DigitalAPICraft signs as Google Cloud vendor and appoints Marco Tedone as CTO
DigitalAPICraft has partnered with Google Cloud to tap “a unique scale-up opportunity” while also appointing an HSBC veteran as its new chief technology officer (CTO).
Founded in 2017 by software engineer Bharath Kumar and based in Bengaluru, India, with outposts in the UK and US, DigitalAPICraft serves as a product and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company for API and cloud engineering. Through its One API product suite, the company offers a developer hub, sandbox, white-label marketplace and API monetisation services, primarily targeted at developers, product owners and third-party partners.
Kumar explains that the tendency of large organisations to operate in isolated silos has exposed an increasing need for “standardisation of tools and the consolidation of platforms and runtimes”, adding that the issue is compounded by “the growing complexity of APIs, including various types such as Rest, GraphQL, AsyncAPI, gRPC, SOAP and others”.
In addition to this, differing API platforms support various cloud and on-premise infrastructures, which for Kumar, “poses API security risks, with numerous unmanaged and unsecured APIs, as well as ad-hoc API development practices”, with the matter being further complicated by “irregular developer and partner onboarding processes”.
To appease these risks, and in anticipation of global spend on API marketplaces topping $50 billion by 2030, the company has now signed as an independent software vendor (ISV) partner to Google Cloud, making its API Marketplace product available on its new partner’s platform.
To further enhance its scalability, the company has also appointed Marco Tedone as its new CTO. Prior to joining DigitalAPICraft, Tedone had spent almost 12 years at HSBC where most recently, he led the group’s API strategy, governance and modern architectures.