Strategy 1: Using APIs to fuel innovation
Today’s application programming interfaces (APIs) help software talk to software, enabling an organization’s external users — such as customers, partners, and supplies — to get value from its assets. Using APIs helps businesses focus more on innovation and less on reinventing the wheel, while creating APIs helps businesses generate revenue by participating in digital ecosystems.
Strategy 2: Using containers to power fast, flexible application development
As an alternative to traditional virtual machines, containers allow developers to separate the applications they build from underlying infrastructure. This approach helps to ensure portability and interoperability — and, as a result, more seamless migration on and off of platforms — while helping to provide organizations with technical and vendor flexibility. Open-source platforms like Kubernetes make it easier by automating the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
Along with strategic adoption of cloud-based platforms and solutions, these techniques empower companies to achieve unprecedented levels of agility and responsiveness. For more details, access Google Cloud’s complete guide to open application development.