API gateway

Red Hat Launches 3scale APIcast – Faster, Flexible, Open Source API Gateway

January 9th, 2017 |

Dockerized version of APIcast 2.0 deploys on OpenShift for easier installation and operation in microservice environments

Today we’re happy to announce the general availability of Red Hat 3scale APIcast gateway 2.0. The APIcast gateway (NGINX-based) is open source and has served hundreds of happy customers over the last four years. Now we’ve taken it to the next level, supporting both a cloud gateway or hybrid model with an on-prem gateway. In fact, the new on-premise version introduces significant upgrades in terms of performance and flexibility. 3scale was the first in market with on-prem and now we are pleased to offer the second generation.

The API gateway, which is configured within 3scale’s Admin Portal, is part of the 3scale API Management SaaS offering. The Admin Portal allows customers to define desired authentication methods, set rate limits, get analytics on the usage of their APIs, and create a developer portal for the…

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3scale’s nginx-based API Gateway Now Available As Docker Image On Red Hat OpenShift

May 23rd, 2016 |

We are happy to announce the 3scale nginx-based API Gateway is now available as a Docker image on the Red Hat OpenShift PaaS solution. Customers using OpenShift can easily deploy the 3scale API Gateway with a few clicks and leverage multiple additional benefits of this PaaS. Now, any application written on OpenShift can automatically scale up based on demand and can easily be moved to another environment that supports the same languages, preventing vendor dependency and freeing customers from lock-in.

OpenShift is an open source, enterprise-class platform-as-a-service (PaaS) with community and development leadership provided by Red Hat. OpenShift allows application developers to automate hosting, configuration, deployment, and administration for whole application stacks in an elastic cloud environment that scales based on demand. Since OpenShift supports Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration, it also supports microservices efforts. This comb…

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3scale And AWS Joint API Workshop At AWS Pop-up Loft London

April 20th, 2016 |

We’re very excited to announce our four-hour joint workshop with Amazon Web Services at the AWS Pop-up Loft London this Monday, April 25th from 9am to 1pm. Find more information and registration on the workshop website. The Loft is located in The Brew Eagle House (Google Maps – 163 City Rd, London EC1V 1NR, UK). Please check the prerequisites for this workshop.

Nico and I will run this workshop with AWS Solutions Architect Matthew McClean. We’ll cover the following topics:

  1. API design best practices, including Swagger/

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New 3scale Chef Cookbook to Automate Your API Gateway Deployment

November 10th, 2015 |

Automation of IT infrastructure isn’t just a productivity enhancer, it’s a key requirement for businesses to remain agile and competitive. The open interfaces of the 3scale API Management Platform make it easy to script deployment for a variety of configuration management platforms, including Chef. Our customers asked for automated solutions to deploy the API gateway on-premise, and we delivered. We’re happy to introduce the 3scale Chef Cookbook.

The 3scale Chef Cookbook allows any Chef user to easily automate the deployment of the 3scale API gateway and connection with the 3scale cloud for easier internal deployments and quicker connection with other services. It’s an enterprise-ready solution for development operations, now available as an option on all free and paid 3scale plans.

We’re also proud to add the 3scale Cookbook to our family of open source projects. Contributors are welcome and encouraged to

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New Amazon API Gateway Integration with the 3scale API Management Platform

October 5th, 2015 |

Leverage the Benefits of Both Products

Amazon’s recent launch of the Amazon API Gateway is a clear indication that the idea of opening up access to digital assets through APIs – and using API management to gain visibility and control – is becoming more and more mainstream. As companies think about cloud strategies, they increasingly need to think about API strategies, too. The Amazon API Gateway and the 3scale API Management Platform are two very different but complementary products. We took a close look at the Amazon API Gateway and implemented an integration with the 3scale API Management product to give API providers the best of both worlds.

The Amazon API Gateway represents a classic API gateway, providing a controllable access point for API services. As such, the Amazon API…

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3scale Welcomes AWS to API Mangagement Field

July 10th, 2015 |

AWS Closed-Source, Proprietary Offer Reinforces Import of APIs to Today’s IT; 3scale Continues to Support AWS Users with Open Source Solution To Be Used Across All Platforms

Today our partner AWS announced its own API Gateway. We are pleased to see industry giants joining the pioneers in enabling an API driven web.

We offer an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that allows the quick and easy use of Amazon web services for integration with 3scale. We open source an Nginx API gateway as our option for customers who don’t want to be locked into a proprietary, closed source option that limits use case flexibility.

With the 3scale AMI there is no need to maintain your own server infrastructure, and configuration can be easily replicated for testing, versioning and load balancing across multiple IT environments.

Overall, Amazon’s API Gateway announcement shows how important APIs and API Management have become. It’s great to see they …

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How to load test & tune performance on your API (Part II)

May 14th, 2015 |

These posts are based on Mark’s presentation at APIStrat/APIDays Berlin. The video is now available on YouTube.

Here is the second part of our how-to on running a load test on your API. In the first part, we walked through the process of setting up your load testing environment and deciding what are the right metrics to measure and the different approaches to measuring them. We also provided some guidance on what tools to use and finally obtained real data points about how our API was performing.

We will now look at ways of securely exposing your API to the public while making sure that its performance is not being affected.

How adding an access control layer affects your API

At this point we have a reasonably high performance API, but what would happen if someone started sending traffic at a rate beyond 16.000 req/second? How can you pr…

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Watch The APIcast Product Demo On The New Stack

December 20th, 2014 |

See How Easy It Is To Get Up And Running On Our Cloud-Hosted Proxy

 

We recently announced APIcast, a new cloud-hosted API gateway (or proxy) that makes it easy to launch APIs on 3scale’s API management platform. Below you’ll find a short but sweet APIcast product demo video of Alex Williams of The New Stack interviewing CEO Steve Willmott as he shows how to get started in less than six minutes.

The demo is available on The New Stack website and embedded below.  If this looks like a good solution for your low- or moderate-volume APIs, or for staging and quick testing for your enterprise API, try APIcast for yourself!