Adnan Siddiqui - Practice Lead
In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, API management has become a crucial aspect of any successful business. The integration of different workloads and publishing of APIs are key to retaining customers and preventing churn for infrastructure software vendors and cloud platforms. As a result, leading companies like Google (Apigee), Salesforce (Mulesoft), and Microsoft (Apiphany) have made strategic acquisitions in the API management space.
However, to ensure agility and competitiveness in the market, it is important for customers to take back control and embrace vendor-agnostic solutions. The future of API management lies in the decoupling of management, provisioning, and governance from the runtimes, allowing for greater flexibility and improved governance and compliance.
This is where AIM steps in, leading the way in this disruptive change in the industry. AIM offers API management solutions that liberate APIs from the underlying runtimes and enable rapid change, making it possible to migrate from one API platform to another, or run multiple platforms at the same time.
AIM represents the third iteration of API management, referred to as API Management 3.0, where APIs are seen as entities of their own, rather than just a proxy running on a gateway. This separation of API management and API runtimes, along with a strong focus on APIs, is what sets AIM apart in the market and positions them as a leader in API management solutions.
According to a recent report by RapidAPI, "The Importance of API Management in Today's Business Landscape," API management is becoming increasingly important as businesses strive to build, manage, and scale APIs effectively. A Forbes article, "API Management in the Cloud: The Evolution of API Management Solutions," notes the growing trend of API management solutions in the cloud, allowing for greater scalability and ease of use.
Looking ahead, a vision for the future of API management by Postman predicts a world where API management solutions are an integral part of the API development process, enabling seamless collaboration and easy API creation. AIM, with its focus on API management 3.0, is well positioned to meet these future demands and continue leading the way in API management solutions.