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IBM API Connect for Website

IBM API Connect for a website is a complete, modern, intuitive and scalable API platform that lets you create, securely expose, manage and monetize APIs across clouds so that you and your customers can power digital applications and spur innovation.

Faststream Technologies supports the API life cycle that includes creating, running, managing, and securing APIs and related micro services. With IBM API users can create a fully managed API platform, open new revenue channels, and expand market reach by performing all steps in a comprehensive offering, thus eliminating the need of using several API management tools. Moreover, its built-in security keeps the user’s APIs and back-end systems safe and ensures secure integrations.

 

Faststream Technologies holds extensive experience in IBM API Connect for Website. Our pre-built reusable widget library and visualizer app building tool accelerates the API developer’s productivity by slashing the development time to days from weeks. We help users to expose their API to 3rd party enterprises with a customizable UI layer to modify the app according to business needs and increase adoption. With our unique point and integration technology, users can easily integrate the APIs to existing back-ends via web-services powered by IBM Integration Bus and IBM DataPower.

What is API Connect?

 

An integrated creation, runtime, management, and security  foundation for enterprise grade API’s and Microservices to power  modern digital applications. With API Connect for IBM Cloud, you can perform all of the lifecycle steps in a single integrated offering, removing the requirement to use multiple API management offerings to obtain the same capability.

 

Key capabilities to cover the lifecycle of an API:

 

  • Automated, visual and coding options for creating APIs
  • Node.js and Java support for creating Microservices
  • Integrated enterprise grade clustering, management and security for Node.js and Java
  • Lifecycle and governance for APIs, Products and Plans
  • Access control over API’s, API Plans and API Products
  • Advanced API usage analytics
  • Policy enforcement, security and control
  • Customizable, self service developer portal for publishing APIs

Capabilities Delivered for API Connect

 

Creat

 

  • Rapid model-driven API creation
  • Datasource to API mapping automation
  • Standards-based visual API spec creation in Swagger 2.0
  • Local API creation and testing

On-cloud & on-premises staging  of APIs, Plans & Products

 

Run

 

  • Node.js & Java Microservice runtime
  • Node.js & Java integrated runtime management
  • Enterprise HA & scaling
  • On-cloud & on-premises staging of  Microservice applications

Manage

 

  • API discovery
  • API, Plan & Product policy creation
  • API, Plan & Product lifecycle management
  • Self-service, customizable, developer portal
  • Advanced Analytics

Subscription & community management

 

Secure

 

  • Policy enforcement
  • Enterprise security
  • Quota management & rate limiting
  • Content-based routing
  • Response caching, load-balancing and  offload processing
  • Message format & transport protocol mediation

Our IBM API Connect for Website Practices:

 

  • Begin the developer on boarding discussion early in the game. Have discussions with  partner app developers and establish and agree on API Plan versioning and  communication procedures
  • For Public consumers understand the use cases and focus on the security considerations at the earliest opportunity.
  • Runtime components that store data or data sources must always be in the secure  zone. These must be protected by Enterprise security appliances or servers. Secure the  Portal Server using the DataPower Web Application Firewall
  • Understand early on what Runtime Environments and Developer/Management  Environments will be required for the API Cloud.
  • API Success requires the integration of API development cycles with the overall  enterprise devops processes.
  • API Monitoring: Integrate with Enterprise System Level Monitoring
  • An Infrastructure that can be dynamically scaled and configured based on API usage  will be critical for success.

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