Public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services today announced API Gateway, a new tool that companies can use to deploy application programming interfaces (APIs) for their existing applications.

API Gateway is available today, Amazon chief technology officer Werner Vogels said at the AWS Summit conference in New York.

“Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management,” Amazon said on a website for the new service.

Other companies provide tools for creating and managing APIs, so this is yet another market that Amazon is entering. Vendors include Mashape, Intel-owned Mashery, publicly traded Apigee, and 3scale.

The new tool can easily produce software development kits (SDKs) for Android, iOS, and JavaScript, to help developers use the APIs that API Gateway creates.

A statement from Amazon has more detail about the new service.


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