SmartBear Releases Microsoft Azure API Management Plugin for Ready! API
August 03, 2015
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SmartBear Software released a new plugin for Ready! API that integrates with Azure API Management, allowing easy access to the API Management portal to import APIs into Ready! API for testing purposes, as well as one-click generation of tests and virts, and the ability to easily test and virtualize third-party APIs managed on the Azure API Management platform.

SmartBear continues to emphasize the importance of the entire API lifecycle. It is not enough for organizations to simply manage and document their APIs, it’s also critical that APIs are thoroughly tested.

“Microsoft Azure is a leader in the world of APIs, and with their innovative and enthusiastic embrace of the newest technologies, they have shown their understanding of the new API economy,” said Lorinda Brandon, Director of API Partner Development at SmartBear. “Azure API Management offers customers a speedy and security-enhanced platform for managing their APIs and we’re thrilled to have an alliance with them. We think the combination of Ready! API’s award-winning quality tools and Azure’s robust API Management platform offers customers an unbeatable solution.”

Ready! API is an end-to-end API readiness platform with tools for testing and virtualizing APIs. Ready! API has various application modules available including SoapUI NG Pro, the next generation of SmartBear’s SoapUI for testing all Web services, including REST and SOAP APIs as well as the ServiceV Pro module for creating, managing and sharing virtualized assets.

"Azure API Management is a comprehensive, turn-key, cloud-based API management solution offering customers a way of quickly and economically exposing their backend services as APIs for consumption by internal, partner and public developers, and thus enabling them to monetize existing data and services, open new channels to new customers and improve business agility," said Vladimir Vinogradsky, Principal PM Manager at Microsoft. "SmartBear's Ready! API platform is broadly used and well regarded by enterprise customers. The release of the Ready! API plugin for Azure API Management brings seamless integration between the two products which is a win for customers."

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