This blog accompanies our series of webinars on the ROI of API Management. This fourth edition discusses how cloud and hybrid deployments increase the return on your API initiatives.
The growth in the usage of APIs has created an entirely new landscape. In former years, with a small number of APIs, an on-premises data center and enterprise firewall was sufficient. Now, with API portfolios growing, the use of cloud and hybrid cloud environments has become more of a necessity.
While there are certainly advantages of on-premises deployments, there are just as many reasons as to why migrating to the cloud may be the right choice to get the most out of your API initiatives. The cloud offers lower costs, greater flexibility, and an acceleration of your enterprise's digital transformation efforts.
The cloud offers:
In February 2020, Forrester detailed the results of a study in The Total Economic Impact™ of AWS Managed Services after following six AWS Managed Services customers for an average of two years. At the conclusion of the study, they were able to document significant advantages, such as:
The customers were also able to reduce staffing costs, cloud migration costs, and infrastructure costs. In addition, they realized resource efficiency gains and reduced their risk of a major security breach. Less quantifiable benefits include enabling innovation, adherence to best practices, infrastructure cost optimization, and “peace of mind” from the elimination of many operational worries.
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The Akana API management platform is offered in three deployment types, each of which has benefits and trade-offs.
In an on-premises deployment, all software components are deployed on machines in the customer data center(s). The customer installs, operates, and maintains the software on these machines.
In a cloud deployment, all components are run in a cloud environment. The SaaS vendor installs, operates, and maintains all software – the customer simply uses it.
In a hybrid deployment, some components are run in a cloud environment, while others are run in the customer data center(s). The SaaS vendor installs, operates, and maintains all software in the cloud environment, while the customer installs, operates, and maintains the software components installed in their data center(s).
For greater detail on the benefits of cloud and hybrid cloud deployment, and how they can contribute to the bottom-line and improve the ROI of your API initiatives, view our recent webinar.
To discover how your API strategy measures up against our benchmarking repository, begin your analysis with our KPI Test Drive.
Learn more in our complete guide to API ROI.