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"It has different type of interfaces that can integrate with companies.""Technical support is good."

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"The most valuable aspect of the Cloud Pak, in general, is the flexibility that you have to use the product."

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"It is not easy to deploy. It requires someone with a high level of knowledge in the solution to deploy it, not just anyone can do it.""The installation of containers could be simplified, as it currently requires a senior-level installer."

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"The initial setup is not easy."

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"It is very expensive if we want to scale.""The price could be better."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The pricing could be better. Licensing is on a yearly basis.
Top Answer: This solution is used as the integration hub between the internal application of any enterprise.
Top Answer: The most valuable aspect of the Cloud Pak, in general, is the flexibility that you have to use the product.
Top Answer: What needs to be improved is the restriction that they have on the product. With this solution, you can deploy all the IBM products that are included in the Cloud Pak over the OpenShift but you cannot… more »
Top Answer: We use the solution for our clients. We primarily use the solution for multi-cloud management or automation. It's largely for integration. Automation is another one that we use. The solution helps you… more »
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Rapidly connect public clouds, private clouds and on-premises application

App Connect Professional is IBM’s cloud integration offering which delivers an integration solution
• With ease-of-use, flexibility and increased responsiveness to the evolving business needs, while removing the daunting complexities of integration.
• Provides the powerful combination of a ‘simple integration experience’ for business users looking to automate how their applications talk to each other; coupled with a ‘configuration based integration’ approach for IT.
• App Connect Professional is for the teams and integration developers who need to solve more complex problems and need powerful tooling for integration scenarios

IBM Cloud Pak for Integration gives you complete, flexible integration using capabilities you need to move at today's speed of business, including the tools to help you achieve your application modernization goals as part of your journey to the cloud.

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Sample Customers
United Way of Allegheny County, Saint-Gobain CPS, Ricoh, SunTrust Banks Inc.
CVS Health Corporation
Top Industries
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company6%
Media Company6%
Computer Software Company30%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Company Size
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
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IBM App Connect is ranked 10th in Cloud Data Integration with 2 reviews while IBM Cloud Pak for Integration is ranked 13th in Cloud Data Integration with 1 review. IBM App Connect is rated 9.6, while IBM Cloud Pak for Integration is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of IBM App Connect writes "Can integrate using different interfaces". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Cloud Pak for Integration writes "Stable, with good automation capabilities and is quite flexible". IBM App Connect is most compared with Mule Anypoint Platform, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, TIBCO BusinessWorks, Boomi AtomSphere Integration and Oracle Integration Cloud Service, whereas IBM Cloud Pak for Integration is most compared with AWS Data Pipeline, Mulesoft Anypoint API Manager, Apigee and SAP Data Services.

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