WSO2 White Paper Presents a Technical Evaluation Framework for API Management Platforms

Mountain View, CA – July 15, 2015 – In an increasingly connected world, APIs are an organization’s core business product, exposing valuable services across customers, partners, and supplier channels. A newly expanded white paper from WSO2 outlines a technical evaluation framework for API management platforms, including capabilities of the WSO2 API Management Platform, to help achieve digital business goals.

The white paper, “API Management Platform Technical Evaluation Framework,” begins by discussing the goals of digital business innovation and how internal development teams, external partners, and third-party developers can accelerate business innovation by composing solutions from ready-made API building blocks. The paper then examines transformative API-oriented IT initiatives, including the API-centric enterprise, mobile, and the Internet of Things (IoT), microservices architecture, and API management, among others.

Next, the paper explores the categories of API management platform requirements. It also provides a comparison evaluation matrix spreadsheet that details hundreds of evaluation criteria an organization can use to score vendor platforms. The paper then concludes by examining the capabilities of the WSO2 API management platform.

The white paper can be downloaded at

About the Author

Chris Haddad is vice president of platform evangelism at WSO2. He works closely with developers, architects, and C-level executives, as well as WSO2's engineering team, to increase adoption of WSO2 open source technology; enhance the company’s middleware for on-premises, cloud, mobile and Internet of Things implementations; and maximize customer value. Prior to joining WSO2, Chris led research teams as a research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner advising Fortune 500 enterprise organizations and technology infrastructure vendors on adoption strategies, architecture, product selection, governance, and organizational alignment.

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