VP Innovation at Axway, Co-founder at Vordel

Mark O'Neill

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Linking B2B with APIs Bill Doerrfeld at Nordic APIs has written today about how APIs are evolving the B2B landscape. This is a particularly interesting article for me, because my personal background is working for an EDI provider, where I linked EDI processes from the private network to the Internet, over 15 years ago. Vordel was founded to allow new Web Services APIs to be used for B2B. Axway, a B2B software company, acquired Vordel in 2012 to link B2B with Web APIs. This caused a domino effect, with other API Management vendors being acquired shortly afterwards. However, none of the acquirers of the other startups had the B2B depth of Axway. And since the acquisition we have been executing on that plan. In last month's Gartner MQ for Application Services Governance, in which Axway is classed as a "leader", Gartner reports that: “Axway acquired Vordel in November 201... (more)

Cloud Computing in Practice

James Urquhart has assembled a very impressive list of examples of Cloud Computing in practice. Examples include: Number of applications running on Force.com: 135,000 Number of applications hosted by Ruby on Rails platform service vendor Heroku: 40,000+ Objects stored in Amazon Web Services S3: 64 billion (as of August 2009) Full details at: http://news.cnet.com/8301-19413_3-10405895-240.html ... (more)

What Does Google Think SOA Is?

A view into the Hive Mind - here's what you see when you type "SOA is" into Google: ... (more)

Look Beyond The Mobile or Web Client To The Internet of Things

Kin Lane, the API Evangelist, has produced a list of the Ten API Commandments for Providers. It's a very good list, including privacy, security, and documentation. I encourage everyone to read it and comment. What about the corresponding list for API Consumers? Although I don't want to compare myself to a biblical figure (or indeed to Kin Lane :) ), here is my crack at a list of API commandments for consumers: 1. Protect your API Keys. API Keys are often issued to developers through an API Portal to use in their apps. These API Key allow developers to access apps. Sometimes the key... (more)

Vordel Connects SOA to the Cloud

We at Vordel released Version 5.2 of our Gateway, which connects to Cloud Services. If you need to connect your systems to SalesForce.com, Amazon S3 or SQS or SimpleDB, or Microsoft or Yahoo! Web Services, with security and without writing code, then this is the product for you. Here's the release: San Diego, CA - July 29, 2009 - Vordel, the XML networking management company, today announced at the Burton Catalyst Conference the general availability of Vordel 5.2, its suite of application networking products. Vordel 5.2 enables enterprises to connect their applications to Cloud ... (more)