Integration environments and the connections between different applications become more brittle and complicated as environments change and grow. Integration middleware, namely, enterprise service buses (ESBs) provide a means to streamline application integration by serving as a central connection point. Use this storyboard to guide your organization in implementing a chosen ESB solution.
This blueprint is divided into the following phases:
- Set the Stage for the ESB
- Test and Implement Your ESB Pilot Project
- Plan and Implement the Full ESB
- Implement Governance and Maintenance of the ESB
By systematically following steps to set the stage for the ESB implementation, growing out the project with a pilot project, and then iteratively integrating other systems, the large and complex ESB project will be more manageable and able to provide the promised ROI.