Kong

San Francisco, CA, USA
2017
Aug 5, 2021   |  By Michael Heap
Two of the best (in my opinion) features in Konnect are the ServiceHub and Developer Portal. However, they’re also two of the most misunderstood. Aren’t they the same thing? Why would you need a ServiceHub vs. Developer Portal? Well, I’m glad you asked! The really quick version is that ServiceHub is like your warehouse, where all your products are stored. It’s a comprehensive collection of everything that you have. Your Developer Portal is more like your storefront.
Aug 3, 2021   |  By Shane Connelly
Today, we are proud to announce the general availability (GA) of Kong Gateway 2.5! Below, we’ll dive deeper into some of the new features and capabilities this release brings. Be sure to upgrade or try out a fresh install today! 2.5 compatible releases will be available with Konnect, our SaaS platform, shortly!
Jul 30, 2021   |  By Viktor Gamov
APIs come in all different shapes and forms. In this tutorial, I’ll show you a Kubernetes Ingress gRPC example. I’ll explain how to deploy a gRPC service to Kubernetes and provide external access to the service using Kong’s Kubernetes Ingress Controller. And to hype you up a little bit about the upcoming live-action movie, Dune, based on Frank Herbert’s book, I created a Kubernetes service that delivers Dune quotes.
Jul 29, 2021   |  By Margherita Andreassi
Last week, the digital world experienced a power outage. A major distributed edge computing platform experienced a software bug that led to the collapse of their Domain Name System (DNS), or the Internet’s way to map domain names (i.e. united.com) to IP addresses. The consequences were costly. So what is the real cost of downtime? When a DNS system within a globally recognized edge platform fails, it causes downtime for a huge amount of international enterprises.
Jul 27, 2021   |  By Michael Heap
API gateway request transformation policies are incredibly powerful. There are many situations when an API developer can take advantage of request transformations to adjust the shape and values of a request to cleanly fit their API. Let’s say you’re deprecating a certain endpoint for your API, but you still need to support the old specification for a transition period.
Jul 23, 2021   |  By Cody De Arkland
A true service mesh should focus on how to manage and orchestrate connectivity globally. Connecting a new service mesh for each use case is a much simpler problem to solve, but doing so won’t help you scale. You’ll just be throwing a service mesh in each cluster and calling it a day.  The more appealing solution is to stitch together environments.
Jul 22, 2021   |  By Jelena Duma
This blog post is part two of a two-part series on how we broke down our monolith to scale our API management with Kong Gateway, the world’s most popular open-source API gateway. (Here’s part one.) At NexJ, the pioneer of intelligent customer management with client engagement products designed for the financial services industry, we sought to capture the full addressable market by breaking down the monolith and going API-first.
Jul 21, 2021   |  By Alvin Lee
In this article, we’re going to build a fun and simple gRPC server in Node.js. Then we’ll demonstrate how to use Insomnia to make gRPC requests on our server. First, let’s briefly cover some core tech concepts. If you’re already familiar with the basics, skip ahead to the tutorial or watch the video below.
Jul 21, 2021   |  By Jelena Duma
This blog post is part one of a two-part series on how our team at NexJ broke down our monolith to scale our API management with Kong Gateway, the world’s most popular open source API gateway.
Jul 13, 2021   |  By Paul Fischer
Hello, Kong Nation 👋 ! We’ve fashioned a pristine version of the Kong Gateway (OSS) 2.5, which is now available on the normal channels. Read on for more release information.
Jul 30, 2021   |  By Kong
In this video, @Viktor Gamov, a principal developer advocate with Kong, explains how to deploy and configure a gRPC service in Kubernetes and how to configure external access to this service using Kong Ingress Controller.
Jul 30, 2021   |  By Kong
Envoy is a key part of a number of service meshes currently on the market, including Istio and the Kuma CNCF Sandbox project. As such, it is often helpful to better understand how Envoy is configured to operate as a data plane in a service mesh. In this session, you’ll learn about the basics of Envoy configuration, like listeners, filters, clusters, and endpoints.
Jul 29, 2021   |  By Kong
This is a recording of our first Kong/TelAviv virtual Meetup.
Jul 21, 2021   |  By Kong
In this video, we’re going to build a fun and simple gRPC server in Node.js. Then we’ll demonstrate 3 ways to use Insomnia to make gRPC requests on our server. TIMECODES
Jul 16, 2021   |  By Kong
As we can see, there’s a lot of network communication involved and it must occur in a secure, reliable, and comprehensible way. Since efficiency and agility are critical factors nowadays, we need new, modern approaches, which allow development teams to act autonomously while being able to focus on the important things at the same time. A service mesh like #Kuma can help you to address these challenges in the area of security, connectivity, and observability transparently by moving the responsibility from the application to the infrastructure layer.
Jul 15, 2021   |  By Kong
In this video, Viktor Gamov, a principal developer advocate with Kong, explains how to enable extra functionality like Rate Limiting and Key Authorization in Kubernetes using Kong Ingress Controller.
Jul 13, 2021   |  By Kong
