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May 25, 2023   |  By Hans Hübner
Starting with the 3.3 release, Kong Gateway includes a new implementation of the internal queues that are used by several plugins to decouple the production of data in the proxy path and its submission to a receiving server, such as a log server. We’ll walk you through why queues are needed, why a new implementation was required, how the new implementation works and how queues are configured.
May 25, 2023   |  By Tom Brightbill
As API usage and dependence continue to grow, the need for a reliable, performant, and secure API gateway has become even more essential. Kong Gateway Open Source continues to be the world’s most adopted API gateway, setting the benchmark for performance, reliability, and observability. Today, we’re excited to unveil Kong Gateway 3.3 for Open Source, a release that once again elevates the API gateway experience to new heights.
May 23, 2023   |  By Taylor Page
There are many different ways to deploy Kong Gateway. In this post, Viktor Gamov (Principal Developer Advocate at Kong) walks through the four most popular ways. Depending on your particular use case, you may find that one or more of these is a good fit. Let’s get started!
May 22, 2023   |  By Tom Brightbill
We’re excited to announce the general availability of Kong Enterprise 3.3. In this release, we’ve taken significant steps to deliver an enhanced experience for developers by making Kong Enterprise even more enterprise-ready and robust. Additionally, we’ve checked a few important boxes for our customers to easily comply with regulations. In this blog we’re going to cover the following key features we are delivering as part of Kong Enterprise 3.3.
May 19, 2023   |  By Kaitlyn Barnard
In this Kongcast episode, Danielle Dias, Software Engineer at Just Eat Takeaway.com, talks about how her team creates a seamless customer experience by using Kong Gateway for rate limiting, monitoring, alerting, and more. Check out the transcript and video from our conversation below, and be sure to subscribe to get email alerts for the latest new episodes.
May 11, 2023   |  By Claudio Acquaviva
Event streaming allows companies to build more scalable and loosely coupled real-time applications supporting massive concurrency demands and simplifying the construction of services. Ultimately, we may need to grant access to such infrastructure to the most diverse entities, including external applications posting events that will be eventually consumed by internal systems. The purpose of such exposure is to promote development teams’ collaboration.
May 11, 2023   |  By Kong
We’re thrilled to announce the latest release of Kong Insomnia, version 2023.2.0, packed with improvements and fixes that will make it even easier to manage your APIs. In this release, we introduce an enhanced Import flow, along with support for Kong 3.0 and the return of Swagger/OpenAPI preview. Continue reading to learn more about these exciting updates.
May 4, 2023   |  By Kong
Today we’re honored to announce Kong has been recognized as a 2023 Customers’ Choice in the Gartner® Peer Insights™ for Full Life Cycle API Management. We believe this endorsement highlights the trust and passion Kong’s customers have for Kong’s cloud native API platform to deliver speed and scalability, unleash developer productivity, and ensure security and governance But hey — don’t take our word for it.
May 3, 2023   |  By Jordi Fernandez Moledo
Creating API design guidelines is a common practice for many enterprises. The goal? Ensuring that all teams involved in API development will adhere to them. However, this goal is often not achieved, as developers may not take the time to read, study, and apply these guidelines. To address this issue, API design guidelines should be seen as the foundation to create high-level tools and services that enable developers to focus more on business logic and less on API integration boilerplate.
May 2, 2023   |  By Christian Heidenreich
APIs have become the backbone of modern software development, by facilitating seamless communication between applications and systems. But building an effective API requires more than just good coding skills. It also requires careful monitoring and analysis to ensure optimal performance, security, and adoption. Additionally, creating accurate and in-depth reports can be time-consuming and complicated, especially when dealing with large data sets.
May 19, 2023   |  By Kong
In this episode of Kongcast, Kaitlyn talks with Danielle Dias, Software Engineer at Just Eat Takeaway.com, about how her team creates a seamless customer experience by using Kong Gateway for rate limiting, monitoring, alerting, and more.
May 16, 2023   |  By Kong
Are you running Kong Gateway below 3.0 and need help upgrading and what to look out for? Then this presentation is for you! In this talk, Andrew Kew (Senior Technical Account Manager & Field Engineer at Kong) will discuss a few upgrade strategies from Kong Gateway 2.x to 3.x to ensure a zero downtime and smooth upgrade. Next to that, you will learn what to look out for when upgrading to 3.x. At the end of the presentation, Andrew will talk through some of the new features in Kong Gateway 3.0.
