App Connect

From IBM Integration Bus to App Connect Enterprise in containers – a new series

By Kim Clark posted 14 days ago

You may have noticed we’ve started a new series of blogs focused on customers who are looking at moving to App Connect Enterprise on containers. We will update this blog regularly so you can use it as a “table of contents” for the series. A shortcut to this post is

The target audience is customers with potentially decades of knowledge on App Connect Enterprise and its predecessors, but perhaps little to no knowledge of containers or Kubernetes. So there’ll be plenty of explanation of concepts, terms and technology along the way. The series is a practical manifestation of some of the core concepts of agile integration.

The series will progress from a basic scenario, getting a simple flow running on containers, to exploring high availability, through to scenarios with MQ, creating CICD pipelines and more.

The first few scenarios are now available. Take a look, let us know if they are useful, and give us thoughts on what you’d like to see later in the series. On a related note, please also feel free to check out the Dec 1st 2021 webinar "Migrating to App Connect Enterprise 12".

Scenario 1: Deploying a simple flow on Docker - Introduces the App Connect certified container

Scenario 2: Deploying a simple flow on Red Hat OpenShift

2a: Deploying on OpenShift via the Command Line Interface (CLI) - Introduces Operators, and Configuration objects
2b: Deploying on OpenShift via the App Connect Dashboard - Introduces the App Connect Dashboard

Scenario 3: Load balancing and autoscaling a simple App Connect flow - Discusses Kubernetes replication. Introduces "pods". Summarizes some advanced scaling topics.

…many more coming, watch this space!