Adaptigent is proud to announce the Adaptive Integration Fabric is available on the Red Hat Marketplace. The Adaptive Integration Fabric Operator brings true, no-code mainframe API development to the innovative aspects of the OpenShift platform. This release marks another step in the evolution of Fabric and provides enterprise development teams with yet another platform to deploy solutions that extend and modernize their mainframe systems.
With Fabric, teams create powerful APIs through a drag-and-drop interface that requires no mainframe programming experience. Using the desktop application, Fabric Studio, enterprise users can design and deploy integrations to existing mainframe applications that become exposed as REST or SOAP web services through the run-time component, Fabric Server. In this way, Fabric facilitates access to legacy systems and complex data structures, as well as allowing COBOL and PL/I programs to easily make API calls out to other systems without writing any new code. Fabric is flexible enough to run under several platforms/operating systems and the introduction of the Operator adds OpenShift to the available platforms for the Fabric Server run-time component.
With Adaptive Integration Fabric, teams can take advantage of the enterprise-class features of OpenShift to tackle typical infrastructure problems related to their mainframe integration deployments. For example, the Adaptive Integration Fabric is designed to take full advantage of pod autoscaling in response to environment conditions, introducing fully configured pods to deployment as necessary to maintain satisfactory response times and user experience. The Adaptive Integration Fabric also makes use of OpenShift’s Persistent Storage Volume framework to manage local storage for integration artifacts regardless of deployment scale. Persistent Storage Volume support also gives administrators greater control over the specific types and locations of physical storage used for Fabric deployments. The options for scaling and centralized storage are especially useful for organizations supporting deployments with varying loads (i.e., seasonal), as these infrastructure details, once set, are largely abstracted to changing demands.
Likewise, security-minded administrators using the Adaptive Integration Fabric will welcome OpenShift’s built-in dynamic security controls. The highly granular policies enabled through OpenShift can be applied to the containers running Fabric Server, offering a high degree of protection to container assets. On the front end, traffic through the API endpoints exposed in a Fabric Server deployment is protected by built-in encryption offered in OpenShift.
Finally, DevOps managers running Fabric in OpenShift will benefit from the configuration management options available in OpenShift, especially with the use of ConfigMaps. Management of development, testing, and production environments can be facilitated easily and the ability to manage and inject configuration data into containers allows for greater options when deploying Fabric Server integrations in a CI/CD pipeline.
Adaptigent is committed to introducing features to the Fabric Service Architect roadmap that take advantage of innovations in the OpenShift platform. Future releases of the Adaptive Integration Fabric will focus on increasing the operator maturity level, especially with respect to full lifecycle management and usage analytics.
To learn more, check out Fabric’s listing on Red Hat Marketplace.
Roy Stubbs is the Chief Technology Officer at Adaptigent. As CTO, Roy is responsible for software development, product management, support, and internal IT operations. With an extensive background in technology solutions implementation and software architecture, Roy is focused on driving innovation and advancing the Adaptigent product roadmap. Prior to joining Adaptigent, Roy was CTO and co-founder at HGS Colibrium, Inc. At Colibrium, Roy oversaw the design and development of Tuo®, an enterprise sales automation and CRM solution for the health insurance industry. Preceding Colibrium, Roy held technical management positions at Connecture, NetVendor and O’Neal Steel. Roy received his BS, in Computer Information Systems from Troy University in Dothan, AL and is also a former U.S. Army Warrant Officer and aviator.