On the Cloud and thinking of Integration? Think Dell Boomi!
What makes Dell Boomi so special? Well, for starters, it is completely cloud-based integration platform. This means you don’t need host servers to work on this platform. This of course, eradicates the need for acquiring and maintaining expensive hardware at the cost of your company’s working capital. Users are already terming it as a ‘cool’ platform to work with. This must give you some relief from all those complex functions which are time-consuming and very tiresome, to say the least. So, you don’t have to lose your sleep over it!
They call it the Dell Boomi Atom Sphere. This is the space in cloud where you can log in, create your own integration process. Any process for a local on-premise system can be created in the Atom Sphere platform. Once it’s done, you can easily download the end product – an Atom. That’s what Dell Boomi names it. So, now that you have your Atom in place, you can easily work on your on-premise integration based on cloud platform. All that needs to be done is installation of the Atom in your local on-premise machine.
Large enterprises that need complex cloud integration? Boomi to the rescue
Dell Boomi has received a warm reception by enterprise architects and system integrators. The numbers of connectors and data maps for SaaS integrations are one the rise. And there are reasons enough for the popularity of this cloud integration platform. Boomi is delivering exactly what the integrators want. And, that is helping Dell big way. In fact, Dell Boomi is quite impressed with the product’s market acceptance and performance. Options are being explored on private cloud integration, B2B as well as multi-point on-premise or cloud projects through Boomi. This was just five months after the acquisition of Boomi by Dell in 2010.
Boomi doesn’t just simplify Cloud integration, it expands its scope!
Apart from the conventional business sector usages, Dell Boomi is captivating the buyers in more areas than one. Boomi is more than a gateway to connect to the cloud; it takes care of all the functions of management, security and governance, which is a part of the on-premise to cloud platforms. This was for large enterprises. If we look at System Integrators, Boomi hasn’t failed in grabbing their attention as well. System integrators are using Boomi to create new avenues for continuous earnings by modifying their business models. Now, then if you are a part of a small enterprise, you can forget all about a middleware and focus your investment in only one cloud integration platform – Boomi.
Boomi is also taking cloud integration beyond the scope of SaaS. Dell’s acquisition of Boomi has connected a few very important dots in this direction. If the initial objective was to simplify cloud computing by “adopting and managing SaaS and cloud solution” then it has definitely achieved it with Boomi. Tools like Boomi Atom Sphere, Atom Sphere SDK, Suggest, Assure, Atom and Molecule make the functionality of this cloud-based integration platform extremely user friendly and flexible for System Integrators and Architects.
New interesting features to Boomi, you ask? Well, here they are!
The latest fall 2011 update is very interesting in addition to the already attractive features of Dell Boomi. Why? Let’s take a look.
Firstly, ISVs can ‘build, bundle and deploy’ applications and they can be designed to work natively with Atom Sphere. This way, a single dashboard can give the partners the ability to view their customer’s integration. Boomi Atom Sphere now comes with expanded intelligence to support Mapped Functions. This is going to add value to the platform and reduce time taken to decide on a data map.
There is an improvement in the trust.boomi.com service as well, which will be a plus point for the Boomi users to establish that the platform is working at its best. Apart from this, there is also a Predictive Assistance feature added. This means that if there is a problem with the integration platform Dell predicts it and calls you to resolve the issue. So, you are saved of a number of confusing steps to solve a problem with the functioning of the platform.
The best part is a feature added on request of the users – Business Rules. This is a tool, used for multi-step decision-making, which removes the need external products to fulfill the same purpose or removes the need for coding.
Cutting a long story short…
Boomi Atom Sphere is looking good and promising. You could say that this is a direct result of its inter-community interaction and feedback policy, which has allowed Boomi to retain its usefulness amidst competitors. The updates tell us that Dell has been paying attention to what its customers and system integrators need. The purpose was to connect people and not applications. And, we must say that this has worked in favor of Boomi’s successful application for large to small enterprises as well as system integrators.
Rick Nucci stated that the update’s vision was to harness “collective intelligence and experiences of global adopters of SaaS”, and in doing so Dell aims to simplify the process of cloud adoption and integration.
Well, if your applications are on the cloud or you are planning to migrate them to get them on the cloud, and you want interoperability without any glitches then we at Radiansys are here to help. Our team, having rich experience of executing similar projects successfully, will go the extra mile to meet both your immediate and future needs!