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A New Era in Messaging as a Service

The transition to cloud computing has introduced new challenges for organizations seeking to satisfy the next generation of business requirements for digital transformation. Doing this is not simple; the reality is that the many disparate cloud-related technologies and the methods used to interconnect them were designed neither to interoperate easily nor to function in real time and in a secured manner. As organizations move to the cloud and extend antiquated legacy systems in the enterprise, they often encounter the challenge of maintaining the continuity of business processes, among them domestic and global transactions as systems of record that connect customers and financials as well as devices and machines. Much the same challenge accompanies advances in computing and interconnectivity such as the Internet of Things – advances that yield new opportunities for monetization but also involve challenges in ensuring continuity of operations.

To address these demands, a new generation of enterprise messaging technology has emerged to support digital transformation and help connect machines and applications securely. This new generation of messaging is agile in interoperation across cloud protocols, and can guarantee and secure messages across platforms and the internet. This has allowed organizations to interconnect internally and across a variety of cloud computing environments – public ones such as Amazon’s AWS, the Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure as well as private ones such as those provided by technology from Oracle, IBM, SAP and other platform as a service (PaaS) providers. Today’s enterprise messaging technologies can connect from the enterprise directly to cloud computing environments or can connect to another message broker or platform to minimize the computing cycles used in processing messages from point to point, much as network appliances have done in the past. In addition, advancements in virtualization enable these enterprise messaging brokers to operate across a variety of computing environments without additional hardware.