Securely Publish & Manage Cloud APIs
The CloudSpan CloudControl Gateway simplifies how Telecoms, SaaS, PaaS and IaaS providers expose their provisioning, application and data APIs to external partners, large customers, white label resellers and value added developers. In many instances service providers will need to expose a mix of their own APIs and those of the cloud platforms they build upon, such as Redhat KVM, Citrix C3, CA 3Tera or VMWare's vCloud Director. This creates a need for providing a unified control, security and adaptation layer across a mix of internal cloud APIs. Using the CloudControl Cloud API Gateway, service providers can control which APIs get exposed to whom down to an operation level, enforcing how and when those APIs get called while providing a single dashboard for managing security and tracking usage across all the APIs.
Without touching their core application and data systems, CloudControl cloud providers can layer on functions like:
CloudControl is sold as clusterable hardware or virtual gateways for platforms like Amazon and VMware vCloud.
Publish APIs – create a layer of abstraction that allows users to quickly build or sequence composite virtual APIs from any combination and/or subset of existing APIs using standard Web services approaches involving XML, SOA and REST.
Secure APIs – CloudControl’s dedicated security appliance provides support for all major WS* and WS-I security protocols, as well as all major authentication and authorization standards, allowing organizations to securely expose application APIs to external users.
Manage APIs – gain visibility into detailed usage tracking and metering data that can be used to extract billing information, validate SLA conformance, or check usage for capacity planning.
|Chassis||1RU standard rack mount: 1.71 x 16.75 x 27.0 in. (43.43 x 425.5 x 658.8 mm)|
|Processor||Dual Intel Xeon processor 5500 series (quad core = 8 logical cores)|
|Hardware Acceleration||Offload SSL and XML processing operations to optional acceleration card|
|Ports||4 x Gigabit Network Cards|
|Memory||8GB RAM (maximum memory of 72GB)|
|Storage||Mirrored, hot-swappable drives|
|Power||Dual redundant, hot-swappable; 760 watts (W)|
|Performance||Able to handle more than 10,000 requests/sec|
|Desktop||VMware (VMware Ready certified)|
|Server||ESX (VMware Ready certified)|
|Cloud||Amazon EC2 AMI|