The Power Trio: APIs, Cloud Platforms, Lifecycle Management

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The Power Trio: APIs, Cloud Platforms, Lifecycle Management

  1. 1. The Power Trio: APIs, Cloud Platforms, Lifecycle Management John R. Rymer, Vice President, Principal Analyst March 13, 2014
  2. 2. October 2013 “Competitive Strategy In The Age Of The Customer” Welcome To The Age of the Customer Client/server Web Mobile Shift
  3. 3. The challenge: Manage conflicting lifecycles November 2012 “Drive Business Transformation With Digital Customer Experiences” Mobile apps Multichannel “Customer-facing”
  4. 4. © 2012 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited Expand engagement, loyalty, and retention. Create reinforcing channels. Take cost out of business processes. Sweeten revenue streams. Create new revenue streams. Solve unsolved problems. What’s the scope of your digital ambition?
  5. 5. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 5 More than 25% of IT spend on customer-facing systems 31% 62% 2012 2014 Base: 423 IT/Marketing Professionals Source: Forrester Research – IBM Customer-facing Applications Survey Q1, 2013 A tidal wave is approaching
  6. 6. © 2012 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited Introducing the Power Trio APIs Cloud platforms Innovation & Flexibility Lifecycle manage- ment (CI) 6
  7. 7. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 7 APIs are everywhere Specialized Media, authentication, gamification, voice … SaaS Salesforce.com, Dynamics CRM… Business services Billing, commerce … Platform services Web, mobile, multichannel … Data services File, database … Infrastructure services Processing, storage, network … 7
  8. 8. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 8 The two roles of APIs Consume •  Reuse rather than reinvent •  Subscribe rather than sustain •  Update rather than migrate Provide •  Let developers extend your business value •  Distribute your data with smarts and context
  9. 9. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 9 Cloud is quicker Top 5 Reasons To Select A Cloud Platform “Why did your development team choose the cloud environments that you currently use?” Base: 125 North American and European enterprise software developers using cloud; Source: Forrsights Developer Survey, Q1 2013
  10. 10. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 10 Why cloud is quicker Auto provisioning & configuration Auto- and easy scaling Continuous integration services Productivity tools Reuse of business services and data
  11. 11. Lifecycles: Managing the application delivery value stream February 2014 “Application Delivery In The Modern Age”
  12. 12. Why applications are late February 2014 “Application Delivery In The Modern Age”
  13. 13. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 13 September 2013 “The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective DevOps” Feedback and -forward enable a true life cycle
  14. 14. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 14 October 2013 “More Engineering, Less Dogma: The Path Toward Continuous Delivery Of Business Value” Different techniques support the new cadences
  15. 15. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 15 4 adoption approaches › Use for customer-facing innovations › Use to enrich customer-facing applications › Use to modernize your core for greater responsiveness › Use to meet nonfunctional requirements
  16. 16. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 16 WSO2 API Management The Forrester Wave™ is copyrighted by Forrester Research, Inc. Forrester and Forrester Wave™ are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc. The Forrester Wave™ is a graphical representation of Forrester's call on a market and is plotted using a detailed spreadsheet with exposed scores, weightings, and comments. Forrester does not endorse any vendor, product, or service depicted in the Forrester Wave. Information is based on best available resources. Opinions reflect judgment at the time and are subject to change.
  17. 17. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 17 WSO2 App Factory ›  A product for managing the lifecycle of development into operations •  Utilizing private cloud infrastructure ›  Integrates multiple development tools into a cloud offering •  Forge capabilities: SVN, Git, Self-service provisioning •  Continuous Development: automated build and test •  Governance: Versioning, lifecycle management, dependency management •  API Management: API Portal, key management •  Data source management: Across •  Cloud PaaS deployment of code in managed versioned stages (e.g. Dev, Staging, Production) ›  Also available as part of WSO2 Cloud Preview 17
  18. 18. © 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 18
  19. 19. Partner Registers Allocated a development env (Git, Jenkins, etc) Subscribes to APIs Code/Build/ Test Deploy Publish new APIs and Apps Store
  20. 20. Thank you John R. Rymer +1 650.581.3857 jrymer@forrester.com @johnrrymer With Kurt Bittner kbittner@forrester.com

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