How can we improve Azure API Management?

VPN/ExpressRoute support in Standard Tier

If you must charge more for VPN make it a paid for add-on for Standard tier.

Using the standard tier is already tough to justify for our low volume business case. Unfortunately the backend servers are in a private network so we need the ExpressRoute functionality.

API Management was justified based on it also being the authentication gateway and firewall between the Internet and our internal APIs. The business case doesn't work if we still need to manage Internet facing reverse proxy servers or pay for Premium.

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  • EL Mostafa Lourhmati commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The VNET is very inportant feature for this service so it should be in the Basic and Standard pricing option. All of our Microservices are hosted on-premises.

  • Saurabh Rajguru commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is must have feature.
    We are integrating it with service fabric and it is not practical to do it without VNET.

    Since VNET is only available in premium which does not fit into our production scenario.

    Please provide that otherwise we have to drop our whole infrastructure from azure and move elsewhere.

  • Joost Farla commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    VNet support should definitely be available for all subscription plans. I don't see why this is considered a premium feature. The price for premium is just crazy if you just want to publish an API with low usage rates in a secure manner.

  • Darren Kay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As an enterprise, we have asked for this for nearly 3 years and still no feedback. If you're urgently waiting on this idea I suggest looking at alternative solutions.

  • Christian Weiss commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    VNET integration should really be included in ALL plans - even Basic. We will not use API management until that's changed.

  • Andrew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We only have a small number of APIs and calls to manage but require ExpressRoute support so using Azure API Management isn't feasible given the cost of the Premium tier. This would be our preferred option if it was supported in the Standard tier.

  • Rune Synnevåg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Anything new in this case? This is important to in order to justify the use of API managment, You want to be able to put a WAF in front of a gateway like this. And properly secure it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a very important feature for us in the Standard Tier. We must have this or we are going with Mulesoft!

  • Carlos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There should be an option to expose an Azure VM deployed backend through API Management in Standard tier without having to expose the backend to Internet.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The VNET is very inportant feature for this service so it should be in the Standard pricing option

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