May 11, 2023   |  By Kong
There are lots of iconic duos out there. Batman and Robin, Jelly and Ice Cream, and now, Kong and Kubernetes. Join Michael as he shows what Kong Ingress Controller can do for you. We’ll take a look at how to secure your services with the KongPlugin CRD, how to use the Kubernetes events system to help debug when things go wrong, and we’ll even take a sneak peek at the upcoming Kubernetes Gateway API and how you can start using it today.
Apr 25, 2023   |  By Kong
Kong plugins are the real muscle behind the Kong ecosystem, giving you the power to implement API gateway policies in a plug and play fashion. In this session, we will deep dive into the Kong plugin architecture, basics around plugin development, testing, and automated delivery. You will have the opportunity to learn about different plugin phases during an API request, unit testing, and installation of a plugin in Kong Gateway.
Apr 20, 2023   |  By Kong
Reach for the Clouds: A Crawl/Walk/Run Strategy with Kong and AWS - Part 1: Crawl Brought to you by @KongInc Senior Partner Developer Danny Freese Welcome to the "Crawl" stage of our Cloud Migration Journey! In this tutorial, we will show you how to de-risk and lift-and-shift your connections using Kong Mesh and #Konnect during a migration to the cloud. The "Crawl" stage is the first phase of our 3-phased approach, and it aims to deploy the monolith and Konnect runtime instance, and onboard the monolith to Konnect.
Apr 20, 2023   |  By Kong
Reach for the Clouds: A Crawl/Walk/Run Strategy with Kong and AWS - Part 2: Walk Brought to you by @KongInc Senior Partner Developer Danny Freese Welcome to the "Walk" stage of the Cloud Migration Journey, where we will take you through the second phase of the migration process. In this stage, we will show you how to de-risk and lift-and-shift your connections during the migration process to the cloud using Konnect and Kong Mesh.
Apr 20, 2023   |  By Kong
Reach for the Clouds: A Crawl/Walk/Run Strategy with Kong and AWS - Part 2: Walk Brought to you by @KongInc Senior Partner Developer Danny Freese In this video, we'll guide you through the "Run" stage of the cloud migration journey, the final step of our crawl-walk-run tutorial. By this point, you should have already deployed the monolith and Konnect runtime instance, onboarded the monolith to Konnect, deployed the Kong Mesh control plane and the on-prem mesh zone, and reconfigured the Konnect runtime-instance so that runtime-instance monolith communication occurs over the mesh.
Apr 12, 2023   |  By Kong
The Gateway API is the next generation of the Ingress API, one of the most widely used resources across Kubernetes. We will explore the rich set of features provided by this API and deep dive into a demo-oriented talk where we will learn how to expose applications outside the cluster boundaries. We will leverage the Kong Gateway Operator to deploy the controlplane (Kong Ingress Controller) and dataplane (Kong), then, with the help of the Gateway API, expose services outside the cluster boundaries and perform traffic splitting and load balancing based on different rules.
Apr 4, 2023   |  By Kong
Zero-trust security with Kong Mesh Brought to you by @KongInc Senior Solutions Engineer Ahmed Koshok. In this video, Ahmed explains the core concepts of zero-trust security and demonstrates how Kong Mesh enables you to implement zero-trust security for your microservices. Kong Mesh is a service mesh built on top of the Envoy proxy that provides secure communication between microservices. With Kong Mesh, you can encrypt traffic between services, implement fine-grained access controls, and enforce security policies at the network layer.
Apr 4, 2023   |  By Kong
Intelligent Load Balancing and Reliability with Kong Mesh Brought to you by @KongInc Senior Solutions Engineer Ahmed Koshok. Discover how Kong Mesh provides intelligent load balancing and reliability for your microservices as Ahmed Koshok demonstrates how Kong Mesh enables you to distribute traffic across multiple instances of your microservices and ensures high availability. Kong Mesh is a service mesh built on top of the Envoy proxy that provides advanced load balancing and reliability features for microservices.
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
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 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 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?