Delivering rich and consistent experiences to stakeholders and customers is one of the objectives of digital transformation. Data provides context and enables business processes to create powerful experiences. As SaaS applications proliferate within the enterprise IT landscape it inadvertently results in data silos slowing transformation initiatives. According to MuleSoft’s 2020 Connectivity benchmark report, 89% of IT leaders say data silos are an obstacle to digital transformation.
Anypoint Runtime Fabric is a container service that automates the deployment and orchestration of Mule applications and API gateways. Runtime Fabric runs within a customer-managed infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, virtual machines (VMs), and bare-metal servers.
Before we get started with this blog, if you haven’t checked out Part 1 of this Dev Guide series, make sure you work through that first, where we went through developing a resilient, governable, and flexible API layer on top of your source systems—what we call system APIs.
Here at MuleSoft, we talk a lot about how API-led connectivity can speed up your development cycles, and I’m here to guide you through how to do it. The API-led approach is a natural evolution from developing libraries, writing digestible markdown files, and sharing them on GitHub.
Traditional integration platforms could get away with providing some command line tools to automate the build and deployment of applications built on their platform. But in the modern world, integration platforms need to encompass the critical API management & cloud components as well, so the scope of continuous integration and continuous delivery tools are no longer just limited to integration applications only.
This also requires support for provisioning integration software and applications in private or public cloud platforms and capability to automate governance of deployed applications.
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.