StrikeIron: Enabling the Service Economy
Companies are starting to discover the benefits of loosely coupled, composable, reusable Services —the ability to dramatically reduce the cost of integration, increase agility, and enable the governance of distributed systems. However, as they seek to build reusable Services, they face the challenge of quickly locating, understanding, and utilizing existing Services. Furthermore, third-party firms have already developed many of the Services that businesses need for their day-to-day operations, and those Services may be accessible on a pay-as-you-go basis.
This increasing desire to build and exchange Services for mutual business benefit inspired StrikeIron to build a Service marketplace where Service providers can expose Services for consumption by third-parties and consumers can search, pay for, and reliably transact with those Services — in essence, an economy for reusable Services.