OpenLegacy, the open source-based legacy integration platform provider, today announced the availability of its eSuite Integration Platform, which makes it easy for enterprises to integrate their back-end systems of record with mobile, Web or cloud applications through a set of standard APIs.
“In the short time since our launch, we have become known for enabling straightforward integration of IBM i, mainframes, and databases with mobile, Web and cloud. Now with our new eSuite Integration Platform, enterprises can easily mobilize any of their enterprise back-end systems,” said Zeev Avidan, Vice President of Product Management for OpenLegacy. “With the new Secure Web Gateway being launched with the eSuite, requests from outside the enterprise can be handled securely and efficiently.”
The new eSuite builds on OpenLegacy’s existing legacy modernization solutions (iSuite and zSuite), which provide enterprises with a rapid and low risk way to extend reliable legacy systems such as IBM i (formerly known as AS/400 or iSeries) and mainframes into robust, high capacity modern applications to deliver solutions such as online banking, mobile apps for the manufacturing floor, integration with modern CRM systems and more. Typically these types of modernization projects have been expensive, complex and time consuming, but OpenLegacy provides an alternative that is nearly automated and extremely easy to implement.
Key highlights of the new OpenLegacy eSuite Integration Platform include:
- New Web Services and Stored Procedure Connectors Expand Range
- New OpenLegacy connectors to Web services and stored procedures allow enterprises to open up new parts of their infrastructure and Enterprise Service Bus platforms as standard APIs.
ESB platforms’ strict governance often require a heavy time investment when extending them outward; but cutting corners on these types of projects often leads to ungoverned and unmanageable interfaces. With the new OpenLegacy Web services connector, enterprises can easily transform any Web service into a well-structured REST API ready for use by any mobile, Web or cloud client while maintaining their current ESB as the single system of records.
Database stored-procedures often contain hard-to-migrate, sensitive data logic; extending access to databases without considering the stored procedures may risk data integrity. The new OpenLegacy stored procedures connector allows enterprises to utilize their existing trusted data logic layer for any JDBC-compliant database, allowing secured access to the data while maintaining its validations and integrity with very little effort or risk.
Secure Web Gateway
For enterprises that want to provide access to data from the Web without exposing core systems to external threats, the new OpenLegacy Secure Web Gateway resides in the DMZ network and mirrors the OpenLegacy server from the internal network to the outside world. Tailored specifically to the OpenLegacy transactions and architecture, this gateway acts as a secure proxy preventing direct access to the core systems from the outside while still allowing data to be transferred highly efficiently and at low latency.