5 lessons for building an API company with Christine Spang: APIs Unplugged

This episode’s special guest is Christine Spang, co-founder and CTO of Nylas. Nylas provides a set of communications APIs that help developers connect to email, calendar, and contacts providers. During the conversation, Christine relates the experience of founding an API product company and provides tips and lessons learned on product strategy, developer experience, and balancing product vision with user feedback.

3 chargeback speedbumps to avoid to supercharge API reuse

Enterprise chargeback (the practice of formalizing a distributed carrying cost program for shared assets) is a conundrum. It should be easy but it’s not. Group X used Y, so they should pay Z. Sounds simple right? Go ahead. Ask people who’ve attempted to create a chargeback model for a shared development platform and they’ll likely either laugh or cry. It’s not that envisioning the model that’s so fraught with peril, it’s the adoption problem. Nobody wants to do the cost accounting work.

How to use a VPC to isolate your worker instances

December 21 2020

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CloudHub is the cloud-based iPaaS component of Anypoint Platform. Applications on MuleSoft Cloudhub are run by one or more instances of Mule, called workers. Each worker is a dedicated instance of Mule that runs your integration application. In the default configuration, all cloud-based workers reside in a multi-tenant public cloud, balanced by a publicly accessible shared load balancer

How many VPCs do I need?

In my previous blog post, we explained the different scenarios required to get a VPC in place. But there’s yet another question we need to answer before creating our first VPC. Is it enough with one VPC? How many VPCs do I really need? In this blog post, we’ll review some of the considerations to decide how many VPCs should be included in your network architecture.

Do I need a VPC for my Mule apps?

One of the first tasks to set up your Anypoint Platform is the definition of your network architecture and in particular your virtual private cloud (VPC). Creating a VPC is a pretty straightforward process that can be done in a couple of minutes, you just need to provide the values for four parameters:

How to distribute your API traffic with MuleSoft load balancers

November 27 2020

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MuleSoft provides two types of load balancers, shared load balancer, and dedicated load balancer to distribute API traffic deployed on the MuleSoft cloud workers. Shared load balancer is multi-tenant and shared with other customers. Dedicated load balancers enable you to deploy and configure one or more custom load balancers within your Anypoint Virtual Private Cloud (Anypoint VPC). The aim of load balancing is to optimize the use of API instances available, maximize throughput,

Integration analytics: How to move from definition to KPI dashboard

This blog post was co-authored by Stephen Fishman, Regional Vice President – Customer Success Strategy & Architecture.

At MuleSoft we are enabling enterprises across industries in their digital business transformation journey. Our typical approach consists of understanding the current enterprise context, where they are in their transformation journey. In identifying what use cases and business value are being driven through MuleSoft, we can help enterprises: 

How to enable a single source of truth with MDM and integration

November 23 2020

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A primary growth vector on the mind of many CIO’s today are mergers and acquisitions. And many of these CIO’s are in charge of managing a host of internal systems that share data. Establishing a single source of truth that can unite these systems in near real-time, so that operations can run seamlessly across old and new business units alike, is a challenge all of these CIO’s face.

How to track and measure the value of your Anypoint Platform implementation

If you’re a relatively new MuleSoft customer — you may be wondering how to assess the value of your recently implemented platform. How can you show that Anypoint Platform is paving the way toward innovation in your organization? Can you take a snapshot of what’s been built so far and project your organization’s pace to achieve digitalization? The first step to answering these questions is establishing a set of KPIs and measuring their progress over time. 

How a ‘heads-up’ data strategy makes your cost of data compliance cheaper

November 9 2020

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In the first part of this blog, we discussed how government interventions (like FATCA and GDPR) have increased complexity in your corporate data landscape (on top of an already expansive digital landscape) and explained why a traditional ‘heads-down’ data strategy typically fails.

In part two, we will explore an alternative ‘heads-up’ approach, by outlining what an operationally ‘baked-in-by-default’ risk-based data strategy looks like, and how you can realize this advantage by building an application network.