Microsoft Azure API Management ensures an organization’s API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, organizations can publish web services as APIs reliably, securely and at scale.
Use API Management to drive API consumption among internal teams, partners, and developers while benefiting from business and operational insights available in the admin portal. API Management provides the tools your organization needs for end-to-end API management—everything from provisioning user roles, creating usage plans and quotas, applying policies for transforming payloads, throttling, analytics, monitoring and alerts.
For more information, see Cloud-based API Management: Harnessing the Power of APIs—an introductory whitepaper by CITO Research. It covers common API requirements and challenges, and shows techniques for gaining control and insight using the API Management platform.
A first-class developer experience is key to attracting and retaining developers to your platform. Easily expose a developer portal for your APIs that provides documentation and test experiences and minimize the time to first successful API call.
"API Management allows us to securely publish APIs so our partners and customers can find health care services on desktop, mobile or even on a corporate intranet."
Before introducing customers to your API, make sure it’s high quality and production-ready. Using the API Management plugin for SmartBear Ready! API, import your API from your API Management portal, and quickly generate a complete suite of tests and virtual APIs based on your API definition.
Protect your mission critical systems with authentication, rate limiting and quotas. Connect to backends in their native authentication protocol and unify at the front-end. Use caching to ease load under pressure.
Understand how developers are using APIs and act on those insights to deliver increased value. Identify the trends which are most impactful to your business. Visualize API performance, error rates and adoption in near real-time.
"Azure API Management lets us manage and quota developer access (free vs paid) and helps us make informed decisions with robust analytics and monitoring."
Most organizations now have thousands of APIs and cross-team collaboration is hampered by fragmented experiences, poor documentation and limited discoverability. Deploy Azure API Management to create a unified façade and API catalog to increase business agility.