Why Cloud Native?

As digital transformation continues to dominate industries of all types, product teams are increasingly becoming expected to:

  • Lead digital transformation efforts
  • Develop high quality new products 
  • Deliver efficiently at scale through private and public clouds
  • Defend against potential disruptors (through proactive disruption)

To effectively meet all these objectives, teams are utilizing cloud providers to run their applications. Cloud native compatibility allows organizations to maximize their investment, leveraging the advantages of all managed environments to scale and optimize their strategy.

If you are using a cloud provider, Akana can enhance that effort with cloud native compatibility.

What Is Cloud Native?

“Cloud native is an approach to building and running applications that fully exploit the advantages of the cloud computing model.”

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud Native API Platform Requirements

Full Lifecycle API Management

  • Automation of API development and deployment
  • Create well-structured APIs
  • Comply with latest security standards
  • Establish, monitor and enforce SLAs
  • Socialize and manage partner developer communities
  • Provide business and operational analytics

Cloud Deployment Flexibility

  • Deployment model that aligns with organization’s cloud strategy
  • Flexible governance with tight federation of responsibilities
  • Utilize cloud native technologies
  • Deploy in multiple cloud, on-premises, and hybrid
  • Cloud portability

Cloud Native Capabilities With Akana

  • Same platform and gateways deployed on-premises, private, and public clouds
  • Fully-featured full lifecycle API management (not only gateways)
  • Flexible to support multiple tenants, organizations, and federated governance
  • Utilize native cloud and managed services 
    • Database
    • Keys and Secret Management
    • Containerization
    • Logging and Analytics
  • Support vendor-managed cloud images (databases, logging, HSM)
  • No cloud-specific vendor lock-in (AWS, Azure, etc.)
Cloud Native Deployment Example

Deployment Options

Akana provides support for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments, preventing getting stuck on a platform that doesn't support changes in your business or strategy.

SaaS

Our fully-managed so you never have to worry about any of the normal concerns with running your own infrastructure.

Cloud Native

Managed by the customer while taking advantage of cloud resources and scale.

On-Premises

Proven track record as the on-premises platform of choice for large enterprises, with ease of installation and upgrade a major advantage.

Hybrid

The best of both worlds with APIs running either on-premises or as an AWS AMI, all managed through a central developer portal.

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