API Management: A Powerful Tool for Creating Business Value
In recent years, the evolution of cloud computing and edge computing paradigms have led to a highly diversified continuum of technologies. The latter include for example various edge/cloud delivery models such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS) and Function as a Service (FaaS). Likewise, it is common for enterprises to leverage hybrid computing infrastructures, including both public and private cloud deployments. Furthermore, many enterprises are turning to multi-cloud infrastructures, to combine best-of-breed cloud offerings from different providers. In this landscape, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and development leads are starving for effective application integration and application deployment approaches. To this end, they can nowadays take advantage of API (Application Programming Interface) management processes.
API management provides the means for creating and publishing APIs, while at the same time applying monitoring and control functions over them. Specifically, API management infrastructures enable the definition and enforcement of usage policies on the APIs, along with the application of access control policies. Likewise, they provide the means for monitoring and auditing the usage of APIs, including the extraction of statistics about their use. The merit of API management infrastructures lies in their ability to centralize control over API integration. This allows CIOs to meet ambitious performance and security objectives by implementing and deploying applications that leverage these APIs.
A typical API management infrastructure comprises the following components:
API Management infrastructures deliver the following benefits to enterprises:
CIOs are gradually acknowledging the benefits of API management, which is the reason why there is a significant number of different API management tools in the market. In several cases, these tools are deployed and used in conjunction with mainstream public cloud infrastructures. The latter provides the means for deploying API gateways and provide a host of tools for testing, managing, and optimizing APIs. In this context, CIOs must consider the technical and business benefits of API management, including how it can help them meet stringent performance, security, and compliance requirements. They must also shape strategies for deploying and adopting API Gateways, and for migrating their services to them. API management will be an integral element of modern enterprise cloud environments, especially for enterprises that leverage hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures. It is therefore a good idea for modern CIOs to prepare for adopting them and for optimizing their use.
API Gateways: The Basics you Need to Know
Looking for reasons for Managing your own APIs?
CIOs in 2021: New Mindsets, Cultures and Leadership Rules
Top Strategic Priorities for CIOs in 2021
Seven Ways COVID19 has Changed the CIO Role
Cloud Analytics: Business Opportunities and Migration Challenges
Eight E-Commerce Trends for the New Normal
Hyperautomation: The Basics you need to Know
Outsourcing: How to Pick the Right Partner and Location
Digital Twins: A Vehicle for Safer, Trusted and More Efficient Industrial Processes
We're here to help!
No obligation quotes in 48 hours. Teams setup within 2 weeks.
If you are a Service Provider looking to register, please fill out this Information Request and someone will get in touch.
Outsource with Confidence to high quality Service Providers.
If you are a Service Provider looking to register, please fill out
this Information Request and someone will get in
Enter your email id and we'll send a link to reset your password to the address
we have for your account.
The IT Exchange service provider network is exclusive and by-invite. There is
no cost to get on-board;
if you are competent in your areas of focus, then you are welcome. As a part of this exclusive