Kong

San Francisco, CA, USA
2017
Jun 17, 2021   |  By Jennifer Rondeau
We are happy to announce a new major release of Kuma, and a new major release of Kong Mesh built on Kuma! Kuma 1.2 ships with 20 new features and countless improvements. We strongly suggest to upgrade, in order to take advantage of the latest and greatest when it comes to service mesh.
Jun 15, 2021   |  By Sven Walther
Kong Developer Portal comes out of the box with a RESTful API-based catalog and YAML-based template functionality. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to get to the next level of API documentation using Kong Developer Portal with GraphQL. That way, you’ll be able to give your API developers an interactive experience.
Jun 10, 2021   |  By Claudio Acquaviva
In our third Kong and Okta tutorial, we’ll go through the introspection flow implementation. This series will show you how to implement service authentication and authorization for Kong Konnect and Okta using the OpenID Connect (OIDC) plugin.
Jun 9, 2021   |  By Amit Mahbubani
Razorpay is a payments processor that’s required to comply with PCI guidelines. This article will explain how we developed a custom Lua plugin to simplify PCI compliance with Kong Gateway.
Jun 7, 2021   |  By Ishwari Lokare
The demand for digital transformation has accelerated, with 62% of technology leaders sharing that they fear they are at risk of being displaced by competitors who innovate more quickly. Enterprises are increasingly transitioning from monolithic to microservices architecture, with the goal to accelerate application development, speed up innovation and reduce time to market.
Jun 3, 2021   |  By Cody De Arkland
One of the most common questions I get asked is around the relationship between Kong Gateway and Kuma or Kong Mesh. The linking between these two sets of products is a huge part of the unique “magic” Kong brings to the connectivity space. In this blog post and the video below, we’re going to jump right into breaking down the relationship between these products and how you can use them together. First, let’s break down a couple of the terms that are involved.
Jun 3, 2021   |  By Josh Molina
Multi-cloud infrastructure is changing the way companies approach their software architecture. What started solely as gateway traffic management has evolved into full lifecycle API management. I recently sat down with Reza Shafii, Kong’s VP of product, for a blog series where we explore how full lifecycle service management ties into the concept of cloud native.
Jun 2, 2021   |  By Michael Heap
Konnect is a hybrid cloud control plane managed by Kong that launched in May. Konnect provides an easy way to create and configure service configurations through a UI, rather than using the admin API and HTTP requests to configure your Kong Gateway. On top of that, it provides usage analytics, a developer portal and role-based access control for service configuration. If you have a Kong Gateway OSS installation, you may be wondering how you can move your instance over to Konnect.
Jun 2, 2021   |  By Melissa Van Der Hecht
Operating APIs and microservices at scale relies on the right processes and company culture. APIOps is the name for this overall approach. If done right, organizations can accelerate digital business with APIOps. It combines modern automation tooling with best practice engineering principles to ensure that the organization delivers with continuous quality as well as speed. In this blog series we explore the triggers for adopting APIOps, and its impact, through the story of “Acme.”
Jun 1, 2021   |  By Ross McDonald
APIOps is the complete end-to-end automation of the API lifecycle, combining DevOps and GitOps. With APIOps, you can enhance your productivity through the reuse of APIs. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to:
Jun 18, 2021   |  By Kong
We live in a connected world, and our digital experiences are formed by thousands of services acting as building blocks. As the world becomes more decentralized and services take over, cloud connectivity becomes the key differentiating factor of digital experiences for any organization.
Jun 18, 2021   |  By Kong
Kuma is releasing version 1.2! Join this livestream as we announce new features and take it for a spin on this special addition of the Kong Builders series!
Jun 16, 2021   |  By Kong
Lens, the Kubernetes IDE, is an open source Kubernetes dashboard that enables users to easily see what objects are running in their cluster and interact with them. In that way, it has been helping to take some of the pain out of Kubernetes operations and development, but now it includes features specifically aimed at those of us with large environments.
Jun 16, 2021   |  By Kong
Viktor Gamov, a principal developer advocate at Kong, explains how to quickly enable external access to your applications that run in Kubernetes using the Kong Ingress Controller.
Jun 15, 2021   |  By Kong
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to get to the next level of API documentation using Kong Developer Portal with GraphQL. In my example, I’ll be using Kong Konnect Enterprise Version 2.4, but the version number does not really matter. I also configured my workspace with one service that points to a Star Wars API endpoint with a GraphQL interface (swapi-graphql.netlify.com). We’ll also be using an open source tool called GraphiQL for interactive documentation of a GraphQL endpoint. With GraphiQL, we’ll see requests, responses and automated generation of documentation based on the endpoint.
Jun 12, 2021   |  By Kong
Kong Builders is a new livestream series that takes a hands-on, practitioner-focused approach to exploring Kong's tools - namely Kuma and Kong Mesh. We'll build from the ground up - teaching how service mesh works from its foundations, and debugging/troubleshooting as we run into problems.
Jun 10, 2021   |  By Kong
In our third Kong and Okta tutorial, we’ll go through the introspection flow implementation. The introspection flow is part of the token validation process. Kong Gateway evaluates the injected token at the request processing time to see if it's still valid to the upstream services. The evaluation hits a specific Okta endpoint, passing the received token. Based on the response provided by Okta, Kong Gateway accepts or rejects the request.
Jun 9, 2021   |  By Kong
Kong Kubernetes Ingress Controller (OSS) has launched 2.0 with a number of awesome new features and fixes. Overview of 2.0 Major architectural improvements Kubernetes Testing Framework (KTF) & new testing strategies KIC 2.0 controller manager And more 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.
Jun 3, 2021   |  By Kong
Learn how Kuma, an open source service mesh, and Kong Mesh for enterprise allow you to use ANY API gateway as a "doorway" into the service mesh using "Gateway Mode."
Jun 3, 2021   |  By Kong
Like many other organizations, Datadog started with larger code bases and VMs, but scaling the company to several hundred engineers while building a system that can handle trillions of data points every day required a shift in how we work and the tools we use.
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?