IBM API Management V3.0 helps organizations easily promote business services as APIs to internal and external developer communities, while providing a self-service developer experience

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP14-0176
April 22, 2014

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At a glance
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IBM® API Management V3.0 delivers these key capabilities:

API Management is a complete solution that helps you:



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Overview
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To be a successful business and provide increased value to clients, employees, citizens, members, or patients, you need to continue to innovate while achieving cost optimization. To innovate while optimizing costs, you have an opportunity to expose key business services to business partners to drive new forms of collaboration, increase revenue opportunities, and provide higher value services to your customers. You can also expose your internal services to your internal developer communities, to drive application development consistency, reduce IT costs, and promote standard use of enterprise-approved services across your organization.

The expansion of the number of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, as well as the growth of social media presents new and additional business opportunities to create new channels with customers and partners. To address these emerging opportunities, you require easy-to-use tools to define, assemble, secure, limit, and monitor services, while providing a self-service experience for rapid developer onboarding.

Business services are exposed with APIs. An API management solution is imperative to the success of externalizing the core services by providing easy assembly of new APIs, enabling security and different levels of service, providing management and insight to developers and business users, and socializing those APIs to developers, through communities and portals. This enables organizations to participate in the API economy, with rapid, highly secure connections between API providers and API consumers.

This new release of API Management delivers a complete set of management capabilities that can be deployed on-premise in an enterprise's data center. API Management V3.0 allows businesses as API providers, to integrate the most important features that are necessary to enable the three most significant players in the API economy: application developers, business owners, and IT personnel.

API Management V3.0 provides capabilities for creating, proxying, assembling, securing, and scaling the APIs. This solution also provides detailed analytics and operational metrics to the business owner and a customizable developer portal to socialize the APIs and manage applications that can be used by the developers. The developer portal enables self-service registration and provides links to social communities. API Management V3.0 requires IBM WebSphere® DataPower gateway appliances with a minimum firmware level of V6.0.0.4 to act as the API gateway. These DataPower appliances can be either physical or virtual appliances.

API Management key benefits

API Management is a complete solution that offers critical API and service management features, that include:



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Key prerequisites
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API Management requires a supported:

For more details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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Availability of programs with encryption algorithm in France is subject to French government approval.

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description
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To be a successful business and provide increased value to clients, employees, citizens, members, or patients, you need to continue to innovate while achieving cost optimization. To innovate while optimizing costs, you have an opportunity to expose key business services to business partners to drive new forms of collaboration, increase revenue opportunities, and provide higher value services to your customers. You can also expose your internal services to your internal developer communities, to drive application development consistency, reduce IT costs, and promote the standard use of enterprise-approved services across your organization.

The expansion of the number of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, as well as the growth of social media presents new and additional business opportunities to create new channels with customers and partners. To address these emerging opportunities, you require easy-to-use tools to define, assemble, secure, limit, and monitor services, while providing a self-service experience for rapid developer onboarding.

Business services are exposed with APIs. An API management solution is imperative to the success of externalizing the core services that:

This enables organizations to participate in the API economy, with rapid, highly secure connections between API providers and API consumers.

IBM offers a solution with API Management to enable businesses to create, socialize, and manage their APIs. This solution can help you:

API Management offers a solution for companies and businesses to expose APIs to their private, internal developers, partner developers, as well as public developers. This on-premise offering provides the capabilities needed to externalize and manage your services as web APIs. API Management requires DataPower gateway appliances (physical or virtual) running at a minimum firmware level of V6.0.0.4. The API gateway provides API security, control, and optimization capabilities for the API workloads.

API Management V3.0 delivers the following sets of capabilities:



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Statement of direction
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IBM intends to introduce a software as a service (SaaS) offering of API Management. This cloud-based offering is intended to help businesses extend their reach beyond the enterprise to internal and external application developers, by enabling rapid orchestration and design of new APIs, securing and managing the APIs, gaining business insight with analytics, and socializing the APIs in developer communities.

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Reference information
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For information on IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliance V6.0, refer to Software Announcement ZP13-0213, dated April 23, 2013.

For information on WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62, refer to Software Announcement ZP13-0740, dated December 10, 2013.

For information on IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Blade XI50B, refer to Software Announcement ZP10-0138, dated April 27, 2010.

For information on WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Editions, refer to Software Announcement ZP13-0161, dated March 26, 2013.



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Availability of national languages
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Description        Availability date     Language
 
5725-L30           05/23/2014            Multilingual -
                                         (Chinese Simplified,
                                          Chinese Traditional,
                                          English US,
                                          French,
                                          German,
                                          Italian,
                                          Japanese,
                                          Korean,
                                          Portuguese-Brazilian
                                          Spanish)
 


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Program number
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Program                  Program
number        VRM        name
 
5725-L30      V3.0.0     IBM API Management
 


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Publications
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API Management publications will be available on May 9, 2014, on the online IBM Knowledge Center at

http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSWHYP_3.0.0/


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

API Management V3.0 requires WebSphere DataPower gateway appliances with a minimum firmware level of V6.0.0.4 to act as the API gateway. These DataPower appliances can be either physical or virtual appliances and can be any of the following:

The following DataPower software feature is required and included for use with API Management:

The most current hardware requirements for API Management V3.0 are available at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/prodguid/v1r0/clarity/prereqsForProduct.html

Type "API Management" in the "Full or partial product name" box, then select "V3.0" in the "Version" box.

Software requirements

API Management requires these minimum levels:

The most current software requirements for API Management V3.0 are available at

http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/prodguid/v1r0/clarity/prereqsForProduct.html

Type "API Management" in the "Full or partial product name" box, then select "V3.0" in the "Version" box.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

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Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings, for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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API Management

 
Product group: WebSphere
 
                                                    Program
  Product Identifier Description                    number
 
  IBM API Management V3.0                           5725-L30
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other

For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit

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Passport Advantage

Part number information remains unchanged. Refer to API Management V2.0 Software Announcement ZP13-0183, dated April 23, 2013.

Note: API Management V3.0 requires an IBM WebSphere DataPower physical or virtual appliance as the API gateway to offer API security, control, and optimization capabilities.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

 
Media pack description                                   Part number
 
API Management V3.0 multilingual
 - Media pack                                            BA185ML
 

Charge metric

API Management (Passport Advantage)

                          Program    Charge unit
Program/service name      number     description
 
IBM API Management        5725-L30   Per processor Value Unit (PVU)
 

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* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

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