APInf enables distributed API gateways with plethora of protocols

As part of my APItalist work, I’ve stumbled on situations where client already has an API gateway. They are mostly happy with it, but not quite. It does the job well — it sits in between the app and the API backend. Often the gateway which was selected some years ago was good enough to satisfy needs at that moment. Now more and more organisations are entering IoT and real-time APIs. Requirements for API management have changed. Obviously they lack some tools and options to be more satisfied. This is where APInf API management platform steps in. Your search for flexible and distributed API management is over.

Solve the lack of orchestration with APInf

Organisations may have gateways and proxies running but they would actually need to have multiple proxies to fill IoT related business needs or features that are available only “on the other” REST gateway. Developing needed features to current gateway might be impossible or costs are half of the development budget for the year.

In the APInf platform we run by defaul multiple proxies and gateways under the same management layer. The easiest solution is to connect your gateway to the APInf Platform. With this little change in plan, you gain an analytics dashboard, an API -portal, consistent API profiles, an organisation view to all your APIs, a place for API documentation and more.

Once in APInf Platform you can connect your REST API to API Umbrella and switch to another proxy next week. Switching from gateway to another is only a few clicks away. Developers consuming the API will not know the difference in anyway other than perhaps from new features or better performance. Or just take more gateways into use as you go. You gain these benefits without any code level development.

Switching from gateway to another is only a few clicks away.

Our platform is based on APIs. You do not need a GUI to manage our platform. With help of APInf Platform APIs you can automate API value chain to the API management level, update API information or even get API key performance indicator data and use it in company internal dashboard.

Businesses change and IoT in the form of real-time APIs is poised to enter major share of business segments. One day your department head is going to ask you, whether our API management supports IoT protocols. With APInf you can answer yes.

We are exploring new gateways and proxies to be integrated with APInf platform. Any REST gateway or proxy with proper management APIs is rather easy to integrate with us.

Protocols to support business needs

Since we took the approach of multiple proxies and gateways, we gained another benefit. The variety of protocol support exploded to the next level.

Our proxies support plethora of protocols and approaches: SOAP, REST, CoAP, MQTT, TCP, Websocket and Stomp.

REST is the dominant paradigm to build APIs in API economy. API Umbrella was the first gateway we integrated and it is still the most used proxy among our clients. We have developed our home-grown high performance proxy called Proxy42, which has been written with Erlang. We are exploring new gateways and proxies to be integrated with APInf platform. Any REST gateway or proxy with proper management APIs is rather easy to integrate with us.

APInf API management real-time API support is currently built on top of 100% open source massively scalable, highly extensible MQTT message broker written in Erlang/OTP (emq). We are now finalizing analytics dashboard for real-time APIs.

Take advantage of our free tier!

APInf Platform has free tier as is expected in the markets. You’ll 30 000 API calls / month for free.

Details coming soon to our rewamped website apinf.com. You can try our SaaS version without any delays from apinf.io

If you want to discuss in more details, contact me jarkko@apinf.io or call +358 40 5359066