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About Connecting Applications Using Integration Servers

Another approach to integration is to connect applications using integration servers, which provide an information bus or a hub-and-spoke architecture to tie disparate applications together. The benefit of using integration servers is that they reduce the number of physical connections required to Order N. As illustrated in Figure 4, each application only needs to connect once through an adapter to the integration server. The integration servers also provide a scalable and reliable integration infrastructure, which is successfully implemented in large and critical deployments.

Figure 4.  Integration Server

Siebel applications can integrate with an integration server using adapters provided by vendors such as IBM/CrossWorlds, SeeBeyond, TIBCO, Vitria, and webMethods. These adapters are validated by Siebel Systems.

To find a list of validated adapters for Siebel applications

  1. Log in to http://www.siebel.com.
  2. From the list of hyperlinks on the left hand side of the screen, select Alliances.
  3. Select Find A Partner.
  4. Select Directory.

    This opens up a page to search partners.

  5. Enter a partner's name to search by and click Submit or search by making selections from the following partner categories:
    • Consulting Partners
    • Software/Content Partners
    • Platform Partners

      This shows a list of partners who provide solutions in the area you selected in Step 5. Partners with validated adapters have Siebel Validated XX listed against their names.

  6. Click on a partner's name to find more details about that partner and its validated adapters.
Overview: Siebel eBusiness Application Integration Volume l