I recently contributed a blog post to BusinessComputingWorld.co.uk. Please take a look and share your thoughts!
There has been a flurry of recent acquisitions in the API Management space, beginning with Axway’s acquisition of Vordel, at the end of 2012. More recently, Computer Associates acquired Layer 7, Intel acquired Mashery, and Mulesoft acquired ProgrammableWeb.
Additionally, another API vendor, 3scale received significant funding. As CTO and Co-Founder of Vordel, now part of Axway, I believe this activity is indicative of a maturing market where APIs are now seen as critical for the Enterprise and no longer the preserve of consumer oriented services such as Facebook and Twitter.