3scale Provides Visibility into API Consumption

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    Now that organizations have come to realize that any successful implementation of a digital business strategy is almost wholly dependent on application programming interfaces (API), having a real understanding of how those APIs are being consumed is a top priority.

    To provide organizations with more visibility into how their APIs are consumed, 3scale has enhanced the engagement metrics it makes available to organizations that make use of its API management service in the cloud.

    3scale CEO Steve Willmott says the company is making available a dashboard designed to give business executives insight into, for example, the number of daily and total API hits or calls to the API over 30 days compared to the previous 30 days. Obviously, developers can provide business leaders with that same information, but that may take a while. Willmott says the dashboard gives business leaders all the information they need to make an informed decision without necessarily having to pester a developer to obtain it.


    Willmott notes that, given the thousands of API events that might be occurring inside any organization on a daily basis, most IT operations teams today have their hands full. The dashboard is designed to enable the folks that are actually paying for those API projects to make more informed business decisions.

    As APIs transform not only how IT is managed but also the entire economy, it’s becoming clear that APIs are rapidly becoming the center of the digital business universe. However, rather than the center of that universe being a black hole, the time has come to provide a lot more visibility into how those APIs actually affect the business on a daily basis.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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