Managing the Effect of Slow Back-end Systems

Introduction: API deployments need to maintain a stable network behaviour, with widely varying back end systems. In a previous article, I talked about the need to maintain user experience. In a Layer7  API Gateway based deployment, back end systems that have high latency have some very interesting side effects. To effectively manage a gateway in a production environment,…

Next TechTalk Session is April 29

API Academy TechTalks are back! Join hosts Aran White and Bill Oakes for the reboot of our popular live webinar series, where we discuss both industry trends and technical tips – and host a Q&A session with viewers, every month. Register for upcoming episodes to participate in our live webcasts, or watch previous instalments on-demand. Upcoming Sessions Past…

Enriching and Externalizing Gateway Metrics to Splunk

Overview Gateway metrics are a critical piece of intel to determine the health of Services and traffic throughput on an API Gateway. Using Layer7 API Management as an example, there are a few ways we can obtain this information: Policy Manager: Dashboard, PAPIM (Precision API Monitoring), sending this information to a monitoring solution via Gateway Metrics Tactical Assertion…

Should Your API Gateway be Considered Part of Your API Management Platform?

Recently at API world I was able to see many new Enterprise API architectures (“marketechtures,” as one engineering director called it, got few laughs but I chuckled quietly to myself) including some high-level diagrams from large well-known providers of services leveraged by enterprises and common end-users alike. Several companies separate the concept of API Gateways and API Management…

5 Pillars of API Management

API Academy Manage security and performance risks created by opening enterprise systems via APIs Traditional enterprise are blurring, as organizations open their on-premise data and application functionality for use in new internal and external applications. APIs form the foundation of this open enterprise, allowing enterprises to reuse their existing information assets across organizational boundaries. To realize the business…

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