A hybrid, multicloud management platform for APIs across all environments
Move faster with unified API management
Today's innovative enterprises are adopting API architectures to accelerate growth. Streamline your work across hybrid and multicloud environments with a single place to manage all your APIs.
Manage APIs across clouds and on-premises
Deploy API gateways side-by-side with the APIs hosted in Azure, other clouds, and on-premises, optimizing API traffic flow. Meet security and compliance requirements while enjoying a unified management experience and full observability across all internal and external APIs.
Help protect your resources
Control how data and services are exposed to employees, partners, and customers by applying authentication, authorization, and usage limits.
Accelerate your business
Build apps faster and deliver immediate value to your customers through API-first approaches. Decouple front- and back-end teams through API mocking, API revisions and versioning, and automated API documentation. See how supermarket chain Wegmans created a new mobile application in less than eight weeks.
Improve API discoverability
Create a customizable developer portal for all your APIs. Easily manage and share APIs with internal teams, external partners, and customers.
Transform your existing services
Automatically turn legacy web services into modern REST-based APIs by creating façades for your back-end services. See how innovators like Vipps, a leading payment service in Norway, are revolutionizing development using Azure API Management.
Help secure your APIs
- Keep all your APIs behind a single static IP or domain, and help protect them with keys, tokens, and IP filtering.
- Enforce flexible and fine-grained quotas and rate limits. Modify the shape and behavior of your APIs using policies. Improve latency and scale your APIs with response caching.
- Connect on-premises APIs to cloud services by creating a façade that lets you safely integrate on-premises and cloud environments.
Resources for getting started
Learn more about API Management
Get an overview of Azure API Management.Watch the video
Promote adoption of your APIs through effective design, patterns, and principles.Read the guide
APIs and Microservices: The ultimate guide to creating an enterprise API platform
Develop and manage new software faster with API-centered architectures and modular software design through microservices.Read the e-book
API Management in a Hybrid and Multicloud World
Explore the benefits of managing APIs in a unified environment and learn how to get started with hybrid and cross-cloud API management.Read the white paper
Manage Your Microservices
Help your organization discover and use microservices by following the principles of API management.Watch the webinar
Trusted by companies of all sizes
Ricardo Chapa, Head of Digital Architecture and Emerging Technologies, CEMEX
"Customization is one of the strongest features of Azure API Management. We can customize our portal easily, moving components into the base, adding our own images and text, and choosing from a wide variety of layouts to highlight our brand."
Thomas Wold Johansen, Chief Technology Officer, Vipps
"It was essential for us to maintain business momentum while we scaled up. We were able to do both by working with the expert Microsoft cloud team in Norway and the mature, flexible, and powerful Azure platform."
Félix Grévy, Global Head of Product Management, Finastra
"We are able to see which APIs are getting the most use and which ones aren't. We use this information to understand current trends on a very granular level. We share findings with our API partners to help them maximize success and optimize their application delivery journey."
Jürg Staub, Head of Technical Architecture for Property and Casualty, Swiss Re
"A high-transaction, low-margin business is new for our company, and we can't invest thousands of dollars on a database server to support the venture…. We needed a very scalable, cost-effective PaaS environment, and that's what Azure provided."
Flexible pricing that scales with your needs
Choose from a range of pricing options—from pay-as-you-go to dedicated offering–based. Easily move from one pricing tier to another as your traffic or needs change.See pricing details
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Frequently asked questions about API Management
API Management is available in more than 40 regions globally. View availability by region.
Yes, you can manage API Management programmatically by using the API Management REST API, the Azure API Management Service management library SDK, Windows Deployment Services, or Azure Service Management PowerShell cmdlets.
Yes, API Management now supports SOAP pass-through. Administrators can import the web services description language (WSDL) of their SOAP service, and Azure API Management will create a SOAP front end.
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