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Microsoft Azure API Management Pros and Cons

Microsoft Azure API Management Pros

Vice President - Competency and Channels at Techwave.
The most valuable features are the ease of use and it is a platform that has self-enablement for the customers to be able to register themselves.
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MB
Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Allows the possibility of VPN technology to connect your gateway directly with on-prem services
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Senior Manager, Engineering at GlobalLogic
The user management is pretty seamless.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Azure API Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
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GD
Group Manager, Solution & Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I have found this solution to be easy to configure, simple to use, and flexible.
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Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the developer portal, which has source code examples in various programming languages to help developers learn the API.
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SK
Solution Architect at a sports company with 201-500 employees
The API management and the hosting of the API platform are great.
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IT Enterprise Architect - Middleware & Integration at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The solution is quite stable. We have no issues with it. there have been no crashes and we haven't experienced bugs or glitches. It's been quite reliable.
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Enterprise Architect at Pink Brain Technologies
We're pretty much using all of the monetizations features out of the API manager so we can put up a portal and have a dev portal and then a prod portal and do rate limiting.
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AN
Lead Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is not that complex, but there are certain challenges.
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Managing Director at Ebiz consulting gmbh
Ease of integration into the entire Microsoft environment.
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Microsoft Azure API Management Cons

Vice President - Competency and Channels at Techwave.
The user interface needs improvement.
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MB
Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Could use clearer configuration when it comes to API policies.
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Senior Manager, Engineering at GlobalLogic
Technical support could be more flexible and try to meet the client's needs a bit more effectively.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Azure API Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
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GD
Group Manager, Solution & Technical Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
If I compare this solution to others I have used in other phases of my life, having APIM being an Azure resource, it is easy to configure and deploy. However, this conversely reduced the flexibility. The difficulty is how do we configure it in a manner that a larger enterprise would probably want it to be. This creates a bit more complexity, working around the constraints of the resource itself. If comparing it to other solutions, it is more of a legacy design with an older approach. The various level components are still around resembling an on-premise type of design similar to other solutions, such as Apigee or Mulesoft. They are still predominantly carrying some legacy design. Which might be suited for organizations where they have a more complex network layout. APIM is easy to deploy, but on the other side of that, it is constrained to how Azure has designed it to be.
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Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This solution is only available as a cloud-based deployment and it would be very helpful to have an on-premises version.
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SK
Solution Architect at a sports company with 201-500 employees
The documentation could be improved for the customer.
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IT Enterprise Architect - Middleware & Integration at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The portal where we publish the APIs could be improved. Maybe this is because we didn't configure it. It is quite easy to bypass API management because we have a lot of information shared on the portal, where we publish our APIs. I worry there is potential for a security breach in the API publishing. There needs to be more security available on terms of the way we publish them.
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Enterprise Architect at Pink Brain Technologies
They're trying to implement versioning and trying to be able to manage different versions of your API all at the same time, but they're not doing that just quite right yet.
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AN
Lead Solution Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
From my understanding, there are some constraints around governance and service-to-service intercommunication managing priorities and our own governance.
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Managing Director at Ebiz consulting gmbh
Multi-tenant functionalities is missing from the system, especially when it comes to the developer code of features.
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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Azure API Management. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.