Vordel and Independent Research Firm present on how to Architect the Delivery Platform for the API Economy
A best practice reference architecture for securing and managing APIs
San Francisco, CA - February 27, 2012 - Vordel, a provider of gateways for SOA and Cloud Computing, today announced at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit that it is hosting a free webinar on March 22nd, with guest speaker, Randy Heffner, Vice President and Principal Analyst with Forrester Research, Inc. The webinar focuses on the evolution from SOA to API and outlines how to leverage Application Gateways as a critical part of the foundation delivery platform for the rapidly emerging enterprise API economy.
Companies and consumers around the world are being wired together via APIs and according to Forrester Research, "Every enterprise with an Internet presence has opportunities to expose web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) to third-party access, unlocking value in data and services that would otherwise be hidden behind monolithic legacy systems. " As enterprises prepare to meet this growing tide of API demand, they need to understand how they can leverage the SOA infrastructures they have invested in over the past 5 years. Besides security and manageability concerns, there are major questions about how APIs and SOA are related. Enterprise architects need to understand how to leverage the investments they have made in SOA Application Gateways as part of a SOA infrastructure to ensure their organization efficiently delivers on the API strategy.
In this webinar Vordel and their guest speaker, Randy Heffner, Vice President and Principal Analyst with Forrester Research Inc., explore a best practice approach to developing an API Delivery platform reference architecture that merges some of the best technology of SOA with the newer elements of API portals and distribution networks.
Vordel links all enterprise applications, users, and devices across Cloud, mobile, and on-premise environments. Vordel Application Gateway provides integration, security, governance, and acceleration for enterprise applications and APIs. Fortune 5000 enterprises and government agencies use Vordel to extend their enterprise applications and SOA infrastructure beyond the perimeter to enable Cloud based services and mobile computing. Vordel makes it possible to deliver and consume "Applications Anywhere" with IT's existing applications and infrastructure, without costly upgrades and rewrites.
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Anne Marie McCallion, ReturnPR
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Hugh Carroll, Vordel
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“Every enterprise with an Internet presence has opportunities to expose web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) to third-party access, unlocking value in data and services that would otherwise be hidden behind monolithic legacy systems. ”[i]
Forrester Report: “Protecting Enterprise APIs With A Light Touch” July 2011