users with a total of 50,000 actions Unlimited endpoints, unlimited users with a total of 100,000 actions
Support 350,000 700,000 1,050,000

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