Managing your API’s has become a very complicated endeavor. If your role to is manage API’s it’s important to figure out how to automate that process. Today 3scale and Pivotal® announced that the 3scale self-serve API management solution is available through the Pivotal Web Services (PWS) platform. API providers hosting their APIs on Pivotal Web Services will be able to easily take advantage of 3scale’s self-serve API management capabilities by provisioning 3scale accounts directly from the PWS marketplace. The joint offering is available now at https://console.run.pivotal.io/marketplace.
What this means to brands: There so much that brands and companies need to pay attention to in this digital landscape. Reducing the effort required to manage API’s can be keep to using resources in other ways that are not as easily automated. Pivotal Web Services, the public platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, powered by Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, provides a cloud platform that is designed to reduce operational complexity such as update/deployment management, availability and scalability. 3scale provides API providers with ready infrastructure for rate limiting, security, analytics and load balancing for their APIs as well as a dedicated developer portal to simplify API consumption by developers, customers or partners. This integration is designed to allow joint customers to focus on rapidly delivering differentiated business value while delegating complex API management and operational concerns to 3scale and PWS respectively.
“Pivotal Web Services is quickly becoming the destination for smart developers looking to move fast and offload operational concerns to the underlying cloud platform,” said Steve Willmott, CEO at 3scale. “As API’s gain greater traction 3scale is pleased to join the PWS marketplace, allowing API providers to quickly and conveniently access the 3scale API management solution.”
“Our customers require innovative platform capabilities and services that enable greater agility so that they can move fast and capture fleeting market opportunities,” said James Watters, vice president and general manager of the Cloud Platform Group at Pivotal. “This integration with 3scale will allow them to easily use a feature rich, innovative API management solution to test, deploy and scale their APIs quickly.”
With digital business and digital disruption comes complexity. However, solutions to manage that complexity are evolving. Every company that wants to be around in the next 5 years has to figure out not only how they are going to manage their own digital transformation, but what parts of it can they automate. This solution is an interesting answer to part of that automation.
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