APIs & Microservices Connectivity Assessment

    Assess your readiness to compete in this hyper-connected world

    Complete the five questions in this assessment to see where you stand amongst hundreds of organizations in the U.S, Europe and APAC that we surveyed in our 2022 API & Microservices Report.

    Determine where your company stands when it comes to:

    • Tackling the key challenges of a microservices-based architecture
    • Meeting organizational structure requirements for decentralization.
    • Keeping up with the pace of innovation

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    Within which sector is your organization?

    How many employees does your organization have globally?

    Status

    Where are you on your journey to microservices?


    Challenges

    Which of the following are currently your greatest challenges in deploying microservices-based applications?

    (select up to 2)


    Challenges

    Has your organization’s ability to innovate quickly and meet your business goals been limited by any of the following?

    (select up to 2)


    Technologies

    Within which of the following environments are your most critical applications distributed in?

    (select up to 2)


    Technologies

    To what extent is your organization currently using the following technologies?

    (select up to 3)


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    You’re early in your decentralization journey

    Your organization's ability to innovate depends on delivering great digital customer experiences. At an early stage in the digital innovation journey, some common challenges include:

    • Complex environments caused by legacy systems and connectivity issues.
    • Duplicated efforts due to lack of code reusability and alignment between different development teams.
    • Chaotic deployments and reliability issues caused by inconsistent development and delivery methods.

    Infrastructure management challenges due to high complexity with on-premises, hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. Great customer experiences come from the ability to learn and iterate quickly. Many organizationsachieve this through:

    1. Composable Architectures: Moving to a composable architecture based on an ecosystem of connected smaller services. This provides decentralization, code reusability and scalability- all contributing to more agility for your organization.
    2. CI/CD Automation: Creating standardized development and deployment methods not only help reduce the unpredictability of deployments, but also make automating tasks easier. Automation and standardization help improve time-to-market and efficiency of valuable resources.
    3. Embrace the Clouds: Hybrid and multi-cloud environments have shifted the way we deploy and operate software and will continue to be one of the driving forces for innovation. Embracing these concepts through a technology-agnostic approach is the only viable solution for solving today’s operations challenges and future-proofing your architecture. Combining a technology-agnostic approach with a cloud-native strategy also provides flexibility and scalability to grow your business.
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    You’re well on your way to innovation agility and will be right on par with your competition with a few tweaks...

    You’ve already embraced modern architectures including microservices or containers and Kubernetes to enable your organization to innovate. At this stage in the decentralization journey, some common challenges your organization may be experiencing include:

    • Having to deal with manual processes to develop, document and publish services.
    • Lack of adoption for best practices on automation and configuration as code.
    • Lack of a unified solution to handle connectivity of legacy systems (Restful APIs) and modern microservices deployed on multi-cloud environments.
    • Lack of standardized and centralized security functions across different teams.

    To get to the next level of maturity, you can:

    1. Encourage API-First Development: Encourage the adoption of API design and publishing tools to facilitate developer ownership of better documentation and service reusability. Creating a centralized inventory of services with documentation will make it easier for development teams to explore and consume published services.
    2. Standardize Automation: Focus on standardized automation to develop, test and ship new microservices - accelerating time to market and empowering development teams.
    3. Unified Connectivity: Consider moving to a unified API and connectivity solution that will help cover legacy methods, modern methods and support on-premises, hybrid and multi-cloud deployment scenarios.
    4. Centralize Security & Compliance: Consider centralizing common security and compliance capabilities such as authentication, encryption and role based access. This not only frees the development teams from repetitive work on these components, but also helps adopt security & compliance best practices - reducing overall security and compliance risk.
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    You’re ahead of the curve - let’s get you to the next level

    You have already embraced modern architectures using microservices, containers and Kubernetes to enable innovation. You’ve standardized development, testing and deployment of services. You keep track of connectivity with observability and adopted best practices across the ecosystem for security, compliance and governance.
    To get to the next level, you can:

    • Set Developers Free: Provide your developers with architectural freedom to choose the best technology to create a service.
    • Fortify Digital Experiences: Focus on ensuring reliable, secure and observable end-to-end connectivity regardless of the underlying infrastructure for stellar digital experiences.
    • Embrace all infrastructures: Going with an infrastructure agnostic approach will help be more agile, scalable and help future proof your architecture.
    • Optimize Interconnectivity: Consider looking into service mesh capabilities to optimize the interconnectivity of your service portfolio.
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