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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure API Management

APIM is useful for the standard scenarios:
1) Securing your back-end APIs - If you have a legacy back-end web service that has a basic authentication scheme, you can add some additional security by placing APIM in front, and requiring subscription keys. Leverage your existing firewall to ensure only your APIM instance can communicate with your back-end API, and you've basically added a layer of protection.
2) Lift and shift - there are always going to be clients that don't want to update their clients to use a newer API; in some cases you can make a newer API look like an older one by implementing some complex policies in APIM. You can also do the opposite, making older APIs look new, such as making an XML back-end accept both JSON and XML.
3) Centralizing your APIs - if you've acquired another company and want to make their API set look as if it's a part of the larger whole, APIM is an easy way to provide a consistent front-end interface for developers.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudFoundry

It's well suited if:
  • The organization has large number of applications that needs to be deployed frequently.
  • The organization is tied to the DevOps mindset.
  • The organization has programs in different languages.
  • The applications does not need EJB's support that servers like web logic provide.
It's less suited if:
  • The applications needs security configuration within the same CloudFoundry instance.
  • The organization, for whatever reason does not want developers to manage the instances.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

API Management

Azure API Management
8.4
CloudFoundry
API access control
Azure API Management
9.0
CloudFoundry
Rate limits and usage policies
Azure API Management
7.3
CloudFoundry
API usage data
Azure API Management
9.0
CloudFoundry
API user onboarding
Azure API Management
9.0
CloudFoundry
API versioning
Azure API Management
8.4
CloudFoundry
Usage billing and payments
Azure API Management
7.0
CloudFoundry
API monitoring and logging
Azure API Management
9.0
CloudFoundry

Platform-as-a-Service

Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
8.7
Ease of building user interfaces
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
8.2
Scalability
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
9.2
Platform management overhead
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
8.2
Workflow engine capability
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
9.1
Platform access control
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
9.6
Services-enabled integration
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
9.2
Development environment creation
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
8.6
Development environment replication
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
8.2
Issue monitoring and notification
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
8.6
Issue recovery
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
8.2
Upgrades and platform fixes
Azure API Management
CloudFoundry
8.6

Pros

Azure API Management

  • Selective data exposure as it exposes a set of data allowed by the owner by applying authentication and usage limits.
  • It will help us to keep all our APIs behind a single static IP and protect them with a set of keys.
  • Integration and deployment of various APIs are so simple to manage by Azure so that makes our work a lot easier.
aniket tiwari | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudFoundry

  • Access control.
  • Network & file isolation.
  • Orchestration.
  • Container networking.
  • Packaging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure API Management

  • We cannot automate the network infrastructure easily. At least we had issues with creating end to end APIM using Terraform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudFoundry

  • Does not support HTTP/2
  • Certain features such as persistent logging requires 3rd party vendor.
  • May require additional customization to build packs if you have specialized deployment/run requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure API Management

It’s a great tool, and so easy to seamlessly connect into your current Azure world that it’s hard not to look at it or even test the waters with it. It’s priced well, and is feature-rich enough to accomplish most tasks. I think the ease of having everything together and the ability to link so many different services under a subscription is the magic of Azure, and it’s hard not to make good use of that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudFoundry

While Docker shines in providing support for volumes and stateful instances, Cloud foundry shines in providing support for deploying stateless services.Heroku shines in integrating with Git and using commits to git as hooks to trigger deployments right from the command line. But it does not provide on-premise solution that Cloud foundry provides.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure API Management

  • We can always think of positive ROI impact on business
  • It helps to easily facilitate the design, deployment, and maintenance of our APIs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudFoundry

  • Quicker time to scale up.
  • Increased customer retention.
  • Higher application availability (less outage).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure API Management

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CloudFoundry

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure API Management
8.8
CloudFoundry
9.2

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