The different types of integration
What we mean by types of integration in this section is the types of systems that would possibly need to integrate with a newly transformed system from a legacy platform to Azure. These include the following:
- Other legacy platforms in a customer’s estate, such as mainframes, UNIX, Linux, and Windows
- Other systems running Azure
- Systems running in other clouds
- Integration with third-party enterprise systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
So far, we have looked at integration from the point of view of data and applications. Next, we will look at integration between Azure and on-premises systems.
Integration with the existing legacy estate
Let’s start with mainframes. Just like with any other platform, mainframes have data, applications, and utilities. Let’s look at the options for dealing with each of these.
Mainframes have several types of data sources that can integrate with...