The agency’s mission is to help find jobs for the unemployed. VDAB expects an important growth on the number of integration points with external parties. To meet this growth, VDAB needed a secure and scalable platform. This platform must allow them to offer APIs to the outside world with minimal investment costs, not jeopardizing the core activities and allowing to fulfill its role as a director in the labor market.
To meet this growth, VDAB needed a secure and scalable platform. VDAB selected IBM’s API Connect platform to offer API’s to the outside world with minimal investment costs.
The API Connect solution was gradually implemented in each environment, closely collaborating with the customer’s Infrastructure team, security architects and API developers. A few custom policies were developed for specific logging needs and supporting the Hypertext Application Language (HAL). A first API to be exposed to external partners was a good trigger to leverage the IBM API Connect solution right away.
The IBM API Connect solution allows VDAB to implement its API Management strategy in a swift and cost efficient manner.