We just wrapped up a very successful experience at the 11th Cloud Expo, which was held last week at the Santa Clara Convention Center. It was an exciting, packed event for SOA Software. We debuted our two new products: The Enterprise API Platform and our SOA Software Open™ platform, a free offering that brings App developers together, offering easy access to powerful API Management capabilities combined with a social community in which developers collaborate to build dynamic, engaging apps with scalable APIs. There was strong customer interest in both products and numerous positive media reactions to the announcements.
Check out these two video interviews with SOA Software CTO, Alistair Farquharson:
“A smart move by SOA Software.” – API Bulletin
Our CTO, Alistair Farquharson, delivered a presentations and a keynote at the Expo on Best Practices of API Management. “The rise of the enterprise API is one of the great untold stories of the cloud computing revolution,” said Farquharson. “As applications migrate to the cloud, all of that openness creates a parallel pressure on IT manage APIs for optimal business outcomes. That’s the problem we solve.” The session drew on his extensive experience at SOA Software working with large organizations to manage their APIs. The presentation applied lessons learned from running an SOA, including:
- How effective management of enterprise APIs actually begins at the design and build stages of the API life cycle –
- Planning the API
- Designing the API
- Building the API
- Sharing the API
- How to focus on key areas of concern for APIs
- Policy Definition and enforcement
- Quality of Service (QoS)
Two Important Announcements
We issued two press releases at the Expo:
- SOA Software Launches Industry’s First enterprise API Platform.
- SOA Software Launches Free API Management and Developer Community Platform
The Industry’s First Enterprise API Platform – By introducing the industry’s first Enterprise API PlatformTM, we are now able to help enterprises reach new channels and gain business advantage, throughout all stages of the API lifecycle. The SOA Software Enterprise API Platform is the first solution to address enterprise requirements across the entire API lifecycle, with planning, development, runtime and community management capabilities. With this solution enterprises can finally take advantage of the opportunities APIs present while protecting their security and brand integrity.
SOA Software OpenTM – The new SOA Software Open™ platform, which we also debuted at the show, brings API providers and App developers together, offering easy access to powerful API Management capabilities combined with a social community in which developers collaborate to build dynamic, engaging apps with scalable APIs. The free SOA Software Open service allows users to manage up to 10 million API transactions per month, far higher than other solutions, and offers a powerful developer community platform unlike anything else in the industry. Enterprise developers can easily upgrade to SOA Software’s Enterprise API Platform either on-premise or as-a-Service if they want additional capacity, their own brand for their APIs, or a guaranteed SLA.
“SOA Software Open enables developers to join a community of developers to build apps, ask questions, search discussions and tickets, follow users, APIs, apps or groups, form new groups, or… even just quietly lurk.” Dr. Dobbs Journal
All in all a great conference where we shared new API announcement, new ideas, established new relationships and connected with old ones.