Akana Announces Support for IBM Bluemix Ecosystem

LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2015 – Akana, a leading provider of API Management, API Security and Cloud Integration solutions, announced today that it will partner with IBM to expand and grow the IBM Bluemix Ecosystem, offering developers the widest choice in capabilities to develop and realize their visions.

IBM Bluemix is an open cloud development platform for building secure, cloud-based business applications. IBM Bluemix gives you instant access to runtimes based on Cloud Foundry, portable containers built on Docker and control over your environments with VM's powered by OpenStack. In addition, IBM Bluemix provides a large catalog of services provided by IBM and its partners ranging from boilerplate jump-start apps, to runtimes, analytics, mobile, DevOps, integration, data management, security and pretty much anything needed to build a scalable robust business application.

“We are thrilled to have the Akana API and Lifecycle Management platform available on IBM Bluemix,” said Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager of Cloud Ecosystem and Developers. “Akana's comprehensive solution further strengthens IBM Cloud's business partner portfolio of industry-leading, open DevOps solutions, and emphasizes both of our companies' commitment to empower enterprises in the cloud.”

“IBM is embracing and fostering an open marketplace by growing an ecosystem of services that enables you to choose the best capabilities based on the requirements of your application while seamlessly securing, integrating, and scaling them,” said Roberto Medrano, EVP at Akana. “Akana's support of IBM Bluemix will enable our customer with greater flexibility and scalability in addition to access to wide variety of partners.”

Akana has been committed to IBM customers' success for ten years, providing API Management and SOA Governance solutions for IBM DataPower. Akana's API Management solution for IBM DataPower makes internal systems accessible as APIs and SOA services by leveraging DataPower's security and integration features. Customers can easily create and manage APIs on DataPower that seamlessly integrate with the backend systems like WebSphere, mainframes and WebSphere MQ.

Akana is continuing its commitment to IBM's customers' success by bringing Akana API Management platform to IBM Bluemix. Akana's platform provides enforcement and implementation of security, scaling, routing, and auditing policies, empowers enterprises to define, version, scale, secure, and manage APIs, and microservices on their chosen containerization platform.

The Akana platform provides the following capabilities:

  • Developer Portal – an API portal to publish and document APIs and engage developers.
  • API Gateway – a high-performance, secure API Gateway that combines the mediation, orchestration, and connectivity capabilities of a lightweight ESB with the performance and security of a traditional proxy style Gateway.
  • Lifecycle Management – enables enterprises to effectively collaborate between business, developers and IT operations, resulting in rapid development and deployment cycles while increasing reliability, stability and availability of their APIs and supporting assets.
  • API Analytics – a flexible analytics platform that provides dashboards for business analytics, service level analytics and operational analytics.

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