API Lifecycle Management

Accelerate application delivery and new routes to market.

APIs provide an inherent value to the application development process. Designing APIs that externalize enterprise data and services allows businesses and IT departments to decouple the development efforts for backend applications from client-side applications.

By decoupling development efforts, API owners and app developers can follow independent lifecycles. API owners focus on exposing discrete data assets as APIs. App developers select the API appropriate to the app being designed. This leads to significant development efficiencies early on in projects, with compound benefits realized as more APIs are published. These efficiencies are realized by both internal development teams and by organizations that offload entire app projects to third parties.

APIs have become strategic to improving business agility in the new application economy. But the application economy is dynamic, requiring the enterprise to quickly adapt to mobile and cloud trends. A well-constructed and reliable API management model is required to meet the changing needs of the business.

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Manage APIs like products and developers like customers.

APIs and developers each follow a lifecycle with stages of maturity that require proper management. APIs need to be managed like products and developers need to be managed like customers. The right API management solution enables organizations to manage both lifecycles independently and successfully.

API management enables API owners to: align API programs with business objectives, simplify API creation and publishing, manage and govern changes to meet internal policies and regulatory requirements, control and communicate updates, monitor availability and measure performance. API management enables developers to discover new and updated APIs, register for access to APIs, leverage development tools, test client apps and collaborate with other developers.

CA API Management Suite is built to accelerate the pace of development—from discovery to consumption to feedback—while maintaining high levels of security and governance over the data and applications being exposed. This enables API providers to focus on providing useful content for new business initiatives while developers focus on creation of great apps.

Sustainable API and developer lifecycle management

CA API Developer Portal provides a centralized directory of services while managing the business lifecycle of APIs exposed to developer organizations. The portal enables API providers to:

  • Define interfaces as public, partner or private APIs.
  • Run notification and upgrade campaigns to migrate developers to new API versions.
  • Enable self-service developer registration.
  • Collect developer data progressively, as more features or access are requested.
  • Make registration of organizations and applications and subscription to API plans subject to an approval workflow.
  • Generate reports on API usage, developer productivity, app popularity etc.
  • Gather developer community feedback and suggestions for future API investment.

CA API Gateway manages the policies enforced on APIs and integrates with existing enterprise operations and management dashboards. The gateway makes it simple to:

  • Version, edit and roll back policies.
  • Manage policies and integrate them into existing processes and toolkits.
  • Surface environmental dependencies when migrating from dev to test to production.

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Data Sheet

CA API Gateway

Enable secure, manageable partner, mobile and cloud access.

CA API Gateway

Data Sheet

CA API Developer Portal

Speed the creation of apps against APIs by empowering internal and third-party developers.

CA API Developer Portal

Analyst Report

The Forrester Wave – API Management Solutions, Q3 2014

Read a detailed evaluation of top API management vendors.

The Forrester Wave – API Management Solutions, Q3 2014