By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pharma Business Week -- SOA Software, an API Management and SOA Governance leader, announced that Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) worldwide are showcasing SOA Software's API Management solution. Microsoft customers gain an in-depth understanding of how SOA Software and Microsoft provide a world class API and SOA platform for mobile and cloud through the unique, immersive technology environment of the MTC's Envisioning Center and technical deep-dives with MTC architects (see also SOA Software).
The SOA Software solution at the MTC Envisioning Center demonstrates the creation of engaging, productive mobile apps for Microsoft-based backend applications and opens the conversation about the architecture behind the application. The interaction is powered by a seamless combination of SOA Software's API management solution, APIs hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud, and a rich backend environment utilizing on-premise Microsoft technology.
"Integrating mobile and cloud apps with on-premise applications is a hot topic for Microsoft customers as they forge ahead to stay competitive in the new digital economy," said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of SOA Software. "To be successful, Microsoft customers need to externalize services and data hosted on their on-premises Microsoft environments quickly and securely. SOA Software's API Management solution enables enterprises to leverage their existing on-premises investments as APIs, without the need for expensive integrations or custom development."
The reference architecture being presented at the MTCs demonstrates Microsoft Azure APIs that directly integrate with internal Microsoft-based systems, including those based on BizTalk Server and Windows Server. The APIs have built-in security, monitoring, and protocol mediation to ensure a full out-of-box experience. The APIs are hosted in a developer portal that makes it easy for API developers and mobile app developers to collaborate and share.
"As enterprises rapidly expand to cloud and mobile, API integration with on-premises systems and applications is becoming an important aspect of both business and IT strategy. The SOA Software API Management solution included in the Envisioning Center demonstration allows me to show exactly how to externalize on-premises systems and applications as API in a secured and governed way that is beneficial to our customers," said Anna Skobodzinski, WW Microsoft Technology Center Architect.
With over 30 Microsoft Technology Center locations worldwide, Microsoft customers can visit their local MTC to learn more about how SOA Software and Microsoft are working together to offer one of the best API solutions for mobile and cloud workloads. MTC architects are also available to help customers plan rich mobile and API solutions that leverage existing Microsoft environments alongside new Microsoft Azure cloud initiatives.
SOA Software has also been recertified with Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV)/Software Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. As the technologies and strategies of the two companies evolve, SOA Software's API Management and SOA Governance solutions are proving to be an excellent fit for customers vested with Microsoft technology. In particular, SOA Software finds synergy with Microsoft's cloud/on-premise hybrid strategy, where API management is a critical success factor. For more information on SOA Software and Microsoft please click here. About SOA Software SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software's technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve agility and operational excellence across their applications and datacenters. Some of the world's largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products. SOA Software is also recognized as a "Leader" by Gartner in Application Services Governance MQ and as a leader by other analyst firms. For more information on SOA Software's API Platform, see http://www.soa.com All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners. SOA Software, Community Manager, API Gateway, Lifecycle Manager, OAuth Server, Policy Manager, Portfolio Manager, Repository Manager, Service Manager, API Manager, and SOLA are trademarks of SOA Software, Inc.
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