Traditional security models—such as firewalls and DMZs—were designed to protect the perimeter. The thinking was that if the four walls of a company were protected, then threats would be neutralised before they come anywhere near core IT infrastructure. However, when bad actors inevitably made their way inside, they were often left undetected and free to move about as they extracted sensitive business data.
A daily problem CIOs face is how to deal with legacy systems—systems built decades ago in what now feels like prehistoric times. Buried deep down in the depths of organizations live these scary, monolithic fossils—Mainframe-otops, ERP Rex, COBOL-odons and more—created in a much different world than the one we live in today. The challenge has now hit the radar of CEOs, as company leaders realize that they cannot innovate fast enough thanks to the cost and complexity of legacy systems.
As an intern for the past month at MuleSoft in San Francisco, I’ve had the awesome opportunity to experience the company’s culture firsthand. While collaborating with the Field and Marketing teams on my projects, I find myself constantly learning from the people around me. Everyone here is whip-smart and eager to help out, so when I learned that MuleSoft had been named a best workplace in the Bay Area for the sixth year in a row,
Earlier this year, we announced the development of a FedRAMP In Process implementation of Anypoint Platform––our investment in meeting the security and quality standards outlined by the US Federal Government. This month, we are excited to announce that MuleSoft is officially available on the UK government’s G-Cloud 10 framework, which aims to streamline the procurement of IT and cloud technologies for public sector bodies.
In the second blog roundup of this year, we are highlighting the top 7 blogs over the last three months––providing you, our readers, with insight into the top stories you may have missed!
1. Why the monolith isn’t dead
Many praise the microservices design approach, but does this mean that a monolithic architecture is outdated and inefficient? Think again. Read this blog to learn more about monolithic architectures and see what use cases render a monolithic design ideal.
More and more students are pursuing higher education. In the UK alone, during the past school year, over 2.32 million students enrolled in university. Today, technology is taking a front seat in the education sector, which is why MuleSoft recently hosted a UK technology and education roundtable in partnership with UCAS (the equivalent of the Common Application organization in the U.S.). Attendees – from data and enterprise architects to IT and information system leaders – discussed the role that IT teams and technology play in the higher education sector and shared common challenges.
Customer experience is a key competitive differentiator for businesses across industries––from retail to banking. Every part of the business has an important role to play in delivering unique customer experiences; which is why the “business” and “IT” must now, more than ever, collaborate to create customer experiences that differentiate their brand from their competition.
The retail landscape is becoming increasingly competitive, with Amazon repeatedly disrupting the industry. It can seem like the retail industry is in crisis; what is actually happening, though, is that the retail industry is undergoing some profound changes and most retailers are treading water.
I have always been a firm believer that there is no such thing as a dumb question. Many times I have outed myself as the dumbest guy in this room with a simple question, and in the process, I hope I have been able to enlighten others.
Meet Hernán Nóbile, who works in Pre-sales as a Global Solutions Engineer in our Buenos Aires office. Perhaps the title of his role – Pre-sales – makes him sound like a salesman, but that’s not the case.
MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform for connecting any application, data source or API, whether in the cloud or on-premises. With Anypoint Platform®, MuleSoft delivers a complete integration experience built on proven open source technology, eliminating the pain and cost of point-to-point integration. Anypoint Platform includes CloudHub™ iPaaS, Mule ESB™, and a unified solution for API management™, design and publishing.