Apigee, the API company, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), a Linux foundation project and organization dedicated to advancing the development of cloud native technology and services. Apigee develops a leading API management platform designed for building and managing modern, cloud native applications.
“We are committed to helping enterprises adapt and thrive in today’s connected economy by powering the APIs that are key to ‘built for the cloud’ applications. Kubernetes is being deployed by many of Apigee’s customers. Our participation in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation gives us the opportunity to work with other companies to help shape the direction of API features and functionality in Kubernetes and other container and cloud technologies,” said Ed Anuff, Apigee senior vice president of strategy.
A core contributor to the Open API Initiative, Apigee plans to contribute to the CNCF community by providing input on how OpenAPI (formerly known as the Swagger specification) can be used within cloud native applications. Many of Apigee's enterprise customers run API workloads in public and/or private clouds, and Apigee will bring to the CNCF a perspective on enterprise experiences for building and operating APIs in public and hybrid cloud scenarios.
“We are thrilled to welcome Apigee as our newest member of CNCF,” said Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “The company’s dedication to advancing the development of cloud native technologies is an exciting addition to our growing community.”
The Apigee Edge API management software is part of Apigee’s cloud native API platform, which also includes Apigee Insights, an API-based, self-service predictive analytics solution; Apigee Link, an API-first Internet of Things (IoT) product for connecting devices to the Internet; and Apigee Sense, an intelligent API security product.
In addition to its enterprise-grade API platform, Apigee delivers a robust set of developer tools for building and managing APIs. Developers can take advantage of open source components for building production-grade APIs such as the OpenAPI Specification. Apigee API BaaS (backend-as-a-service) gives app developers a set of out-of-the-box APIs for common features such as NoSQL persistence. Combined with Apigee’s Node.js runtime and tools, Apigee’s developer tools can deliver what developers need to quickly build well-designed APIs.
Apigee contributes to a number of organizations that promote the advancement of and ecosystems around open source projects. In addition to the CNCF, today Apigee is a member of the Open API Foundation, the Cloud Foundry Foundation, and the Node Foundation. The company also contributes to the Usergrid project at the Apache Foundation.