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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

7 responses to “API, API, API, API, API, API”

  1. DaveJ

    Good stuff. It seems to me that cloud APIs work well and are popular when the API simply provides access to data or a way to add to some sort of data stream. Operational APIs are much harder because the calling software must manage state and be robust to a wider variety of failure modes. Like EnStratus, we have built interfaces to numerous IaaS APIs (which are procedurally complex) and generally find that we are among the first to have ever used the API. So this is an important distinction when looking at service APIs.

  2. Abhinav Gupta

    Interesting post and coverage !
    Having API aggregators like APIGee is really important for saving tons of time and money, also lesser time to “golive” !

  3. collaboration

    designing a very intuitive and simply api is the key for developer productivity.

  4. Roque Versace

    Thank you for the mention. We appreciate it. Krishnan, if you’re at SxSW, please stop by for a beer or coffee and say hello.


  5. Tom Perlblanche

    You forgot about a new service called Mashape, which is pretty interesting.

    Just look at the comments on Mark Suster blog about this post:

    They will have hard times to resolve the chicken/egg problem, but if they do…Boom!