As this open source initiative moves forward, Alcatel-Lucent will continue in its role as lead contributor to the project. API management remains a key tenet of the company's Open API Platform and the company will continue to make additional capabilities available as part of Alcatel-Lucent's commercial API management offer. At the same time, the company will actively support the efforts of open-source software developers worldwide.
Ben Kepes, cloud evangelist, commentator and investor from Diversity, Ltd. said: "Existing API vendors are focused, by their very nature, on the technology of the API and hence the business discussion is secondary. I envisage a future where API delivery and management solutions are another offering sitting on top of cloud infrastructure, such that an API management function – say increasing a rate limit – can be automatically adjusted in the same way that cloud infrastructure scales. In order for this to happen the very API platform needs to be constructed on its own open APIs, allowing for clear hooks between it and other platforms."
apiGrove offers an unrivalled option for any company looking to strengthen the management and utilization of their APIs, enabling them to explore the benefits of API exposure with little or no financial commitment. If a more robust platform is required, clients can migrate to Alcatel-Lucent's commercial Open API Platform solution or make their own modifications to apiGrove to address their needs.apiGrove lets businesses manage APIs at scale, while handling access policies and security needed to protect critical assets. apiGrove supports scalability through clustering, load balancing and request routing. At the base of apiGrove's security lies authentication and authorization, injection detection, and certificate management. apiGrove also includes metering features for rate limiting, quota management, and generation of sophisticated transaction records. Alcatel-Lucent's Application Enablement Strategy: Driving API innovation apiGrove supports Alcatel-Lucent's Application Enablement strategy, which brings value to communications service providers and enterprises by enabling them to transform their networks into platforms for innovation. apiGrove and the recently introduced Alcatel-Lucent API Life-Cycle Methodology, which supports service providers wherever they are in defining, designing and implementing their API strategy, are part of Alcatel-Lucent's expanding portfolio of assets, services and expertise that provide complete support for service providers and enterprises as they design and implement an API development strategy. ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU) The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review's 2012 Top 50 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission - Realizing the Potential of a Connected World. With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent. SOURCE Alcatel-Lucent