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How a Service Mesh Fits Into Your API Mediation Strategy

Published: 30 October 2018

ID: G00373257

Analyst(s): Mark O'Neill , Aashish Gupta , Anne Thomas


Microservices and containers introduce new requirements for API mediation. Application leaders must adjust their API mediation strategy to include a service mesh if they are deploying miniservices and microservices in containers or PaaS.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Protect and Enable Your APIs by Updating Your API Mediation Strategy as You Adopt Microservices and Containers
  • Manage Consumer-to-API Interactions by Using API Gateways
  • Manage Service-to-Service Interactions by Using a Service Mesh When Using Containers or PaaS

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