API’s are the key to modernizing your data delivery technology and creating new business opportunities. They are the glue that connects your data and services to your customers’ applications and devices.
However, making your data available through an API introduces a new set of challenges:
- Creation: How to develop the API?
- Hosting: Where should the infrastructure live (e.g. public/private cloud, data center, etc.)?
- Management: How do I control, secure, and meter access to my data?
Many technology vendors help address one or two of these challenges, leaving you with the complicated and costly problem of integrating and managing them. Only one solution handles them all in a seamless, end-to-end manner: IronCloud®.
StrikeIron developed IronCloud to help you plan, deploy, manage and host your API infrastructure and ecosystem. As a reliable and scalable solution, StrikeIron’s IronCloud API management and hosting platform removes the hurdles allowing you to focus on your core business.
Over the past decade, StrikeIron has established IronCloud to be the most mature and powerful cloud infrastructure, serving as the foundation of its fully hosted API platform for customer data and software, as well as its data quality and communication solutions.
IronCloud provides the whole API solution, not just a facade management layer. In addition to a mature and scalable API management platform, StrikeIron can host your data in our data centers, or connect to public cloud sources or any existing API hosted anywhere.
Both SOAP and REST API’s are supported which streamlines integration into mobile devices, web forms, websites, eCommerce shopping carts, CRM systems, marketing automation platforms, MDM systems, and other business applications. Additionally, pre-integrations exist for a variety of platforms such as Magento, MarketLive, nopCommerce, SalesForce.com, Informatica, Microsoft Azure, Marketo and Eloqua.
Hosting your API’s in IronCloud leverages StrikeIron’s 10 years of expertise in developing and delivering enterprise grade API’s.
- Fully outsourced API management and hosting
- Secure, redundant and load-balanced architecture
- Consistently delivers >99.99% uptime
- Ongoing service monitoring for performance and reliability
- Web API normalization to minimize integration complexity
- User provisioning and authentication
- Usage metering
- Reporting and Analytics
- Multiple protocol support
Fully Outsourced API Solution:
You need more than API management to deploy an enterprise grade API. Our fully hosted solution drastically reduces time-to-market and StrikeIron handles all operational management.
Flexible Hosting Options:
IronCloud provides the fastest time-to-market while letting API consumers access your data or software wherever you choose to locate it. IronCloud supports any combination of hosting options. We can work with your data and software wherever you would like for it live. Whether that is in StrikeIron’s infrastructure, your data centers, or in the public cloud.
Powerful, Dependable Architecture:
IronCloud™ has delivered greater than 99.99% uptime consistently over its lifetime. IronCloud is a proven cloud solution that thousands of businesses trust with their data quality and communication needs. It is a reliable platform that you can depend on to have the highest level of uptime and performance in delivering your APIs.
IronCloud™ was designed to be the most secure API hosting platform available. By utilizing security hardware, software, and processes in conjunction with a transactional architecture, our customers can rest assured that their data is safe. Additionally, IronCloud™ is housed in SSAE No. 16 Type 2 accredited data centers, which are independently audited annually to ensure industry-leading security and processes are maintained.
Leadership and Innovation:
StrikeIron was the first company to develop a Data-as-a-Service platform, as well as a fully outsourced API management and hosting platform. Since IronCloud’s development in 2003, we have maintained our position as a technology leader and innovator. As a pioneer in Data-as-a-Service, we provide leading-edge technology without the bleeding edge bugs.
A world-class team of implementation and support engineers, located at StrikeIron headquarters in the Research Triangle Park area, is always available to help with integrations and any technical questions.
Once your data and software is hosted in IronCloud, implementation is a snap using SOAP and REST web service interfaces that include sample code in popular languages such as Ruby, C#, VB.NET, PHP, Java, PERL and Python. We also have streamlined integrations into leading SaaS and on-premise applications including Salesforce.com, Informatica, Magento, Marketo and Eloqua.
Thousands of application developers and IT professionals have easily integrated StrikeIron API’s. Leverage this network to broaden the audience for your own API’s.
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