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Kong Inc. supports the newly announced Envoy Gateway project to reduce fragmentation in the Envoy ecosystem

Today, the Envoy community has introduced Envoy Gateway, a new project to better support Kubernetes deployments via the new Kubernetes Gateway API, which is the next generation Ingress specification in Kubernetes world. Kong has been deeply invested in the success of Envoy since we started developing Kuma in 2019 – now used in Kong Mesh (built on top of Kuma).

Tech Talk: Day Zero Service Mesh

In this session, Viktor Gamov walks you through how to easily set up #servicemesh across multiple environments and automatically enable #security and #observability on any network. About this Webinar Service mesh is the future of application connectivity. It delivers immediate value to any architecture by increasing application traffic’s security, reliability and observability. At the same time, it can be challenging to understand and deploy service mesh in production—but it doesn’t have to be this way.

A Platform-Based Future: Fireside Chat With Envoy Creator and Lyft Engineer Matt Klein

Recently, I was fortunate to have an insightful conversation with Matt Klein, Lyft software engineer and creator of Envoy, the popular open-source edge and service proxy for cloud-native applications. Envoy was the third project to graduate from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), following Kubernetes and Prometheus. Before Lyft, Matt held positions at Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter, and served on the oversight committee and board of the CNCF.

Deploying Kong Mesh in Multiple Security Domains

It’s not uncommon for organizations to have to deploy solutions across (or among) multiple security domains. Here, we use the term “security domain” to refer to a segregated network environment, like a restricted internal network or a DMZ. This post will explore some design considerations when deploying Kong Mesh (and Kuma, the CNCF-hosted open source project upon which Kong Mesh is built) in environments with multiple security domains.

Kuma 1.5.0 and Kong Mesh 1.6.0 Released

We are happy to announce the first release for both Kong Mesh and Kuma in 2022, which is packed with features and improvements, including substantial performance improvements when running at scale. We strongly suggest to upgrade, in order to take advantage of the latest and greatest when it comes to service mesh.

Is Data Mesh or API Management Right For You?

API management has been around for over a decade. It is the process of designing, analyzing, documenting, and publishing APIs in a secure environment. A comprehensive API management solution can guarantee that the APIs you create are consumable and secure. However, how do you know if data mesh or API management is right for your business? The concept of data mesh was introduced a few years ago by Zhamak Dehghani on Martin Fowler’s bliki.

How Zones and Meshes Fit Into Your Service Mesh Deployment

Kong Mesh (and Kuma, the open source project upon which Kong Mesh is built) supports multiple zones and meshes. What is the difference between a zone and a mesh, though? And when should one use a zone versus a mesh or vice versa? By the time you’re done reading this blog post, you’ll have a better understanding of the role of zones and meshes and where each of them fit into a Kong Mesh deployment.

American Airlines Dev Experience Takes Off With Service Mesh

Kubernetes is hard. Last year, we started the developer experience product at American Airlines. As we transitioned into the later half of 2020 and into 2021, we wanted to tackle Kubernetes app deployments. We aimed to make it easy for the users to do the right things, no matter how difficult those tasks were. Through our Kubernetes journey, we created reproducible patterns for application teams to use to make things even easier.

Service Mesh Connectivity With Kong Mesh

Kong Mesh is a service mesh that is based on Kuma, an open-source, CNCF project and supports every environment, including Kubernetes and virtual machines. In this service mesh demo, we will show you how easy it is to get started (in Kubernetes) – how to install a control plane, deploy a demo application, enable basic traffic policies, and briefly touch on observability.