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Every organization knows the importance of digital transformation. Yet, not all companies are aware of how enterprise API management is a key enabler for reaching optimal digital transformation results. In 2022 and beyond, a mature strategy for enterprise APIs can make or break digital transformation outcomes. Furthermore, API lifecycle management tools have proven to be the key aspect for API management effectively underpinning digital transformation practices.
In the following paragraphs, we will outline how Akana Unlocked and API full lifecycle management tools can help your organization achieve digital transformation with APIs.
Full lifecycle API management translates to managing the entire lifespan of an API from API creation to retirement. It covers the entire lifespan of APIs in context of digital transformation. Full lifecycle API management requires developing a comprehensive API strategy for finding, consuming, reusing, governing and securing APIs.
But how is this different from basic API lifecycle management? Think of your API lifecycle management toolset as your API DJ. And realize the vast difference between an amateur and a professional. Whereas one tinkers in his living room, the other entertains sold-out stadiums.
The professional DJ turns dozens of inputs and sounds into a unified and entertaining show. Likewise, full lifecycle API management connects dozens of API inputs from the wider digital environment (DevOps and CI/CD pipelines, in particular) into seamless and secure API products, available to their prospective consumers.
Full lifecycle API management is all about optimizing systems interoperability in often highly granular environments. It allows you to scale complex API ecosystems built upon many layers of software's and systems, enabling IT efficiency, improved security, and oversight governance practices that enhance API ecosystem health significantly.
Akana full lifecycle API management creates ease where there was once otherwise, there will be friction, allowing for greater interoperability and management of APIs at scale. As many Fortune 500s know, efficiency and security at scale are critical to digital success. And APIs are the linchpin of digital competitiveness in the modern era.
In 2022 Akana and Perforce simplified their offering by opening up the entire Akana suite to current customers.
APIs are becoming ever more critical, we see an opportunity for customers to grow their impact with our full suite of available tools.
This includes access to and support for OAuth and OpenID Connect, API lifecycle management, and our API Portal (both API admin and consumer interface). Benefits of expanding access to our tools include:
Advanced API lifecycle management aims to ensure API product quality across both the API development cycle and in the operational environment.
In short, this includes lifecycle management practices that minimize manual developer tasks tied to lifecycle governance. Advanced API lifecycle management goes beyond basic API versioning. Instead, it captures and documents API development status, API production tasks, API environment, needs, and other ecosystem production assets. By documenting, categorizing, and managing these ecosystem assets on the front end, advanced API lifecycle management helps with the following:
Working with Akana means you have access to a full lifecycle API management suite and API security tools such as OAuth that will accelerate your time-to-market in a secure fashion.
With the Akana Lifecycle Coordinator and Akana Unlocked, clients can:
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