Implementing communication systems between mutually interacting software systems
What is i-Con?
i-Con is very different to standard integration packages. Its component based architecture ensures that interfaces are built with minimum code and maximum re-use. It is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) that uses Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to provide agility and flexibility in facilitating communication between a wide variety of communication formats and protocols. Its component nature allows for scalability and a speedy turnaround time when implemented. This means that any size and type of business can afford to implement this high-end middleware application and keep moving forward no matter how fast the company may grow in future.
Reasons to consider i-Con
- Implement new services when an organization is limited by current systems and applications
- When redeveloping applications to enable integration with new applications is cost-prohibitive
- Scalability: When companies can’t afford to outlay capital every time the business grows
- Flexibility: i-Con can accommodate change as the market changes
- Cost: Only pay for what you need, when you need it. No need to invest in months of development and implementation
- Speed: i-Con’s components contain collections of business rules which take a fraction of the time to implement as it would take to code the solutions from scratch
What is Service Oriented Architecture? (SOA)
Service-oriented architecture integrates distributed, separately maintained and deployed software components. It is a software design pattern whereby services are provided to different software components via communication protocol over a network, by application components. SOA allows for a wide range of services and functions to be made available to the user, by integration and ad hoc joining of disparate systems via simple interfaces that abstract the underlying complexity of the operations.
What is an Enterprise Service Bus? (ESB)
An ESB is the service that implements a communication system between software applications that need to interact with one another within a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The idea behind an ESB is that it promotes flexibility and agility to the communication between applications.
i-Con – Integration Framework
i-Con is different to other integration solutions. It has a component based architecture that ensures the ability to provide a speedy and cost effective turn around on the implementation of a fully integrated data system.
I-Con comprises many standard interface service solutions:
All of our interfaces are easily constructed and modified using a Visual Interface Builder. Our many services, and the ease with which we can construct and modify our interfaces, means that we do not have to re-invent the wheel when it comes to constructing a flexible, scalable, robust, integrated system of existing and future applications. This means you don’t have to re-develop legacy applications, but rather leverage them to take immediate advantage of new technology.