The Influential Software team were among 2,500 people who attended MuleSoft Summit London 2018.
That makes this the biggest MuleSoft summit to date. And as we heard from the fantastic speakers, MuleSoft has even greater things in the pipeline.
To start with, we heard from MuleSoft speakers including CEO Greg Schott, EMEA Head Raj Mistry, and founder Ross Mason.
The recurring theme was how to take a mix of enterprise applications that looks like this…
…and turn that opaque, hard-to-manage group of applications into something like this:
The good news is, this transformation isn’t magic!
As MuleSoft’s UK Partner, Influential Software has wrought this change for thousands of businesses.
The core MuleSoft proposition is this: with integration and APIs, you can move from mud to crystal.
What’s more, you can make the shift reliably and at your own pace.
But before we get technical, why is this transformation so important?
The Challenges of Opacity
Over the years, many enterprises have taken on layer upon layer of applications to meet different needs.
The difficulty of managing these opaque layers creates extra strain on IT resources.
Your staff may resort to “shadow IT”, breaking up enterprise data among insecure SaaS platforms.
On top of this, issues quickly arise when you need to apply new security policies across these applications.
There may be data hidden within your “ball of mud” that could be turned into intelligence or services – but you can’t see it.
As MuleSoft’s Ross Mason put it at MuleSoft Summit London 2018, “For the modern enterprise, it isn’t about the large eating the small, it’s about the fast eating the slow.”
Can your enterprise afford to sacrifice its speed to unconnected systems?
The Benefits of Transparency
MuleSoft’s API approach solves all of these issues. By creating APIs throughout your application layers, you gain a 3D view of everything.
Now you can react quickly to cyber threats and manage any group of applications easily.
You can ringfence areas to respond to changing data regulations, or swap and change elements without disrupting other applications.
In short, you can leverage your existing architectures with transparency, security, and agility.
At MuleSoft Summit London 2018 we heard from Amitabh Apte, director of digital foundations integration at Mars, how APIs are transforming this global enterprise.
Without “big leaps” in architecture or infrastructure, Mars has expanded its APIs from initial piloting to a re-usable library of increasing value.
MuleSoft Sneak Peek 2019
Mark Dao, MuleSoft chief product officer, began with the inspiring words, “There are no legacy systems – only legacy mindsets.”
The moral: every enterprise has a wealth of unmined applications, and you need MuleSoft to bring them to the surface.
And MuleSoft Summit London 2018 presented a raft of new products that are making this easier.
- Advanced API Business Analytics, for analysing your API traffic and performance
- Advanced API Portal, for driving engagement and conversion to API programs
- Machine-Learning Based Automapper, for automatic data mapping suggestions
- Anypoint API Manager, for tokenisation, applying policies across APIs, and setting up “edge domains”
While MuleSoft innovations coming in 2019 include:
- threat detection
- machine-to-machine protection
- Anypoint monitoring
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