Achieve flexibility with Composable Enterprise Architecture using API management

Organizations that value having rapid responsiveness to environmental change; with the ability to be highly attuned to both the external and internal business environment, adopt composable architecture.

Why adopt Composable Architecture?

Why? Because it simplifies their ability in adapting to and implement a digital-first approach across the entire digital lifecycle. It sounds easy, right? But many organizations still rehost their key applications to the cloud. It hinders and leaves them with costly and inefficient processes along with frustrated clients and co-workers.

Successful organizations adopt composable architecture. I’ll explain how they manage it.

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What Is Composable Architecture?  

Instead of traditional orientation, using efficiency as a goal, the mindset should be aimed at 

flexibility/agility (Source: Gartner 2022 CIO Agenda E-book). This is how different elements, such as; scaling storage, networks, databases and compute functionality, work together in different combinations enabling multiple outcomes simultaneously using APIs. In this way, your IT infrastructure can be transformed into a digital-first environment.

Why Composable Architecture is growing in popularity

Cloud technology brings your organization many benefits, such as agility. We often discuss with company executives their need to achieve the same benefits in their private data centers, with the ability to group IT resources and then provision them based on real-time demands. Having composable architecture in place means that it can be run similar to private cloud services. This is why we are experiencing a trend in the increasing popularity of composable architecture.

Does your business environment offer infrastructure as an Application?

Are you looking for an agile and flexible system in place that will support both you and your client’s everyday challenges?

API Management

Each part of your IT infrastructure is treated as a separate application when using the composable architecture model., It represents building blocks that can be allocated via API Management and managed as code through APIs. In this way, the ability to meet your individual real-time computer, storage, and processing needs become simplified.

APIs bring cross-functional, secure, agile/ flexible systems management required for managing multiple outcomes in your organization.

How Automated is your Infrastructure?

Your privately held legacy architecture has probably been managed in a traditional way, until now. Instead, you can split your data center into packed component parts where we can support you to automate, according to your specific needs and performance variables. As your business grows and transforms it lets you track, govern and partition resources through API management.

Do you have a Multicloud Approach?

Setting up the composable enterprise your organization needs offers a multi-cloud strategy that leverages APIs. You can use API management to successfully; scale apps, services, and products across multiple cloud providers, with the ability to manage them as private clouds. API management also responds to the need for greater security procedures and DevOps processes.

API Portfolio Rationalization

It is becoming increasingly common for organizations to discover they are paying for rising licensing fees and costs for infrastructure due to unstructured, unused, duplicated and gradually phased out services.

Have you identified a steep increase in IT spending in your organization?

When was the last time you had a health check on your IT spending?

It is valuable to invest in minimizing those costs as they can easily escalate over time, while simultaneously creating a rigid nest of new and old APIs and Applications that hinder instead of helping the organization.

First, explore what APIs and Applications are being used across your entire organization?

Then ask questions such as; “Are there any functional overlaps in our API portfolio? ”This enables you to discard APIs or services you target which does not bring business value.

With composable architecture, you can support the wider organization by using APIs to create seamless value-chains and significantly increase productivity.

Key API management providers

There is a wide selection of API management solutions available. We can support you in setting up Composable Architecture by aligning and coordinating your API strategy with the partner of your choice.

Top API  solutions providers 2021 according to 2021 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management). Postman and SmartBear are both newcomers in the 2021 edition.  

Leaders Apigee (Google), Mulesoft, IBM, Axway, Kong, Software AG, Microsoft.

Visionaries Tyk, Postman, WSO2

Niche players SAP, TIBCO Software, SmartBear, Broadcom, Boomi, Red Hat

Challengers Amazon Web Services

Build Composable

Architecture using APIs

Build composable architecture by using APIs, introducing API management by using an API management platform with key features that fit your business needs.

1. Enabling cross-functional collaboration

Workloads that need to be shifted across data centers and private cloud environments are becoming increasingly agile and flexible, adopting composable architecture. Using a simple interface with API management you can build APIs on top of each data center, cloud provider and system, and then manage your data centers as separate private clouds. This is how you can enable cross-functional collaboration in entirely new ways.

2. Ensure security

When data centers or private clouds are split into composable parts it is more exposed to security threats, requiring new security protocols and monitoring. We can support you in maintaining the integrity of your data center by advising and implementing API security best practices.

3. Increase Flexibility/ Agility

How can you achieve greater profits? When empowering your IT architecture with API management enables it to become more flexible and agile. You also increase the ability to move with the pace of the market, and sometimes even ahead of the market. This can increase your chances of achieving greater profits.

4. Adopting an Ecosystem enabling multiple outcomes

Using an API management platform enables rapid responsiveness to environmental change. You can scale APIs up and down across your digital ecosystem using a single interface to manage applications, data centers, cloud providers and web properties. How does that sound?

Are you ready to experience Composable Architecture?

Disrupt Synergies will support you in setting up your composable architecture.

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Digital transformation today is not about surviving or striving, it’s about innovating or dying. A multi-cloud strategy can help ensure you disrupt — rather than be disrupted.

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