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Solution Comparison for Hybrid Cloud API Management


Many organizations require API management that works across the hybrid cloud. This research compares Google Apigee, IBM API Connect, Microsoft Azure API Management and MuleSoft Anypoint Platform API Management to help application technical professionals optimize their organizations’ API management.

Published: 26 October 2020

ID: G00465219

Analyst(s): Steve Deng Kat Pratley Megan Bain

Table Of Contents

Solution Comparison

Solution Assessments

  • Google Apigee Hybrid
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • IBM API Connect
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Microsoft Azure API Management
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • MuleSoft Anypoint Platform API Management
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses

Additional Guidance

  • Align With Your Existing Infrastructure While Defining Your Target State
  • Plan and Implement Your Hybrid Cloud APIM Architecture in Phases
  • Ensure the APIM Solution Can Support Your API Governance Model

Methodology and Criteria

  • Methodology
  • Criteria

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