CA Southern Africa has revealed that CA Technologies has been named a leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management for the sixth consecutive time.
The report evaluated CA Technologies for its ability to execute and completeness of vision, which included evaluation of the company’s CA API Management portfolio.
“Every successful business leverages an agile architecture built on APIs and Microservices to build better apps faster,” said Rahim Bhatia, General Manager, Developer Products, CA Technologies.
“We believe this recognition from Gartner further validates the strategy and strength of our market-leading solutions that include the design, development, testing, security, management and monitoring capabilities of APIs. Through our Full Lifecycle API Management, Microservices and IoT solutions we feel we’re able to help every modern software factory deliver better experiences and meet evolving business objectives for revenue growth.”
CA API Management is a comprehensive set of products that helps organisations achieve digital transformation by unlocking the value of data and empowering developers to grow the business and capitalise on new opportunities. CA API Management includes CA Live API Creator, CA API Gateway, CA Mobile API Gateway, CA API Developer Portal, CA Microgateway, and CA API Management SaaS.
In the report, vendors were evaluated on completeness of vision and ability to execute. For this report, under completeness of vision evaluation criteria, Gartner includes market understanding, marketing strategy, sales strategy, offering (product) strategy, business model, vertical or industry strategy, innovation, and geographic strategy.
While under ability to execute evaluation criteria for Product/Service, Gartner segments the providers’ capabilities product and service criteria into five categories which correspond to stages in an API’s life cycle – planning and initial design, implementation and testing, deploy and run (basic), deploy and run (advanced), versioning and retirement.
“Digital initiatives based on APIs are all about providing scalable, reliable connectivity between data, people, apps and devices,” added Bhatia.
“We believe this recognition demonstrates our effort to give customers access to advanced functionality for back-end integration, mobile optimisation, cloud orchestration and developer management to create and adapt to modern architectures.”