New name, new functionality, and an exciting road ahead for the IBM Cloud Integration Platform – now renamed to the IBM Cloud Pak for Integration version 2019.2.3
Itâ€™s been almost half a year since the IBM Cloud Integration Platform was released, but a lot has happened since to make IBMâ€™s integration story even more powerful.
New name, consistent experiences, and higher standards
No matter what variety of critical and non-critical tasks your business has to perform, you should have a consistent and high-quality experience supporting them with every tool you use. The solution that corresponds to this vision comes in the form of IBM Cloud Paks. But what is a Cloud Pak?
With that, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the IBM Cloud Pak for Integration. Weâ€™re going to dive right into what the 2019.2.3 release of the Integration Pak brings to the table.
Whatâ€™s new in 2019.2.3?
The Integration Pak delivers the following themes through its robust features and experience:
- Increased speed of development
- Improved efficiency in management
- Innovation through collaboration
To be specific, here are the main features weâ€™re delivering in addition to our overall improvements, and the features which each integration capability delivers:
- Collaborate across organisations with the Asset Repository: Develop integration assets at pace across your entire organisation with one centralised repository. Developers in your organisation can create API schemas, export them to the repository, apply descriptions and ratings to them for others to then import and develop through the Integration Pakâ€™s API management capability, or reuse in other integrations.
- Flexible deployment: Flexibly deploy integration capabilities in any environment that suits you, whether itâ€™s on bare metal servers, in a private cloud, or in public clouds. Through a combination of flexible licensing and Kubernetes, you can create and remove instances of integration capabilities based on your immediate need. If youâ€™re still testing the waters with containers, then you have the flexibility to apply your Integration Pak licenses to your current on-premise workloads so you can begin working in the Integration Pak when youâ€™re ready.
- Secure all of your integrations: Given the different types of applications, clouds, and channels your integrations work in and with, itâ€™s essential that your integrations are secure. With that, you can deploy instances of the Integration Pakâ€™s virtual Secure Gateway to apply high-quality security to your integrations with the flexibility and scalability to support modern workloads, and centrally manage security no matter where you distribute your integrations
- Easily deploy into more locations: By basing on IBM Cloud Private version 3.1.2, weâ€™re enabling an even better and simpler experience in deploying integration capabilities in the Integration Pak.
In addition to a greater deployment experience the list of cloud environments youâ€™re supported to deploy onto grows to include Microsoft Azure Cloud, and the Integration Pak will also be deployable via IBM Cloud Private into the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
If youâ€™re keen to learn more about how you can get started on your IBM Cloud Pak for Integration journey, visit the website.