All posts by Sumedha Rubasinghe

New WSO2 API Manager Introduces 2 Industry Firsts

I’m excited to announce the newest release of the WSO2 API Manager as it introduces two industry firsts. Featuring full native multi-tenancy, The WSO2 API Manager is:

  • The first API management product that can run on servers, in a private cloud, public cloud or hybrid cloud environment—all from the same software.
  • The first API management product that enables federated access to APIs across multiple entities, enabling new models for organizations to collaborate and monetize APIs.

The 100% open source WSO2 API Manager offers an API Store, for IT organizations to set up their own Apple or Google Marketplace-like store where developers can easily subscribe to and consume APIs. And also provides API publishers with 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. Do download the latest version and let us know what you think.

You can also join Chris Haddad from WSO2 and guest presenter, API Evangelist Kin Lane, in a webinar next week as they talk about API branding strategies. They will discuss

  • Why you should create an API brand
  • What actions and presence influences API brand success
  • How to efficiently promote APIs through multiple branded API portals

I’m sure you would not want to miss out on this one!

– Sumedha Rubasinghe is a Senior Architect at WSO2 and leads the WSO2 API Manager team. He blogs at http://sumedha.blogspot.com

Forrester Places WSO2 in Top 2 for API Management

A few weeks ago, Forrester Research released The Forrester Wave: API Management Platforms, Q1 2013 report. The report’s findings were based on a 15-criteria evaluation of commercial and open source vendors that deliver products for the emerging API management platforms market, including API consumer experience, integration capabilities with various back-end and third-party systems, analytics and monitoring features.

We were thrilled that Forrester cited us as a leader in this report.  We believe that it validates our commitment to democratizing API management by making it affordable to acquire the software, easy to control APIs and manage the API lifecycle, and simple to find and subscribe to APIs. We have expanded on that commitment with significant enhancements in WSO2 API Manager 1.3 and in our continued evolution in enhancing the customer experience. (version 1.4 coming soon too!)

The WSO2 API Manager enables you to securely and confidently extend data, processes, and services out to customers, partners, and business units.  The enterprise-ready product transforms your cloud service or web service delivery by offering on-demand self-service API subscription, API lifecycle governance, key management, access provisioning, and API usage monitoring.
You can download the full report by visiting http://wso2.com/resources/analyst-reports/forrester-api-management-wave-2013/

Sumedha Rubasinghe,
Software architect and Data Technologies MC Chairperson
http://sumedha.blogspot.com