Kong Enterprise 2.1 GA
August 27, 2020
made a major new release of Kong Enterprise that enables DevOps-driven
automation for running APIs and microservices across multiple clouds and
data centers. The industry's only cloud native, full lifecycle API
platform, Kong Enterprise 2.1 provides flexible, multi-cloud,
multi-region deployment options with native service mesh support via the
newly released Kong Mesh to streamline underlying infrastructure and
reduce operational costs.
End-to-End API DevOps: Kong Enterprise 2.1 can be combined with the latest Kong Studio plugins included in Insomnia to further automate the API lifecycle. Users can declaratively configure their runtimes to dynamically adapt to evolving traffic conditions across hybrid environments.
Expanded Plugin Ecosystem With Go: Kong plugins can now be built entirely in the popular Golang programming language, opening up Kong's ecosystem to vastly more developers and making onboarding to Kong Enterprise easier.
Superior App Registration: Support for any OIDC-compliant IdP in the Developer Portal app registration process means it's even easier to fit Kong into a customer's technology stack. With Kong Enterprise 2.1, app registration becomes fully supported so API consumers can self-serve their access to APIs in the Developer Portal for a better consumer experience.
Increased Visibility and Reporting: A new Kong Vitals interface in Kong Manager lets operators view usage dashboards as well as generate and export reports, giving easier access to all metrics collected by Kong Vitals over a greater period of time.
Native Service Mesh Connectivity: Kong Enterprise can be used as a service mesh ingress and egress with a native data plane integration with Kong Mesh – Kong's enterprise service mesh built on top of CNCF's Kuma and Envoy – on both Kubernetes and VMs and across multiple clouds.
"We are thrilled to release the second generation of Kong Enterprise,
which we created to support the hybrid workloads that are critical for
companies of all sizes," said Marco Palladino, CTO and co-founder of
Kong Inc. "As technology teams build services and applications on
Kubernetes and other platforms that span multiple availability zones,
data centers and clouds, they need to ensure that service connectivity
is reliable and performant. Kong Enterprise is the only enterprise-grade
platform providing an API gateway, Kubernetes Ingress Controller and
service mesh, with the ability to run data planes decoupled from their
control planes. This allows customers to more rapidly adopt and scale
microservices without the cost and pain of needing to scale and maintain
lots of dependencies."
Kong Enterprise 2.1 is available now.