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White Paper: Employing Managed APIs to Optimize Enterprise Service Reuse and Maximize SOA Success

September 10, 2012 No Comments


For many of today’s enterprises, trust, or lack thereof, remains the most significant barrier to SOA adoption. Identifying and publishing services as shared assets is a common practice, yet many development teams struggle to create a service architecture that is widely shared, reused and adopted across internal development teams. Moreover, tooling for SOA governance, which is typically promoted as a mechanism to enforce best practices, often fails to encourage consumer adoption or illustrate business value. To address this challenge, WSO2 has published a new white paper on how managed APIs can be deployed to strengthen development partnerships, increase service reuse, and enhance IT business value.

The new WSO2 white paper, “Promoting Service Reuse Within Your Organization and Encouraging SOA Success,” reviews how utilizing API management as a governance tool will result in accelerated service portfolio development while quantifying the business value of any SOA. The paper also presents an architectural approach for avoiding common API pitfalls and monetizing API assets. Additionally, an API roadmap highlights the five key actions that software architects and developers can take to increase API adoption and value. Finally, document reviews how the recently launched API Manager, built on the award- winning WSO2 Carbon middleware platform, supports this approach.

To download the white paper, visit:

For additional insights into API management best practices, WSO2 has launched the API Management Webinar Series program. The free webinar sessions will be held each Tuesday at 9 a.m. Pacific for five weeks beginning September 11, 2012. To learn more and sign up, visit

About WSO2

WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..

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