StrikeIron Publicly Launches IronCloud at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit

Leading Cloud-Based Data Solutions Provider Redesigns Fully Hosted API Management Platform, Empowering Clients to Monetize Data & Digital Assets

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Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 03, 2013

StrikeIron, the leader in end-to-end API management and cloud-based data solutions, today announced that its fully hosted API management platform IronCloud is now publicly available with a new front-end user interface and management console support. Previously available only to StrikeIron’s partners and early adopters, new and existing clients can now leverage the next iteration of IronCloud to monetize their data and digital assets through best-in-class APIs.

With the launch of IronCloud, clients can easily host their digital assets and software and access them across any system including the web, mobile apps, customer relationship management software, software-as-a-service applications, or on-premise solutions. Designed with the management-level user in mind, IronCloud is the industry’s first end-to-end, turnkey solution for effective API management.

“Our customers trust IronCloud, as we developed it to be the most scalable, mature, and reliable API management platform on the market,” said Sean O’Leary, CEO and President of StrikeIron. “Our own managed API product offerings are provided through IronCloud. StrikeIron is the only API management company that has dedicated the last decade to monetizing data and digital assets via APIs. This new public release of the IronCloud platform enables businesses to share their digital assets with their customers quickly, securely, and reliably.”

Additionally, the new version of IronCloud offers an industry-leading user experience for the management console and developer portal. For the first time, both the business operations and IT areas of a company can work together to create cloud-based APIs that establish new value for their existing digital assets and software. The management console provides enterprises with end-user access control, flexible billing options, usage analysis, security settings, account management including trials and revocation, automated usage charge tracking, and throttling.

“The way that companies provided data to customers in the past will not continue to meet customer expectations,” said Kin Lane, author of apievangelist.com and technology business consultant. “The data that they have is relevant, but the method used to share it is not. Just as having a website today is essential for business growth, sharing digital information and assets with customers via APIs is the next step.”

Since the platform’s inception in 2003, StrikeIron has been dedicated to providing clients with white glove service and support in all phases of API development. StrikeIron’s focus is speed-to-market and reducing risk and complexity, from strategy through design to deployment.

SAS and StrikeIron have worked together for years to facilitate contact data quality in the cloud.

“In today’s data-driven economy, successful companies are discovering the advantages of having both on-premise and in-the-cloud data solutions,” said Scott Gidley, senior director of research and development at SAS. “Integrating a cost-effective SaaS solution with existing onsite technology offers companies the flexibility of cloud-based implementations while leveraging existing investments in applications within the enterprise.”

The launch of IronCloud completes StrikeIron’s comprehensive API portfolio which also includes managed APIs and API accelerators. In development for over 10 years, IronCloud was designed to host and manage StrikeIron’s own enterprise-grade, data-quality APIs, including contact record verification and validation, mobile messaging, and data enrichment for Fortune 50 and enterprise-level customers. As IronCloud was built to provide StrikeIron’s point solutions to its own customers, companies using the platform can take advantage of its unique monetization-focused design, superior data security, and reliable infrastructure, with a 99.999 percent service uptime record.

StrikeIron will be showcasing its newly released IronCloud platform at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit, booth #411.

For more information, visit http://www.strikeiron.com/about-the-ironcloud-platform.

About StrikeIron
StrikeIron® serves customers around the world with its cloud-based enterprise API Management platform, IronCloud®, and data-driven API solutions. Our enterprise-level APIs empower companies to monetize data and digital assets to drive positive business outcomes and ROI. We provide email verification and hygiene, address verification, phone validation, phone append, SMS text messaging, and sales tax solutions to organizations in a variety of markets. StrikeIron solutions are delivered as Web APIs that can be easily integrated into any application or system. Additionally, our solutions are pre-integrated into leading platforms such as Eloqua, ExactTarget, Informatica, Magento, Marketo, Salesforce.com, Oracle CRM On-Demand and more. Visit us on the web at http://www.strikeiron.com.

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