Azure API Management ensures that your API program reaches its fullest potential. With API management, you 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 the business and operational insights available in the Azure portal. API Management gives you the the tools you need for end-to-end API management—provisioning user roles; creating usage plans and quotas; applying policies for transforming payloads; and setting up 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 developers to your platform and retaining them. Easily expose a developer portal for your APIs that provides documentation and test experiences and minimizes the time to the 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."
–Bradley Hoyt, Director of Innovation and Digital Platform
Before introducing customers to your API, make sure it’s high quality and production-ready. Using the API Management plug-in 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 back ends using their native authentication protocol, and unify them at the front end. Use caching to ease loads under pressure.
Understand how developers are using APIs, and act on those insights to deliver increased value. Identify the trends that are the 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."
–Artem Goncharuk, CTO
Most organizations now have thousands of APIs, and cross-team collaboration is hampered by fragmented experiences, poor documentation, and limited discoverability. Deploy API Management to create a unified façade and API catalog and increase business agility.