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Sep 16, 2021   |  By Josh Molina
Automating digital transformation API deployments can help speed time to market and minimize the resources required for the deployments — if developers can be assured that the automated process meets all necessary security requirements. It’s a topic that Kong Senior CustomerExperience Manager Peggy Guyott and Kong Senior Solutions Engineer Ned Harris discussed on a recent webinar as part of the Destination: Automation 2021 digital event.
Sep 13, 2021   |  By Michael Heap
Event hooks are a brand new feature we launched with Kong Gateway 2.5 that allows you to get notifications when certain events happen on your Kong Gateway deployment. If you want to keep an eye out for when your system creates new administrators or adds new plugins to a latency-sensitive route, this is the feature for you! Event hooks is a Kong Gateway Enterprise feature. Interested in learning more? Contact our sales team.
Sep 9, 2021   |  By Nima Moghadam
As more and more companies move to a multi-cloud strategy and increase usage of a cloud native infrastructure, API providers are under a lot of pressure to deliver APIs at scale in multi-cloud environments. At the same time, APIs should follow each company’s security requirements and best practices, no matter the cloud platform. These reasons explain why many providers have such complex API authorization requirements.
Sep 9, 2021   |  By Shane Connelly
Just under one year ago, we launched version 1.0 of our Kong Ingress Controller (KIC). That was a huge milestone for us here at Kong, and we know it was for you – Kong Nation – as well. Since then, with the help of our community, we’ve merged over 300 new features and bug fixes and have started to enter a new era of KIC: version 2.0. Prior to releasing KIC 2.0, we want to make sure to incorporate community and customer feedback, so we are announcing the KIC 2.0 Beta.
Sep 9, 2021   |  By Marco Palladino
In 2019, my team at Kong introduced a new open source project called Kuma. Now a sandbox project of the CNCF, Kuma is a modern, universal control plane for service mesh based on Envoy. As we celebrate Kuma’s achievements, I want to thank the Kuma community for your support and contributions!
Sep 8, 2021   |  By Claudio Acquaviva
Modern microservices-based architectures require companies to change not just the way they build applications but also how to deploy them. Basically, the new microservices foundation should be based on two main pillars: hybrid deployments and Kubernetes orchestrator. With the complete separation of the control plane (CP) and data plane (DP), Kong Gateway fully supports hybrid deployments.
Sep 7, 2021   |  By Garen Torikian
More and more companies are eager to move their operations to the cloud. Yet, there’s quite a bit of ambiguity on what moving to the cloud actually means. Is your business running in the cloud while you host your database on another platform or while you rely on a third-party service to handle your payments? That’s a good start for moving to the cloud, but there are many other aspects to consider when building a cloud native infrastructure.
Sep 2, 2021   |  By Scott Lowe
In my Service Mesh 101 article, I talked about some of the basics behind a service mesh: what it is, what it does and where Envoy fits into a service mesh. Having now covered those basics, I’d like to dig into some more in-depth content focused on the basics of Envoy configuration in a service mesh. Recall from the previous article that several different service meshes use Envoy. Istio is an example of a service mesh that leverages Envoy for its data planes.
Aug 31, 2021   |  By Annie Talvasto
If you’ve ever gotten sticker shock after receiving a surprisingly large cloud bill, this might have been your reaction… I think we’ve all been there. While the cloud makes flexible scaling possible, it has also introduced many new services one can use, resulting in increased cloud costs. In this article, I’ll go over the eight ways you can reduce your Kubernetes cloud costs. I use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as an example, but the lessons can also apply to other cloud providers.
Aug 27, 2021   |  By Marco Palladino
What a year we have had! Hypergrowth, a huge community, and lots of recognition. But what we are most proud of is how Kong’s technology has impacted the world, thanks to our users. We can’t thank these users and the community enough for making Kong the most adopted open source API gateway out there. In fact, our technology just crossed 30,000+ stars on Github . And with over 2M instances and more than 257M downloads our OSS community has more than doubled over the last year.
Sep 14, 2021   |  By Kong
Since the general availability of the Kong Gateway (OSS) in version 2.5 we feature a new Performance Testing Framework. In this session, we’ll showcase an example test used for Gateway development, detail how a Kong Developer can get an environment set up to use the framework, and walk-through extending the framework to match your testing needs. 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.
Sep 14, 2021   |  By Kong
In this session, Senior Engineer Enrique Garcia Cota will walk you through what’s needed in order to build a custom plugin for the Kong Gateway (OSS) - just in time for the Kong Summit Hackathon 2021 starting on September 21st. 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.
Sep 8, 2021   |  By Kong
Kong Gateway is an API layer for managing APIs and Microservices. In this video, @Viktor Gamov, a principal developer advocate with Kong, explains how to run Kong Gateway using Docker and Docker Compose.
Sep 8, 2021   |  By Kong
Tired of shows talking at you, rather than showing you? Kaitlyn Barnard and @Viktor Gamov have an idea! Drumroll.... It's Kongcast! A show where we interview software developers and technology leaders at the top of their game every other week. We’ll also give you the tools, tactics and strategies you need to take your distributed architectures to the next level. Kongcast goes beyond the buzzwords and dissects real-life applications and success stories so that you can tackle your biggest connectivity challenges.
Aug 31, 2021   |  By Kong
In this session recording, Annie Talvasto goes over the eight ways you can reduce your Kubernetes cloud costs.
Aug 24, 2021   |  By Kong
In this video we’ll show off some of the highlights of using Insomnia as a GraphQL client. We’ll also build a tiny GraphQL server in Node.js, and then use Insomnia both to fetch and manipulate data on it.
Aug 21, 2021   |  By Kong
In this livestream, Michael Heap, Director of DevRel explores Kong Gateway's request transformation plugins (it's more interesting than it sounds, honest!)
Aug 19, 2021   |  By Kong
In this session recording, Rick Sherman summarizes his DevOps evolution from a high level. For most of Rick's software engineering career, his experience with DevOps was all about configuration management. But after many years of experience with some key mentors, he began to see DevOps as so much more.
Aug 17, 2021   |  By Kong
You feel like you need to clone yourself to scale and maintain security — there simply aren’t enough hours in the year to do it all. Luckily, there’s an automation solution that allows you to get close to cloning how you would normally manage your full API delivery pipeline. Join Peggy Guyott, senior customer experience manager at Kong, and Ned Harris, solutions engineer at Kong, as they share ways you can eliminate the conflict between developers’ need for autonomy and freedom to innovate, and the need to maintain control of governance and security.
Aug 17, 2021   |  By Kong
This video will walk you through how to set up serverless security with Kong's AWS Lambda plugin.
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?