- Developer portal
- Manage and scale traffic
- Publish and govern use
- Access Control and Security
- Monitor and analyze usage
- Developed anywhere
The enterprise class platform for microservices
- Make microservices easy for creators AND your Ops team
- Ensure high availability, redundancy, and scaling
- Extensive support for APIs, CI/CD, and containerization
- Native integrations with Docker, Kubernetes and Istio
- Integrated access management with every microservice
- Provide advanced security and analytics for every transaction
What are Microservices?
Microservice architectures are a modern method of software development where applications are composed of small modular services that communicate over well-defined APIs. Successful implementations enable new levels of organizational agility, scale, and innovation that drive digital transformation and currently support billions of users at organizations like Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, Uber, and Paypal.
A full microservices architecture can potentially encompass thousands of individual microservices, though, making management and security extremely complex.
aapi for Microservices
aapi has been optimized for microservice architectures. The platform unifies API management, integration, automation, and security, CI/CD, and containerization in order to make microservices easy.
- Native Kubernetes Support
- Role based user management
- Centralized administration
- Serverless microservices
- Versioning and discovery
aapi enables you to securely share your services, consume external services, and manage and govern the usage of microservices. We’ve optimized it all for you into an intuitive, unified solution while empowering your users to contribute effortlessly, immediately.
Microservices vs. Monoliths
With legacy "monolithic" architectures, an application tightly couples all processes and runs as a single service. This architecture has a number of disadvantages:
- When a single process experiences a spike in demand, the entire architecture must be scaled.
- Adding or improving a feature becomes more complex as the code base grows.
- Complexity of the coupling decreases innovation.
- A single process failure can affect overall application availability.
With a microservices architecture, an application is built as independent components that run each application process as a service. These services communicate via a well-defined interface using lightweight APIs. Services are built for business capabilities and each service performs a single function. Because they are independently run, each service can be updated, deployed, and scaled to meet demand for specific functions of an application.
Without aapi, it's COMPLEX
While microservice architectures have a great many benefits, they have one main drawback when a solution like aapi isn't in the mix - COMPLEXITY managing all of the services, integrations, and security.
Less-coupled, independent apps
"Decomposing" your monolith and "decoupling" your infrastructure will empower your organization to not only scale better and reduce technical debt, but to continually iterate and meet new business demands.
Scaling adds complexity
As small, self-contained units of defined tasks that work together through Application Program Interfaces (APIs), microservices often grow from tens to hundreds or more throughout your architecture - complicating management.
APIs, management, and integration
While orchestration platforms aid in managing the services themselves, organizations struggle to integrate and manage all of their disparate API solutions to share and secure microservices, even internally.
It's no wonder Gartner believes "through 2020, integration work will account for 50% of the time and cost of building a digital platform"
aapi Makes it Easy
Whether creating, sharing, or running microservices with aapi, we unify your experience and make microservices easy in our environment or yours.
You don't need all of those different API products. You just need aapi.
Native Kubernetes Support
When used directly within your Kubernetes environment, the aapi platform enables:
- Serverless microservice creation for devs and business users
- Microservice management, access controls, security, and analytics
- Automated Kubernetes service creation/deletion for microservices
- Scaling of resources using Kubernetes
- Full lifecycle management – including versioning and discovery
- Support for Istio service mesh