The Big Connection: Integrating Cloud with Enterprise Systems


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The Briefing Room with Robin Bloor and Dell Boomi
Live Webcast July 30, 2013

Integrating cloud solutions with existing infrastructures poses formidable challenges for most organizations, especially when key business applications are complex, or spread across disparate systems. Companies need to leverage and analyze their data no matter where it lives, and they need the flexibility to make changes as needed. Achieving this level of agility requires a new kind of application integration that natively harnesses cloud architectures.

Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to learn from veteran Analyst Robin Bloor as he explains how the maturation of cloud services and platforms has improved application integration techniques. He'll be briefed by Wes Manning of Dell Boomi, who will tout his company’s cloud integration offering, which includes the ability to integrate hallmark solutions like SAP and Salesforce with on premise or SaaS-based applications. He will also share a demo of Boomi Suggest, a community-developed repository of data mappings that can greatly accelerate integration projects.

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The Big Connection: Integrating Cloud with Enterprise Systems

  1. 1. The Briefing Room The Big Connection: Integrating Cloud with Enterprise Systems
  2. 2. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room Welcome Host: Eric Kavanagh
  3. 3. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room !   Reveal the essential characteristics of enterprise software, good and bad !   Provide a forum for detailed analysis of today s innovative technologies !   Give vendors a chance to explain their product to savvy analysts !   Allow audience members to pose serious questions... and get answers! Mission
  4. 4. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room Topics This Month: CLOUD August: ANALYTIC PLATFORMS September: ANALYTICS
  5. 5. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room Cloud CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS: Sound strategy or leap of faith? ‘Derek J’ by Phil Watt
  6. 6. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room Analyst: Robin Bloor Robin Bloor is Chief Analyst at The Bloor Group
  7. 7. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room ! Boomi was acquired by Dell in 2010 as part of Dell’s entry into the software market !   Dell Boomi is a leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration !   The AtomSphere Platform allows users to design, build and deploy any integration process, whether on-premise or in the cloud Dell Boomi
  8. 8. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room Guests Wes Manning is a Senior Sales Engineer for Dell Boomi. He joined Boomi in January of 2010 as the first dedicated Sales Engineer and has played a role in developing other Sales Engineers and Account Executives pre and post Dell acquisition. He has nearly 14 years of experience in the data integration space in various roles to include Sales/Solution Consultant for both direct and partner organizations as well as Account Executive. Csaba Lorinczy is a Senior Software Sales Engineer at Dell Boomi. He is an IT Architect and Technical Sales Specialist who has led critical technology projects within public and private sector organizations for 20 years. He is able to select software from an architectural point of view as well as work hands on with WebSphere Portal, Portlet Factory, Lotus Collaboration and various SOA-based EAI tools and technologies. Csaba is a hands-on leader who interfaces between team members, architects, developers and clients representing business as well as technology, dedicated to delivering optimal solutions that lead to satisfied, repeat and referral customers.
  9. 9. SAP and Integration Made Easy in the Cloud Wes Manning, Sales Engineer, Dell Boomi Csaba Lorinczy, Sales Engineer, Dell Boomi
  10. 10. Wes Manning Sales Engineer Csaba Lorinczy Sales Engineer Presenters
  11. 11. •  Introduction to Dell Boomi • to SAP Integration •  Q&A Agenda
  12. 12. Social Networks PaaS Apps Cloud Services SaaS Apps
  13. 13. How it works 1. Build Using the AtomSphere library of connectors and maps, visually design your integration processes and load them into a lightweight, dynamic run-time engine called an “Atom” for execution. 2. Deploy Deploy your Atoms to the AtomSphere for SaaS, PaaS, or cloud integration or safely behind your firewall for on-premise applications. 3. Manage Monitor and maintain the status of all your deployed Atoms, integration processes and trading partners, regardless of location, using a feature-rich web-based dashboard. Download Hosted
