Akana API Platform provides multi-datacenter operation with seamless distribution for scale and resilience
LOS ANGELES – September 15th, 2015 – Akana, a leading provider of API Management, API security and Cloud Integration solutions, announced today the launch of a next generation API Platform offering multi-datacenter geographic distribution and scale to help customers ensure that their APIs meet the needs of their global customer base with unprecedented levels of availability and resiliency.
Akana’s next generation API Platform addresses the distribution and scaling requirements of large enterprises, avoiding the pitfalls faced by standalone API Gateway instances. Akana’s platform seamlessly shares configuration and operational data for things like auditing data, SLA processing, and quota management. Amongst other benefits, this real-time sharing eliminates security vulnerabilities that other approaches can introduce by not sharing cryptographic nonce values across clusters and regions and so exposing their users to replay attacks.
Akana’s API Platform allows customers to create an “Akamai-like” global API network with a single logical platform deployed across multiple geographically distributed datacenters with features like:
“Akana’s API platform leverages the latest in modern architecture to provide unprecedented global scalability and availability to meet the needs of today’s large enterprise,” said Alistair Farquharson, Akana CTO. “It leverages NoSQL (MongoDB), In-Memory Data Grid (Hazelcast), the latest search technologies (ElasticSearch) and a resilient microservices architecture to provide a unified platform across multiple data centers.”
Amongst the new technologies we are including in our next generation API Platform are:
The new platform will be available in early Q4 both as on-premise software, and via the Akana Cloud that will deploy the platform in parallel with the public GA release of the software. Many of the new capabilities have been developed to satisfy requirements driven by Akana Cloud customers and operations, and our on-premise customers are able to benefit from the exact same technologies that we use to scale and manage our own infrastructure.
Akana’s comprehensive suite of API Management, API Security, SOA Governance, Cloud Integration, and Microservices solutions helps businesses accelerate digital transformation by securely extending their reach across multiple channels – mobile, cloud and Internet of Things. Akana enables enterprises to quickly deliver scalable applications, share data as APIs, connect and integrate applications, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets and provide intelligent insights into their business and operations. The world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use Akana to harness the power of their technology and transform their businesses. Akana is recognized as a leader in API Management by several analyst firms. For more information on Akana’s API Platform, see http://www.akana.com. Akana was previously known as SOA Software.