Kong

San Francisco, CA, USA
2017
Nov 24, 2020   |  By Marco Palladino
After having announced Kuma 1.0 GA with over 70+ new features and improvements (and Kuma 1.0.1 this week), we are finally happy to announce a new major version of Kong Mesh that includes all the latest Kuma features – and more – in a fully supported enterprise package. With Kong Mesh 1.1 we can now deploy the most advanced enterprise service mesh in production across every cloud and private datacenter, on both Kubernetes and virtual machines.
Nov 23, 2020   |  By Marco Palladino
We are happy to announce the release of Kuma 1.0.1 with a few improvements and fixes, and we suggest to upgrade to start using the greatest and latest. This is a minor update on top of Kuma 1.0 that shipped last week with over 70+ features and improvements. For a complete list of features and updates, take a look at the full changelog. Join us on our community channels to learn more about Kuma, including our official Slack chat.
Nov 20, 2020   |  By Kong
From the Kong API Gateway perspective, using Consul as its Service Discovery infrastructure is one of the most well-known and common integration use cases. With this powerful combination more flexible and advanced routing policies can be implemented to address Canary Releases, A/B testings, Blue-Green deployments, etc. totally abstracted from the Gateway standpoint without having to deal with lookup procedures.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Vikas Vijendra
We are in the midst of an explosion of APIs and microservices. For some, the first instinct of creating an API is to get down to building one. Some level of planning will help manage the quality of APIs when working within a team. In this series of blogs, we will be sharing some guidelines on service design while working on API projects with Kong. Let us start by focusing on how to go about designing APIs that end up as entities that the Kong API Gateway runtime understands.
Nov 17, 2020   |  By Marco Palladino
Today is a big day for Kuma! Kuma 1.0 is now generally available with over 70 features and improvements ready to use and deploy in production to create modern distributed service meshes for every application running on multiple clusters, clouds, including Kubernetes and VM-based workloads. Before we unpack this release, a big thank you to the community and to the users that have helped releasing this major version of Kuma with their contributions and feedback.
Nov 17, 2020   |  By Kong
Today, we’re proud to announce the release of Kong Enterprise 2.2 GA! Kong Enterprise 2.2 is built on top of version 2.2 of our popular open source gateway and brings with it a slew of new features and some Enterprise-only features on top. Let’s dive in! For a long time, Kong has supported not only HTTP/HTTPS traffic with REST and gRPC APIs, but also raw TCP streams. In version 2.2, we now extend our support to include UDP-based protocols as well!
Nov 11, 2020   |  By Kong
Kong is excited to participate in Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) APN TV pilot program. This series of demonstration videos from AWS partners focuses on modern application development through the practice of DevOps – a perfect fit for Kong’s service connectivity platform. Microservice architecture involves building software as suites of collaborating services.
Oct 28, 2020   |  By Ahmed Koshok
A DMZ – Demilitarized Zone – is a military term, roughly summarized, as an area between two adversaries established as a buffer in order to reduce, or eliminate, the possibility of further conflict. In networking, the term usually refers to an area that acts as a buffer between two segregated networks. Here is a simplified visualization.
Oct 27, 2020   |  By Kong
We are happy to announce release 2.2 of our flagship open source API gateway! Those were some busy three months since the release of Kong Gateway 2.1! We have pushed a number of patch releases in the 2.1 series, we’ve had our first fully-digital Kong Summit, and of course, we’ve been very busy building new features that are now shipping in Kong Gateway 2.2!
Oct 26, 2020   |  By Kong
Kong Enterprise is a service connectivity platform that provides technology teams with the architectural freedom to build, operate, observe, and secure APIs and services anywhere. From Kong’s inception, we’ve been aligned with Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling our customers to quickly and efficiently deploy Kong on their AWS accounts. As companies move from monolithic to microservice applications and beyond, Kong helps teams manage this transition.
Nov 25, 2020   |  By Kong
While the concept of serverless applications has grown over the past years there are plenty of instances where the serverless model doesn’t fit all needs. For those coming from on-premises or hybrid scenarios, moving to serverless might look like needing to move everything or building very differently than you have in the past. In this session we’ll demystify the central component of the serverless movement, AWS Lambda, a serverless compute service that changes how applications are built and managed, but only in some ways.
Nov 24, 2020   |  By Kong
We all know that we shouldn’t store secrets in mobile apps, but what is the practical alternative? We all know that we should use certificate pinning for our APIs, but how can it be done simply and safely? This talk will describe a real project to explore some of the challenges of implementing good security practice in a large organization and discuss a third-party solution (Approov) which addresses both of the issues above in a relatively simple way using industry standards and working neatly with Kong.
Nov 23, 2020   |  By Kong
Canary deployment is a helpful tool that allows companies to put in production multiple versions of its products to control flow and access based on different sets of rules, clients, amounts and operations. In this session, we will discuss best practices for canary deployment and share our experiences using Kong Enterprise — supported by Kuma capabilities — in achieving this.
Nov 20, 2020   |  By Kong
The team at Tyler Technologies has used Kong to help take the company’s applications from on-premise installations to multi-tenant cloud services. In this session, we’ll explore how Kong can help make this move without clients ever knowing it even happened, how we use Kong Brain to automatically generate OpenAPI documentation for our integrators and the AWS infrastructure choices we made to get a large, robust Kong instance running in AWS.
Nov 20, 2020   |  By Kong
In this demonstration, we show how Kong can mock the response from an OpenAPI spec to allow Developers to work on their applications in parallel to APIs being deployed.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By Kong
For many organizations, moving legacy applications to modern cloud infrastructures holds great promise, such as reducing IT overhead and accelerating development times. However, in reality, these projects can be fraught with delays and service interruptions while burdening your team with transition tasks.
Nov 18, 2020   |  By Kong
Teams are looking for every opportunity to do more with less. Companies want to get to market faster, while reducing costs with automation. To accomplish these goals, it is critical to allow the developers to use DevOps processes and re-use existing Services to drive speed and innovation. In this Workshop, we'll discuss how Kong enables spec-based development to provide consistent APIs, documentation and automate deployments with Kong, using GitOps.
Nov 3, 2020   |  By Kong
Kong Co-Founders Augusto Marietti and Marco Palladino, joined by other Kong leaders and industry guests, will share their vision for connectivity in this new digital reality and unveil exciting, new products that will redefine what connectivity means today — and beyond.
Oct 17, 2020   |  By Kong
Kong Mesh is the universal service mesh for enterprise organizations focused on simplicity, security and scalability with Kuma and Envoy.
Oct 15, 2020   |  By Kong
Is your developer platform a roadblock to innovation? First we’ll see how Insomnia Designer helps developers produce well-designed, high-quality, and reliable APIs with speed and ease. Second, we’ll show you how the Kong Developer Portal boosts developer productivity by providing a frictionless onboarding and service discovery experience to drive API consumption.
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.
Nov 1, 2018   |  By Kong
This eBook explains how serverless is emerging as a significant cloud architecture paradigm. It dives into how to maximize the benefits of this technology for developers and business decision-makers alike.

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.

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