API Management Layer Opens Up Infrastructure Resources, Decoupling
Assets for Flexibility and Efficiency
Secure connection between applications and infrastructure through
policy definition and enforcement.
Open, many-to-many resource integration through message protocol
Infrastructure flexibility that avoids vendor lock-in.
Foundation for cloud-native applications that are aware of and can
control their own environments through APIs that allow applications to
dynamically provision and de-provision resources based on projected
levels of demand.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
SOA Software, an API
Management and SOA
Governance leader that powers the API economy, today announced the
debut of the SOA Software Datacenter API Platform. The Datacenter API
Platform adds flexibility and efficiency to the "software-defined
datacenter" (SDDC), which decouples datacenter resources such as
compute, storage and networking from underlying hardware and transforms
them into dynamic, software-based services. With its proven API
management technology, the SOA Software Datacenter API Platform
abstracts datacenter resources from applications and enables resource
management through a consistent API mechanism regardless of hardware
specification or the idiosyncrasies of vendor-specific APIs.
“With the advent of new standards in the datacenter, what used to be a
hardware-only conversation is suddenly all about software connectivity –
an area where we’ve had a lot of impact and success with large
enterprises,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. “We’re
very excited about this opportunity. The SOA Software Datacenter API
platform provides agility and speed within enterprise datacenters by
enabling applications to be quickly and transparently provisioned, moved
and scaled as business requirements require across network segments,
across datacenters and potentially into the cloud without
re-architecting the network.”
The Datacenter API Platform lets developers and administrators tap into
datacenter resources through APIs exposed by their respective software
based controllers. Datacenter APIs are becoming more common as software
standards for infrastructure, such as OpenStack and Openflow, grow in
popularity. Until now, though, every vendor or standard has its own
flavor of infrastructure API. In addition, not all datacenter APIs are
available with security capabilities that fit enterprise requirements.
The Datacenter API Platform solves these challenges by creating an
API-driven, software-defined datacenter with a consistent API management
mechanism. Users can decouple and manage resources as secured APIs.
Based on SOA Software’s extensive experience in API management on the
software side of the enterprise, it offers a control interface for