Following their recent acquisition of MuleSoft earlier this year, for $6.5 billion, Salesforce are looking to continue helping their customers fully connect their IT and data systems by making an undisclosed investment to partner with Docker.
Salesforce continue to invest millions around the world in different tech companies and the investment in Docker is in line with the needs of their customer base.
Indeed, there is the need across the industry for companies such as Salesforce to connect their customers IT portfolios that still run alongside other platforms in many of their clients.
Andrew Leigh (VP of Alliances at Jitterbit) told CIO Dive “There has been a “fundamental shift” in the market, and “every major platform from Salesforce to Workday to Service Now to SAP to IBM is realizing that no platform can exist in the long term as an island”
A number of companies that are still held back by their legacy platforms that were put into place decades ago,these platforms are generally too strategic and the too complex to migrate.
The combination of MuleSoft and Docker is aimed at providing the option for their customers to rebuild their IT environments in a contained architecture. Hybrid integration is crucial for progress.
API is a key part of the integration of legacy environments they facilitate the connection between networks but the requirement is for an API that can deliver a reusable service to connect the rest of digital architecture.