The Layer 7 API Gateway for VMware enables organizations to rapidly deploy an API Gateway in development, test, production and cloud environments, reducing development, test and implementation costs, while improving architectural flexibility. The API Gateway for VMware offers all the features/functionality of Layer 7’s family of API, SOA and XML hardware appliances at a fraction of the cost, including sophisticated runtime governance, enterprise-scale management and industry-leading XML security. Like all of Layer 7’s hardware gateways, the API Gateway for VMware can be managed through the Layer 7 Policy Manager, Management API and API Service Manager.
For organizations that require visibility, trust and control over cloud-based services, the Layer 7 API Gateway for VMware can be deployed on many of the industry’s most popular cloud platforms to secure, monitor and manage service interactions inside a cloud and between private/public clouds. In this way, organizations can seamlessly reuse their existing, on-premise API Management and SOA Governance solutions for their cloud-based initiatives.
Avoid Vendor Lock-in – Implement policies that manage requests to virtualized application services in order to provide load balancing and failover between private and/or public clouds.
Implement Cloud Governance – Control, monitor and adapt private/public/hybrid cloud-based application services, to ensure security, compliance and quality of service.
Reduce Deployment Complexity – Once deployed in multi-tenant or virtualized environments, additional instances of the soft appliance can be replicated for handling traffic spikes or evolving transaction volumes.