Matt Hamann

April 18, 2019

Load Balancing API Calls Across Regions with IBM Cloud Internet Services and Cloud API Gateway

In this article, we'll explore load balancing traffic across two geographically-separated backends built on IBM Cloud Functions. We'll use the IBM Cloud API Gateway to deploy the same API definition in both regions, and then intelligently route traffic with IBM Cloud Internet Services.

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February 8, 2019

Authenticating Users with Cloud Functions, API Gateway, and App ID

Authentication and authorization are key components for any web app, and APIs built as cloud functions are no exception. This article will show you how to build an IBM Cloud Function API and then use IBM Cloud App ID to protect the function with the IBM Cloud API Gateway—no code change required.

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September 5, 2018

Custom Domain Support is Now Available Globally for IBM Cloud API Management

Today, we're announcing the global availability of the custom domains feature for IBM Cloud's lightweight API management service. In the process of rolling this out worldwide, we've taken usage data and customer feedback into account to make the feature even better.

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July 26, 2016

Migrate your Connect & Compose APIs to API Connect

The Connect & Compose service is now deprecated. If you’re using it to build APIs, we encourage you to migrate to API Connect. It's an end-to-end solution for creating, running, managing, and securing APIs. This post provides more details as well as migration tips.

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June 15, 2016

Secure Gateway and API Connect replacing Cloud Integration

We’ll soon deprecate the Cloud Integration service in Bluemix. As the deprecation process kicks off, we encourage you to begin migrating your production workloads to Secure Gateway and API Connect as soon as possible.

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December 17, 2015

Getting started with the Bluemix API Management Service

APIs are rapidly becoming one of an organization's most important assets. Enabling customers and developers to consume APIs through their own applications and services provides a compelling system for innovation and monetization. IBM API Management delivers a powerful mechanism for controlling API access, managing multiple versions of an API, establishing rate limits, and ultimately tracking the performance metrics and analytics of each API in your portfolio. Combined with Bluemix--IBM's signature platform-as-a-service--we enable one-stop shopping and management of APIs from anywhere. If you're new to our API Management tools, this article will help you get quickly up to speed.

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October 29, 2015

Event Hub: Simple connectivity to streaming data

A notification arrives on your smartphone; a vehicle accident occurs on your normal route home; someone uses an ATM to withdraw cash from your bank account. Each of these scenarios generates an event in a remote system, hidden somewhere in a data center. If that event doesn't reach you in real-time, then you may miss an important text message, you might be stuck in traffic for hours, or a criminal may make off with thousands of your hard-earned dollars! Event Hub—a new Bluemix platform service—brings together events generated by myriad web services or on-premises systems in one centralized, cloud-based system.

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April 6, 2015

Getting started with the Bluemix API Management Service

APIs are rapidly becoming one of an organization's most important assets. Enabling customers and developers to consume APIs through their own applications and services provides a compelling system for innovation and monetization. IBM API Management delivers a powerful mechanism for controlling API access, managing multiple versions of an API, establishing rate limits, and ultimately tracking the performance metrics and analytics of each API in your portfolio. Combined with Bluemix--IBM's signature platform-as-a-service--we enable one-stop shopping and management of APIs from anywhere. If you're new to our API Management tools, this article will help you get quickly up to speed.

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