Modulating the value-added services
APIs and SDK are products per se, not code. They are designed for consumption from specific audiences, and the customers can rely on these products for their maintenance and lifecycle. The API and SDK strategy combined with business models allow OCTO to modulate the value-added services at different depth levels: e.g. user-developed apps, raw data, pre-processed data, full service.
The API and SDK strategy properly encapsulates any service complexity for the final users, paving the way to a friendly Pass and self-servicing approach.
The API and SDK strategy includes all the due diligence for security protecting both the customer assets and the integrity of the OCTO infrastructure.
Surviving the competition
A sound API and SDK strategy takes a “microservice” approach. Today’s business environment is extraordinarily competitive. To mitigate this risk, it’s important to consider implementing microservices best practices in order to change quickly, innovate easily, and beat competition wherever it arises.
Vis-a-vis the microservice approach, building up a wide widget repository allows OCTO to minimize new developments effort, with a simple drag-and-drop approach, dramatically optimizing the time-to-market and the reaction time to business customer needs.