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Enter the Future of API-Led Connectivity with Aloha Technology

As we march into the future, we need to keep up with technology and the design methodologies that surround it. If not, our solutions will lack efficacy in today’s market. Why do we want to move from P2P connectivity and move towards an API-led connectivity model? Also, what is an API-led connectivity model and what benefits would it have for software solutions moving forward? These questions will be answered in this article.

What is API-Led Connectivity?

The Application Programming Interface (API) led connectivity is the future in connecting one platform to another in part or whole. High-level and low-level processes and applications can be created to operate on different layers of the API. An API is the 'fabric' that keeps all pieces together and connected.

For example, if you sell an item on eBay and you choose to purchase a shipping label, eBay’s API connects the user to the shipping company, and everything is a cohesive process that, from the user’s point of view, is one process and happened completely through the eBay service. API’s are the key to access many other services and platforms available today. More on that later!

P2P vs. API-Led Connectivity

Point to Point (P2P) is fully described in its name. One point of the system is directly connected to the other point to carry out an operation. Once a developer begins to stack these P2P systems into layers and even chains of P2P processes, it is virtually impossible to change one part of that system without a complete reconstruction. With computing in the modern age, P2P systems are practically obsolete. Enter API-led connectivity! API-led connectivity operates in three layers; the System layer, Process layer, and finally, the Experience layer.

System Layer

The system layer is likened to the foundation of the entire system and accesses the core systems within the architecture. However, the system layer also provides a level of separation between the user and complex systems between it and other layers, which is ideal in modern computing.

Process Layer

Process layer API’s perform the pushing and moving for the user. It performs processes on data within the system it belongs to or in other connected systems that are within the architecture of the overall system design. It indeed operates in the center of the API-Led Connectivity stack with no dependency on the source or target systems, becoming one of the most powerful selling points of API-led connectivity as a design model.

Experience Layer

The experience layer makes data manipulation, rearrangement and configuring extremely easy. Methodologies can be removed or added as needed elegantly and straightforwardly.

The Benefits of API-Led Connectivity

There are many benefits to API-led connectivity. Here are a few that stand out to us.

  • Operating in the Cloud - Enterprises are now adopting cloud-based solutions for their workers and their clients. Connectivity without on-premise based software is becoming a must and is now more secure than ever. Connecting cloud solutions with legacy systems are possible with API-led connectivity, making cloud operations the leading benefit for the API infrastructure.

  • Accessibility from All Over the World - Data and systems, no matter where they are located, is easily accessible from anywhere with the API connected infrastructure. Global access is a must for businesses in the modern era.

  • Scalability API-led connectivity allows the addition of new systems and the removal of the old system with ease. This level of scalability reduces cost and fosters innovation from within the development teams.

  • Agility in Augmentation - API-led connectivity is an enabler for IT professionals to rapidly make changes to the system’s architecture, end-user interfaces, and background process, as the demands change.

  • Universal Connectivity - Within a single platform, unified blocks, services and API’s dwell together, ready to be used.

  • The Ultimate Business Platform - Streamlined systems and interconnectivity are in high demand within the business IT environment and now is easier than ever.


Never has it been easier to connect multiple systems and to make one cohesive and easy-to-use solution on a single platform and should be at the top of your list of methodologies while preparing for your next project! No matter the application or demands your clients have, API-led connectivity is the answer moving forward to ensure that your solutions will be best suited for the computing needs of today’s users.

To learn more about how Aloha Technology can incorporate API-led connectivity in your next project, CONTACT US. Our team would be happy to answer your questions.