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Use Mediated APIs to Connect Your Legacy and Packaged Systems With Modern Applications

Published: 26 August 2016

ID: G00310725

Analyst(s): Mark O'Neill , Massimo Pezzini , Anne Thomas , Aashish Gupta


Application leaders must ensure that new digital business initiatives can leverage the assets in existing legacy and packaged applications. The mediated APIs model offers a way to bridge old and new applications.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Use Mediated APIs to Bridge New and Old Applications
    • Use API Mediators to Bridge Data Models, Communication Patterns and Access Control Methods to Legacy or Packaged Applications
    • Use API Mediators to Monitor Legacy and Packaged Application APIs
  • Coordinate Application Portfolio Governance Activities With API Governance

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