The Akana Story
APIs are driving your digital business, whether you know it or not. This opens up your enterprise, applications, and systems in new ways – introducing new risks and opportunities.
Akana was founded by Eric Pulier in 2001 under the name Digital Evolution. In 2005, the company changed its name to SOA Software, after which a number of software vendors were acquired. Most notably were Blue Titan, a web services networking company, in May 2006 and LogicLibrary, an SOA Repository and Governance vendor, in May 2008.
In March 2015, the company changed its name to Akana. In 2016, Akana was acquired by Rogue Wave Software, a leader in cross-platform software development tools and high-performance computing applications, strengthening the brand’s presence in API management tools.
Why Choose Akana Enterprise API Platform?
As businesses look to further connect with their partners and customers, strength in API management is increasingly part of the digital transformation.
The Akana Enterprise API Platform provides an end-to-end API management solution for designing, implementing, securing, managing, monitoring, and publishing APIs.
Ranked by Forrester as a leader in API management, and the top vendor for API security, Akana offers a comprehensive set of tools to drive growth in your business.
What Makes Up Akana’s API Management Tools?
API Analytics: Generate deep business insights from your API traffic through configurable analytic reports
Developer Portal: Socialize and manage your communities through targeted developer portals
API Gateway: Create modern well-structured APIs from legacy assets and multiple backend sources
Lifecycle Management: Maintain stability and reliability in constantly changing digital environments
Akana provides support for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments, preventing getting stuck on a platform that doesn't support changes in your business or strategy.
Cloud:: A global, on-demand, multi-tenant infrastructure offered as SaaS. Fully managed so you never have to worry about any of the normal concerns with running your own infrastructure.
On-Premises:: Proven track record as the on-premises platform of choice for large enterprises, with ease of installation and upgrade a major advantage.
Hybrid: The best of both worlds with APIs running either on-premises or as an AWS AMI, all managed through a central developer portal.
How Akana Fits Into Your Existing Architecture
The Akana platform fits into the interaction layer (highlighted in red) to provide a complete set of capabilities needed to quickly integrate, mediate, transform, orchestrate, and secure your APIs to implement your business strategies.