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WSO2 Announces API Cloud and App Cloud

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At WSO2Con EU 2015, WSO2 has announced API Cloud and App Cloud, two complete solutions for managing APIs and respectively enterprise applications throughout their lifecycle.

API Cloud is WSO2’s API Manager running in the cloud and providing the tools for creating APIs, distributing them to developers and managing them. WSO2 API Cloud has the following components:

  • API Publisher – an online tool for creating APIs with everything that is related: HTTP methods allowed, versioning, documentation, keys, etc.
  • API Store – APIs created with the Publisher are made available here, enabling users to subscribe to APIs, test them, learn about them and react by rating, commenting, publishing on social networks or participating in related forums.
  • API Gateway – API users do not reach providers directly, instead all API calls go through a gateway that manages, secures, scales and throttles API operations.
  • API Analytics – includes a dashboard for visualizing subscriptions, usage and performance levels.

WSO2 API Cloud comes with five subscriptions levels and an SLA.

WSO2 has also announced App Cloud, a solution for managing enterprise applications throughout their lifecycle: publishing, administering policies, deployment, providing secured role-based access, throttling, analytics, etc. Based on App Factory, it provides roughly the same functionality through similar components as API Cloud but, this time, for applications. It handles web, SaaS and mobile applications running on iOS, Android and Windows.

The App Publisher enables developers to make their applications available to testers, internal enterprise users or the general public.  The App Store brings together providers and users, enabling the  later to explore apps, to test and to subscribe to them. The App Gateway intermediates calls to web applications, enforcing security, policies and throttling measures.

App Cloud integrates a number of development tools: issue tracker, Git repository, browser IDE, CI and CD with Jenkins, Java runtime, MySQL, team collaboration tools, logging, etc.

Both API Cloud and App Cloud are based on open source solutions.

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