[SEOUL, South Korea & PALO ALTO, CA = WhoWired] April 04, 2012 -- Apigee, the API company, today announced that KT Corporation (NYSE: KT), South Korea's leading telecom company, has chosen the Apigee Enterprise API platform to deliver and manage the application programming interfaces (APIs) for KT's ucloud public cloud service. KT (formerly Korea Telecom) adds to the growing list of global telecommunications organizations working with Apigee to expand their third-party application ecosystems, including AT&T, Telefonica and the Wholesale Application Community (WAC).
"KT's ucloud is an affordable public cloud infrastructure for on-demand elastic computing with a wide variety of APIs to fuel the ucloud software ecosystem. We are thrilled to work with Korea's largest landline operator and mobile service provider to help drive continued innovation around the ucloud platform through APIs," said Chet Kapoor, Apigee CEO.
KT's ucloud biz is an affordable public cloud service serving the Asia-Pacific region. It delivers a wide range of IT resources (i.e. infrastructure, platform, software), of which users can selectively use and pay for just those they need. KT provides APIs to enable the development of third-party software for ucloud, and the Apigee platform manages the delivery, management and analysis of these APIs and resulting API traffic.
Apigee Enterprise is a robust management platform that reduces the complexity of delivering APIs, drives developer adoption, provides comprehensive analysis and control of API usage, and helps businesses scale as API channels grow. Hundreds of businesses now use Apigee Enterprise, and the market is accelerating as companies increasingly adopt an API strategy to foster an 'app ecosystem' across millions of mobile, tablet and set-top platforms and devices.
"Apigee has deep expertise and extensive experience delivering and managing APIs, and we are confident that the Apigee Enterprise platform will help KT's APIs and software ecosystem grow even faster," said KT Senior Vice President of the Cloud BU Yun Dong-Sik.
Apigee is the leading provider of API technology and services for enterprises and developers. Hundreds of companies including AT&T, Netflix, eBay, Pearson, and Gilt Groupe as well as thousands of developers use Apigee to simplify the delivery, management and analysis of APIs. Learn more at www.apigee.com.
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Source: Apigee & KT