We explain why traditional API management frameworks don't work in modern, microservices-based app environments. The NGINX API management solution embodies features our customers tell us they need now: decoupled data and control planes, multi-cloud support, and self-service.
Tag: API management
Tag: API management
As a network engineer, there are everyday hurdles you face, from outages to design to performance problems. Now you must learn API, too? How do you start understanding the new world? Guest blogger and network engineer Brian Gleason provides guidance on how go about it.
Internal APIs are the real powerhouse of the API economy. We review some of their key benefits (efficiency and cost savings among them) and outline best practices, which include using an API management solution and high-performance API gateways, and decoupling the control and data planes.
Three NGINX customers replaced a legacy API management solution with NGINX Controller. We highlight the challenge faced by each customer and how Controller solves it, while delivering self-service, super-low latencies, and integration of API management into CI/CD pipelines.
The NGINX Controller API Management Module is a radical departure from traditional APIM solutions. Three key differentiators are an innovative architecture that decouples the control and data planes, suitability for multi-cloud deployment, and fair and predictable pricing.
APIs are increasingly critical to many businesses, so choosing the right API gateway pattern for your application delivery infrastructure is key. Here we explore five such patterns: edge gateway, two-tier gateway, microgateway, per-pod gateways, and sidecar gateways.
The NGINX Application Platform accelerates application delivery from code to customer with a comprehensive API delivery solution that spans from creation of API functions through their delivery to end users. Step-by-step instructions for configuring NGINX Controller and NGINX Unit are provided.
Does your API respond to requests within 30ms? If not, it's not a real-time API with the kind of low latency that the vast majority of organizations demand. Measure your API's latency with the rtapi tool from NGINX, and find out how NGINX can help your API achieve real-time responsiveness.
We examine the state of API gateways as the industry transitions from monolithic to microservices‑based apps, considering the challenges of hugely distributed app environments. We explore the role of API gateways in a service mesh and in hybrid clouds.
In his session at NGINX Conf 2019, Felix Colaci of mobilcom-debitel shares how his team replaced Apigee with NGINX Plus as their API gateway. NGINX Plus reduced costs by 60% and improved reliability and performance. It fits perfectly into mobilcom-debitels CI/CD pipeline, enabling software update in minutes.