API Connect and DataPower Long Term Support is Released

The API Connect V2018.4.1.0 release addresses enterprise and deployment requirements for long-term support (LTS). This release entitles customers to receive support for a minimum of 2 years. You can read more on the support lifecycle here. In parallel, we also released the latest DataPower Gateway LTS firmware delivering enhanced performance and security capabilities on our...  Continue reading API Connect and DataPower Long Term Support is Released

Q&A with the Head of Technology at Open Banking Ltd.

Industry standards and regulatory requirements are coming to your industry - it is just a matter of time (and place). In the case of Banking, the time is now, and the place is Europe. Recently, I discussed Open Banking, PSD2, and more with Chris Michael (@cjemichael) who is the head of technology at...  Continue reading Q&A with the Head of Technology at Open Banking Ltd.

Part 1: Istio Service Mesh and APIConnect/DataPower Gateway integration

Introduction Hi, I'm Krithika Prakash - Security & Technology architect at IBM APIConnect/DataPower Product development team.  In a recent post we explored the relationship between API management and a service mesh such as Istio. In this post, let's look into Istio and how DataPower API Gateway can integrate in an Istio Service Mesh. The intended audience...  Continue reading Part 1: Istio Service Mesh and APIConnect/DataPower Gateway integration

Comparing a service mesh with API management in a microservice architecture

API management shares much at a high level with the newer concept of a service mesh. How are they different from one another? What are each of their use cases, and how might they work in combination? Why the comparison? In recent years, as microservices architecture has started to mature, we have seen a need for increasingly...  Continue reading Comparing a service mesh with API management in a microservice architecture

How Do You Ensure API Quality?

“IDC has identified $20 trillion of market opportunity, or 25% of global GDP, to be realized over the next five years. CEOs see the path to capturing this opportunity as becoming technology centric to deliver new customer experiences.” – according to Shawn Fitzgerald, Worldwide Digital Transformation Strategies at IDC1. Analysts, IBM, and other vendors...  Continue reading How Do You Ensure API Quality?