Modern businesses rely on APIs to operate. Don’t let your API management solution (or lack thereof) be your organization’s downfall. Instead, choose F5 and NGINX to manage your APIs, for peak performance, deep visibility and unparalleled speed.
It’s a fact: APIs are central to digital transformation. They’re the connective tissue that powers modern web architectures and mobile apps and enables enterprises to deliver a digital marketplace. APIs have become ubiquitous—when we order food online, hail a cab using an app on our phone, or book airline tickets, APIs are behind it.
With the proliferation of APIs and microservices, traditional API management solutions designed for monolithic apps aren’t able to meet modern app and environment needs. They’re expensive, have a large footprint, deliver poor performance, and introduce additional complexity to modern apps.
As you modernize applications, you’re going to need a modern API management solution. Your API management solution has to be lightweight, flexible, portable, and able to run on containers to support microservices-based apps. It must be able to handle API traffic for both traditional and modern apps without introducing additional complexity. The most important part? It cannot, under any circumstances, compromise on performance.
The API Management Module for NGINX Controller is the fastest API management solution available, combining the raw power and efficiency of NGINX Plus as an API gateway with new control plane functionality. NGINX Controller empowers infrastructure/operations and DevOps teams to define, publish, secure, monitor, and analyze APIs.
APIs have become central to the digital economy.
APIs help drive innovation, accelerate time to market, and provide new opportunities to generate revenue and build partnerships with third‑party developers—as well as your entire business ecosystem of suppliers, distributors, resellers, and even customers.
APIs also help break down silos by unlocking access to data across various internal systems. Providing a well‑defined interface reduces complexity and cost by eliminating the need to develop custom interfaces for different client applications, enabling developers and other functional teams to collaborate faster and easier.
Last but not least, APIs are foundational to application modernization initiatives that use microservices, as they are the primary interface for communication among microservices. Download the NGINX solution guide to get all the details.
The more APIs you use, the more critical an API gateway becomes.
Whether you want to access data from traditional monolithic applications or build a new application using microservices, API gateways are crucial to delivering reliable and high performing APIs.
NGINX Plus—the industry’s most ubiquitous API gateway—provides robust functionality such as request routing, rate limiting, and API authentication. It also accelerates the performance of your applications by caching common API responses and reducing load on API endpoints.
As the number of APIs—and API gateways—increase, both NetOps and DevOps teams have to grapple with several challenges. All these APIs need to be managed in an efficient manner across their entire lifecycle, including defining, publishing, securing, monitoring, and analyzing usage to assess their value.
Managing an API gateway must not degrade the performance of the gateway itself, which is responsible for routing traffic. It’s also essential to have a lightweight solution to manage API traffic for microservices, which themselves have a small footprint. Finally, you need a developer portal that exposes all APIs and facilitates easy consumption of APIs via robust documentation.
Comprehensive API management is essential to the rapid adoption and continuing success of your APIs. Get more details about NGINX API management ›
The API Management Module for NGINX Controller combines the power, speed, and efficiency of NGINX Plus with control plane functionality—empowering NetOps and DevOps teams to define, publish, secure, monitor, and analyze their APIs.
Built on an innovative architecture that decouples the control plane from the data plane, the solution is:
APIs play a pivotal role in the consumption of apps behind the scenes—and their importance to your business will only grow in the coming years. One thing is clear: as you modernize your apps, you need a modern API management solution.
The API Management Module for NGINX Controller makes it easy to define and publish your APIs to production, test, or staging environments, while getting the visibility you need for troubleshooting performance issues, boosting customer satisfaction, and maximizing business value. In addition, it helps ensure that your APIs remain secure by providing authentication, authorization, role-based access control, and rate limiting.
In the digital economy, comprehensive API management is essential to business success. NGINX delivers a single solution to manage the entire lifecycle of your APIs—without compromising performance. Read more about the F5 and NGINX API lifecycle management solution.
Take a closer look at how the NGINX Controller API Management Module works and how it can help you consistently avoid performance issues using deep visibility and metric tracking.
This eBook is a practical guide that provides models for individual and multi‑API landscapes to help you invest the right resources for the right maturity level at the right time.
Take a deep dive into NGINX API management, including a demo of how to manage the definition, publication, routing, and security of APIs using NGINX Controller and NGINX Plus.