SOA Services Governance + API management has emerged as a new discipline called Application Service Governance. Today, network edge service gateway appliances are used to bridge and connect the internally facing SOA services infrastructure with externally facing "API Management" portals.
Design-time SOA Services governance refers to the phase in which a service is designed and published with a service definition (WSDL). The processes and controls around who can change a service, who gets notified when a service changes, and how to implement impact analysis for these changes are typically addressed by SOA repositories such as Software AG's CentraSite® or IBM's WSRR solutions.
Runtime SOA Services governance refers to the phase where the SOA runtime environment (an application server, an Enterprise Service Bus) relies on the repository to get a Service update, an associated policy, and other metadata to make a policy enforcement decision.
API Management refers to new cloud or on-prem portals that post API meta data, docs, tooling, and API analytics for developer or partner communities.
Intel® Expressway Service Gateway enables an Enterprise to have a fully integrated governance lifecycle for SOA Services and API Management by delivering:
Standard UDDI support for SOA registry/repository solutions.
An integration framework and specific validated integration packages with major SOA Repository solutions such as CentraSite and IBM* WSRR.
A full runtime governance environment able to enforce policies designed in SOA repository solutions based on standards such WS-SecurityPolicy and WS-Policy. Provides a policy enrichment capability to add policy artifacts not yet supported by such standards.
A rich monitoring capability that can easily be integrated with the Security Information Event Manager (SEIM) products or other monitoring solutions.
Seamless integration to Intel Expressway API Manager powered by Mashery to drive fast external dev consumption of APIs.