We’re happy to announce the release of our new revised API platform today which we think you’ll love. The official press release is here (3scale platform release) but we wanted to give you some insights here too. The new systems are now live for signup.

The team has been hard at work and we’re excited about the update because it makes a lot of new tools available for APIs and at the same time makes the platform more accessible. There are UI changes all over to make 3scale easier to use and an all new support portal as well. The biggest new features are:

  • A new improved more powerful developer portal system which extends our previous enterprise solution – and is now available in all 3scale accounts! So you can run your developer portal with a fully-fledged CMS that provides full control over branding, content and developer signup workflows.
  • Powerful Interactive “Active Docs” API documentation based on the Swagger Framework which allows developers to explore APIs live from documentation web pages.
  • An easy to install open-source on-premise API Traffic manager based on the Varnish proxy that enforces API traffic rules and integrates seamlessly with 3scale’s infrastructure – see our deployment options now on the support portal and Varnish here.

You’ll find a lot of new tweaks such as control of the authentication types of your API (API Keys, OpenAuth and others) to fine grained rate limit alerts and control over all outgoing emails to your developers.

The new 3scale Free platform is available up to 50,000 API transactions per day and can scale as your API grows up to 100’s of Million of calls per day with the Enterprise offering including enterprise grade SLAs, support and additional features and tools.

Watch this space for more info on the new features packed into this release – better yet, get a free account and let us know what you think!