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API is a 3 letters acronym that you will have seen all over the Tech Blogs and Tech Media, especially during these last months. Why? Because APIs are the glue between today’s Internet applications, services and technologies. They are the key underlying piece of infrastructure for mobile apps, for enterprise software integration and B2B. APIs are currently redefining how companies develop their products and execute their business.
And just as for any other critical connectivity or integration brick, you will want to control and monitor your API to ensure QoS and SLAs. And as for any new business line you would launch, you will want to and need to define, implement and operate a business model.
3scale provides a Cloud API Management Platform & Infrastructure to achieve precisely this task: enabling developers and companies that wa…
Proxy or no proxy for your API? That’s not the question. One of the common debates when setting up an API management system is whether to proxy your traffic in some way before it reaches your application stack – and there are pros and cons to different architectures. however that’s not the goal of this post.
If a proxy based architecture fits your requirements the next question remaining is what proxy should we put in place? Yes, there are options, in fact there are many. On one hand there are the closed proprietary proxies offered by different vendors. On the other hand there are open-source proxies like Varnish, Squid, Apache,