  14. 14. Enterprise-grade •  Environments –  Seamless promotion between development/QA/production •  Advanced user security •  Boomi molecule –  Load balancing –  High availability –  Disaster recovery •  Parallel processing •  SOA framework –  Enable SOA –  Real-time –  Event-based – – cloud Web Services
  15. 15. Cloudapps Boomi in your enterprise On-premise 128-bit encryption (metadata only) Data DataData External firewall
  16. 16. Augmentation strategy Custom Application Business Intelligence ERP Mobility Solutions Enterprise Middleware
  17. 17. Boomi & SAP •  Boomi Connector for SAP Cloud for Customer certified June 2013 •  SAP Connector certified to SAP NetWeaver technology platform and SAP Business Suite in May 2011 •  Boomi embedded into Dell Cloud Development Kit for SAP Solutions in June 2012 – sap-applications •  SAP announces Dell Boomi as a cloud integration partner in June 2012 – press.epx?pressid=18904 •  SuccessFactors and Ariba package Boomi for cloud to cloud and cloud to on-premise integrations
  18. 18. SAP Connector compatibility •  Boomi AtomSphere is certified by SAP for the following scenarios –  CA-ALE – supports sending and receiving Idocs from SAP systems (asynchronous integration) –  Integration Assessment – supports synchronous integration via Remote Function Module/BAPIs •  Connector supports the following legacy SAP solutions –  SAP R/3 4.0, 4.5, 4.6 •  All existing SAP solutions which are based on the SAP NetWeaver Application Server Releases (ABAP and Java Stack) –  6.10, 6.20, 6.30, 2004, 7.0 –  SAP ERP (ECC 6.0), SAP CRM, SAP PLM, etc. “SAP Business Suite” •  Supports SAP Authorization concept Confidential18 7/30/13
  19. 19. BAPI, Remote Function (RFCs) & IDoc Support •  Ability to discover any function module in SAP via Remote Function Module name •  Discover BAPIs via Business Object Repository objects (including wildcard) •  XML Profile imports metadata description, mandatory/optional field info, field size and recommended data type mapping •  “Listen” to IDocs –  Single RFC port can support multiple Idocs •  “Send” IDocs to SAP Confidential19 7/30/13
  20. 20. SAP to Salesforce Demo
  21. 21. Q&A Wes Manning Sales Engineer Csaba Lorinczy Sales Engineer Dell Boomi Twitter: @boomi
  22. 22. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room Perceptions & Questions Analyst: Robin Bloor
  23. 23. The Bloor Group
  24. 24. The Bloor Group Where the Rubber Meets the Road A good proportion of the data center has leaked OUT of the data center This particular genie will never go back into the bottle We will have to learn to live in THE CLOUD, so how can we do that?
  25. 25. The Bloor Group The Cloud Advantages Zero capital investment / pay-as- you-go Very fast deployment of resources Very fast deployment of software Increasingly rich software ecosystem “Standardized” (security, service levels, etc.) Cost Extensibility Increasingly versatile services
  26. 26. The Bloor Group The Cloud is a Loosely Coupled Data Center Apps & SaaS Apps ETL & Data Flow Monitoring & Mgmt Monitoring & System Mgmt ETL & Data Flow Apps DBMSs & Files DBMSs & Files CONNECTIONS MESSAGES DATA THE CLOUD THE DATA CENTER Hardware Resources Hardware Resources
  27. 27. The Bloor Group The Challenges Integration (data flows, app integration Service levels (latencies & availability) Lack of flexibility True cost Support Manageability
  28. 28. The Bloor Group Going Forward The question is not whether cloud adoption will increase. The question is whether your cloud adoption will be well-executed. IT WILL
  29. 29. The Bloor Group !   Is there a strong demand for SAP/Salesforce integration? From which type of customers? !   How big do you estimate this market to be? !   Is Boomi appropriate for on-premise-to-on- premise application integration? !   What are the circumstances, if any, where Boomi would be inappropriate for ETL? Questions
  30. 30. The Bloor Group !   How does load balancing work? How does Boomi scale, in practice? !   Which size businesses are the most frequent adopters of Boomi? Questions
  31. 31. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room
  32. 32. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room July: CLOUD August: ANALYTIC PLATFORMS September: ANALYTICS Upcoming Topics
  33. 33. Twitter Tag: #briefr The Briefing Room Thank You for Your Attention