Gartner report observes that, “The demands of digital transformation, and the related need for platforms and ecosystems, make it essential to manage APIs throughout their life cycle”
Mountain View, CA – May 10, 2018 – WSO2 today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management1, which was published on April 30, 2018. The new Gartner report looks at vendors with on-premises and/or cloud offerings that address the requirements of full API lifecycle management, including planning, design, implementation, publication, operation, consumption, maintenance and retirement of APIs.
The Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management2, report observes, “In the past, APIs were primarily developed and consumed within a single organization, often the same development group. Shared understanding of the domain and the functionality ensured that APIs met the needs of their consumers. Today, though, the advent of the API economy means that organizations are using APIs to open up new business channels, new partner integrations and even new markets. Consequently, the consumers of an API are now often outside the organization offering it. This highlights the need for both the endpoint protection and the developer support offered by full life cycle API management.”
“APIs and API marketplaces are at the heart of the new digital business models that are enabling enterprises to expand their IT ecosystems and employ new approaches to collaboration and monetization across customers, partners and employees,” said Paul Fremantle, WSO2 co-founder and CTO. “We are excited to be positioned in the ‘Visionaries’ quadrant by Gartner. We view this as validation of our strategy to deliver a cloud-native open source solution for API management that empowers organizations in their digital transformation initiatives.”
WSO2 API Manager is the only open source enterprise-class API management product that combines easy, managed API access with full API governance and analysis. Using WSO2 API Manager, IT organizations can set up their own consumer-like API Store where developers can easily subscribe to and consume APIs, facilitating the creation and adoption of API marketplaces. Meanwhile, API publishers have complete API lifecycle governance—from creating to publishing, deprecating and retiring APIs—as well as analytics and metrics to support decision-making and enforce service-level agreement (SLA) policies. These capabilities are backed by robust identity management and authentication to ensure that APIs are protected and secure.
Notably, the same cloud-native WSO2 API Manager software runs on servers and private clouds, and it powers the subscription-based WSO2 API Cloud. As a result, enterprises gain both deployment flexibility and protection from platform lock-in.
1Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management,” by Paolo Malinverno and Mark O'Neill, April 30, 2018.
2Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management,” April 30, 2018.
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