Mulesoft Anypoint for DevOps
Enhance the value of DevOps with API-led connectivity.
Combine DevOps and APIs to drive greater
agility and innovation.
In today’s hypercompetitive, hyperactive business environment, the most successful organizations are those that respond most quickly and definitively to constantly changing market demands. As a result, the DevOps approach has become the favored practice, as organizations rapidly adopt the new model and implement the critically important cultural shift that’s required to make it work.
A DevOps approach enables companies to increase speed, agility, and quality while minimizing disruption. It’s an attempt to combine development and IT operations to help get the best of both worlds. It helps to ensure that IT can support the needs of the business. And it also promotes innovation that is so essential to competitive differentiation.
But it’s an approach that needs to be undertaken with a holistic understanding of how technology, processes, and teams work together. As they’ve made the shift, organizations have learned DevOps can be very complex to manage and execute effectively. They’ve also recognized the importance of API strategies in doing so. Effective use of APIs can help companies achieve greater business value through accelerated innovation while also maintaining appropriate control of their assets.
APIs and DevOps are perfect partners.
APIs unlock core systems so that cross-functional teams can become more self-reliant – building their own solutions using self-service tools and by reusing existing assets. This frees up the development team to concentrate on adding new assets, improving existing ones, and scaling the network effect of these assets.
Furthermore, with APIs, legacy data can be discovered by teams across the organization so they can use it for other projects. By making discovery faster, more efficient, and cost-effective, teams can reuse data that might have otherwise been available. This drives greater agility and innovation.
The overall result of combining DevOps and APIs is that organizations can deliver new products to market faster, drive greater agility and innovation, and gain a competitive edge – while reducing errors, failure rates, and inefficiencies.
Deploy applications faster
3-4x faster deployment of applications1
Get to market more quickly
94% of IT leaders say they can deliver new products and services to market faster with APIs.2
Generate increased revenue
50% of Salesforce’s revenue is generated through APIs.3
90% of Expedia’s revenue is generated through APIs.4
60% of eBay’s revenue is generated through APIs.5
SOURCES: 1 MuleSoft (Unilever case study); 2 MuleSoft’s 2017 Connectivity Benchmark Report; 3, 4, 5 Harvard Business Review
DevOps is more than a change in technology. It’s a shift in mindset and culture.
The adoption of DevOps requires a profound shift in culture – a shift that demands a rethinking of IT processes, technology, and the way people work. Professionals in central IT must change their mindset to become enablers of reusable, self-service consumption: every asset they build must be discoverable so that developers and business users can find and use them. Those who are developing applications and other assets must change their mindset so they think about producing assets that will be consumed by others in the business.
It’s a dramatic shift from a production environment to one of efficient production plus consumption and reuse. It’s a model that prevents duplicated assets from residing in silos where they can’t be discovered and reused – to promoting consumption and reuse across the organization.
When you create discoverable assets that line of business IT, partner developers, and internal developers can quickly use, the faster your organization can innovate. You can accelerate time-to-market, capitalize on new business opportunities, increase competitive differentiation, and create a scalable foundation for the future.
Don’t just build it. Build it, reuse it, change it, and apply it to transform your business.
With an API-led connectivity approach, organizations can create building blocks that can be composed and recomposed for greater agility, flexibility, and speed. They can reuse these building blocks to rapidly create new services and make them pluggable and reusable for those who have access. This means that teams can compose, recompose, and adapt the building blocks to address changing needs. They can also accelerate delivery by eliminating the work needed to build projects and processes from scratch.
With its API-led approach to connectivity, the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform helps organizations manage and execute DevOps more effectively. It supports practices such as CI/CD with capabilities for the full API lifecycle. It exposes assets, as each one becomes a managed API that is discoverable through self-service. It fosters business innovation and improves the bottom line as it provides control within an environment that is still tightly secured by central IT.
Anypoint helps you get the most out of adopting DevOps.
that enables you to:
Close the IT delivery gap by shifting away from the traditional project-based approach to one that enables IT to build reusable assets. These assets are consumable by the broader development community within the organization and enable teams to accelerate time-to-market to meet customer demand.
Anypoint helps you strip out inefficiencies from the development life cycle and quickly test to improve quality to reduce failure rates. Reuse eliminates duplicated efforts and fosters continuous improvement and innovation.
Anypoint APIs adhere to standards (such as HTTP, REST, JSON) that are developer-friendly, language-agnostic, and easily accessible and understood broadly by developers.
Mitigate data risk
Anypoint APIs provide a single-entry point for all data sources. Because they’re secure by design, credentials are signed and regulated: security and governance are built right into the platform.
Microservices allow organizations to break down large, monolithic applications into a set of loosely coupled services. APIs not only bridge the gap between microservices and traditional systems, but they also make microservices easier to build and manage. By pairing a microservices architecture with Anypoint API-led connectivity, development time is drastically reduced.
