API Administration is the process of monitoring application programming interfaces (APIs) in a secure and scalable environment. The API administration needs may differ from one organization to another. API administration is the process of designing, publishing, documenting and analyzing APIs in a secure environment. API management solutions in the market can offer the following features: API design, API gateway, API, analysis API. API Management allows you to create, analyze and manage APIs in a secure and scalable environment.

As new applications are deployed, API definitions may change. Those changes should spread to the API portal. The owner of the API has to update the associated documentation. In most cases, this process is a tedious manual exercise. The new Akana API Management Platform seeks to change that by bringing DevOps style automation to the API life cycle management process.

The new Management Platform API is integrated with continuous integration platforms such as Jenkins and TeamCity. It has provisions to track the approvals needed to send updates to the API portal or the API gateway. It also includes support for document types of standard API descriptors such as Swagger, RAML and WADL.

"APIs have quickly become the de facto standard for digital companies to connect applications and services with digital terminals such as mobile applications and Internet-of-things," said Brent Carlson, Senior Vice President of Technology at Akana. "With this new capability, companies can offer continuous innovation with speed and agility, ensuring that new updates and capabilities are delivered automatically, efficiently and securely to their developers and partners, in a timely manner and without manual intervention."

No matter how optimized it is, it will eventually reach a bottleneck. As the process of development and implementation becomes automated, the bottleneck moves further down the chain, but then new platforms and tools emerge to address the evolving problems and resolve the new bottlenecks. For some organizations that have already adopted the DevOps APIs, it may be the new bottleneck, but a tool like the Akana API Management Platform can alleviate that problem.

It will be interesting to see where the next bottleneck arrives. At some point as DevOps evolves and each element is simplified and automated, the only bottlenecks will be organic, that is, the human beings involved in the process.

API Management Includes

Developer Portal

Attract and involve the application developer to discover, explore, test and adopt API

Gateway API

To mediate the traffic between the backends and the client.

Management of the API life cycle

To manage the process of implementation, design and publication of API.

Backend as a service

Allows developers to create extensible applications with modern functions.

The benefits of API Management are as follows

1. Consistency: API guidelines, template tests, documentation, API ready for consumption.

2. Exhibition: Greater exposure of the APIs for use in the development of applications.

3. Standardization and documentation: Role-based capabilities through the management and management of the API life cycle.

4. API administration : API administration is simple, fast and secure.