Apps, APIs, and Connectivity

Apps, APIs, and Connectivity

Organizations who have not already, really need to examine platforms that allow ready-connectivity across various APIs, SaaS domains, and SOA services.  Particularly for small-to-medium business (SMB), the initial cost of building a hybrid integration platform will be quickly offset by the network of apps, devices, and associated data and services that will soon be leveraged to enormous purpose.

Add to this the ready capability to “pedal faster” when business changes demand IT changes.  Assets are now utilized with a seamless contribution to business requirements through API connectivities that are managed and changed in many cases by effective graphical interfaces, with drag-and-drop changes and recombinant purpose.

Recognize that you can connect devices (including BYOD), apps, and data anytime, anywhere – whether Cloud or on-premise.  Developers now have an entirely new scale of ability in building API-driven application networks to plan, design, run and test services and APIs.  That’s because new solutions have been created with developers in mind – helping them to build and adapt networks efficiently, with less error and misplaced judgment; there is an avoidance of costly coding endeavors (costly not only in terms of budget, but time and staff resources).  Now the whole of their attention goes toward the craft of solutions through use of existing templates and repurposed building blocks.  Far more timely and better fits are the results.  Developer training is minimal.  In fact, savvy organizations are using interns, straight out of college – with no real experience as of yet – in performing work that had formerly required deep experience and coding skills.

These environments quickly scale and shape to your organizations requirements.  You can readily accommodate the Internet-of-Things (IoT), considerations of Big Data, and the challenges of various analytic processes.  These architectures are flexible, and easily administered and managed.  Not only can you avoid obsolescence and a clutch on “creaky” systems due to budget constraints, fear of change, or lack of best knowledge/practices for progressing – but put your organization at the forefront of a whole new agility in effecting change.

Developers will adopt tools quickly, and increase their productivity.  Project speeds and accuracy are increased via open technologies, with new levels of collaboration, modularity, and reusability.  Utilize RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) to get all of the benefits of a graphical syntax-aware platform in designing and documenting APIs, and then utilize features to share designs, test them, and create interactive mock-ups and examples.  Enabling a unified web-interface for managing integration flows, SLAs, traffic, and API users is quick and effective.

You can also manage forward-looking designs and decisions, and gain insights as to how APIs are being used.  Utilize an API runtime gateway for governing the API Manager, and provide control, security, and high performance.  Now, from a single place, you can apply pre-built and custom policies, deploy API gateways, and generate API proxies.  Leverage back-end integrations, message traffic, and API metrics.  API-use trends and performance are exposed through customizable dashboards for real-time views.  Now, you can assess real-time performance against SLAs.  

Organizations that are presently lagging in this new realm will shortly begin feeling a whole new level of pain as other organizations capture this power.  Initial cost expenditure will be quickly offset by the ROI that comes from the extraordinary savings to come, in relatively short order.

Organizations who have not already, really need to examine platforms that allow ready-connectivity across various APIs, SaaS domains, and SOA services.  Particularly for small-to-medium business (SMB), the initial cost of building a hybrid integration platform will be quickly offset by the network of apps, devices, and associated data and services that will soon be leveraged to enormous purpose.

Add to this the ready capability to “pedal faster” when business changes demand IT changes.  Assets are now utilized with a seamless contribution to business requirements through API connectivities that are managed and changed in many cases by effective graphical interfaces, with drag-and-drop changes and recombinant purpose.

Recognize that you can connect devices (including BYOD), apps, and data anytime, anywhere – whether Cloud or on-premise.  Developers now have an entirely new scale of ability in building API-driven application networks to plan, design, run and test services and APIs.  That’s because new solutions have been created with developers in mind – helping them to build and adapt networks efficiently, with less error and misplaced judgment; there is an avoidance of costly coding endeavors (costly not only in terms of budget, but time and staff resources).  Now the whole of their attention goes toward the craft of solutions through use of existing templates and repurposed building blocks.  Far more timely and better fits are the results.  Developer training is minimal.  In fact, savvy organizations are using interns, straight out of college – with no real experience as of yet – in performing work that had formerly required deep experience and coding skills.

These environments quickly scale and shape to your organizations requirements.  You can readily accommodate the Internet-of-Things (IoT), considerations of Big Data, and the challenges of various analytic processes.  These architectures are flexible, and easily administered and managed.  Not only can you avoid obsolescence and a clutch on “creaky” systems due to budget constraints, fear of change, or lack of best knowledge/practices for progressing – but put your organization at the forefront of a whole new agility in effecting change.

Developers will adopt tools quickly, and increase their productivity.  Project speeds and accuracy are increased via open technologies, with new levels of collaboration, modularity, and reusability.  Utilize RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) to get all of the benefits of a graphical syntax-aware platform in designing and documenting APIs, and then utilize features to share designs, test them, and create interactive mock-ups and examples.  Enabling a unified web-interface for managing integration flows, SLAs, traffic, and API users is quick and effective.

You can also manage forward-looking designs and decisions, and gain insights as to how APIs are being used.  Utilize an API runtime gateway for governing the API Manager, and provide control, security, and high performance.  Now, from a single place, you can apply pre-built and custom policies, deploy API gateways, and generate API proxies.  Leverage back-end integrations, message traffic, and API metrics.  API-use trends and performance are exposed through customizable dashboards for real-time views.  Now, you can assess real-time performance against SLAs.  

Organizations that are presently lagging in this new realm will shortly begin feeling a whole new level of pain as other organizations capture this power.  Initial cost expenditure will be quickly offset by the ROI that comes from the extraordinary savings to come, in relatively short order.

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