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Recorded Webinar: Hybrid API Management and On-Premises API Gateways

If you missed the webinar about the on-premises gateway feature that we recently added to WSO2 API Cloud there is now a recording available!

Hybrid API management lets you get the best of both worlds:

  • The agility and low total cost of ownership of SaaS,
  • The high security, compliance, and performance of local API gateways.

In the webinar, I demoed the feature and answered lots of questions that attendees had. Enjoy the recording!

WSO2 API Cloud in 2017

2017 was a great year for WSO2 (we are now the world’s 8th largest open-source company!), API Cloud, and our customers.

Thanks to the feedback that you provided, we have added numerous great capabilities to our cloud service. Below are just the highlights and the key new features and improvements that we have rolled out last year.

New API Design Capabilities

Advanced throttling: you can now set rate limits not just by the subscription plan but by multiple other criteria including IP addresses, headers, parameters, and JWT claims.

Native WebSocket support – now WebSocket APIs are first-class citizens in API Cloud.

Ability to have multiple backend endpoints per API and route calls on the fly based on your rules.

API Subscriber Benefits

Automated SDK generation for your APIs – API subscribers can download automatically generated SDKs for the programming language of their choice and get going developing their applications quicker.

Even more branding capabilities: you can now set your look, feel, and content not just to the Developer Portal (API Store), but also to the emails that the system sends, to the Publisher UI, and even the error messages.

Mutual SSL as a supported authentication mechanism between API clients and the gateway (and obviously between the gateway and the backend).

Cloud-Service Specific Functionality

Live log access and ability to trace the requests and their transformation for easier troubleshooting and API debugging.

Custom roles and ability to limit visibility and OAuth scopes based on them for better security design and management.

Integration with external Identity Providers and identity stores, including single sign-on for the web UIs,  ability to hook up end-user stores, and SAML integration.

Deeper integration with AWS: not only you can now have API Cloud’s gateway in any AWS datacenter of choice, you can also get API Cloud simply added to your AWS bill to simplify your accounting and vendor management.

Infrastructure Improvements

Full data encryption inside API Cloud: both in transit and at rest.

Separation between production and non-production environments for clean dev-test-production lifecycle.

Comprehensive set of our own APIs that allow you to use API Cloud programmatically and integrate it into whatever custom user interfaces and tools you develop.


Thank you for being a WSO2 customer and helping us innovate and advance our services!

Commercial Availability of WSO2 Integration Cloud

I am happy to announce that we have just commercially launched WSO2 Integration Cloud: our platform for hosting your integration projects and API backends.

There are 5 easy monthly tiers to pick from depending on the required scale and functionality:

  • Starter is the smallest tier that can be used to host simple microservice-based project as well as Java (including JAX-RS and JAX-WS) and PHP implementations.
  • Getting Traction adds support for WSO2 Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Data Services, and increases the amount of resources available.
  • Medium tier lets you select your hosting region (from 12 locations around the globe), ability to scale up your applications, and gives custom docker image support,
  • Large gives multi-region support, 5 GB databases, and 48 GB of RAM for up to 16 applications.
  • Extra-Large is the enterprise package that lets you scale up to 32 applications, 192 GB of RAM, and 10 databases 10 GB each.

With all plans you can set up a VPN connection for $498 / month.

Get started with WSO2 Integration Cloud today!

Global API Gateways

Want to host your APIs in Europe, Asia or South America? We are now starting to let API Cloud customer select regional gateways around the globe to which they want to publish their APIs.


When API Cloud launched initially there was only one location – AWS US East datacenter – in which you could publish your APIs. This has been a problem for some of our global customers for two reasons:

  1. Regulations: while API gateway does not store any end-user data and is merely enforcing policies and passing the calls to the backend, some companies would like to be on the safe side in terms of compliance and keep not just the backend but also the gateway within their jurisdiction,
  2. Performance: if both your backend service and your subscribers are in Australia, having the gateway in the US adds the extra hop to the other side of the globe and the corresponding wait for API consumers.

Today we are excited to announce the availability of API Cloud across the globe.


The following datacenter locations are available:

  • US East,
  • US West,
  • Canada,
  • Brazil (São Paulo),
  • EU (Ireland),
  • EU (Frankfurt, Germany),
  • UK (London),
  • Singapore,
  • Tokyo, Japan,
  • Sydney, Australia,
  • Seoul, South Korea,
  • Mumbai, India.

Depending on your API Cloud subscription level, you are able to pick the datacenters that would host your APIs:

Starter Getting Traction Medium Large Extra Large
$129 $298 $698 $2,980 $9,980
US East only Pick any datacenter of choice Up to 3 datacenters Up to 7 datacenters Unlimited number of AWS datacenters of choice

Global API gateways: US, South America, Asia / Pacific, Europe

How it works

  1. You submit a request by filing an API Cloud support ticket and tell us in which regions you would like your gateway to be placed and the custom URL you would like to be used,
  2. We work with you on configuring DNS. The following options are available:
    • All traffic by default routed to a specific regional gateway: for example, a European company might decide that all traffic should go through a gateway in EU.
    • Traffic is routed based on geographic location: European consumers are routed to European hub, Australian – to Australian, and so on.
  3. In addition to this default routing, we can set up gateway URLs specific to regional gateways so you can give your subscribers direct URLs to target your API gateways in the US, Europe, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, India, China, and so on.

Pricing and Availability

There is no extra cost for this feature as long as the number of datacenters you use is within the limits of your subscription level.

The feature is available now to all paying API Cloud customers.

Getting Started

If you are interested in having your APIs hosted in datacenters other than US East – just click the Support menu in API Cloud and let us know. We will be happy to make this configuration change for you.


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