Adaptigent Brings No-code API Development to Red Hat Marketplace

by | Aug 13, 2020

Adaptigent is proud to announce the Adaptive Integration Fabric Operator is available on Red Hat Marketplace. The 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 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 does not require mainframe programming experience. Using the Fabric studio application, enterprise users can design and deploy integrations to existing mainframe applications which become exposed as REST or SOAP web services through the Fabric runtime environment. 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 runtime environment.

With the Operator, 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 Operator is designed to take full advantage of pod autoscaling in response to environment conditions, introducing fully configured pods to a deployment as necessary to maintain satisfactory response times and user experience.

The Operator 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 (e.g. seasonal), as these infrastructure details, once set, are largely abstracted to changing demands.

Likewise, security-minded administrators using the Operator will welcome OpenShift’s built-in dynamic security controls. The highly granular policies enabled through OpenShift can be applied to the containers running Fabric, offering a high degree of protection to container assets. On the front end, traffic through the API endpoints exposed in Fabric server deployment is protected by built-in encryption offered in OpenShift.

Finally, DevOps managers running Fabric in OpenShift will benefit from the available configuration management options, 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 integrations in a CI/CD pipeline.

Adaptigent is committed to introducing features to the Fabric roadmap that take advantage of innovations in the OpenShift platform. Future releases of Operator will focus on increasing maturity level, especially with respect to full lifecycle management and usage analytics.


To learn more, check out Adaptigent’s listing on Red Hat Marketplace.