The average enterprise has two to three API management vendors and plans to adopt more soon. However, 40% of organizations have three or more API management vendors, and most don’t intend to consolidate to a single vendor throughout the enterprise. Thus, complexity is growing, but it can be an opportunity.
API Ecosystem complexity, if unmanaged, is slowing down enterprises. Don’t try to simplify your complexity. Master it and control it, it happens for good reasons, but you will not go fast if you leave it alone. The task then is to keep, even boost, the agility that autonomous business units create with their own particular applications and API ecosystems amid the tech sprawl that they also perpetuate.
Teams need creativity and flexibility, so it’s essential to have a centralized governance system while at the same time offering developer teams autonomy so they can work in the languages and platforms that make sense to them.
Jana Frejova shares how at Axway, they recognize that companies want the freedom to use different API vendors for different solutions. Still, they also need the freedom to manage all of those APIs as they see fit – and to be able to freely access all of their data without it being locked into silos.
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