Application programming interfaces (APIs) are the ubiquitous and mainstream enablers for digital modernisation. They empower omni-channel customer experience platforms, mobile apps, social networks, chatbots, ecosystem partners and other systems that are used to access enterprise data. As such, a robust, enterprise-scale API gateway is a core component of SmarTek21’s Digital Business Platform.
Most modern systems, whether standalone applications or SaaS offerings, are built from the ground up around cloud architectures and APIs, making them scalable and easy to interact with programatically. Such cloud native technologies are characterized by the use of containers, microservices, serverless functions, development pipelines, infrastructure-as-code, event-driven applications, and, of course, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Cloud native enables faster software development and the ability to build applications that are resilient, manageable, observable, and dynamically scalable.
Gated security measures inhibit agility and are often incompatible with DevOps workflows. I&O leaders must work with application leaders to integrate security into their DevOps initiatives by driving cultural change, transforming security practices and leveraging automation tools.
Features of the SmarTek21 API Gateway
The API Gateway provides an environment in which all of your APIs can work together. Instead of receiving API data via separate streams that cannot interact, Kong gives you the option to aggregate that data into a single versatile datastore where it can all be processed and manipulated together to achieve your business goals.
The API Gateway also offers several features that give you robust control over security, traffic and visualization of performance data.