Distributed API management in a hybrid cloud environment

Swiss Railways operates a substantial Red Hat OpenShift hybrid cloud installation, hosting many thousand containers. Introducing microservices at scale and moving to hybrid container infrastructures introduces a new set of challenges. What about security, life cycle, dependencies, governance, and self-service with thousands of services on a hybrid environment?

To handle the enormous growth of APIs, an API management platform based on 3scale by Red Hat on-premise and Red Hat single sign-on (SSO) was built, integrating internal and external IdPs. The solution is portable, scalable, and highly available, and all processes are automated and available as self service. The platform is in production, serving multiple critical internal and external APIs targeting 100K+ API calls per second.

In this session, you will learn about the benefits of building a fully automated self-service API management and SSO platform in a distributed, hybrid environment, how we approached the project, what challenges we faced, and how we solved them.

  • Date:Tuesday, May 8
  • Time:10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Room:2003
  • Location:Moscone West - 2003
  • Session Type:Breakout
  • Session Code:S1104
  • Technical difficulty:Working knowledge required
  • Best for people who:Design application/system architectures, Make final decisions about IT purchases/vendors
  • Industry:Transportation
  • Primary solution:Middleware
  • Products and Services:Red Hat 3scale API Management, Red Hat Consulting
  • Session Includes:Red Hat customer implementation, Red Hat partner implementation, Red Hat Services (consulting‚ training‚ certifications)
  • Topic(s):API management, Hybrid cloud infrastructure, Security
  • Time slot:Morning
  • Trail maps:Hybrid cloud infrastructure
Thomas Siegrist
Swiss Federal Railways
Christian Sanabria
Christoph Eberle
Red Hat