Why You Need To Create A Cloud-native API Developer Portal

TIBCO Cloud-Native API Developer Portal

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In early 2019, TIBCO released the fully cloud-native version of TIBCO Cloud Mashery, which provides first-class support for cloud-native deployment in public clouds, private clouds, on-premises environments, and at the edge. This unlocked the opportunity for API-led digital businesses to evolve to cloud-native architectural platforms, such as Kubernetes. More recently, we’ve announced that the TIBCO Cloud Mashery Developer Portal is also available as a fully cloud-native deployment—in private clouds and on-premises. 

An API developer portal is like a virtual storefront for API products developed by digital businesses. It allows developers to access a business’s API products, and get any necessary authorization, in order to begin evaluating documentation and building APIs into applications. In today’s globalized business world, this is a great way for API developers and API consumers to stay connected; however, for many industries, cloud-based APIs pose possible security concerns. By providing a means to deploy an API developer portal on-premises or in a secure, private-cloud infrastructure, financial services, telecom, airline, and other highly-regulated industries are able to effectively execute their digital strategies. 

For example, banks looking to develop an Open Banking platform for PSD2, while also complying with stringent security regulations, can manage their APIs and their API developer portal locally while providing global access to its ecosystem. Every organization that does business within the EU also must comply to strict regulations, regardless of the industry. GDPR requires businesses to follow stringent rules when handling customer data, especially when accessed by APIs. This makes a cloud-native, private-cloud approach to API developer portals vital.  

Cloud-native deployment continues to become more popular because it allows for optimal scalability, security, and development agility of applications. The ability to use API portals to engage internal, external, or partner developers allows you to create new business models to reach customers all over the world, while knowing your data is secure wherever it may be deployed. The TIBCO Cloud Mashery Local Developer Portal—with API-driven content management for easy integration into your CI/CD pipeline —is now available for full cloud-native deployment, either in private clouds or on-premises. 

To learn more about the benefits of a cloud-native API developer portal and you can maintain data locally while providing access locally, download a free 30-day trial today.