November 29, 2014
Single purpose API
Interview with Promod Haque, Norwest Venture Partners: Apigee, the API Economy, and "Sticky Infrastructure"
In Part 2 of this 3 part series on the evolution of the API platform space, I spoke with Promod Haque of Norwest Venture Partners. His firm participated in Apigee’s recent $35 million round of funding, a company that makes an API platform. Some questions overlap between the interviews because I wanted to illuminate the similarities and differences in perspectives between an enterprise and an investor. Part 1 was Interview with Chet Kapoor, CEO of Apigee, on $35 Million Funding Round.
The tension that has been building for months between Amazon and supporters of the OpenStack cloud computing framework is finally starting to boil over. This week Hewlett-Packard announced that it will no longer support the Amazon Web Services API on the public cloud computing service it unfurled earlier this week. According to a statement released to ProgrammableWeb by by Roger Levy, vice president and general manager for HP Public Cloud, the issue comes down to Amazon’s ongoing effort to lock customers into a proprietary API.
One of the primary reasons that organizations embrace agile development methodologies is on the assumption that faster application development will result in more applications being developed faster. The challenge is actually managing that process in a world where the number of languages and data sources being used is rapidly expanding.