Google acquires Apigee

Apigee acquired by Google - merged logosIn what looks like a really smart move, Google has purchased Apigee – an industry leader in the development, monitoring, and maintenance of APIs for mega-clients like Walgreens, the BBC, eBay, and AT&T.  In a blog post, Google SVP Diane Greene succinctly sums up why the acquisition makes so much sense with Google’s cloud strategy:

The addition of Apigee’s API solutions to Google cloud will accelerate our customers’ move to supporting their businesses with high quality digital interactions. Apigee will make it much easier for the requisite APIs to be implemented and published with excellence… Google cloud customers are already benefitting from no sys-ops dev environments, including Google App Engine and Google Container Engine. Now, with Apigee’s API management platform, they’ll be able to front these secure and scalable services with a simple way to provide the exported APIs. [Source]

More to read:
— Apigee’s press release
— Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor’s short blog piece
— An article at Venture Beat