An open source software giant is partnering with an API management platform vendor to equip enterprises with better API programs, company officials said.
Red Hat, the 22-year-old open source provider with more than 7,000 employees, is joining forces with 3scale, a 6-year-old API management provider with 38 employees. The partnership features a technology cross-section of 3scale's API Management Platform and Red Hat's JBoss Middleware.
Syed Rasheed, senior principal product marketing manager for Red Hat, based in Raleigh, N.C., said the proliferation of customer channels, need for timely response and the ability to maximize business reach are key drivers for API adoption. "Changes required to support the latest innovations, for example, in mobile, or other mechanisms allowing customers to interact with the business should not require changes to the back-end systems that are running the business. Otherwise, it would take too long to bring these innovations to market. APIs help achieve that," Rasheed added.