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Why im excited about BizTalk Microservices

Recently I was at the Integrate 2014 summit which was excellently organised by BizTalk 360.  In this summit we learned about the vision and for the next wave of integration technologies and also got some demos of the bits that have been built so far.  In the 2013 BizTalk Summit…

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Considerations for a Multi-Vendor Cloud Strategy

On the back of some recent discussions following an outage at one of the cloud vendors the usual rounds of discussions came up again about how companies need to think about how to use multiple cloud vendors etc etc. While I generally agree with this I think the real context…

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Whats in your integration platform?

I really enjoyed Kent Weare’s presentation at Integrate this week which will be about some thoughts on helping companies with the decision around choosing the right technologies to make up their integration platform.  To accompany the talk there is a whitepaper which Steef-Jan Wiggers and I were asked by Kent to help…

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Part 4 – API Gateway in the Cloud

As I mentioned earlier in the series of articles there were a couple of projects where we implemented the API Gateway pattern which I wanted to discuss.  The 2nd project was a one where we also used Azure Service Bus and that introduced what I thought were some interesting new…

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Part 3 – API Gateway that worked then went wrong

In this article I want to talk about a real world example of a project which involved an API Gateway component and how even after some initial success the project deviated from the vision and where the architecture ended up and some of the problems associated with that. The original…

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Part 2 – Services Platform Background

Rather than just be a theoretical discussion about API Gateway, I want to bring in some real world stuff here.  I thought the best way to do this is to go through a couple of implementations but before I do that I need to lay out some background information and…

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Part 1 – API Gateway Discussion

This article really came about from the twitter conversation on the below link: @wearsy @DanRosanova @michael_stephen @MicroSvcArch and in case there was any doubt, so would I! — Martin Abbott (@martinabbott) November 13, 2014 [https://twitter.com/martinabbott/status/532693203216920576] To elaborate on my original comment, what I was trying to say but requires more…

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BizTalk Iaas Whitepaper

Recently Johann Cooper asked if I would review a white paper he was writing following some inspiration from the recent Australia BizTalk Summit organised by BizTalk 360.  As always flattered to be asked for my opinion on these things it was a good opportunity to get involved and also tied…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Overview

I think my bunch of recent articles about an Azure based integration platform ended up with a few more posts than id originally thought it would so prob not a bad idea to have a list of them here.   Remember in this series that the decisions and approaches may…

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Building an Azure based Integration Platform – Part 9

So far in the series we have looked at how the integration platform was envisioned, how it evolved through projects and a recap of where it was vs where we thought it would go.  The next step is to consider how the platform might evolve in the future.  This means…

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