API Fortress Use Case: Stock Image Provider
Due to the flexibility of the platform, we see many different ways in which our system is used. Every company is different, and has a different set of needs. With that, over the next few days I will be sharing some common and interesting use cases from existing customers. Everything is anonymized and changed a bit for the sake of our customers’ privacy.
We were approached by a image company that delivers images by API. They were using an API manager, but realized the platform provided little more than a ping test for uptime. They wanted true functional monitoring. Their requirements:
- Can work with their API manager
- Cloud based, with multiple locations globally
- Can test automatically on deployments
- Live functional monitoring
- Can work with their preferred notification platform — BigPanda
- Easy onboarding
After a short proof of concept, and the addition of a BigPanda integration, they became a happy customer. We did most of the onboarding ourselves, because a lot of the monitoring was for their public APIs. It really was as simple as that. Now they have automatically triggering integration tests, functional uptime monitoring, and a status page. All that without having to do much themselves.