GUEST OPINION: Most of us agree that applications based on microservices and APIs are a core part of digital transformation and of our future-state environments. Eighty-six percent of teams see microservices-based applications as the future.
API specialist Kong has published its 2022 API & Microservices Connectivity Report, which found 90% of technology leaders fear competitive displacement if they fail to keep pace with digital innovation.
GUEST OPINION: With interest in microservices growing by the day, IT teams are focusing on the role played by application programming interfaces.
GUEST OPINION: Web3 – sometimes referred to as Web 3.0 – briefly hit the public consciousness just before Christmas as some of the most influential individuals on the internet weighed in on the underlying principles and the extent to which the broader ambitions for Web3 can be realised.
Cloud connectivity specialist Kong has released Kong Enterprise 2.7, featuring faster performance and other enhancements.
Cloud connectivity specialist Kong has appointed Juliette Rizkallah to the newly created role of chief marketing officer.
COMPANY NEWS: Neosec, the pioneer in discovering and protecting APIs using behavioural analytics, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Kong to integrate its API security platform with Kong Gateway to provide a complete enterprise-class solution for managing and securing APIs and microservices. Kong provides the world's most popular API gateway, built for hybrid, multi-cloud environments optimised for microservices and distributed architectures. Neosec enables Kong customers to easily gain enterprise API security capabilities to protect their critical business processes. Neosec continuously discovers all APIs, and using API behavioural analytics, detects abuse and automatically orchestrates conditional responses on specific consumer entities into the Kong API gateway. The technology integration is the first API security solution with closed loop feedback into an API gateway.
GUEST OPINION by Brad Drysdale, APAC Field Chief Technology Officer at Kong: Pandemic restrictions may have hampered economic growth throughout 2021, but they’ve done nothing to slow progress when it comes to business technology.
COMPANY NEWS: Kong, creators of the leading service connectivity platform, has introduced KongForce, its second-generation partner program that now includes more than 200 partners, a tenfold increase since 2019. During this same period, Kong's revenue through partners and the channel doubled year over year and is poised to accelerate in the next 12 months. Kong has established partnerships with leading technology and service providers including AWS, Infosys, Okta, Publicis Sapient, Red Hat and Wipro, among others.
COMPANY NEWS: Styra, the founders of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leaders in cloud-native authorisation, today announced a new partnership with Kong, the cloud connectivity company and the creators of Kuma. The two organisations are aligned on a common vision to secure modern cloud-native applications with dynamic, policy-enabled traffic control for microservices. Styra Declarative Authorization Service (DAS) is now integrated with Kong Mesh, an enterprise-grade service mesh built on top of open source Kuma, so security and operations teams can more easily meet internal and external regulations. Styra DAS and Kong Mesh together give teams granular control over traffic flow, and the real-time monitoring and historical audit records required to secure services and prove compliance.
GUEST RESEARCH: Kong, a leading provider of full lifecycle API management and cloud connectivity solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the 2021 Gartner Full Lifecycle API Management Magic Quadrant. This is the second consecutive year Kong has been named a Leader on the quadrant, and Kong again ranked highest for its completeness of vision.
COMPANY NEWS: Kong, the cloud connectivity company, today announced the winners of its inaugural Cloud Connectivity Innovator Awards program at Kong Summit 2021. The awards recognise individuals and teams who have accelerated digital transformation during the past five years using Kong products, including Kong Konnect, Kong Enterprise, Kong Gateway, Kuma or Insomnia.
API and microservices specialist Kong has announced upgrades to all its major products, with new plug-and-play products and capabilities for managing, connecting and securing APIs and microservices.
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GUEST OPINION by Brad Drysdale, APAC Field Chief Technology Officer at Kong: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, there have been significant changes in the way many organisations operate. Systems and processes have had to quickly transform to deal with work-from-home staff and shifting customer requirements.
COMPANY NEWS: Kong, the cloud connectivity company, today announced a collaboration with Red Hat to deliver the Kong Konnect service connectivity platform on the industry's leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift. As part of this collaboration, Kong has achieved Red Hat Operator Certification for Kong Konnect on Red Hat OpenShift. Kong is among the first Red Hat partners in API management to establish a technology collaboration and Operator certification for Red Hat OpenShift. The Kong Konnect solution can enable enterprises to accelerate time to market for new cloud native applications as the adoption of containers and Kubernetes soars.
COMPANY NEWS: Kong, the cloud connectivity company, today unveiled a new concept called ZeroLB and a breakthrough pattern for load balancing. The company also announced the general availability of Kong Mesh 1.4, with industry-first features to support ZeroLB out of the box, offering up to 4x improvement in network performance and a substantial cost reduction compared to traditional centralised LB-based architectures. Based on customer feedback, this modern approach for load balancing is expected to save organisations with mission-critical applications up to a million dollars a year by reducing required technology investments.
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