The Enterprise Demands On-Premise API Management Solutions

Another API management provider has stepped up to deliver an on-premise API management solution for the enterprise, this time from Vordel. Other providers like Apigee, Mashery and Layer 7 have stepped up with their own solutions, so Vordel’s move is nothing new, but shows as with other cloud services, that the enterprise demands hybrid solutions of on-premise as well as in the cloud services. We’ve seen the explosion of open APIs here at ProgrammableWeb, but as Adam DuVander noted, this is just the tip of the iceberg. The world’s enterprises are sitting on treasure troves of business resources and many legacy SOAP web services, and the enterprise has definitely seen the value of exposing these resources with RESTful interfaces--but they are proceeding with caution. Vordel’s new API Server is a complete platform for delivering, managing and securing APIs of all types, provides all the sexy components of the open API movement like REST, JSON and focusing on mobile ,while also delivering the hardened security, monitoring and governance required for the enterprise. While many of the enterprise APIs emerging will live in the cloud, Vordel’s new API server shows that to court the enterprise, you have to deliver an on-premise solution. The enterprise wants the best from the popular API movement but doesn’t want to relinquish control entirely to the clouds.

Kin Lane I am a programmer and entrepreneur, with a focus on the business of APIs. I study how APIs are changing the business landscape, and the rise of API driven developer ecosystems. I share my insights by blogging on API Evangelist and ProgrammableWeb, and put into action as API evangelist for CityGrid.

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guillaume

"[...] shows that to court the enterprise, you have to deliver an on-premise solution. The enterprise wants the best from the popular API movement but doesn’t want to relinquish control entirely to the clouds."

What a strong statement Kin! I am surprised and not used to that from you... What type of Enterprises are you referring to? In what type of business? With what tech culture?

I think that there are enough examples of "Enterprises" out there that are already using or moving to API cloud solutions to prove wrong your affirmation.

Interesting. I guess I didn't view it as that strong of a statement...more affirmation of where the market has gone based upon the 4th service provider announcing an on-premise solution.

I wouldn't interpret it as a black and white scenario. If the service providers are responding, it doesn't mean there aren't plenty of demand for cloud solutions as well...it's just where they've interpreted the demand.

Now you got me thinking more about the title of post about 3Scale's post as I'm doing one for each of the providers as part of my round-up.