Kong Cloud Debuts
Cloud is the a fully managed service is the fastest way for large
organizations to adopt the Kong Enterprise API platform at scale. It
speeds large organizations' digital transformation by helping them to
more easily build cloud-native services and connect cloud and on-prem
environments. Kong Cloud is available immediately and may be deployed on
AWS, Azure, Google Cloud or any other cloud platform.
Kong Cloud takes advantage of Kong Enterprise's wide array of management
and monitoring capabilities to provide an end-to-end API platform,
including a developer portal, security features and API traffic
analytics, at cloud scale. With Kong Cloud, organizations get zero-touch
updates, immediate delivery of new product functionality, and improved
uptime and availability through localization of APIs across regions.
This helps enterprises accelerate their move to multi-cloud strategies
without sacrificing security or availability, or risking vendor lock-in.
the core of Kong Cloud is Kong's open source technology for securing,
connecting and orchestrating APIs, with more than 54 million downloads
and four years of use in production. Kong was built with scalability,
performance and extensibility in mind, so it readily adapts to the
demands of modern architectures such as containers and microservices,
serverless and service mesh, while fully supporting services that use
traditional systems. Kong also ties directly into the Kubernetes
lifecycle with the Kong Ingress Controller, providing a seamless
integration point for data input.
"We designed Kong to support cloud native environments as well as more
traditional systems, making it the ideal API management platform for
supporting business-critical applications and digital transformation
initiatives," said Augusto Marietti, CEO and co-founder of Kong Inc.
"Kong Cloud gets organizations up and running on Kong quickly and
ensures they're benefitting from its most sophisticated features as soon
as they're available. What we've learned from running Kong at scale is
also being contributed to open source Kong, ensuring faster evolution of
the platform available to any developer, anywhere."