SOURCE: StrongLoop

February 10, 2015 11:30 ET

GoDaddy Selects StrongLoop to Power Reseller API Platform

LoopBack Framework Powers Public Reseller APIs, Increases Partner Satisfaction and Revenue Opportunities

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2015) - StrongLoop, the leading provider of solutions for APIs developed in Node.js, today announced GoDaddy has selected its solutions to assist in developing both public and private APIs using Node.js. The new GoDaddy APIs make it easier for its business partners to buy and sell domains and associated GoDaddy products. This popular program represents a growing revenue stream for GoDaddy, and is critically important to GoDaddy's Internet of Things enablement strategy.

Why StrongLoop?

GoDaddy's previous API was based on an outdated protocol. The company needed a modern solution to ease adoption of their APIs for resellers. StrongLoop's LoopBack framework was the best choice given the ease to connect to services of any type (including SQL Servers), and its strong node.js-based architecture. The partnership between the companies delivers a platform with easy to use REST-based APIs. In addition, GoDaddy's developers were able to quickly make important contributions back to the Loopback open source project during the course of development to help speed the delivery of a more complete solution. This is another example of GoDaddy's new technical strategy: embracing the latest technologies while heavily investing in open source communities, such as OpenStack and Spree.

"We are excited to be collaborating with StrongLoop on our Reseller API," said Elissa Murphy, Chief Technology Officer at GoDaddy. "Co-developing a solution with StrongLoop has allowed us to accelerate the delivery of solutions to our reseller partners and drive revenue growth for them. Our external API is an incredibly important aspect of our overall technical strategy."

LoopBack is an open source framework maintained by StrongLoop that enables you to quickly compose scalable APIs in Node, runs on top of the Express web framework and conforms to the Swagger 2.0 API specification.

The APIs GoDaddy developed all use the LoopBack framework as a proxy over existing services and provides a consistent, modern REST-based API for resellers and other GoDaddy partners. The other features of Loopback such as throttling, authentication and analytics all made it the best choice for enabling the next generation of GoDaddy APIs.

"The new technical management at GoDaddy has redefined the company and they have been a fantastic partner," said Juan Carlos Soto, StrongLoop CEO. "Within a very short time frame they were able to realize the transformative powers of Node to help them make the most of the API economy. And, with their important open source code contributions based on real-world deployment needs, the entire LoopBack community benefits."

Announcing StrongLoop Process Manager

StrongLoop also recently announced the immediate availability of process management capabilities in StrongLoop Arc. Industry first features include multi-machine, multi-process deployment and cluster control, along with ngnix load-balancing support. StrongLoop Arc is a unified graphical suite for accessing and managing StrongLoop features across the complete API lifecycle including composition, build and deploy, and monitoring.

To learn more about how StrongLoop is helping companies succeed with Node powered APIs, please visit: http://strongloop.com/node-js/testimonials/

About StrongLoop

StrongLoop is the industry leader in providing enterprise-grade solutions for organizations designing, deploying and scaling APIs developed in Node.js. The StrongLoop API Platform allows organizations to visually develop REST APIs in Node and get them connected to new and legacy data, both in the datacenter and in the cloud. In addition, the API Platform features built-in mBaaS features like push and offline sync, plus graphical tools with DevOps features for clustering, profiling and monitoring Node apps. Launched in 2013 and based in Silicon Valley, StrongLoop was founded by engineers who have been contributing to Node since 2011. StrongLoop has made significant contributions to the upcoming Node v0.12 release, maintains almost 100 open source npm modules and sponsors the popular LoopBack and Express frameworks. The company is backed by Ignition Partners and Shasta Ventures.

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