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Building Successful API Programs in Higher Education

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In this webinar, hosted on August 27, 2015, Steven Willmott discusses the benefits of API development in higher education.

APIs are not exclusive to for-profit organizations. In higher education—from statewide university and college systems to smaller private institutions—schools like Notre Dame and Brigham Young University have built highly successful API programs.

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Building Successful API Programs in Higher Education

  1. 1. NET+ 3scale Webcast 3scale, Internet2
  2. 2. 2 Kristy Zhou NET+ Business Analyst Internet2 On today’s web meeting….
  3. 3. 3 Steven Willmott Chief Executive Officer 3scale On today’s web meeting….
  4. 4. INTERNET2 Establishment Founded in 1996 by research universities to take self- responsibility for an advanced technology environment that would not otherwise exist, or exist as when and how the research and education (R&E) community needs it 4
  5. 5. INTERNET2 Goals • Realize the power of collaborative scale to create capabilities no single institution could produce on its own • Create advanced technology capabilities to extend leading edge scholarship and research • Enable new generation of applications and core supporting infrastructure and technologies • Achieve durable measure of control over the community's operating environment • Transfer technology and experience to drive innovation and advance the global internet 5
  6. 6. INTERNET2 Community • R&E member institutions, affiliates, agencies industry • Rich and complex regional network community • Global NREN community 6
  7. 7. 7 Internet2 Members and Partners 283+ Higher Education members 67+ Affiliate members 42 Regional & state R&E networks 86+ Industry members 76+ Int’l partners reaching 100+ Nations 93,000+ Community anchor institutions Focused on advanced technology needs of members since 1996 "The idea of being able to collaborate with anybody, anywhere, without constraint…" —Jim Bottum, CIO, Clemson University
  8. 8. 8 Internet2 100G Advanced Network 15,717 miles of newly acquired dark fiber 8.8 Tbps of optical capacity 2,400 miles partnered capacity with Zayo Communications in support of the Northern Tier region 100 Gbps of hybrid Layer 2 and Layer 3 capacity 17 Juniper MX960 routers supporting Layer 3 service 31 Brocade and Juniper switches supporting Layer 2 service 49 custom colocation facilities 250+ amplification racks 300+ Ciena ActiveFlex 6500 network elements
  9. 9. 9 ADVANCING HIGHER EDUCATION in the AND BEYOND
  10. 10. Tailored Cloud service portfolios to: • Enhance academic & research user mobility in the Cloud • Accelerate trusted Cloud application deployment for the enterprise • Ensure standards-based Cloud security, accessibility, reliability and performance with enterprise scalability What is Internet2 NET+ Cloud? 10 Enables trusted and responsive user mobility in the cloud, while delivering efficiencies to the enterprise. NET+ Service Types
  11. 11. • Peer-owned, governed and directed Cloud application portfolio • Strategic Cloud provider partnerships who invest in the R&E community’s needs • Cloud services specially-tuned with federated access and network delivery • Standard business agreements, simplified terms and pricing models vetted by 250 CIOs, general counsel and procurement officers How? Peer Driven Service Validation & Provider Partnerships! 11 2014 Internet2 Global Summit (Denver, CO) Internet2/JocelynAugustino Inquiry Evaluation Service Validation Early Adopter General Availability Sunset
  12. 12. 12 Growing Ecosystem of Cloud Services & Providers
  13. 13. 13 Why Internet2 NET+ Cloud? Over $200,000,000 In estimated operating benefit for Research and Education across institutions adopting NET+ services to date 3,500+ Research and Education Institutions across the US that can utilize most NET+ cloud services 300+ Member institutions participating in building business models, ensuring federated access, security, accessibility, performance & delivery 50 Services proposed for validation by Internet2 member campuses for inclusion in generally available Internet2 NET+ portfolio 8 Average number of campuses collaborating on a service validation effort before it is generally available
  14. 14. 14 Two Topics Powering Education with APIs  The emerging API Economy  APIs in Higher Education  Identifying opportunities 3scale API Management:  API Technical Operations  API Engagement and Developer Management
  15. 15. 15 Who we are Leading API Management Provider • 600+ Live Customers including many leading brands • Flexible, scalable, open source- based solution • Self Service for fast time to value • Very cost-effective solution • Run events like APIStrat, involved in standards http://www.3scale.net
