An API gateway provides a unified entry point for all API consumers and governs traffic. However, API gateways are difficult to scale, and are often restricted to a region or data center.
Akamai API Gateway pushes API governance to the edge — the server right next to your API consumer. Every globally distributed edge server acts as an API gateway to maximize the scalability and reliability of your API authentication, authorization, and quota management policies.
API Gateway scales your API governance by leveraging the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform. This allows you to handle traffic spikes without the need to manually or elastically scale your resources. The platform’s global deployment performs gateway functionality closer to your consumers and provides a gateway that is always available. It removes inconsistencies in deploying APIs and empowers you to expose APIs to the outside world with standard governance rules across the organization.
Throttling and Quota Management
Easily manage API traffic globally to ensure consumers behave the way you intend and ensure fairness of access.
Global Authentication and Authorization
Reduce network delays with support for all common mechanisms from API keys, JWT, and OAuth 2.0 at the Edge.
API Response Caching
Caching for both RESTful and (uniquely) GraphQL query responses.
Easily troubleshoot problems with API traffic deployed on the Akamai platform.
Availability and scale
The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform is a massively distributed platform where every Edge location serves as an API Gateway.
Work the way you want, using admin API, a command-line interface, and Swagger/RAML to easily onboard your APIs.
Introduction to Akamai API Gateway
Learn how to maximize the scalability and reliability of API governance.View the Webinar
Cache GraphQL Responses at the Edge
Increase offload and reduce costs by caching GraphQL responses.Read the Blog
Improve API Performance with Caching
Cache API responses to increase offload and performance.Read the Blog
Enforce business SLAs with global quota limits
See global user quota enforcement in action.Watch the Video
Demystifying API rate limiting
Learn the differences between rate limiting and quota management.Read the Blog