Multiple API Gateways
Enterprise API environments have changed and a new set of requirements exists for enterprises seeking to build API platforms. To remain competitive in today’s environment of digital disruption, the next-generation of API platforms requires a horizontal abstraction layer that sits above the increasingly heterogeneous API environments of modern enterprises.
The majority of large enterprises have multiple teams creating and sharing APIs within software silos. Since teams develop applications in silos from one another, often for widely varying use cases, it is common that across the entire enterprise there are multiple API gateways in place. Many API gateways include developer portals, which offer teams a basic way to expose APIs managed by their gateway more broadly. The challenge is that standardizing on a single gateway is not realistic for most organizations, either in the present or in the future.
API Gateway Aggregation
RapidAPI Enterprise Hub offers a gateway-agnostic solution that can sit on top of multiple different existing API gateways, creating a horizontal API abstraction layer to aggregate all the APIs across these various environments. RapidAPI can integrate with any API gateway, including support for multi-cloud and hybrid use cases. See the diagram below for an illustration of this scenario.
While the developer portals associated with API gateway vendors only provide visibility and governance for APIs managed by the vendor’s own API gateway or cloud, RapidAPI unifies visibility and governance across all APIs in the organization, regardless of which clouds or API gateways are in use.
RapidAPI Enterprise Hub is a white-labeled API marketplace that enables organizations to find, connect to, and manage hundreds of APIs across multiple teams and multiple API gateways. RapidAPI Enterprise Hub supports multi-cloud use cases and offers a single open platform to support internal/private API marketplaces, partner marketplaces, and external/public marketplaces.