How to future-proof managed file transfer (MFT) in MuleSoft-based integrations

Think about what Netflix did and what Blockbuster didn’t. Similar to Blockbuster, Netflix started with physical distribution, mailing DVDs to their subscribers. Then, they took a leap of faith —moving into streaming and diverting focus from their primary business. It worked out well for them. Companies that do not innovate become obsolete and the costs of just “keeping the lights on” may have devastating effects on the business. Future-proofing IT investments is critical to keep the business agile so it can adapt to market changes.

How to choose the CIDR block for your VPC

In one of my previous blog post, we saw that creating a VPC is quite simple. We just need to provide values to four parameters and we can get our VPC up and running in minutes:

  • Region
  • CIDR Block
  • Environments
  • Business Groups

From these four parameters, the CIDR block is usually the trickiest one to understand. And this parameter is critical — because once your Mule VPC is created,

How to use a VPC to isolate your worker instances

December 21 2020

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CloudHub is the cloud-based iPaaS component of Anypoint Platform. Applications on MuleSoft Cloudhub are run by one or more instances of Mule, called workers. Each worker is a dedicated instance of Mule that runs your integration application. In the default configuration, all cloud-based workers reside in a multi-tenant public cloud, balanced by a publicly accessible shared load balancer

How to distribute your API traffic with MuleSoft load balancers

November 27 2020

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MuleSoft provides two types of load balancers, shared load balancer, and dedicated load balancer to distribute API traffic deployed on the MuleSoft cloud workers. Shared load balancer is multi-tenant and shared with other customers. Dedicated load balancers enable you to deploy and configure one or more custom load balancers within your Anypoint Virtual Private Cloud (Anypoint VPC). The aim of load balancing is to optimize the use of API instances available, maximize throughput,

3 characteristics of a modern iPaaS

Integration is critical for all businesses, and selecting the right Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) early on is important for any organization looking to accelerate digital efforts. Many organizations question whether their needs are similar to large enterprises with complex backends or if a few simple point-to-point integrations would suffice. However, this is exactly the moment you need to build the foundation for success. 

Setting up Anypoint VPN with Google Cloud Platform

There are a variety of ways to establish connectivity between Anypoint CloudHub workers and systems deployed on backend customer-hosted or vendor-managed data-centers. One of the ways is through Anypoint VPN which provides a secure tunnel between cloudhub workers and  a data-center. In order to setup the VPN tunnel or extend the CloudHub network with corporate network, we need to setup Anypoint VPC. Anypoint VPC provides an isolated network segment to host CloudHub workers. 

Smart meter data processing use case in Australia

Unleash the power of your application network and Serverless Computing to transform, innovate, and stay ahead of your competition.

In the previous post, we covered how a serverless-first mantra offers a mindset focused on “don’t lift and shift — transform” and how serverless and SaaS are growing into the de-facto standard for delivering business software. Further, I highlight why we should focus on low Total Cost of Evolution (TCE) rather than only low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for our solutions.

What does scalability in cloud computing mean?

Since COVID-19 started, my wife and I switched to working remotely, with days filled with video conferences. The only way for my kid to connect to school and close friends is via the internet. At the end of the day, we are connected to the internet for news and entertainment as well. This is likely the same dynamic for others now as well. After some research, I found that my internet provider saw a surge in upstream (upload) traffic by 32% and downstream (download) traffic by 18%.

Automating CloudHub deployments for Anypoint Visualizer

A corner-stone of professional software engineering is automation, which helps eliminate human error, reduce unintended variability, and increase reproducibility. In this article, we demonstrate how to automate the deployment of a Mule application to CloudHub, while customizing the default rendering of the Mule app in Anypoint Visualizer

Mule apps are typically built and packaged with Maven using the Mule Maven plugin (MMP). This is fully supported by Anypoint Studio,

Automate deployment of EC2 instances with AWS CloudFormation APIs

When working with AWS infrastructure, it can be difficult to keep track of the provisioning of resources and potentially lead to security risks and unaccounted costs. With MuleSoft, it is easy to automate the deployment of AWS Resources using the CloudFormation APIs. AWS CloudFormation is a service that helps you model and set up your AWS resources. The resources are defined by the AWS CloudFormation template. Here is a short four step guide to automating the deployment of EC2 using MuleSoft and AWS Cloud formation APIs: