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A global financial services company invested in a large deployment of IBM WebSphere DataPower appliances. And they needed a better way to manage the API lifecycle with complete governance that integrates with DataPower.
They found it with the Akana API platform.
The global financial services company had a governance challenge. To solve it, they needed a ready-to-use solution. And it needed to integrate with IBM WebSphere DataPower.
The global financial services company had some key requirements:
Their goal? To deliver the IT services needed to reduce cost, improve growth, lower risk, and increase profitability.
They found the right solution with Akana.
The global financial services company chose Akana as their full lifecycle API management solution because they needed to go beyond API basics.
With Akana, they gained:
Today, the customer depends on Akana for planning, development, and operational governance. This ensures that every step in the governance lifecycle is supported.
Akana helped the global financial services company:
Here's how they did it.
The global financial services company used Akana to integrate a wide variety of backend systems. These included:
Akana integrated with DataPower automated service deployment. And it delivered built-in monitoring. This includes centralized alerting, transaction auditing, and graphical views. It even delivered real-time metrics from DataPower appliances.
It also offers advanced DataPower clustering features. So, they can automatically manage pools of DataPower appliances. And it's just as easy as managing a single appliance.
The integrated solution also enables the customer to author a wide variety of policies in Akana. Plus, these policies can be deployed directly to DataPower appliances. And it's in an entirely automated and agile manner.
The result? DataPower can enforce a large set of policies. This allows the customer to use DataPower for a wide range of security, auditing, routing, and backend integration use cases.
The customer had challenging requirements with IBM WebSphere DataPower. Here's what they learned in the process.
They needed an effective governance solution. And they wanted minimal customization or integration once the core product suite was installed.
A “ready-to-use” governance solution provides easy-to-author centralized policy.
They wanted automated deployment of services and policy to DataPower. This enables a highly agile and robust infrastructure. So, the customer could maximize their investment in DataPower’s rich feature set. At the same time, there's less complexity.
An end-to-end governance solution was critical to success. This enables the global financial services company to respond to the needs of the business in a timely, robust, and cost effective manner.
Akana provides a complete governance framework for the enterprise.
That's because Akana handles governance from end-to-end, including:
Gain efficiency. Accelerate time-to-market. Ensure accuracy. Increase operational efficiency. Just like the global financial services company did.
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