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Announcing EOL for API Developer Portal 3.5 (Classic)

  • 1.  Announcing EOL for API Developer Portal 3.5 (Classic)

     
    Posted 02-26-2020 01:32 AM

    Over the past 12 months, we have delivered significant new capabilities in the  Layer 7 products - hardening the platform core capabilities as well differentiating the feature set. Layer7 API Portal v 4.4 was released in December 2019 to a very positive customer reception, thanks to the exciting capabilities such as OpenAPI 3.0 support, significantly improved analytics performance, integrated API monitoring, and more. FY20 will see further evolution of our products, including unified product distribution, new licensing models, and enhanced portfolio products integration, while supporting the latest industry trends.


    Evolving the product portfolio to meet our customers' needs is a part of our standard development practices. Continuous evolution of the current offering in-the-market is paired with decommissioning of the older and non up-to-date product versions. This allows us to effectively focus our development resources to adding value to what matters most to the customers.


    We are hereby announcing the End-of-Life of Layer 7 API Developer Portal v 3.5 (Classic),  which will no longer be supported beyond Feb 25, 2021.


    This End-of-Life announcement applies to the following production and non-production form factors:

    • CA API Developer Portal Software
    • CA API Developer Portal Virtual Appliance (RHEL)
    • CA API Developer Amazon Machine Image (AMI/RHEL)

    We recommend our customers to migrate to Layer 7 API Developer Portal Enhanced Experience 4.4 or above. Layer7 API Developer Portal v 4.4 has laid the foundation for a rich feature set which we are continually building on - for customers to - realize their use cases they leveraged Layer7 API Developer Portal 3.5 (Classic) for, and experience additional benefits. Refer to the feature set comparison matrix shared below in this notice. 


    In order to make your migration to newer version of the Layer 7 API Developer Portal as seamless and straightforward as possible, we are offering the following:

     

    • Migration to Layer 7 API Developer Portal 4.4 or above, at no charge, as long as you have an active maintenance contract for Layer 7 API Developer Portal.  
    • Documentation to help you prepare for migrating to the new version - 

    http://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/layer7-api-management/api-portal-legacy/3-5/migrate-to-enhanced-experience-api-portal.html


    • Upgrade assistance from qualified local CA partners.  For more information and a list of partners in your area, please contact your local CA Channel Partner Group office.

    If you have any questions regarding the support schedule, please contact CA Support at https://support.broadcom.com or your local Broadcom Account Manager. 

     

    Your success is very important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.


    Sincerely,

    Layer7 Product Management Team



    Refer Layer7 API Portal Classic v/s v 4.4 feature comparison here: http://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/layer7-api-management/api-portal-legacy/3-5/migrate-to-enhanced-experience-api-portal.html



    Frequently Asked Questions: 


    Question: Can I directly upgrade from Classic to latest Enhanced Experience Portal version?

    Answer: Yes, we provide the required migration tools, documentation and best practices guides to enable seamless migration to the latest Enhanced Experience Portal.


    Question: How can I convert my Classic Portal entitlements to the new Enhanced Experience Portal?

    Answer: Please contact your Broadcom sales contact, and they should be able to facilitate the required entitlement upgrades





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  • 2.  RE: Announcing EOL for API Developer Portal 3.5 (Classic)

    Posted 03-06-2020 11:42 AM
    Thank you for alerting the community!

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    Chris Hackett
    Community Manager, Broadcom Enterprise Software Division
    Broadcom Inc.
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