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How Will Red Hat's API-centric Agile Integration Expedite Transformation Journey?

By CIOReview | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Red Hat’s API-centric Agile Integration Solution allows service providers to compliance and security, accelerate innovation, and reduce costs.

FREMONT, CA: With the service providers in the telecommunication market virtualizing their networks and migrating to 5G, the environment becomes more complex. They even want to run their businesses on legacy networks and services and scale up their investment returns on legacy operations support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS). To adapt to the changing market needs, they should adopt new technologies to lay a foundation for the future. However, organizations find it challenging to minimize the risk of transitioning the legacy OSS/BSS securely and cost-effectively to a modern infrastructure that includes cloud, open APIs, and other advanced technologies.

Agile integration can help control the risk in the transformation journey. Still, it needs to be simple, secure, and scalable while enabling innovation among the internal teams, including partners and vendors. It should allow the clearing of barriers created by multi-vendor environments and the limitations in the service delivery caused by monolithic enterprise service bus (ESB) approaches. Embracing an application programming interface (API)-centric approach to integration can address the issues mentioned above for service providers.

APIs open the door to new service enhancements while extending the life span of legacy systems and applications, increasing the agility and scalability of OSS and BSS, enhancing security through integration with single sign-on (SSO) or identity provider solutions, and minimizing maintenance costs.

Red Hat’s API-centric agile integration solution offers a flexible platform for rapid application and data integration and is built upon the following technology pillars.

• Containers for hybrid cloud deployment and improved scalability

• Distributed integration for more flexibility

• Managed APIs for greater reusability

These pillars create a reference architecture for digital service providers with functionalities like microservice oriented architecture that interfaces with the mediation or back-end layer for integration with the remaining architecture. The lightweight and modular intervention provide connections among other elements of the architecture through its integration, composition, and transformation components. Messaging enables reliable, high-volume, and high-speed, asynchronous communications among software components.

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