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MyST 2.5.1 Released: Support for Oracle API Gateway

June 23, 2014

MyST Rubicon Red are pleased to announce the release of version 2.5.1 of MyST, the leading delivery automation tool for Oracle Fusion Middleware and Applications. The MyST platform combines the automated Install and Configuration of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Platform, with the automated Build, Deployment and Configuration of code artefacts to the FMW platform across all phases of the software development life-cycle, reducing the cost of FMW application development, accelerating application time to market and bridging the gap between Development and Operations.

The latest release provides some key enhancements, including:

  • Installation of Oracle API Gateway 11.1.2.2.0
  • Installation of Oracle Forms & Reports 11.1.2.2.0
  • Automated configuration of advanced SOA settings such as:
    • AIA error notifications & system codes
    • Log levels and performance tuning parameters
    • Support for use of custom database tablespaces in repository creation

Secure integration between on-premise and cloud based applications.

Cloud computing is transforming the way enterprises think about Information Technology.  Adoption of a cloud based approach and model – results in greater operational efficiencies and lower costs than many traditional IT deployments. However, as we start to integrate on-premise applications with the cloud, additional care needs to be taken to ensure that on-premise services are exposed to the cloud in a secure and controlled way, ensuring compliance with corporate security policies.

Oracle API Gateway acts as a control point for managing how internal services and application assets are exposed to outside cloud offerings and reduces cloud related security risks. It allows enterprises to leverage their existing Identity and Access Management investments by extending authentication authorization and risk policies to mobile, cloud and enterprise  applications – without changing backend applications. Plus comprehensive Auditing and Monitoring provides visibility and insight into cloud activity and threats.

Correct installation and configuration of the API Gateway is vital to ensuring that it fulfils its role as the first line of defence for internal applications exposed to the cloud.

However the traditional approach of manually installing and configuring the API Gateway, can easily result in mistakes; small in-consistencies between environments, such as different patches levels, disparities in the configuration of security policies, can cause issues which are difficult to recognize, and ultimately can result in security holes, with internal applications being exposed outside the firewall.

With the latest release of MyST, organisations can now fully automate the provisioning of Oracle API Gateway; giving complete surety in the initial set-up and configuration of the API Gateway, as well as govern the on-going process of maintaining the API Gateway in-line with ever changing security requirements and the need to continually integrate new services with the cloud.

MyST and DevOps

Rubicon Red MyST can be a vital part of building your DevOps culture and practices. Using MyST, you can do things like fully automate the provisioning and on-going maintenance of your Fusion Middleware environments (dev, sit, qa, prod, etc.), as well automate the deployment and configuration of code across those environments to support key DevOps best practices, such as continuous delivery.