Kong

San Francisco, CA, USA
2017
May 4, 2021   |  By Vaibhav Khurana
As organizations adopt a microservices architecture, API gateway usage has increased. Kong Gateway is one of the promising API gateways in the market. It has both OSS and enterprise support, releases multiple features and is easy to use. Kong Admin API helps administrators configure the system easily, but it’s still error-prone. That’s because the user has to hit many curl calls for creating all the configs. When numerous folks are managing the system, this becomes difficult.
Apr 29, 2021   |  By Ashwin Sadeep
Change is the primary cause of service reliability issues for agile engineering teams. In this post, I’ll cover how you can limit the impact of a buggy change, making it past your quality gates with Kong Gateway and Spinnaker for canary deployment.
Apr 27, 2021   |  By Claudio Acquaviva
Fastly’s next-gen WAF (formerly Signal Sciences) integrates with Kong Konnect to block malicious requests to your services. Kong Gateway provides a robust and secure enterprise API management platform to front web traffic. In partnership, Fastly focuses on Layer 7 application security for that traffic. This article will explain how Kong Konnect and Fastly work together.
Apr 22, 2021   |  By Mert Simsek
This tutorial shows you how to create a custom Kong Gateway plugin with Go programming language. The sample plugin I created adds an extra layer for security between consumers and producers. The way it works is it identifies consumers through a consumer-key from a query string. Without this parameter, they’ll get an error message.
Apr 20, 2021   |  By Marco Palladino
The more services you have running across different clouds and Kubernetes clusters, the harder it is to ensure that you have a central place to collect service mesh observability metrics. That’s one of the reasons we created Kuma, an open source control plane for service mesh. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up and leverage the Traffic Metrics and Traffic Trace policies that Kuma provides out of the box. If you haven’t already, install Kuma and connect a service.
Apr 15, 2021   |  By Cody De Arkland
In Kong Mesh 1.2, we added a number of new features to help enterprises accelerate their service mesh adoption. One of the major new features was native Open Policy Agent (OPA) support within the product. In the demo image above, you can see a number actions taking place across a simple web application. These “actions” ultimately are various GET, POST, and DELETE methods (API calls) across various tiers of our microservice application.
Apr 14, 2021   |  By Paul Fischer
Hello Kong Nation 👋 ! We’re back with another fresh release of Kong Gateway (OSS). Read on for the latest release information.
Apr 8, 2021   |  By Manny Khadilkar
Keep in mind that these instructions are a starting point. You may need to change some of the steps to harden your environment when running in production. For more detailed information, visit our Kong Gateway documentation.
Apr 6, 2021   |  By Manny Khadilkar
Almost all aspects of businesses are transforming to digital and internet-based solutions. It’s happening from the ground up, starting with developers. You’re building applications for your organizations, and you’re racing to get software and services out to the market faster. The faster your company moves, and the more you build, the more likely you need an API gateway governance strategy.
Mar 18, 2021   |  By Thijs Schreijer
This tutorial shows you how easy it is to build a custom Lua plugin for Kong Gateway. My Kong Lua plugin example will automatically add a custom header to any response sent out, indicating the current plugin version. Kong Gateway is built on OpenResty, which extends the NGINX proxy server to run Lua scripts. It sits as a proxy between a client’s requests and routes them to defined services.
May 5, 2021   |  By Kong
Declarative configuration in CI/CD and applying pre-defined policies to services can improve governance, consistency and stability for teams. In this demo, we’ll demonstrate how your teams can leverage the automation capabilities of Konnect to achieve APIOps for connectivity.
May 5, 2021   |  By Kong
Typically, there are two options to ensuring APIs have the right governance: manual checks or long documentation (or both). There is now a third option in APIOps — integrating your GitOps process with the API lifecycle, automating the enforcement of API standards from design time. This ensures API security, quality, consistency and resiliency across distributed teams at scale, therefore improving productivity for developers and operators whilst reducing risk overall.
May 4, 2021   |  By Kong
Developer teams need to move faster than ever today and reusing services is a great driver for agility. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use ServiceHub to enable development teams to search, discover and consume existing services. You'll also learn about Runtime Manager and Vitals for operational metrics of deployed services.
May 3, 2021   |  By Kong
In this Kong Konnect tutorial, you'll learn how to get started with Konnect and manage your API ecosystem from a single, easy-to-use interface. We'll cover how to use Konnect Runtime Manager to set up your own Kong Gateway instance in Docker. Then we'll walk through how you can expose, secure and manage your first service using the Konnect ServiceHub. Lastly, we'll publish that API to our developer portal and show how you can share that documentation with your users and developers all within Konnect.
May 2, 2021   |  By Kong
Apr 30, 2021   |  By Kong
In this Insomnia tutorial, Ahmed Koshok will walk you through creating your first request and how to leverage environment variables. Insomnia is an Open Source Desktop Application for making API Designs and API Requests.
Apr 22, 2021   |  By Kong
This tutorial by Kong Champion Mert Simsek shows you how to create a custom Kong plugin with Go programming language.
Apr 20, 2021   |  By Kong
Kong Gateway (OSS) has launched 2.4 with a number of awesome new features and fixes. Kong’s Online Meetups are a place to learn about technologies within the Kong open source 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.
Apr 16, 2021   |  By Kong
Apr 8, 2021   |  By Kong
In this Kong Gateway for beginners guide, you’ll learn how to do the following. Kong Gateway can simplify scaling microservices by being the abstraction layer that routes clients to your existing upstream service while building a new service. It also applies a common policy for each request and response no matter where the target service is. The benefit of this is that you gain architectural freedom and modernize your application without impacting your clients.
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.

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