Tag: Cloud

As companies adopt more and more  applications, there is a pressing need to connect these applications to each other, as well as to legacy applications. Companies who don’t create connectivity between SaaS applications end up with information silos. Front office applications, without information from the system of record, don’t provide value. Back office data, if not surfaced in a system of engagement, is irrelevant.

What if you could connect all your SaaS and on-premises applications with a single platform? You could achieve a single view of your customer, across every application that touches the customer lifecycle. You could streamline your quote to cash office, removing error-prone, manual processes and accelerating the revenue cycle. You could unlock your back office by bringing relevant records and information into systems like Salesforce to bring value to your sales teams.

Today MuleSoft and THINKstrategies have published the results from our 2nd annual SaaS Integration Survey. These results validate the growing interest we’ve seen from SaaS providers to build and offer integration as a part of their service. See below for the key findings and don’t forget to download the report today!

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The massive growth of APIs and applications has created a need to integrate anything, anywhere. This integration wave presents unique challenges for organizations looking to integrate both in the cloud and on-premise. Join Ross Mason, Founder & CTO of MuleSoft, as he discusses the emerging hybrid architectures designed to manage this challenge.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Hear what the API explosion means to you
  • Identify where your integration project falls in the hybrid use case spectrum
  • Learn cloud/on-premise integration best practices
  • Explore the MuleSoft solution: integrate anything, everywhere

This Monday, we are very excited to be participating in Cloud Channel Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies. As more Enterprises are moving to the cloud, ISV’s have an opportunity to grow their customer base from the early adopters in small businesses through to the largest of Enterprises. At MuleSoft we understand Enterprise IT projects and what it takes to make systems and applications work together. We also understand the tremendous value partnerships can bring to SaaS companies as they look strategically across their portfolio, and make critical decisions across engineering, and sales resources for 2013 to outpace their competition.

We are on a mission to simplify integration at every level, whether that be large scale service orientation, legacy integration, SaaS automation, mobility enablement or even data loading.  For those not familiar with dataloader.io, its a cloud service offered by MuleSoft that allows SalesForce users to upload, download and delete data.  This is an important task, before any SaaS application is useful you need to load data into it. Previous to dataloader.io SalesForce customers had to download a Windows application and run data uploads from a local machine.  This isn’t what Marc Benioff had in mind when he talked about his ‘No Software’ vision. We’ve now completed that vision by creating the first, cloud-based dataloader.

Its that time of year again when we take the Mule team on the road for Mule Summit. In previous Summits we’ve had guest speakers from Forbes, Intuit, Facebook, Sky and the National Lottery all talking candidly about their use of Mule.  The next round of Mule Summit events will be visiting even more cities with even more speakers.

Sign up today to join the core Mule development team and successful Mule users at the premier integration event of the year! Meet the experts and kickstart your integration project at Mule Summit, where you’ll have the opportunity to influence product direction and get hands on with Mule ESB and Mule Studio in our interactive labs.

Introduction

We wrote a blog over a year ago showing you how to use Ant to package and deploy your Mule Application to your Mule server. With this blog I’d like to show you how we have extended his work so that you can also deploy to CloudHub. Why would you want to do that from Ant? Why Continuous of course! Wouldn’t it be nice for it go from development to to automatically just as you do in-house? Of course it would!

ryan.carter on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Connector Callback Testing – Local

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Testing using an external API can be a PITA, especially if the API uses any HTTP Callbacks or redirects such as OAuth or WebHooks. If your using any callback functionality like this then the Service Provider needs a way to callback your application and therefore be accessible to the public Internet.

When you start integrating these APIs, it’s much easier to work on your local development machine, but these are usually behind firewalls, NAT, or are otherwise not able to provide a public URL and it’s not really feasible to push to a staging environment every time you want to test something.

So we need a way to make our local applications available to the Internet; there are a few good and tools out there to help with this such as: Tunnlr, ProxyLocal, showoff.io or you can setup your own reverse SSH Tunnel if you already have a remote system to forward you requests.

In this post, I am going to use a service called LocalTunnel and show how we can share a local Mule application with the world and customize some Connectors to receive Callbacks locally.

Nial Darbey on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Welcome to Mule Enterprise

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Introduction


Those of you who are regular visitors to this blog are no doubt familiar with Mule Community edition. With this blog I’d like to introduce you to MuleSoft and our Enterprise version of Mule, I think its important to understand everything that mule can offer you.

Reason for Success

So why do companies rely so heavily on Mule? Well, consider the legacy integration ESBs and Brokers. Most of them were built over fifteen years ago, so they solve only a subset of todays integration challenges. These were and remain heavyweight stacks expensive to rollout and maintain and stubbornly resistent to change. MuleSoft in stark contrast is now leading the way with Mule Enterprise which was built to be agile in its ability to adapt to the changes which necessarily occur in any company’s business processes.  Mule’s success can be attributed to the following characteristics:

We’ve just rolled out a new platform service in our CloudHub R20 release for storing application data. With Mule’s Object Store capabilities, each integration application is given it’s own storage, with zero configuration required. This makes it a extremely easy to implement two very important integration scenarios:

  1. Persisting OAuth tokens – all our enabled connectors can store tokens and restore them using ObjectStores
  2. Storing synchronization state – your application may need to keep track of the last record synchronized, so the next time it synchronizes it can resume where it left off

In addition, you can store any other data you want in it as well! Let’s take a more in depth look at these scenarios.