Azure Integration Services offers a unique set of serverless cloud services that provide a secure, scalable and easy to manage solution to the integration of both cloud and on-premises applications. Ballard Chalmers design, develop, deliver and support enterprise integration solutions and provide expertise on all aspects of Azure Integration Services.
Azure Integration Services
We provide expert help to determine the best approach to design, develop and support your Enterprise Application Integration using the most suitable services in Azure Integration Services
Azure Integration Services is not a new Azure service but instead is a collection of other Azure services. This makes a lot of sense, why try and produce a new service that contains functionality that already exists in other services, just add new functionality where needed and take advantage of the whole of Azure for everything else.
The core components of Azure Integration Services are detailed here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/product-categories/integration/ and consist of:
- Logic Apps: Provides data connection and orchestration features
- Service Bus: Secure message queuing service
- API Management: Provides secure control and throttling features for APIs
- Event Grid: Event routing system
Plus, you can use any other Azure service that you wish such as SQL Azure, Azure Tables, CosmosDB, Blob Storage, Azure Functions and much more.
In addition, because Azure Integration Services is built on Azure using Azure services, the system is:
- Fully managed by Microsoft and so the level of system administrator support is minimal, with no need to patch or backup
- New code releases can be automatedly deployed using the release pipeline features built into Azure DevOps
- New deployments can be completely managed using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, which can automate the setup of all the Azure Services
Reduce Integration Overhead
Azure Integration Services offers a greatly reduced administration overhead compared with BizTalk and other systems.
Azure Integration Services is a great step forward and a world-class cloud-based system for integrating systems in the cloud and on-premises.
When used in combination with the Ballard Chalmers Data Integration Hub Framework, even the most complex enterprise data integrations can be created easily and risk-free.
All using a tried and tested architecture and components based on Azure Integration Services backed up with fully automated deployments and monitoring.
In partnering with Ballard Chalmers, we were able deliver within project timescales what would traditionally have been on-premises Microsoft Biztalk applications as scalable Azure PaaS solutions.”
Group Head of IT – EVO Group
Ballard Chalmers worked with RHS to design and deliver the RHS Integration platform that underpins our first application using Microsoft Azure. The Digital Membership App has been a great success for the RHS, eliminating paper forms and moving to a native digital solution.
Development Manager – Royal Horticultural Society
Azure Integration Services Case Studies
Evo Group is the UK and Ireland’s largest specialist multi-channel business supplies and service distributor. They offer an array of tailored and specialist services within each channel, acting as a one-stop-shop, and with the broadest multi-channel sales structure in the sector.
Royal Horticultural Society
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK’s leading gardening charity, aiming to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. Founded over 200 years ago, the RHS promotes horticulture through gardens, flower shows, and training for gardeners.