Migrating inter-company information systems from an on-premises mainframe to the cloud and integrating with remaining legacy applications
Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ:9640) (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Kazuhiro Uchida; herein, “Saison Information Systems”) sells the data integration middleware products, DataSpider Servista and Thunderbus, which are developed and supported by its wholly-owned subsidiary, APPRESSO K.K. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Kazutoshi Ono; herein “APPRESSO”).
Yokogawa Rental & Lease Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Yuichi Kanagawa; herein, “Yokogawa Rental & Lease”) utilized APPRESSO’s products to successfully integrate legacy applications in its on-premises mainframe with cloud-hosted information systems to form their new IT infrastructure.
Case Study of a Successful Integration of On-Premises and Cloud-Hosted Systems
Below, we introduce an outline of the project, the challenges faced, and how our products provided an optimal solution.
1. The Customer
A subsidiary of well-known electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Yokogawa Rental & Lease is primarily active in the rental of IT equipment and measuring instruments. To evolve a business , the company has developed business solutions to help enterprises transition from owning hardware to renting. Another new service includes providing services to help companies with the full lifecycle of equipment, including procurement, delivery, and management.
2. The Project
To enable these new offerings, and improve existing operations, it was decided to upgrade the Yokogawa Rental & Lease’s IT infrastructure. The decision was therefore made to migrate the company’s internal information systems from IBM Notes to a set of applications hosted on a kintone cloud. This would enable new synergies and efficiencies.
3. The Challenge
Yokogawa Rental & Lease decided to replace the IBM Notes with the kintone cloud. However, for the migration to be worthwhile, all systems would need to continue to talk to each other, and so the company sought a way to integrate all systems.
4. The Solution
After reviewing potential options, Yokogawa Rental & Lease selected DataSpider Servista and Thunderbus. These data integration middleware products are designed to work together. They enabled efficient implementation without coding while meeting the company’s stringent standards for security and reliability. Furthermore, any future changes that may be required would be relatively easy to implement thanks to the middlewares’ flexibility.