While microservices are lauded as catalysts for speed and scale, the conversation is incomplete if it does not include APIs. Without APIs, microservices cannot be securely, reliably, and adaptably scaled across an organization or to outside partners. Moreover, because these APIs and their microservices are meant to be widely consumed and reused, it’s not enough for companies to merely create the APIs and move on. Rather, the APIs should be continually managed so the business can control how its microservices are accessed, generate insight into how they are used, and encourage reliability of its services.
As microservices grow beyond their original use cases and are being
leveraged to share important functionality throughout the enterprises and even
with external partners, the problem that arises is how this sharing creates
challenges for teams trying to secure, monitor, understand usage of, and fully
take advantage of microservices.
In this eBook we explore how leading enterprises are facing
these challenges head-on and scaling their microservices strategies. Learn how
APIs make it possible for microservices to be securely, reliably, and adaptably
shared, and how an API management platform enables enterprises to ensure that
they maintain control over their microservices as consumption grows.