Today in APIs: BBC Worldwide Chooses Apigee Edge API to Manage Traffic

BBC Worldwide chooses Apigee Edge to manage its store traffic. API-based GroundWork Network Hub for Software defined networks is launched. Plus: the MTS API is being used by buy-side firms for trading, and apps using Facebook Graph need upgrading by December 25.

Apigee API Edge Chosen by BBC as Store Traffic Manager

BBC Worldwide has chosen Apigee's Edge API to manage traffic for its BBC store. Consumers will be able to buy and store content, including from its extensive archives.


Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor noted that what's driving the change is a change in media consumption patterns by consumers:

The media and broadcast industries are currently going through a period of transformation driven by the dramatic increase in mobile devices and viewer demand for more choices for what, how and when they consume media. Traditional broadcasters are evolving quickly to meet this demand and thrive in this fast moving digital world. Data delivered by APIs powers digital business, and it’s proving to be a vital way for broadcasters to stay one step ahead of consumer expectations

If changing media consumption patterns provoked the shift, the reason BBC chose Apigee Edge specifically was a result of the complexity of its operations. BBC has a range of suppliers and platforms that have developed video aimed at on-demand delivery. Improving interoperability is critical between Front-end and Back-end systems. As the internal API management Platform, Edge will broker the traffic between applications.

GroundWork Network Hub Launched for Software defined Networks

GroundWork, which provides unified monitoring solutions for IT operations, has launched its GroundWork Network Hub for discovery and monitoring dynamic software defined networks. As David Dennis, VP of Business Development and Marketing for GroundWork commented,

Traditional network monitoring methods struggle to work and map well to the dynamic and fluid nature of private clouds and SDNs. We understand that, and wanted to provide the same API-based monitoring capabilities of SDNs that users expect from monitoring private cloud compute resources.

There are four principal advantages. First, it allows for monitoring of OpenDaylight/OpenFlow-based SDN controllers. It provides monitoring of APIs that is native. The discovery of new elements on the network is continuous. Finally, GroundWork Network Hub provides the ability to gather topology, port and flow statistics, and byte and packet counts.

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