3scale and Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a collaboration to help organizations take advantage of new digital channels to reach customers and succeed in the API economy.

The joint solution combines the 3scale API Management Platform and technologies from the Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio to provide an application programming interface (API) development, deployment, and management offering designed to accelerate time-to-market for API initiatives and enable enterprises to innovate faster, in a smarter way. API use has increased rapidly in recent years, and to effectively compete in the fast-growing API economy, businesses need to implement the strategy and platform that’s right to support innovation and growth for their business.

“During the past two years, a critical mass of companies and government institutions has been publishing APIs into their data and some functions of their IT systems to fuel business-to-consumer (B2C) innovation, enable mobile apps and take advantage of more-direct B2B interactions with their business partners. This will continue to fuel the so-called ‘API economy.’ However, that’s not all; in fact, the best is still to come. APIs are increasingly key to application strategies and effective application governance.” (Source: Gartner, Basic API Management Will Grow Into Application Services Governance, Paolo Malinverno, Oct. 28, 2014)

Behind every API is a service. The Red Hat JBoss Middleware portfolio provides a platform for the development, integration, and deployment capabilities that are needed to build software services that can be exposed as APIs. The joint offering establishes a trusted relationship between the API provider and API consumers in a lightweight, flexible, and open standards-based package. This trusted relationship helps businesses more quickly create new value and growth from existing data, services, and content.

3scale’s API Management Platform complements Red Hat’s middleware tools with features such as access control, analytics, and portals for developers and partners. The 3scale platform integrates with Red Hat’s traditional on-premises middleware portfolio, as well as its cloud-based development tools in JBoss xPaaS Services for OpenShift.

The offering is available now. For more information, visit http://pages.3scale.net/red-hat-2015.html or http://www.redhat.com/en/resources/enabling-success-api-economy.