LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 -- SOA Software, a leading provider of Enterprise API Management  and SOA Governance  solutions, today announced that it has established a base of operations in Copenhagen, Denmark to serve its growing roster of clients in the Nordic countries. SOA Software has hired two experienced enterprise technologists to lead SOA Software efforts in the region, which includes Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
"API management and enterprise connectivity are thriving in the Nordic countries, which are home to some of the world's most respected brands," said Paul Gigg, CEO SOA Software. "We are investing to ensure customer success by engaging locally to meet the growing opportunity for global service orientation."
The company has recruited Peter Lau Hansen and Mads Vanggaard to manage SOA Software's business operations in the region. The executives have over two decades of enterprise software sales engineering and business development experience between them. Mr. Hansen joined BEA (now Oracle) in 2004, working with such clients as A.P. Møller Maersk on integration, portal and SOA projects. Mr. Vanggaard is an enterprise architect whose primary skillset is with the Oracle SOA stack. He has worked with such clients as PFA Pension and the Copenhagen Airport.
Making APIs Work in the Enterprise
Enterprises are increasingly making business applications available as APIs in order to drive business growth, expose new revenue and partnership opportunities, and ultimately to improve business effectiveness. Open APIs allow external developers to build applications that leverage core business capabilities. Enterprise APIs are offered to a more limited group to enable more demanding and subtle B2B or B2E (employee) applications. Both enterprise and open APIs are typically built on a foundation of enterprise SOA services. As such, they require robust governance.
The SOA Software Enterprise API Platform  is the first solution to address enterprise requirements across the entire API lifecycle, with planning, development, runtime and community management capabilities. The Enterprise API Platform provides a rich set of API Management capabilities to ensure the security, performance and availability of APIs, together with a social developer community solution for promoting and supporting the APIs and driving developer adoption. It provides end-to-end management of the API lifecycle, helping you make sure that you build the right APIs, build them the right way, and make sure that they are behaving correctly. The Enterprise API Platform is available as an on-premise software solution, as-a-service, via an Open developer community as-a-service, or using a combination of any of these options. For example, a customer could choose to run the lifecycle management components of the solution as on-premises software, use the commercial PaaS offering to host and manage their APIs, and federate with the Open developer community to publish their public APIs to an established group of App developers.
About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of Enterprise API Management  and SOA governance  products that enable customers to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs. The world's largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products to harness the power of their technology and transform their businesses. Gartner placed SOA Software in the Leaders Quadrant for the 2011 "Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies."  The company is also recognized as a "Leader" in the Forrester Research Waves for Integrated SOA Governance , SOA Management,  and SOA Life Cycle Management . For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com .
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