What is DataPower® Gateway – Physical and Virtual?

IBM DataPower Gateway – Physical provides increased capacity, performance and serviceability to meet mission-critical infrastructure requirements. IBM DataPower Gateway – Virtual provides deployment flexibility and elasticity for hypervisor and cloud deployments in a virtual appliance form factor.

What are some of the key considerations when choosing physical and virtual gateways?

Physical gateways should be considered when performance and security are critical. Virtual gateways are typically the preferred choice when it comes to development and testing, as they provide deployment flexibility, with multiple options to deploy on cloud environments, and ease the deployment of additional memory.

What are the deployment options for IBM DataPower Gateway – Virtual?

IBM DataPower Gateway-Virtual  can be deployed on Docker container, Microsoft Azure, VMWare ESX Server and Workstation, Citrix XenServer, Amazon EC2, IBM PureApplication® environments and IBM Softlayer®. For Softlayer, you also have the flexibility to deploy either on bare metal servers or virtual servers.

What is IBM DataPower Operations Dashboard?

The dashboard delivers advanced operations capabilities for centralized troubleshooting. It provides near real-time operational visibility for applications secured and optimized by DataPower gateways by allowing you to analyze the state of one or more DataPower gateways.

What are the different use cases for IBM DataPower Gateway?

This software covers a wide range of use cases in a single purpose-built gateway. It provides a mobile gateway solution to native and hybrid mobile applications and offers a highly secure API gateway. It secures, integrates, controls and manages SOA workloads in the DMZ and trusted zones.

What are the current licensing options?

Both the physical and virtual form factors are sold through IBM Passport Advantage®. Physical gateways are sold on a per-gateway basis. Virtual gateways come in three editions: production, non-production and developer. Docker image is free on Docker Hub without IBM support for developer usage.

What are the different modules of IBM DataPower Gateway?

IBM DataPower Gateway provides an extensible architecture and modules for advanced security and integration. Additional functionalities through modules can be added to both form factors (physical or virtual) as needed. Base firmware provides mobile, web and SOA workload support.

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