In this session, we get you up-to-speed on the Kong Gateway 2.5 release with a summary of the features and news, including: Kong’s Online Meetups are a place to learn about technologies within the Kong #opensource ecosystem. This interactive forum will give you the chance to ask our engineers questions and get ramped up on information relevant to your #Kong journey.
Jul 6, 2021   |  By Kong
In this video, we'll walk through how to deploy a Dockerized application with Kubernetes using Kong's Kubernetes Ingress Controller.
Jun 30, 2021   |  By Kong
Service mesh expert Cody De Arkland explains the differences between an API gateway and service mesh and how they work together. An API gateway helps companies offer APIs “as a product” to internal or external clients/users via a centralized ingress point. They can also govern and control how they are being exposed and onboarded via a full lifecycle APIM platform. API gateways are commonly used when different applications need to talk to each other and create an abstraction layer between the clients and the underlying APIs.
Jun 26, 2021   |  By Kong
In this episode of Kong Builders, Kong Developer Advocate Viktor Gamov shows how to deploy and manage service connectivity with Kong Konnect and Kubernetes. We’ll deploy an application in Kubernetes, configure a runtime through Konnect and deploy the runtime in Kubernetes.
Jun 2, 2021   |  By Kong
In this eBook, Kong Co-Founder and CTO Marco Palladino illustrates the differences between API gateways and service mesh - and when to use one or the other in a pragmatic and objective way.
Oct 30, 2020   |  By Kong
In this eBook, Kong Co-Founder and CTO Marco Palladino breaks down how Kuma now supports every cloud vendor, every architecture and every platform together in a multi-mesh control plane. When deployed in a multi-zone deployment, Kuma abstracts away both the synchronization of the service mesh policies across multiple zones and the service connectivity (and service discovery) across those zones.
Dec 4, 2019   |  By Kong
We live in an exciting time for software; we are witnessing a monumental shift in how applications are built. We have the opportunity to participate in the large-scale movement from centralized applications to decentralized, highly performant software architectures.
Apr 24, 2019   |  By Kong
To better prepare for the future, it's important to get a solid understanding of this rising technology trend. In this e-book, we examine cloud native architecture, look back at the rise of cloud native app development, and explore the future of cloud native on the entire software ecosystem.
Mar 20, 2019   |  By Kong
This eBook explains how microservices can facilitate the adoption of a multi-cloud strategy. Included are a holistic overview of the multi-cloud pattern including the benefits and drawbacks, strategies for adoption, and challenges to overcome if adopting the strategy without microservices.
Feb 3, 2019   |  By Kong
This ebook explains the process for transitioning from a monolithic to a microservices-based architecture. Included are technical aspects and common mistakes to avoid.
Feb 3, 2019   |  By Kong
Performance is a critical factor when choosing an API management solution. For businesses, the need to deliver low latency and high throughput is critical to ensuring that API transaction rates keep up with the speed of business. This white paper compares the performance of Kong and Apigee to understand performance in production environments.
Feb 1, 2019   |  By Kong
This ebook explains how Kubernetes is modernizing the microservices architecture. Included are a deep dive into the history of Kubernetes and containers, the technical and organizational benefits of using Kubernetes for container orchestration, as well as considerations for adopting it.
Jan 1, 2019   |  By Kong
This eBook compares a monolithic vs microservices architectural approach to application development. It dives into the benefits and challenges of microservices and helps you determine whether a transition to microservices would be right for your organization.
Dec 1, 2018   |  By Kong
This ebook explains the role that the service mesh pattern plays in the leap towards de-centralized architectures. A novel re-packaging of the functionalities of traditional API gateways, service mesh represents the next stage in the natural evolution of microservices.

Next-Generation API Platform for Modern Architectures. Connect all your microservices and APIs with the industry's most performant, scalable and flexible API platform. Empower your developers to build and optimize APIs. Leverage the latest microservice and container design patterns.

The Service Control Platform transcends API management to intelligently broker information across all your services. With Kong’s fast, flexible, and lightweight core, you control your entire service architecture – centralized or decentralized, microservices or monolith. Kong Service Control Platform transforms your static endpoints into a dynamic network of intelligent services.

Built for Modern Architectures:

  • Connect Everything: Use plugins to extend and connect services across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, regardless of vendor.
  • Accelerate Innovation: Use Kong's robust library of plugins to reduce redundant coding tasks across teams, technologies and geographies.
  • Improve Governance: Analyze real-time data to ensure adherence to policies across teams, partners and individual endpoints.
  • Automate End-to-end: Connect Kong with automation tools. Generate custom workflows to improve efficiency and reduce errors.
  • Unlock New Ecosystems: Instantly leverage new ecosystems. Deploy Kong with Kubernetes, containers, and more out of the box.
  • Increase Compliance: Limit access with role-based access control (RBAC). Encrypt end-to-end to comply with industry regulations.

Go Beyond the Gateway. Ready for the next-generation of API platforms?