  16. 16. 16 Mission Believe in the Transformative power of APIs • Aim to enable organizations world wide to operate and benefit from APIs • Education and Science are close to our hearts • Partnering with Internet2 is a great potential partner for us http://www.3scale.net
  17. 17. 17 The API Economy Systems World API API API New Value Through APIS • Distribution channels, product support, IoT, agility • Underpinning the new digital economy Adpotion • Mobile: 54% ecommerce sales (Forrester) • B2B: 2016 50% of B2B collab. via APIs (Gartner) • IoT: $7.1 Trillion by 2020 (IDC)
  18. 18. 18 What do people do in the API Economy? Mobile Support Customer Ecosystem Partner Ecosystem Content/ Transaction channel API as a Business Internal Agility
  19. 19. 19 APIs in Higher Education Staff, Institution & Student Information Access Infrastructure for Partner & Vendor Integration Internal Agility Scientific Resource and Data Sharing 50+InstitutionswithAPIs(Source:KinLane) Institution,Studentand3rdParty
  20. 20. 20 Drill Down: Institutional Information Access API Use Case Focus • Data: Terms, Schools, Courses, Instructors, Buildings, Rooms, Calendars • Write once, publish anywhere, powering Apps, powering information portals • Extend to transactions: bookings, class signup, calendar updates http://www.3scale.net Value • Consolidation of information • New Interfaces to access • Innovation Great Examples • University of Washington • Bingham Young • University California Berkley Going further • Class signups • Grades • Assignment submissions • Staff Information Systems
  21. 21. 21 Drill Down: Scientific Data Access API Use Case Focus • Library collections: catalogue search, ordering copies, locating items • Scientific Data collections: Genome Databases, complex data models • Functional Infrastructure: operationalized scientific models http://www.3scale.net Value • Scientific Mission – spreading knowledge • Enabling experimentation • Valuable dissemination (potential monetization) of IPR Great Examples • Harvard DASH • EBML-EBI • Lawrence Berkley Labs (Buildings API, EnergyIQ) Going further • Database/Service of Reference • Read/Write API Efforts
  22. 22. 22 Drill Down: Student Data Access API Use Case Focus • Access to the APIs in previous cases by student body • Highly valuable: technically literate student body, frontiers of web technology, fill in gaps in University offerings • Hackathon events build knowledge and community • Bring in external APIs http://www.3scale.net Value • Educational Mission • Reduce scraping and hacking • Fulfill new needs Great Examples • University California Berkley • Warwick Students Union API Going further • Class signups • Grades • Assignment submissions
  23. 23. 23 3scale Infrastructure Leading API Management Provider • Take Control of your APIs • Technical operations to control traffic • Business operations to manage access for your user base(s) • Single solution providing global distributed control Access Control & Security API Keys & Credentials Policies & Rate Limits Traffic Monitoring Alerts & Notifications Developer Management API Signup Analytics & Reporting API Portal Swagger Active Documentation API Billing & Payments OneIntegratedSolution
  24. 24. 24 3scale Infrastructure Key Problems Solved • Create a uniform layer for securing all API access and provision differently for different audiences • Provide excellent automated developer documentation for any audience • Track traffic usage across all APIs through analytics and alerts, quickly exclude undesirable traffic http://www.3scale.net
  25. 25. 25 Evaluating Opportunities What we offer • Best in class infrastructure • Excellent experience in the API Economy and Education domain • Expert guidance on opportunities and strategic plans • Useful content from Design to Operations best practice General Information • http://www.3scale.net. • sales@3scale.net, support@3scale.net Speaker • Steven Willmott • @njyx on twitter • steve@3scale.net We’d love to connect with potential Trial Schools and engage in pilots or other deployments
  26. 26. 26 Forthcoming eBook & Conference “The API Owner’s Manual: Best Practices of Successful API Teams” Manfred Borthenschlaeger, Steven Willmott http://pages.3scale.net/api-owners-manual-wb.html API Strategy & Practice Conference Austin Texas, 19-21st November http://austin2015.apistrat.com/
  27. 27. 27 Q&A + Resources NET+ Cloud Services: http://www.internet2.edu/cloud-services/ 3scale Main Website: http://www.3scale.net/ API Economy eBook: http://www.3scale.net/api-economy/ The API Owner’s Manual: http://pages.3scale.net/api-owners-manual-wb.html APIs.JSON: http://www.apisjson.org/ APIs.IO: http://www.apis.io/ APITools: http://www.apitools.com/ APIS in Education: http://www.3scale.net/2014/08/built-innovate-benefit-apis- higher-education/

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