On-premise only and cloud-only API management has their own perks. The cloud provides a rapid deployment model and low total cost of ownership while on-premise solutions offer higher performance, security, and compliance. To get the benefits of a SaaS environment, but with the greater control offered on-premise, you need to combine the two.
Deploying the API gateway next to your backend services not only reduces the network latency between the backend service and the gateway but also allows you to adhere to the security and compliance requirements of your organization. With this approach, you will be able to separate management from the traffic delivery layer. Which means if your services are deployed in a container management system like Kubernetes on any cloud such as Google, AWS, Azure, etc., the gateway can be deployed as a container on the CMS while other API management components are deployed in WSO2 API Cloud.
During this session, we will discuss following topics in detail:
- The benefits of a hybrid deployment model for managing APIs
- Whether hybrid API management is the right option for you
- Role of microgateway in hybrid API Management solution
- How the WSO2 hybrid API management solution works