The discussion happened in the context of 3scale announcing it is taking API acceleration global (cf. article here) and its capability to integrate with Akamai and CDNetworks:…
Deliver your API over Global Content Distribution Networks for blazing fast access by your users
We’re excited that we can talk about one of the newest innovations we’ve been cooking up here at 3scale: API delivery over professional global CDNs powered by Akamai and CDNetworks. This means that with 3scale you can now:
- Connect your API to a professional grade CDN at blazing fast speeds.
- Serve content into the CDN’s caches using standard caching controls.
- Have your customers access that content directly from CDN edge nodes without the need for calls back to your origin servers.
- Manage your API Channel with tools similar to those you’re already using for your Web Site.
This speeds up delivery to your users, offloads traffic from your origin servers for scalability. Both GET and POST requests can be controlled within the CDN and 3scale’s powerful management tools allow you to keep full control of API Access, keys, rate limits, analytics across the w…