[WSO2Con EU 2017] The Role of API Gateways in Microservice Architecture

  • By WSO2 Team
  • 6 Nov, 2017

The Role of API Gateway in Microservice Architecture

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The Role of API Gateway in Microservice Architecture

Lakmal Warusawithana Senior Director - Cloud Architecture, WSO2
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A microservice architecture (MSA) helps a business to be more agile by taking out the overhead and risk of large-scale software development; it uses smaller work increments, frequent iterations, and prototyping as a means of collaboration with users. To this end, an API gateway plays a major role in terms of different strategies that enable a smooth transition into an MSA. In this session, Lakmal will exlpore

  • The pros and cons of microservices
  • Strategies to move into microservices
  • The importance of having an API gateway
  • Different gateway patterns in an MSA

Presenter

Lakmal Warusawithana Senior Director - Cloud Architecture, WSO2

In addition to his role at WSO2, Lakmal takes on the role of Vice President of Apache Stratos. He focuses on the Cloud stragey and scalability of WSO2 products. In 2005, Lakmal co-founded thinkCube, the pioneers in developing the next generation of collaborative cloud computing products that are tailored towards telecom operators. He oversaw the overall engineering process, giving special attention to scalability and service delivery of thinkCube solutions. He has presented at numerous events including ApacheCon, CloudOpen, QCon, JaxLondon, CloudExpo, KubeCon, Cloudstack Collaboration Conference, WSO2Con and many tech meetups.