API Services

Ensuring reliable and accurate data flow across the enterprise and beyond

Today’s services and applications are heterogeneous and deployed across multiple environments. APIs can bridge that gap by creating a unifying communication gateway abstracting the underlying differences and ensuring reliable and accurate data and logic flow.
Our team of API experts will help you identify and implement the right API strategy, develop a migration path for your existing applications, and streamline application integration.

API Strategy

An API strategy largely depends on the goals. Monolithic systems may have multiple duplicate services used by different apps that must be unified and made available via an API to increase efficiency. Alternatively, APIs might be used by developers to create new apps or integrate existing ones or to migrate data to the cloud. Goals will ultimately determine the strategy and roadmap.
API management systems differ. Security protocols, monetization ability, and customization are all capabilities that should drive the decision. APIs can be hosted in the cloud, on-prem or in hybrid environments. What’s best for your use case?

API Strategy Action Plan

  • API goal definition
  • Roadmap development
  • API management system selection
  • Infrastructure selection
  • Prioritized API development plan

API Implementation

The reasons driving an API implementation vary widely, and so does implementation itself. To increase efficiencies of monolithic apps, an API portfolio placed on top of legacy systems can abstract communication from the underlying system. Strangler patterns can be used to convert legacy to (micro)services. To open APIs to the public, a secure, reliable management system must be implemented to ensure only the right data is exposed to the right consumers. Data migration can be achieved by adding a cloud-hosted API on top of a monolith. All these approaches can be used individually or combined, depending on your goals.

API Implementation Action Plan

  • Create and configure infrastructure, including API management platform and CI/CD pipeline
  • Implement API in accordance with API style guide and domain model
  • Compose API documentation
  • Develop, automate and perform unit, functional, load, security and penetration testing
  • Release API to production
  • Monitor, maintain, collect feedback and continuously improve APIs by releasing new versions