Many of my data center friends ask have I heard anything what Litbit is doing. No.
So I checked out the Litbit video that has been up since Nov 2014.
When I saw the video say it was about Orchestration it reminded me of Biztalk Server.
Extend your applications across enterprise and cloud
Keep your apps connected across private and public cloud environments. Deploy BizTalk Server on premises and leverage Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services and Service Bus in the cloud.
Provides Business-to-Business (B2B) and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) capabilities for delivering cloud and hybrid integration solutions.
Service Bus is messaging infrastructure that sits between applications allowing them to exchange messages in a loosely coupled way for improved scale and resiliency.
Here is a Gartner Magic Quadrant on the Application Integration Suites. http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1YJ9WDM&ct=140731&st=sb
Application integration is defined as making independently designed applications work together. In 2008, Gartner published a seminal paper (see "Understanding the Three Patterns of Application Integration") identifying three integration patterns:
Data consistency — The objective of application and data integration is making data across all applications consistent. For example, if a customer changes a billing address in a CRM application, that changed data is pushed out to other applications (such as accounting, billing and ERP) so those applications can update their databases with the new data.
Multistep process — This entails orchestrating the execution of a sequence of business process activities, regardless of whether these activities are performed by software (applications or services), humans or intelligent devices, such as a printer or a programmable logic controller. Comprehensive support for multistep process integration involves supporting multiple styles of business integration, including system-to-system, collaborative, document-centric and administrative.
Composite application — This creates what appears to be a single application, purpose-built from the ground up to address user requirements. When examining the deployment of the application, users will find components, both business logic and data, that are part of existing production applications.
We'll see what Litbit finally announces, but from the video Youtube it looks like LitBit is a data center use case of Biztalk Server.
Here is a Biztalk Orchestration demo.