Apigee's VP of product strategy Ed Anuff, dropped by to discuss what his company is doing to help enterprises that want to offer controlled and secure access to their custom applications -- and to present a recent customer win. I found myself more interested in Apigee's technology and thinking process and so, I'll focus on Apigee Edge.
The relentless rise of people shopping online, using mobile devices in particular, has left many retailers struggling to keep up. This is compounded by customers’ expectations growing too. Flawless performance, extensive functionality and top-notch security are being established as standards by leading shopping apps and websites. Those retailers that do move at the speed of their shoppers, however, may reap rewards from appreciative customers who are set to spend large using their tablets and smartphones this December and January.
Equinix is a global data center operator that has built significant credibility by being a neutral arms dealer – it hosts many of the worlds large cloud providers in its facilities. Hosting multiple vendors gives Equinix the opportunity to add extra value to customers and the Equinix Cloud Exchange is an example of this. Cloud Exchange leverages the fact the dual facts that Equinix hosts many of the cloud big names and that its scale gives it access to some very big pipes. The exchange gives application developers seamless, on-demand access to multiple clouds from multiple networks in more than a dozen locations around the world.
Apigee and Equinix are teaming up to make sure enterprises can seamlessly access applications regardless of which cloud the applications are housed in, an important feature as enterprises increasingly use a mix of several public and private clouds,
The rapid growth in mobile, big data, and cloud technologies has profoundly changed market dynamics in every industry, driving the convergence of the digital and physical worlds, and changing customer behavior. It’s an evolution that IT organizations struggle to keep up with. To succeed, a new approach is required; one that enables agile and web-scale innovation so that IT can meet evolving business requirements while enabling existing systems to continue running reliably, efficiently, and securely.
With application programming interfaces (APIs) increasingly becoming the tie that binds the enterprise together, understanding the patterns of data flowing through those APIs has become significantly more important. To help enterprise IT organizations get a better handle on those APIs, Apigee today enhanced the analytics capabilities it provides via the Apigee Edge API platform.