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Microsoft Azure API Management Primary Use Case

Vice President - Competency and Channels at Techwave.

It's more of a subscription driven consumption based model, where the APIs are developed to connect backend ERP systems such as SAP and deployed into a library for consumption by both internal and external consumers. The APIs are exposed to the consumers that get onto the API gateway and identify the needed API from the library, use the instructions to subscribe, quickly test and connect to the backend SAP to get the expected information/transaction processed.  Prior to this solution there was an age old EDI interface solution.  This is enabling the customers to be more flexible with their integration architecture and be more agile as it reduces the IT integration dependency and provides a better user experience.

This is part of Techwave application modernization strategy to bring solutions that can bring agility and flexibility to customers and be able to decouple business with huge IT dependent solutions.  This is helping us to help our customers migrate away from the age old EDI technology to the latest API and microservices based architectures.

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Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Our primary use case is for managing internal APIs, for ordering process APIs and in general process APIs, and resource manipulation APIs. We need an API management to get a better overview, and this is one use case with analytics parts. Another use case is security, being able to rotate API keys and to manage access at a signature point. Finally, we also have the developer portals with the self-service capabilities so that developers can request access to APIs through a developer portal and manage their own keys.

We are still in the ramp-up phase, so currently we have actively two or three guys using it. We're planning to increase usage. We're in partnership with Microsoft and I'm an enterprise architect. 

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Group Manager, Solution & Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

We use this solution because when there is a technical requirement sometimes there are technical constraints that need to be overcome, and that is best resolved through the API component. My organization predominately uses Microsoft solutions and this is why we are using this particular solution.

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Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

We are publishing microservices using API management. We have created various packages and policies that we are applying over there. We have also created a portal for developers so that they can see what we are doing.

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SK
Solution Architect at a sports company with 201-500 employees

We have company-wide APIs which are hosted in Niger, and some of the external clients access the applications via the API, and we provide the post-data information. The clients get their data from our larger API.

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Enterprise Architect at Pink Brain Technologies

They're doing integration work between a lot of different on-premises business platforms, like Salesforce and NetSuite. We're doing integration work, but we're putting all of our APIs into the Azure cloud and using that API manager at this time.

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AN
Lead Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We have two approaches to how we use the solution. We own the managed services and the other we have customers take the subscription and we manage it. 

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Managing Director at Ebiz consulting gmbh

We use the product for managing APIs - for internal as well as for external communication.

Furthermore we enable transparency, governance and re-use.  

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Integration Architect at a wellness & fitness company with 5,001-10,000 employees

We use it to manage the API. We have a backend API with service in the backend. We use API Management in the front to manage the vendors. They can do their own testing. It's quicker for us to put in the specifications so we can knock off the responses. We build the specs and then get an external developer to start the development without the web service being ready. 

We also use it for the security and for the clock in features.

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PP
Senior Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We primarily use the solution to manage our APIs.

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JL
Branch Manager at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I am using Microsoft Azure API Management to connect external systems.

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CO
Executive Director Finance & Strategy at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

We use Microsoft Azure API Management with a custom software solution.

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Senior Cloud Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

My primary use case is as part of a multi-channel strategy wherein APIMs are being used with micro-products or third-party clients. Our web application firewall receives all the external and public traffic, and it re-routes to the APIM, which is on the private subnet. The APIM manages both in authentication and authorization service composition layer.

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KH
System Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Our primary use case is to provide API mapping for our clients. We're a customer of Azure and I'm a system analyst. 

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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Azure API Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
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