This white paper examines the different functional and operational requirements for an enterprise-level API management solution. In doing so, it gives IT managers, Web managers and enterprise architects key information for selecting an API management solution.
The API is undergoing a transformation as more and more organizations open their information assets to external developers. Publishing APIs to an external developer community raises a number of questions, including:
Enterprises cannot afford the reputation damage that may result from not answering these questions swiftly and definitively. To do this, an enterprise will need an API management solution that can address some basic functional areas:
This solution must also be able to deliver certain operational characteristics relevant to the enterprise’s unique IT experience: