In this we discuss how to architect your cloud infrastructure to handle your current and future customers' demands.
In the world of software, "legacy" is a dirty word. If you’re using legacy software, you’ve fallen behind in a world built on speed and innovation. Sticking with legacy systems opens your business up to future inefficiency, decreased profits, and gaps in IT security.
But sometimes, it’s tough to tell that the system you’ve relied upon for years is a legacy system. You don’t want to jump ship needlessly, because switching systems is a costly, time-intensive endeavor. But if you keep sinking resources into software that’s past its prime, you’re throwing money away and conceding an important advantage to your competitors.
If you’re using the Bundled Access model, customers will likely pay for API access the same way they pay for your other products. But if you’re using the Pay Per Call or Pay Per Month models, you must provide an easy, online payment method that also integrates with your API management service. That way, customers can easily track their usage and pay their bill from one place.
For independent software vendors (ISVs), there are distinct advantages for moving to the Cloud. Certain challenges, such as finding the resources and developers necessary to invest in cloud-based infrastructure, can make moving to the Cloud difficult.
Yet despite those challenges, established vendors keep hearing the Cloud“levels the playing field” between small to mid-sized ISVs and larger vendors. But how exactly? And is an investment in cloud-based infrastructure really worth it?
If you’re a developer who supports multiple API protocols, you’ve probably spent a lot of time discussing or debating REST vs. SOAP vs. RPC or other APIs. Depending on your point of view, you might think that one API protocol is better than another, and seek to use that protocol whenever possible.
In this, webinar, we cover API security: encryption, authentication, and authorization. We will be covering how secure API design starts with you and how you should be thinking like a villain when setting up security.
Designing APIs is easy. Designing good APIs, however, is not.
That’s because when it comes to API design, there are a lot of considerations that must be weighed outside of core functionality. From naming conventions to version management, the details of an API’s design can mean the difference between success and failure.
Like everything else that powers software infrastructure, APIs must be secured. That you know.
But do you understand how to go about securing an API? The API security process starts (or should start, at least) with API design. If you wait until you’ve already created your API to think about security, you’re fighting an uphill battle, because you’ll be trying to plug security holes that you could have prevented in the first place.