SOA Software's Lifecycle API Helps Enterprise Evolve

By CIOReview | Thursday, April 10, 2014
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LOS ANGELES, CA: SOA Software, provider of service-oriented-architecture products has unveiled its latest lifecycle manager called Lifecycle API (Application Programming Interface). It facilitates businesses to maintain workflow and governance controls within cloud and mobile development, bringing enterprise agility and control over their resources.

Cloud-based and mobile computing models are gaining momentum in the market making the organizations require flexible approaches for governing IT and business activities. Lifecycle Manager from SOA brings in an all inclusive set of REST APIs (Representational State Transfer) that supports the making, updating and role-based evaluation of governed IT services, APIs and apps.

The Lifecycle API offers customers optimal blending of business data collection and decision making into technical processes such as API access grants. The new product can be instantly implemented into the organization’s IT infrastructure, making the organizations lively and responsive to transformations in corporate sector, regulatory mandates and internal processes.

“The Lifecycle API offers a platform an organization can use to easily embed workflow and approval processes, striking a balance between accelerating opening up to new digital channels while maintaining control,” says Brent Carlson, Senior Vice President of SOA Software.  

SOA Software’s Lifecycle Manager is pre installed with their other products like API Gateway and Community Manager which supports internal and external development communities.

The diverse features that make the identification, management and oversight of APIs and other software assets easier are:

  • GitHub Integration–Lifecycle Manager’s Any Source Asset Adapter (ASAA) automation framework has been extended to support GitHub, bringing Lifecycle Manager’s industry repository and governance capabilities into cloud-based development communities.
  • Layered Architecture Visualization—With Asset Relationship Visualization, users can quickly and easily understand asset-to-asset relationships via graphical representation within a browser or IDE. Now users can tag specific assets and visualize tagged assets in separate layers.
  • Role-Based User Actions–Lifecycle Manager imparts the ability for administrators to extend core asset functionality with custom user actions.
  • Infrastructure Enhancements –Integration support with the latest releases of various supporting technologies– Oracle WebLogic Application Server 12c, JBoss EAP 6, Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, Eclipse 4.3 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012.

The makers claim Lifecycle Manager to be secure and tough platform that can be leveraged by the companies to share and manage APIs with the budding app developer community, partners, and clientele.