Managing a business in the 21st century is very difficult given the complexity of business environment and the stiff competition. Organizations have to create a mechanism to upgrade their traditional system of working to ensure survival in the long run. Creating an application for a Smartphone involves lot of steps ranging from its design to the back end services. These services include packaging or payment mechanisms. Moreover, modern businesses require scalable and highly predictive applications that can be built and deployed faster. This in turn requires a new architecture that has shifted from an integration server approach to API architecture.
A company can create its own services or can use the back end services of another business. However, to ensure only authorized access to the services, companies needed a mechanism. Apigee integration server serves as central location from where a company can share its back end services with other companies.
Instead of using traditional methods of sharing, apigee creates an API which
serves as proxy layer for anyone who wants to use the services. It acts a cloud access platform which helps in connecting various participants connected to a business like its employees, customers and their business partners. The company itself can access the services from anywhere using any device.
Following features make Apigee the best platform for managing & developing API’s:
- Easy availability of services:
Apigee acts as the best medium to share a company’s back end services with application manufacturing companies. Services can accessed over the cloud based platform anytime from anywhere easily.
- Secure system:
Services can be shared securely using apigee cloud based platform. The proxy layer in the form of API keeps the services safe from unauthorized access. A user first has to register itself and obtain an access key for using the proxy server.
The applications and services integrated can altered according to the needs of the user. More services can also be added without affecting the working of the business. No change in the system is required for the same. The cloud based platform automatically upgrades the APIs and they get more durable for better utilization.
- Maintenance and organization:
The apigee software automatically helps in maintenance of the API created by a company. API for different services can be managed with ease.
Apigee’s edge software gives greater flexibility for making changes to the APIs without affecting the end users. The company can set limits and bundle different APIs into a single product. Any new application can be created without worrying about the type of API.
- Connecting everyone:
All the participants connected to a business can be connected using the Apigee integration cloud services. All the applications whether physical or virtual which includes public and private cloud servers can be connected to each other easily. Every application is integrated to each other for seamless sharing of services.
You can also post APIs to a customizable portal to allow the developers to effortlessly test, explore, fetch the API keys, and innovate quickly. Speed up API adoption with amazing solutions, pricing, and even that of rate limits.
You can make use of Apigee Edge’s three-stage publishing instrument to develop reusable access controls and portal content, upkeep the API audience from your portal, and present the reference documentation.
You can implement consistent government policies and safety best practices across all APIs. It is time that you easily safeguard your data from OWASP threats with amazing features such as encryption, SAML, two-way TLS, and OAuth 2.0.
Therefore, Apigee through its development services and APIs help a company to manage, scale, monitor and analyze the services it creates. An enterprise can access the services using these APIs managed over Apigee cloud based platform.