Select and Implement an ESB Solution

Bring order to the chaos of your system traffic by implementing an Enterprise Service Bus.

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Not investing in an ESB will cause the organization to:

  • Waste resource time and energy fixing brittle point-to-point connections
  • Struggle to manage the messages flowing between applications
  • Be unable to access accurate data in a timely fashion

Implementation of an ESB into an application environment will:

  • Create an integration environment that is easier to manage
  • Enable the integration environment to scale to accommodate changes in messaging volumes and new technologies
  • Support new use cases for application and system integration

Module 1: Launch an ESB Selection Project

The Purpose

  • Identify the benefits and fit for ESB technology for the organization.
  • Create the project plan for an ESB selection project.
  • Conduct an inventory of the organization’s integration environment.
  • Evaluate architecture needs and make critical architecture decisions.
  • Identify ESB and integration use cases for the organization.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Objectives for an ESB solution.
  • Case for an investment in ESB technology.
  • Project plan.
  • Identification of roles and responsibilities.
  • Mapping of integrations and documentation of services.
  • Creation of architecture and governance guiding principles for an ESB.
  • Architecture Reference Model.
  • Identification of ESB use cases. 

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Plan the steps and components of an ESB procurement project
  • Completed project plan ready for business approval
1.2 Evaluate the integration environment of the organization
  • Evaluated and documented integration environment
1.3 Make critical architecture decisions
  • Documented architecture decisions
1.4 Model a reference architecture
  • Completion of a product-neutral reference architecture
1.5 Evaluate ESB use cases
  • Identified fit for ESB use cases

Module 2: Plan the Procurement and Implementation Process

The Purpose

  • Review the ESB Vendor Landscape vendor profiles and performance.
  • Take the information from your inventory assessment and architecture evaluation to create the requirements for your ESB RFP and evaluation process. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Strong understanding of the ESB market (vendor offerings and functionality).
  • Requirements package that aligns with the business’s environment and future needs. 

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Evaluate the ESB market
  • Vendor shortlist
2.2 Identify the business’s ESB requirements
  • ESB requirements package
2.3 Plan next steps in the procurement process
  • Framework for evaluating ESB vendors

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