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Best Practices: The Role of API Management

At Cloud Expo Silicon Valley SOA Software CTO Alistair Farquharson explores some proven best practices for API management

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We are in the midst of an API revolution. Countless major enterprises are opening up access to their core information systems, allowing innovative third-party developers to build new business opportunities through collaboration and community. However, this remarkable movement puts pressure on IT to manage APIs. The goal is to ensure optimal business outcomes through APIs without inadvertently creating security and system management problems or running up unsustainable costs.

In his General Session at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley, Alistair Farquharson, CTO at SOA Software, addresses this challenge by exploring some proven best practices for API management.

You will learn:

  • How effective management of enterprise APIs actually begins at the design and builds stages of the API life cycle:
  • Planning the API
  • Designing the API
  • Building the API
  • Sharing the API

How to focus on key areas of concern for APIs:

  • Security
  • Policy definition and enforcement
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Monitoring
  • To apply lessons learned from running an SOA

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Speaker Bio:
Alistair Farquharson is CTO at SOA Software. His skills span many industries and include designing and implementing system architectures, as well as spearheading initiatives as development/team lead. He's an expert in custom application development, distributed environments, architecting scalable hardware and software applications and systems, and Web services application development.

At SOA Software, Farquharson spearheads product development and provides thought leadership to enterprise customers implementing Web Services. Prior to joining SOA Software, he worked at US Interactive, where he was a key advisor to CTOs of many companies regarding Internet architecture issues. He was also a member of the architectural guiding committee, which helped to design the next generation of Internet architecture.

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