|By Business Wire||
|October 22, 2012 09:31 AM EDT||
Vordel the API Server [http://www.vordel.com/products/API-Server.html] provider that connects business, mobile and cloud, today announced the availability of a free trial of the Vordel API Server, [http://resources.vordel.com/index.php/downloads/] an enterprise-ready, unified platform to manage, deliver and secure APIs. Unlike other offerings in the market, Vordel’s free trial of its API Server, offers anyone, without pre-qualification, access to a fully featured enterprise API management platform which can be used on premise with no time limit. This approach is unique as it offers on-premise usage, so it is truly free of charge to the trial user -- unlike the free Open API model offered by some vendors where trial users are forced to place APIs in the firm’s cloud which results in monthly fees. Additionally, the free trial offers users the opportunity to experience key enhancements to the Vordel API Server’s management and security capabilities.
Sign up and start using the Vordel API Server today.
Today, the majority of the enterprise API market is using APIs for enterprise application interaction with third parties. This trend means businesses are increasingly wired together with their consumers via APIs as evidenced in Vordel’s recent Immerse API Adoption survey. The survey [http://www.vordel.com/company/news/press/22_05_12.html] revealed that half of the enterprises polled are adopting APIs to build out new business channels. Additionally, the survey showed a quarter of the respondents polled are adopting APIs to roll out mobile applications; with the remaining quarter of respondents leveraging APIs for other unidentified purposes or to build a developer community.
“We’re offering a free trial of the Vordel API Server without pre-qualification as we want to rapidly share this valuable opportunity for businesses to accelerate API adoption and to roll out mobile applications,” said Hugh Carroll, VP Marketing, Vordel. “The trial offers a full featured version of the Vordel API Server offering access to our seventh generation technology with its security and high-performance API delivery. Furthermore, users can trial it on their own premises with no time limit. Our customers have found the Vordel API Server sets the pace for high-performance enterprise API delivery and we’re confident that trial users of the product will agree with this feedback.”
Mike Gionfriddo, CTO at Safeway subsidiary, Blackhawk Network, a leading provider of prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses, said: "Cloud and mobile computing have greatly increased the usage of APIs in the retail and financial services' industries. High availability and performance are key factors in the commercial success of any APIs exposed to developers, application end users and ultimately the consumers of the service. An API Server provides the policy governance capabilities to ensure the APIs are optimized for performance and scalability. Enterprises should look to use API Servers for security enforcement, traffic management and monitoring tasks at wire speed. "
The Vordel API Server
An API Server is an operating platform for managing, delivering, and securing APIs. The Vordel API Server delivers APIs of all types, including REST APIs for cloud, mobile and Web, SOAP APIs for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and file based interfaces for B2B integration. The Vordel API Server encapsulates capabilities from Vordel's application gateway, cloud services broker, and API management technologies into a unified API operating platform. You can read more about the API Server here.
Users of Vordel’s free trial will be able to access key enhancements to the Vordel API Server including new supports for the management and security of mobile API clients, finessed capabilities for monitoring APIs and the option to customize reports directly within the Web interface. These include:
- Enhancements to the management and security of mobile APIs’ clients: offering enterprises even greater flexibility and scalability when implementing APIs for the integration of applications.
- Simple customization of reports directly into the Web interface: enabling clear analysis and understanding of mobile, cloud and internal API usage and performance.
- Integrated monitoring of all API types including REST, SOAP, JMS and FTP: full visibility of all inbound and outbound traffic provides enterprises with centralized API management.
Where is it deployed? The Vordel API server can be deployed in traditional data centers or in an elastic cloud environment, including public, private, and hybrid clouds.
Pricing & Availability: The free trial of the Vordel API Server has zero cost. Enquiries about purchasing production versions of the Vordel API Server can be made here.
Vordel's products enable enterprises to deliver APIs to cloud, mobile, and partners. The Vordel API Server is an enterprise-ready, unified API platform to manage, deliver and secure APIs. Global enterprises rely on the Vordel API Server to deploy mission-critical APIs and extend existing IT infrastructure to keep up with the rapid change in mobile and cloud computing technologies. Vordel has global enterprise customers including banking, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, media, pharmaceutical, telecoms, utility and government organizations. To learn more and obtain a free evaluation of Vordel's products, go to: www.vordel.com and follow us on twitter [http://www.twitter.com/vordel] and our Blogs [http://www.vordel.com/news/blogs.html]
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