IBM API Connect V5.0 delivers digital business innovation and transformation with APIs and Microservices.
IBM® API Connect V5.0 delivers the following key capabilities for users to:
- Create Microservices and expose them as APIs in minutes.
- Run polyglot runtimes, such as Node.js and Java™, to create the Microservices by using unified Java and Node operations and management.
- Manage, deploy, scale, and socialize APIs.
- Secure, control, mediate, and optimize access to your APIs by using leading, standard industry practices.
API Connect integrates IBM API Management and IBM StrongLoop® offerings into a single offering that provides a comprehensive solution to create, run, manage, and enforce APIs and Microservices.
API Connect is available with flexible ordering options with three editions, including:
- Essentials. A no-charge offering for developers and businesses to provide the essential functionality to create, run, manage and enforce the consumption of APIs and Microservices. It does not include IBM support.
- Professional. This offering is for departmental use. It provides the functions available with the Essentials edition and adds the capabilities to cluster a limited number of nodes within a single datacenter.
- Enterprise. This offering is for enterprises and includes a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade capabilities. It provides the functions available with the Professional edition and adds a robust set of additional capabilities. It also delivers support for the clustering of a large number of nodes within a single datacenter and also across multiple datacenters.
Both the Professional and Enterprise editions include support from IBM.
API Connect can help users to:
- Rapidly create Microservices and expose them as APIs.
- Quickly create new APIs from existing business assets or cloud services.
- Run and manage polyglot runtimes.
- Manage your APIs with business-level controls by setting varying levels of security, visibility, and rate limits while sharing APIs with application developers.
- Transform and grow your business with insights through detailed analytics with structured filtered searches.
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