What is API Management?
“API Management is the process of publishing, promoting and governing APIs, in a secure and scalable environment.”
Three main requirements drive API Management solutions
- API Security – Organizations must ensure that published APIs do not pose a security liability. Uncontrolled access to sensitive information from data, content and services cannot be allowed, and the underlying systems must be protected with authentication, rate limiting and quotas.
- API Governance – Central governance of the APIs, reducing a lot of the technical debt and double-work. API discoverability, API reusability, API lifecycle, rich API documentation, API monetization. Portal capability, connecting API Developers to API Consumers.
- API Analytics – Centralized gathering and analysis of API Analytics, providing real time dashboards. Understand API usage and performance through interactive reporting, for both API Developers and API Consumers.
Why API Management for your organization?
The digital ecosystem is evolving in many directions. Organizations are adopting multiple channels to drive newer sales channels, trigger new business models and generate more and more revenue. This triggers the need of unlocking business assets to the outside world in a secure manner. The increasing demand from Internet Business Models, IoT, social media and Cloud Adoption will exponentially increase the need to expose the business assets to the outside world by means of API.
Read our Case Study about API Management at Liberty Global
The number of APIs is growing exponentially with the demanding business needs. As more and more APIs are getting exposed to the outside world, organizations are struggling with securing the APIs and their underlying systems against external threats, monitoring the usage of APIs and its data, and monetizing its assets to generate more revenue. These new complexities demand very efficient API Lifecycle Management, and the use of API Analytics to monitor health trends and insights in the API ecosystem.
API Management for your organization
Are you convinced of the need for investing in API Management, or perhaps planning a rollout of a new API Management Platform? We have partnerships with multiple vendors and can assist you throughout the whole process, from RFP to platform enablement and platform adoption. Our consultants have led rollout processes in multiple domains and will guide you in the creation of an API center of expertise delivering consumer grade APIs.
Download our whitepaper: The future of API Management
API Management case studies
In November 2017 Devoteam was brought in to review Apigee implementation and set up an API Management foundation at Eneco…
This case study goes into the implementation of a full and complete API Management solution at Liberty Global.