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Your API management deployment can have a big impact on your bottom line. Should you choose on-premises vs. cloud vs. hybrid? And how do you choose the right API management deployment to drive greater returns on your API investment?
That's what we cover in this blog.
On-premises means that all software components are stored on machines in a data center. Cloud means all components are stored in a cloud environment (such as AWS or Azure). Hybrid means that some components are stored on-premises and others are stored in the cloud.
In the comparison below, we focus on when to choose on-premises vs. cloud vs. hybrid for your API management deployment.
In an on-premises API management deployment, all software components are deployed on machines in your data center(s). You install, operate, and maintain the software on these machines.
With an on-premises API management deployment, you can:
However, there are challenges of an on-premises API management deployment.
You have to:
In a cloud API management deployment, all components are run in a cloud environment. Your vendor installs, operates, and maintains all software. You'll simply use it.
With a cloud API management deployment, you can:
Plus, your provider will:
However, there are challenges to a cloud API management deployment.
In a hybrid API management deployment, some components are run in a cloud environment, while others are run in the customer data center(s). Your vendor installs, operates, and maintains all software in the cloud environment. And you'll install, operate, and maintain the software components installed in your data center(s).
With a hybrid API management deployment, you'll gain:
However, there are some challenges to hybrid API management deployments.
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Learn more about the benefits of on-premises vs. cloud vs. hybrid API management deployments. Watch the webinar below.
The growth in the usage of APIs has created an entirely new landscape. In past years, with a small number of APIs, an on-premises data center and enterprise firewall was sufficient. Now, with API portfolios growing, the use of cloud environments has become more of a necessity. Today, many are considering multicloud or hybrid cloud deployments.
While there are certainly advantages of on-premises deployments, there are just as many reasons as to why migrating to the cloud may be the right choice to get the most out of your API initiatives. The cloud offers lower costs, greater flexibility, and an acceleration of your enterprise's digital transformation efforts.
The cloud offers:
In February 2020, Forrester detailed the results of a study in The Total Economic Impact™ of AWS Managed Services after following six AWS Managed Services customers for an average of two years. At the conclusion of the study, they were able to document significant advantages, such as:
The customers were also able to reduce staffing costs, cloud migration costs, and infrastructure costs. In addition, they realized resource efficiency gains and reduced their risk of a major security breach.
So, which API management deploy option will enable you to drive greater revenue? Find out. Use our interactive KPI tool to understand how you can drive more ROI with your API investment.
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