Mule jumps on cloud computing bandwagon

Mule 3.0, the latest software release from Web middleware provider MuleSoft, now supports public cloud offerings like Amazon Web Services.

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Mule 3.0 supports public cloud
Open source-friendly software project Mule has joined the cloud bandwagon. The Mule 3.0 release now supports public cloud infrastructures like Amazon Web Services.

"Mule Cloud Connect is a set of capabilities that enables developers to integrate enterprise data and applications seamlessly with Software as a Service and cloud-based Web applications," according to MuleSoft founder Ross Mason.

Mule is an enterprise service bus (ESB), essentially a translator and conveyor of instructions from one application to another. It sits in the middle of a web of other IT products and coordinates their activity. ESBs were a trend a few years ago when service-oriented architecture (SOA) was all the rage.

SOA was about standardizing and describing what your IT services were; the inclusion of external cloud services into Mule may signal the coming together of the two worlds.

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