Kong

San Francisco, CA, USA
2017
  |  By Ella Kuzmenko
The Kong Konnect team recently launched the Portal Management API, which allows users to manage their Developer Portals with one API. That means you can easily manage your portal settings, appearance, application registrations, and registration settings easier than before. In this blog, I’ll walk you through two scenarios that we expect the portal management API can help streamline.
  |  By Marco Palladino
Today we’re excited to announce that Kong Insomnia has shipped Storage Control, a new enterprise capability that allows administrators in an Insomnia organization to mandate what type of backend storage developers are allowed to use when creating API assets like API collections, API specifications, environments configuration, authentications data, and more.
  |  By Ash Osborne
Looking to develop more APIs faster (and securely)? Then you have some different API platform deployment models to consider. In this post, we'll define and compare the siloed, centralized, and federated API platform deployment models — and dive into why federated API management is key to striking a balance between agility and governance.
  |  By Claudio Acquaviva
In this post, we're going to explore Karpenter, the ultimate solution for Node Autoscaling. Karpenter provides a cost-effective capability to implement your Kong Konnect Data Plane layer using the best EC2 Instances Types options available for your Kubernetes Nodes. See the previous posts in this series for more on Data Plane Elasticity and Pod Autoscaling with VPA, HPA, and Node Autoscaling with Cluster Autoscaler on Amazon EKS 1.29.
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In the rapidly evolving landscape of API management, understanding the raw performance and reliability of your API gateway is not just an expectation — it's a necessity. At Kong, we're dedicated to ensuring our users have access to concrete, actionable data to guide their operational and development strategies.
  |  By Reza Shafii
In the rapidly evolving world of API management, the conversation around "the great unbundling of API management" has recently gained traction. This movement, highlighted by industry experts and analysts, including a recent Forbes article, reflects a shift towards a more componentized approach in API tooling offerings. Such an approach caters to the enterprise's specific needs, moving away from the traditional "does-it-all" solutions.
  |  By Danny Freese
Today we’re launching the Kong Konnect Engineering Tech Blog, dedicated to exploring the technology challenges and solutions we’ve encountered. The objective? To offer valuable technical content that enables our readers to broaden their engineering expertise.
  |  By Veena Rajarathna
In the modern IT stack, API gateways act as the first line of defense against attacks on backend services by enforcing authentication/authorization policies and validating and transforming requests. When backend services are protected with a token-based approach, client applications must obtain an access token to access the protected resource.
  |  By Claudio Acquaviva
After getting our Konnect Data Planes vertically and horizontally scaled, with VPA and HPA, it's time to explore the Kubernete Node Autoscaler options. In this post, we start with the Cluster Autoscaler mechanism. (Part 4 in this series is dedicated to Karpenter.)
  |  By Marco Palladino
Today I’m excited to announce that Kong has released six new open source AI plugins in Kong Gateway 3.6 that turn every Kong Gateway deployment into an AI Gateway. These new plugins are available today and are entirely free and open source for everyone. The six new plugins are AI Proxy, AI Request/Response Transformer, AI Prompt Guard, AI Prompt Template, and AI Prompt Decorator.
  |  By Kong
Kong Gateway 3.6 delivers a variety of new capabilities, enhanced UX and a brand new feature that we can't talk about yet. There are new Consumer Group capabilities, increased security when working with Hashicorp Vault or OpenID Connect, and there will even be a live demo of the brand new feature. Join Michael Heap (Sr Director of Developer Experience) and Veena Rajarathna (Staff Product Manager) as they walk you through what's new in the 3.6 release. You don’t want to miss this session!
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Kong Mesh is an enterprise-grade service mesh built on top of Kuma, an open-source CNCF project. Kong Mesh provides traffic control, observability, and security for complex microservices architectures.
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If you're an existing Kong Gateway user who is starting to dip their toes in to Kubernetes, this session is for you! Join Michael as he explains how Kong Ingress Controller works using Kong Gateway concepts. There will be a brief introduction to Kubernetes, and explanation of how to configure Kong entities on Kubernetes and even a live demo to show how it all fits together.
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We are thrilled to share with you the updates from the Kong Gateway 3.5 release! You will find a ton of new features, anchored by improvements across observability, security posture, performance, and deVx. Observability: Security: Performance: DevEx: We will also talk about the improvements in WebAssembly support in Kong Gateway 3.5. Since our initial release in 3.4, we’ve taken your feedback to heart and made various changes and improvements to both the back-end implementation of this feature and the end-user experience.
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With the recent general availability (GA) release of Gateway API, a key building block for Kubernetes ingress is now stable and ready for production use. However, the GA milestone is just the beginning. There are many new capabilities and enhancements planned for Gateway API that will make it even more powerful and flexible. In this webinar, we will look at what's coming next for Gateway API and how the project plans to evolve.
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The Kubernetes Gateway API is the future of Kubernetes networking, and Kong are all-in. Kong Ingress Controller (KIC) was the first ingress controller to submit a conformance profile, and we continue to lead the pack. KIC 3.0 adds official support for the Gateway API and makes it the default way to configure Kong Gateway on Kubernetes.
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Quick Look: Why Federated API Management? - Kong Konnect Control Planes Demo by Eddy Lee | API Summit Join Eddy Lee, Senior Product Manager at Kong, in this short demonstration focusing on Kong Konnect Control Planes. Eddy highlights the value of federation in API management, showcasing the newly revamped UI of Kong Konnect and how developers can now easily overview and manage control planes, enhancing efficiency and control in API connectivity.
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Quick Look: Why Federated API Management? - Deployment Methods Walkthrough by Gabriella Angiolillo | API Summit In this brief overview, Gabriella Angiolillo, Director of Product Management at Kong, walks through different deployment models for API infrastructure. Gabriella discusses the pros and cons of centralized and decentralized approaches, highlighting how each impacts development, security, and innovation.
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🔵�� Dive into the seamless world of Blue-Green Deployments with Kong Gateway Operator in our latest Kong Tech Talks episode. Viktor, a cloud-native aficionado, explains the nuts and bolts of implementing blue-green deployment strategies for gateway data planes using the powerful Kong Gateway Operator. Whether you're a DevOps engineer, a systems architect, or just passionate about cloud-native technologies, this video is your gateway to mastering zero-downtime updates.
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🌍 Mastering Global Deployments with Kong Konnect & Koyeb! Our dynamic duo Danny Freese and Viktor Gamov, are teaming up with the tech visionaries from Koyeb, Co-Founder and CEO, Yann Léger, and Co-Founder and CPO, Edouard Bonlieu. In this episode, we’ll be getting hands-on with: Next Month: Upon popular demand, Vik and Danny are getting you the scoop on all things Proxy-Wasm.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This ebook explains the process for transitioning from a monolithic to a microservices-based architecture. Included are technical aspects and common mistakes to avoid.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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