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Swiss Hospitality major deploys Fiorano SOA Platform -
Integrates with over 70 on-premise apps

Fiorano Cloud ESB Platform selected over Microsoft BizTalk and Mule Open source

LOS GATOS, California, January 19, 2011 – Fiorano Software (, the pioneer of peer-to-peer distributed integration, today announced that the Fiorano Cloud Integration platform has been successfully deployed by Swiss based Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), the world's first hotel school.

The Fiorano Cloud Platform, built on the Fiorano Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), integrates applications across Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and In-House worlds.

Over the past several years, EHL acquired substantial hardware and software infrastructure, with a data center hosting over 100 servers, together with over 70 applications ranging from simple portlets to complex applications. The school's pillar applications include a for CRM, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2010 as an ERP platform, academic and end-user portals, Microsoft Exchange for email and calendaring and Microsoft Active Directory for Identity and Access Management.

EHL soon realized that it needed to invest in a quality integration platform to automate business processes, increase transactional visibility and gain agility by developing capabilities to incorporate new business processes seamlessly without disrupting existing systems. A search was initiated for a comprehensive integration platform and choices were narrowed down to three middleware vendors, one of them, Fiorano.

"We found that developing and deploying new processes, as well as modifying and redeploying existing processes, was much faster with Fiorano in comparison with BizTalk and Mule open source. Fiorano also had a lower learning curve, decreasing our time to deployment significantly" , said Ganasekharan Thoppe, Principal Engineer, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.

Fiorano ESB forms the integration layer moving data between the pillar applications. Fiorano "event processes" implement specific business processes, allowing EHL to automate operations incrementally. Testing was simplified with the help of the Fiorano Studio's sophisticated debugging capabilities. With Fiorano's peer-to-peer architecture EHL has managed to evolve its ESB infrastructure as requirements have grown and the experience with the ESB solution has matured. In summary, Fiorano was chosen for the following reasons:

  • Code-free/Model-driven approach using a flow designer GUI.
  • Faster development and debugging of event processes.
  • Superior data integration capabilities (Web-services integration, Databases)
  • Web based dashboard for server monitoring
  • Linear Scalability

"We are very pleased with this successful deployment of the Fiorano Cloud ESB Integration Platform. With widespread adoption of SaaS, many organizations are finding it difficult to integrate their on-premise applications with their cloud solutions like CRM. Open source cloud integration falls short in scalability and security. Fiorano's enterprise-class cloud integration platform enables rapid deployment of business solutions while laying the foundation for an extensible SOA infrastructure." said Atul Saini, CEO & CTO, Fiorano Software.

About Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (
As the world's first hotel school, the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, is a leading institution that prides itself in preparing the leaders of tomorrow. EHL is an international, bilingual school, offering its programs in both English and French. It provides solid management education of a top business school while basing its programs on its own unique educational philosophy: hospitality management as both a science and an art.

About Fiorano (

Founded in 1995, Silicon Valley based Fiorano Software is a California Corporation with proven leadership in enterprise middleware and peer-to-peer distributed systems. Fiorano's innovative event-driven, dataflow SOA platform integrates applications and complex technologies into an enterprise nervous system, increases business process performance, yields higher message throughput and enhances availability through agent-based visual composition that bridges the capability gap between business models and their implementation – the model is the application, ready to run.

Global leaders including ABN AMRO, Boeing, British Telecom, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group, McKesson, NASA, POSCO Steel, Qwest Communications, Rabobank, Schlumberger, Lockheed Martin, United States Coast Guard and Vodafone have deployed Fiorano to drive innovation through open, standards-based, dataflow SOA applications built in just days, yielding unprecedented productivity.

Fiorano Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Fiorano Message Queue (MQ) deliver the industry fastest, lowest latency, highest throughput real-time messaging(asynchronous and synchronous) to power high performance, highly available, and collaborative workflow applications whose application services are distributed throughout the IT landscape. Fiorano Cloud Platform, built on the Fiorano Cloud ESB (Enterprise Service Bus), a hybrid ESB Platform that integrates applications across SaaS, PaaS and on-premise worlds. Fiorano's distributed, peer-to-peer agents abstract complexity of developing and deploying services to unlock value in a customer's enterprise architecture framework.