Let’s design a business-first API strategy with WSO2 API Management

Introduction

WSO2 team has just announced their latest release of the API Management solution which is WSO2 API Manager 4.0 with a set of great new features to help organizations to convert their businesses to digitally-driven, innovation-first platforms that can outperform the competition. In this article, we are going to explore the path of designing a business-first API strategy for your organization using the WSO2 API Management solution.

APIs are the digital connectors that act as the interface between business data and consumers. APIs allow organizations to convert data into money…


A reference deployment architecture for WSO2 on AWS

Introduction

WSO2 is an open-source, enterprise middleware platform that offers software products for API Management, Integration and Identity, and Access Management. WSO2 products can be deployed on infrastructure platforms such as

  • On-premise physical hardware
  • Virtual machines
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms such as

— AWS

— Azure

— GCP

In addition to these customer-managed infrastructure platforms, WSO2 also has a fully managed cloud version of the products as Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. Having said that, AWS is still the most popular and comprehensive cloud infrastructure for deploying applications on the…


Let’s build an enterprise platform for continuous innovation

Introduction

We are living in an era of innovation like never before. Consumer-driven businesses (95% of businesses are like this) are competing with each other to get as many customers as possible under their roof. Almost all the products and services that we can imagine are available at the fingertips of the customer. Business leaders should take decisions instantly about new products and services. Hence the innovation plays a pivotal role in the success of any business in the modern digital economy.

Enterprise IT platform is considered as a supportive function for business operations that just sit in a data center…


Let’s save the world from the energy crisis with the use of IT!

Introduction

Urbanization is bringing more and more people to cities. The technological advancements in consumer electronics make more and more people use those devices than ever before. It makes the demand for energy keeps increasing. Even though renewable energy is becoming more and more usable and cost-effective, it is yet to fulfill the continuity requirement of energy demand. Building more and more traditional energy-producing plants (e.g. coal) is impacting “climate change”. We should reduce the carbon footprint. It is a quite complicated problem to solve. At the same…


How to select a future-proof API Management platform for your business

Introduction

This is the third and final part of the article series we wrote on selecting an API Management for your business. You can find the first two parts of this tutorial in the below links.

In this article, we are discussing how to make the solution future-proof and ready for cloud evolution and the features that are required to make it happen. …


Let’s grow the API Platform adoption within the business

Introduction

In part I of this tutorial series, we discussed the business needs of an API Management platform and how to get started with a simple API gateway that exposes the business functionalities as protected APIs. In this second part of the tutorial, we will discuss the aspects of growing the API Management adoption within the organization and what features are essential for that growth so that you can select the best possible API Management vendor for your solution.

How to make your APIs popular?

Now you have opened up a certain…


Why do you need an API Management platform for your business?

Introduction

It is a common pattern in the technology world that people go after trendy keywords and technologies adopted by digital-native companies such as Netflix, Uber, and Airbnb. But not all trendy keywords and technical innovations bring value to all the companies out there. Hence it is important to understand why a certain technology is required for your business and how it will impact the business growth in the longer term. Application Programming Interface or API is such a trendy word that you would hear day-in, day-out within the enterprise…


Let’s take a look at brand new features of the WSO2 APIM 4

WSO2 has released the latest version (4.0) of its open-source, full lifecycle API management platform on 05th May 2021. This article discusses the new features that are released along with this version. You can find the original release PR in the link below.

New features

Given below is a list of new features released with the WSO2 API Manager along with their business impact for organizations that are expecting to utilize API management platforms as well as organizations currently utilizing such platforms.

  • Merging of integration capabilities along with API…


A reference deployment of WSO2 APIM and EI on Microsoft Azure cloud platform

Introduction

WSO2 is an open-source, enterprise middleware platform that offers software products for API Management, Integration and Identity, and Access Management. WSO2 products can be deployed on infrastructure platforms such as

  • On-premise physical hardware
  • Virtual machines
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms such as

— Azure

— AWS

— GCP

In addition to these customer-managed infrastructure platforms, WSO2 also has a fully managed cloud version of the products as Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. Having said that, Azure is one of the upcoming cloud infrastructure platforms for…


A GitHub repository that collects WSO2 resources on the internet

Motivation

Having a lot of resources about a specific topic on the internet is great. At the same time, it is challenging and becomes a bottleneck when we need to find something quickly. Sometimes having the required information in one place where we can easily find the relevant details helps to get things done easier.

A good 20 years ago, Microsoft Encarta was one of the most popular digital encyclopedias used by many of us as students and I loved every bit of it. It was the Wikipedia of that age…

Chanaka Fernando

Engineer | Author | Speaker | Associate Director @ WSO2

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