CIOs Gain Productivity and Control with Dell Boomi’s API Management, Integration and Data Management (MDM)

Today’s CIOs need to ensure efficiency and maintain service levels for their organization—and to accomplish that in the face of the explosion of web services, they need to automate the way they manage those services, whether in the cloud or on-premises. Forward-thinking CIOs are turning these web services into APIs—but managing these APIs throughout the entire lifecycle requires significant time and resources, unless you find a way to automate it.

Dell Boomi API Management offers a way to manage the complete lifecycle of those APIs, allowing customers to create, publish and manage APIs on a single multi-purpose Platform as a Service (PaaS)  that seamlessly brings together API Management, Integration and Data Management (MDM). And it does that with a consistent look and feel that decreases complexity and increases developer productivity. So now your business can move, manage and govern data from a single platform.

“One of the most significant challenges we face today is to support the development and deployment of new web services that connect with our backend systems, so we can expose new services and capabilities to our customers via our website,” stated Ken Bol, Integration Specialist at Brady Corp. “Dell Boomi gives us the ability to quickly create, publish and manage these services and bring new value to customers and our business.”

More SaaS and Legacy Data Means More APIs

As line-of-business managers seek to gain competitive advantage by implementing new applications, often as cloud-based applications, the number of data endpoints CIOs need to manage increases, as well. At the same time, these executives are still relying to some degree on legacy systems that must be integrated within a hybrid IT environment—a condition that will continue for many years to come.

Add to that the continued expansion of social media, reliance on mobile devices, and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, and one thing is clear: CIOs need to take action now.

According to Gartner, API Management Services are forecast to grow from $552.8 million in 2013 to $1.002.8 billion in 2018, a 13% growth rate, while Cloud API Management Services are forecast to grow from $85.6M in 2013 to $233.2M in 2018 representing a 22% CAGR.[1]

Gain Control over APIs throughout the Lifecycle

API processWithout a unified way to manage your APIs, CIOs will soon be staring down the perfect storm, having to manage an unmanageable proliferation of APIs from the anticipated exponential increase in demand, over time. With Dell Boomi‘s full lifecycle API Management service organizations can quickly create, publish and manage new APIs for their constituents. Customers can Create APIs from new or existing Boomi integration processes with full lifecycle management (versioning) through a visual experience—with no coding necessary. They can also Publish APIs on-premises or in the cloud with comprehensive security capabilities and multiple authentication options. And businesses can Manage their APIs through traffic control and monitoring dashboards.

With Dell Boomi API Management, you can rapidly convert any endpoint into a web service. In addition to creating web services from HTTP, Dell Boomi API Management lets you expose existing databases, FTP sites, legacy applications, new cloud applications, and mobile applications—as APIs.

Because it’s part of our single, multi-purpose PaaS, Dell Boomi API Management, along with Integration and MDM, helps businesses experience faster time to value—and lower training costs. At the same time, API Management delivers speed, business agility, improved security and better performance, helping you to maintain control as you transform your business, so you can continue to ensure the level of service your organization has come to expect.

[1] Source: Gartner, Market Trends: Platform as a Service, Worldwide, 2013-2018, 2Q14 Update, 19 June 2014

About the Author: Ralph Hibbs