An iPaaS is a technology that allows developers to create applications independent of their own infrastructure and then allow those applications to be integrated into the enterprise network.
The term iPaaS is actually used to describe many different platforms. Some examples include:
- A standalone application platform.
- A platform that is capable of integrating applications from multiple vendors.
- An app store for CRM systems, web servers, and other software applications
- A platform for mobile devices and smartphones, such as iOS and Android
- A mobile-first approach that focuses on mobile devices only (not on websites)
How iPaaS works?
iPaaS standardizes how applications are integrated into an organization. The idea behind this platform is that applications can be used by internal systems without the need for integration between them. This will make internal IT teams more productive, thereby reducing costs and improving efficiency.
An iPaaS has several advantages over traditional integration platforms:
- It is modular, meaning it can be easily customized to suit the needs of different parts of the organization
- It is fast, as it takes a fraction of the time it takes other technologies to integrate different applications
- It is scalable, meaning it can be used across all major platforms and devices
IpaaS also offers several benefits:
- There are no system or application-specific requirements; there are only standards that need to be followed
- A single interface makes it easy for IT administrators and developers alike to get up and running quickly and efficiently because there are no complex menus or screens necessary to navigate through.
Why iPaaS is useful?
iPaaS is used to integrate many applications from different vendors into an organization. iPaaS platforms are of the following types:
- App Integration Platform (IAP) – A software platform that provides integration between applications from different vendors and allows them to be deployed and managed in a centralized manner.
- Application Delivery Platform (aDAP) – A software platform that provides integration between applications from different vendors and allows them to be deployed and managed in a centralized manner.
- Enterprise Integration – The integration of various applications into an organization’s IT infrastructure. It eliminates the need for one centralized install environment.
- Cloud Computing – The use of cloud computing services to deliver applications or business information in a virtual environment including virtual servers, storage, storage management resources, networking, security and data protection capabilities.
- DevOps – Development, deployment and operations of IT systems using automation techniques such as Continuous Deployment (CD) approach.