Middleware complexity is a looming issue for many would-be innovators today. IBM is offering PureSystems, a hardware appliance that comes embedded with integration expertise patterns, to address middleware and other concerns. IBM Application and Integration Middleware General Manager Marie Wieck (shown here) told Impact 2012 attendees that the recently released PureSystems is a new breed of system “integrated by design”. Its goal is to employ repeatable patterns to tame the middleware beast. A new IBM Virtual Pattern Kit for Developers lets customers create their own patterns of expertise for IBM PureSystems integrations, she said.