3scale and Red Hat Join Forces to Help Organizations Thrive in the API Economy

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Joint solution combines 3scale API Management Platform and Red Hat JBoss Middleware to deliver a comprehensive API platform

3scale and Red Hat Join Forces
APIs have become a vital part of today’s digital economy...Together, Red Hat and 3scale offer a comprehensive, open, and trusted API platform to help organizations realize that potential.

3scale and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a collaboration to help organizations take advantage of new digital channels to reach customers and succeed in the API economy.

The joint solution combines the 3scale API Management Platform and technologies from the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio to provide an application programming interface (API) development, deployment, and management offering designed to accelerate time-to-market for API initiatives and enable enterprises to innovate faster, in a smarter way. API use has increased rapidly in recent years, and to effectively compete in the fast-growing API economy, businesses need to implement the strategy and platform that's right to support innovation and growth for their business.

“During the past two years, a critical mass of companies and government institutions has been publishing APIs into their data and some functions of their IT systems to fuel business-to-consumer (B2C) innovation, enable mobile apps and take advantage of more-direct B2B interactions with their business partners. This will continue to fuel the so-called ‘API economy.’ However, that's not all; in fact, the best is still to come. APIs are increasingly key to application strategies and effective application governance.” (Source: Gartner, Basic API Management Will Grow Into Application Services Governance, Paolo Malinverno, Oct. 28, 2014)

Behind every API is a service. The Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio provides a platform for the development, integration, and deployment capabilities that are needed to build software services that can be exposed as APIs. The joint offering establishes a trusted relationship between the API provider and API consumers in a lightweight, flexible, and open standards-based package. This trusted relationship helps businesses more quickly create new value and growth from existing data, services, and content.

3scale’s API Management Platform complements Red Hat’s middleware tools with features such as access control, analytics, and portals for developers and partners. The 3scale platform integrates with Red Hat’s traditional on-premises middleware portfolio, as well as its cloud-based development tools in JBoss xPaaS Services for OpenShift.

The offering is available now. For more information, visit http://pages.3scale.net/red-hat-2015.html or http://www.redhat.com/en/resources/enabling-success-api-economy.

Steven Willmott, CEO, 3scale
“3scale is committed to making it easy to get full visibility into, and control over, assets accessed via APIs. Our joint effort with Red Hat strongly supports these efforts, and provides a highly useful suite of complementary tools with the capabilities needed by service integrators and API developers.”

Rob Cardwell, vice president, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, Red Hat
“APIs have become a vital part of today’s digital economy. As they become more ubiquitous, organizations need to look beyond the technology and build an API strategy that fully embraces their business potential. Together, Red Hat and 3scale offer a comprehensive, open, and trusted API platform to help organizations realize that potential.”

Gartner, Basic API Management Will Grow Into Application Services Governance, Paolo Malinverno, Oct. 28, 2014
“APIs are increasingly key to application strategies and effective application governance. However, most future API use will come from digital business applications and things, as in the Internet of Things, and APIs will be firmly tied into business scenarios. The more APIs that are out there in trading partners and specific enterprises, the greater the need will be to manage them, from the point of view of who publishes them and who uses them. Frequently, companies will do both. Also, innovating business processes and downstream systems will increasingly rely on APIs working as expected. Here is where API management comes in.”

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

About 3scale
3scale provides a comprehensive API management platform that lets API providers easily package, distribute, manage and monetize APIs through a SaaS API infrastructure that is flexible, secure and Web scalable. The platform enables the distribution of a company's data, content or services to multiple devices or mobile/Web applications, as well as the ability to easily productize APIs. Since 2009 more than 500 APIs have been powered by 3scale. Customers span the Fortune 500, government, academia, and startups. 3scale customers include Coldwell Banker, Johnson Controls, SITA, Transport For London (TFL), UC Berkeley, Wine.com among others. The company also powers APItools for API consumers and APIs.io, the worlds first open source API search engine. For more information, visit http://www.3scale.net.

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Red Hat and 3scale: Enabling Success in the API Economy