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 – organisations 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,includes discoverability, reusability, lifecycle, rich documentation, monetisation, portal capability, as well as connecting API developers to API consumers.
- API Analytics – centralised 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 organisation?
The digital ecosystem is evolving in many directions. Organisations are adopting multiple channels to drive newer sales channels, trigger new business models and generate more and more revenue. This triggers the need to unlock business assets to the outside world in a secure manner. The increasing demand from Internet business models, IoT, social media and Cloud adoption will increase greatly the need to expose 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 hugely with the demanding business needs. As more and more APIs are getting exposed to the outside world, organisations are struggling with securing the APIs and their underlying systems against external threats, monitoring the usage of APIs and data, and monetising 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 into the API ecosystem.
API Management for your organisation
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 leading vendors and can assist you throughout the whole process, from RFP to platform enablement and platform adoption. Our consultants have led rolloutsin many domains and will guide you in the creation of an API centre of expertise to deliver 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.