Connect to legacy and SaaS apps to microservices
Organizations with legacy systems and SaaS applications in place need to identify how these can be integrated with microservices. API-led connectivity accomplishes this while avoiding the costs that would normally result from building point-to-point integrations.
With an API-led microservices approach, development is incremental. Code is continuously developed, tested, and deployed. Because they reduce the risk of disruption during updates, API-managed microservices are ideal for customer-facing processes.
Leverage all of your IT investments
APIs overcome the significant costs associated with building point-to-point integrations between legacy systems and SaaS apps. They enable organizations to quickly plug and unplug microservices into their application networks, which connect digital assets and capabilities across the entire IT stack.
Innovate more rapidly
By removing some of the inefficiencies and waste in the process, you reduce the cost of development of new products and services, iterate rapidly on new business priorities, and develop innovations that customers actually want more quickly. Your application network helps usher in a new wave of business and technology innovation.
Gain competitive advantages
APIs plus DevOps allows you to adapt to new changes in the market, address customer needs faster, and deliver innovative solutions to market with greater speed.
MuleSoft Anypoint provides critical capabilities to get more from DevOps. Lightwell helps you implement the strategies, technologies, and best practices.
Today, speed is one of the most important characteristics that determine a company’s success. It’s critical for bringing new products to market, establishing new global presences, changing existing processes, and onboarding new partners—all faster than your competition. DevOps can play an important role in achieving this…but you have to approach it with the right strategies, technologies, and processes.
Our team brings together a rare blend of DevOps, integration, and Anypoint expertise and can help your organization achieve the best results from your DevOps initiative. Our collaborative consultants can guide you through the process every step of the way.
Learn more about MuleSoft and Lightwell solutions:
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform Capabilities
Anypoint for API Management
Build your strategy and manage the full API lifecycle – including designing, building, testing, securing, managing, and retiring APIs – through a single comprehensive platform.
Anypoint for Business Automation
Unlock data from any system and automate processes quickly and easily, enabling you to transform your business, improve efficiency, and deliver better business results faster.
Anypoint for Data Integration
Enable the seamless flow of data across systems no matter how complex your systems are and where they reside – with a solution that combines batch and real-time processing for application and data integration.
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform Use Cases
360 Degree View of the Customer with Anypoint
Gain a consolidated view of customer data by integrating disparate systems, multiple data formats, and changing data sources. Understand and anticipate their needs, and differentiate your company through more engaging and personalized experiences.
Move to the Cloud with Anypoint
Enable rapid, seamless cloud migration through APIs that connect cloud applications with on-premises systems. Unblock skill bottlenecks by rapidly granting access to on-premises, cloud, and SaaS data. Simplify multi-cloud application management with a single control plane.
Legacy System Modernization with Anypoint
Connect legacy systems quickly, lower maintenance costs, deliver digital initiatives faster, and future-proof your systems by rapidly modernizing SOA web services and legacy applications, exposing them as APIs.
Omnichannel with Anypoint
Deliver a consistent, seamless omnichannel experience by building a digital platform of applications, data and devices that enable consistent, seamless, omnichannel customer experiences. Build and execute omnichannel strategies that result in faster time to market, improved customer satisfaction, and increased revenue.
Lightwell API and Integration Services
We provide comprehensive, end-to-end services to assist organizations throughout their modernization and digital transformation initiatives.
Whether you need an integration expert to help you plan your API and integration strategies, a team of consultants to help you implement and manage the MuleSoft solution, or want us to handle it all for you – we can help.
API and Integration Assessments and Strategy Consulting
Our comprehensive integration assessment enables your organization to understand, evaluate, and optimize its end-to-end Integration capabilities, and develop and effective strategy for success.
Our experienced Integration architects help you develop a comprehensive and scalable Integration Architecture that meets your business needs while remaining cost-effective. We also help determine whether a cloud, on-premise, or hybrid solution is right for you.
Comprehensive Integration Consulting Services
Lightwell experts provide comprehensive integration consulting services around the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform. These may include:
API Development Services
We ensure best practices are followed every step of the way as we help you:
Integration Support and Optimization
Our consultants provide expertise and guidance to optimize your system’s performance. Our service includes thorough examination, diagnosis, and where appropriate, treatment options to ensure your systems and integrations remain in optimal condition.
Integration Staffing and Recruiting
With decades of IT staffing and recruiting expertise, we help you find, recruit and place the skilled resources you need for your API and integration initiatives on a short term or permanent basis.
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From emerging start-ups to Global 500 corporations, organizations in more than 60 countries use MuleSoft to transform their businesses and stay ahead of their competition. The MuleSoft Anypoint Platform helps them build application networks to fundamentally change the pace of innovation.
Learn how Anypoint’s API-led approach to connectivity can help you improve the efficiency and reliability of development, and create inventive new ways to reach your customers, employees, and partners. Contact us to learn more about MuleSoft Anypoint and explore what we can accomplish together.