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What are the benefits and drawbacks of using an API gateway when building microservices?

Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

What are some of the considerations to keep in mind if one chooses to use API gateways in conjunction with microservice architecture?

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Xinxiao Li - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Benefits: unified management and control of all APIs.

Drawbacks: additional delay, overlapped functionality with other gateway components such as istio/envoy.  

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