By ensuring an out-of-the-box secured hybrid connection to many existing Line of Business (LOB) systems, Integration Cloud can leverage traditional messaging patterns to make your company’s integrations as agile as possible.
Integration Cloud allows you to easily set up connectivity with on-premises Line of Business applications that do not have a public endpoint (like file shares, mainframe, …), via Microsoft Azure Virtual Networking or the Cloud Connector.
- Azure Virtual Networking: if a virtual network is available and so is the connectivity between the cloud and the network where the local system resides, Integration Cloud can be used to set up a direct connection with the system. This allows us to set up a connection in the exact same way as if the application was in the same network as Integration Cloud.
- Cloud Connector: Cloud Connector acts as an on premise proxy and has several connector types, such as File, MSMQ, WCF, SQL Server, Oracle… Connectivity between the cloud and the connector happens over the secured and encrypted Service Bus Relay connection. Messages are created in the cloud and are sent to the connector through this secured connection, which then relays the request to the configured application for that channel. For this connectivity type, only outbound ports are required on the firewall configuration! All connections are initiated by the cloud connector, while requests are relayed by the Azure Service Bus after authentication and authorization.
- Through any standard integration: Obviously, Integration cloud can expose endpoints that can be reached from on-premise servers. At the same time, it can reach any public endpoint exposed by on-premises systems.