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Prepare for the future of API management today. In this blog, we recap a recent webinar featuring guest speaker, Randy Heffner from Forrester Research, Inc.
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The future of API management is in digital transformation. To success, you need federated ecosystems. You need to build digital business platforms. You need to go beyond REST. And, you need to go cloud native.
So, is your API strategy what it needs to be? A digital transformation strategy requires much more than simply using APIs. As business opportunities and possibilities rapidly expand, enterprises risk being left behind in a cloud of digital disruption.
There are three big mistakes you need to avoid in the future of API management.
Watch the webinar below, or keep reading for a full recap.
As organizations embark on their API strategies, they need to engage with their partners, which brings up a set of challenges. This is not something that is solved by must implementing an API management platform. There are questions that need to be asked beforehand about what that ecosystem should look like.
There is more to it than the technology that enables the ecosystem. Ultimately, these questions determine what the platform needs to do.
Akana solves this by engaging with partners via API portals, including:
Akana also solves this by managing organizations with multiple API development and management teams
Different parts of your organization may be dealing with different ecosystems.
You need to think about managing:
All of these are things that can be handled by Akana when it comes to managing ecosystems.
It's also important to consider the complete API lifecycle.
Governance takes different forms. From an Akana perspective, governance is typically two-fold.
First, there is governance around creating an API. This includes requirements, design, specifications, and development. You'll need collaborative governance for this.
Second, once that API is developed, it will go through testing, QA, production, and deployment. You can use a CI/CD process for this.
Your API management platform needs to be able to handle both of these examples. And it needs to be flexible enough to change as the organization’s processes change.
The Akana platform is powerful in this area, offering:
Finally, there are still a lot of different options out there in terms of what organizations have internally and externally — beyond REST APIs. At Akana, there are still a lot of legacy systems out there with customers.
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For more on API management, get your complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2020 report, authored by Randy Heffner, below.
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The best way to prepare for the future of API management is to use Akana.
Industry leaders choose Akana for five reasons.
With Akana, you get peace of mind:
Akana supports cloud APIs and enables:
Akana automates the lifecycle with:
Akana delivers insights:
See for yourself why Akana is the best API platform for industry leaders.
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