University of Calgary
As scalable information technology evolves to a more cloud-like model, digital assets (code, data and software environments) increasingly require duration as web-accessible services. \"Service-izing\" digital assets consist of encapsulating assets in software that exposes them to web and mobile applications via well-defined yet flexible, network accessible, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). In this paper, the authors postulate that recent advances in cloud computing make cloud Platforms as-a-Service (PaaS) ideal for deployment, lifecycle management, and policy-based control - i.e. API governance - for extant and future digital assets.