How managed file transfer solutions add value to an application network

In enterprise system integrations, there’s no escaping the need to include file transfers in workflows. Integrators building out an application network in MuleSoft often need to meet various file transfer use cases involving multiple B2B partners, customers, and internal lines of business. It isn’t uncommon for large consumer goods companies to exchange millions of files per month with partners such as retailers, banks, and wholesalers.

The perfect service-abstraction and composition solution: MuleSoft Anypoint Platform

This blog post is based on the internal work of Thomas Baumgart, former MuleSoft Client Architect, and is now being published by MuleSoft.  

This is the third blog in a series explaining how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform can provide agile connectivity across monolith, SOA, and microservices architectures.

So, is a modern microservices architecture the ultimate answer to everything?

This is the third blog in a series explaining how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform can provide agile connectivity across monolith, SOA, and microservices architectures.

In my last blog, I reviewed the different types of architectures that have evolved over the last decade and how that has now led to the commonly used microservices architecture approach. This post will discuss whether this is the ultimate answer to architecture development,

The road to microservices: an overview of architectures

This is the second blog in a series explaining how MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform can provide agile connectivity across monolith, SOA, and microservices architectures

In my last blog post, I discussed the impact agility has on business and IT, what it means for a business to be agile, and how implementing flexibility within your architecture enables business agility. This post will discuss the different architectures that have been prominent in previous years and how they’ve influenced the architecture of today. 

The third rail: putting microservices in context

hundred dollar bill

Don’t compromise on microservices prerequisites, both technically or organizationally. It’ll cost you a pretty Franklin banknote.

How microservices enable organizational agility

LAYERED APIs OVER FINE-GRAINED SOA

The big don’t eat the small, the fast eat the slow. In today’s hyper-competitive digital economy, organizations succeed or fail based on their agility: the velocity at which they can deliver the new products, services, and features that meet the changing needs of their market.

Webinar: The Top 6 Microservices Architecture Patterns

microservices patterns

For the last several years, microservices has been an important trend in IT architecture. Technology consulting firm Thoughtworks has declared that “a microservices architecture as programming model” is one of the four rising trends of 2017, whereas others in the press are expressing their endorsement of microservices––making architects and IT executives feel a fear of missing out on the next exciting trend.

Are Microservices Too Cool to Be Useful?

microservices architecture

Microservices is one of the hottest buzzwords in tech right now. But just because something is buzzy doesn’t mean we cannot be pragmatic about it. It is important to think about how you can get the hype to work in your organization.

Webinar: What is Headless eCommerce and Why Should You Care?

headless ecommerce

The consumer landscape continues to rapidly evolve, but it is clear that a consistent brand experience across all purchasing channels is no longer just expected, it is required. This is not just true for retail, but for industries across the spectrum – from manufacturing and CPG to finance and high-tech.

The importance of a consistent, connected brand experience is demonstrated in MuleSoft’s recent Connected Consumer Report, which found that over half of consumers experience an inconsistent,

Don’t do IT like the roads in Istanbul

Traffic jam

A recent trip to Istanbul got me thinking about enterprise IT architecture. Seriously! If you’ve ever been to Istanbul, you’ll know that it’s a fast-growing, vibrant, and dynamic city. Unfortunately, the roads can also be very congested at times, taking hours to get from one side of the megacity to the other.

The worst is when you’re stuck in a taxi without a safety belt, no AC, it’s the summer, and you’re trying to cross the Bosphorus (millions of people cross the grand total of two bridges across the two sides of the river every day).