Anypoint Connectors provide a simple and easy way to integrate with SaaS and Cloud APIs such as Salesforce, Facebook, AWS, Paypal, and then to use them as services within Mule. With these connectors you are then able to create orchestration that spans both SaaS and on-premises applications, using Mule.
Yes! File a support case to enable global deployments for your account. CloudHub applications can be deployed to: US (East), US (West), Europe (Ireland or Frankfurt), and Asia-Pacific (Sydney or Tokyo). Administrators can set the default region on the Organization tab in Account Settings, but that region can be adjusted here when the application is deployed, if necessary.
Note that applications deployed to Europe automatically have their domain updated to http://myapplicationdomain.eu.cloudhub.io. Similarly, applications deployed to Australia automatically have their domain updated to http://myapplicationdomain.au.cloudhub.io.
An integration application is one that integrates two or more applications or services. This may be as simple as synchronizing Salesforce.com data to a local database to creating a mashup using Google Apps, Facebook, and Salesforce.com. These applications perform functions by grabbing data from different sources and publishing it to a new location or as a REST or Web Service. In the traditional 3 tier application model an integration app represents the data tier through connectivity to application data and the service tier through logic used to combine, transform and route this data to consumers.
As the name suggests, iPaaS is a development platform for building integration applications. It provides a set of services and capabilities for integrating applications in the cloud and within the enterprise. The core tenets of iPaaS are the same as PaaS, except the services on the platform are geared towards integration. In addition to some base expectations such as multi-tenancy, elasticity and reliability, iPaaS also provides intermediation of data and events, orchestration, a service container for publishing REST and SOAP services, strong security capabilities, and monitoring and developer tooling.