Kong Inc.

First Abu Dhabi Bank Cuts API Operational Costs by 57% With Kong

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 6:00am

As the banking industry transforms at a rapid pace, Kong provides reliable, secure and observable connectivity for FABs APIs and services within a scalable infrastructure.

Key Points: 
  • As the banking industry transforms at a rapid pace, Kong provides reliable, secure and observable connectivity for FABs APIs and services within a scalable infrastructure.
  • Moving toward decentralization through Kong has enabled FAB to accelerate development and business agility to push the customer experience further.
  • With Kong, FAB is able to more effectively onboard new APIs, cutting operational costs by 57% and eliminating the heavy lifting of continuously developing custom plugins.
  • As part of the platform, FAB uses the Kong Ingress Controller to leverage Kubernetes functionality and as a single entry point for simple API gateway management.

Kong Inc. CEO and Co-Founder Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:38pm

Goldman Sachs selected Augusto Marietti as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.

Key Points: 
  • Goldman Sachs selected Augusto Marietti as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.
  • "On behalf of Kong, we're honored and incredibly proud to be recognized by Goldman Sachs alongside these inspiring and innovative CEOs," said Marietti.
  • "Innovation doesn't happen just anywhere; it thrives where there's a wide range of thoughts and perspectives," said David M. Solomon, Chairman & CEO of Goldman Sachs.
  • Prior to Kong, he was the CEO and co-founder of Mashape, the largest API marketplace, which was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017.

Snow Software Appoints David Pieterse as Chief Revenue Officer

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 2:00pm

Snow Software , the global leader in technology intelligence, today announced David Pieterse has been named Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

Key Points: 
  • Snow Software , the global leader in technology intelligence, today announced David Pieterse has been named Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).
  • Davids customer-centric approach and significant multi-segment, digital and SaaS experience is invaluable to Snow and our customers.
  • Pieterse brings more than 20 years of experience as a global software sales leader to Snow.
  • Pieterse has worked for market-leading software organizations across three continents, including Cloudera and Hewlett Packard.

Styra and Kong Partner to Secure Modern Applications Through Dynamic Traffic Authorization

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

The two organizations are aligned on a common vision to secure modern cloud-native applications with dynamic, policy-enabled traffic control for microservices.

Key Points: 
  • The two organizations are aligned on a common vision to secure modern cloud-native applications with dynamic, policy-enabled traffic control for microservices.
  • 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.
  • The Kong Mesh integration with Styra DAS is currently available to all Styra DAS Free and DAS Enterprise customers.
  • By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications.

Kong Inc. Positioned in the Leaders' Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant™ for Full Lifecycle API Management

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 1:33pm

"Kong is thrilled to be recognized for the second year as a Leader by Gartner.

Key Points: 
  • "Kong is thrilled to be recognized for the second year as a Leader by Gartner.
  • Kong's enterprise solutions are used by more than 400 organizations today and are newly available on the Red Hat Marketplace.
  • Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Full Lifecycle API Management," Shameen Pillai,Kimihiko Iijima,Mark O'Neill,John Santoro,Akash Jain,Fintan Ryan.
  • Gartner and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission.

Kong Inc. Unveils Cloud Connectivity Innovator Award Winners at Virtual Kong Summit 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 1:00am

Kong Inc. , the cloud connectivity company, today announced the winners of its inaugural Cloud Connectivity Innovator Awards program at Kong Summit 2021 .

Key Points: 
  • Kong Inc. , the cloud connectivity company, today announced the winners of its inaugural Cloud Connectivity Innovator Awards program at Kong Summit 2021 .
  • The awards recognize 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.
  • More details on the 2021 winners and videos from the awards ceremony will be available on the Cloud Connectivity Innovators Awards site .
  • The winners were publicly recognized during an awards ceremony at virtual Kong Summit 2021 and received a trophy and a donation to a charity of their choice from Kong on their behalf.

Kong Summit 2021: Kong Unveils Plug-and-Play Cloud Connectivity Solutions

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 1:59pm

The Kong Konnect service connectivity platform enables organizations to eliminate API and microservices connectivity concerns from their developers' responsibilities to free them up to focus on strategic work.

Key Points: 
  • The Kong Konnect service connectivity platform enables organizations to eliminate API and microservices connectivity concerns from their developers' responsibilities to free them up to focus on strategic work.
  • With the general availability of Kong's Istio Gateway solution, Kong is providing even more flexibility and customization capabilities for builders and operators creating cloud native architectures.
  • Kong announced Kong Mesh 1.5, a major release of the universal service mesh solution that now provides support for Windows, an industry first for mesh technology.
  • Kong Istio Gateway: This new capability enables organizations to use Kong Gateway to expose Istio services in a secure and governable way.

Kong Announces Agenda for Kong Summit 2021, a Digital Conference on September 28-29

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 1:44pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kong Inc. , the cloud connectivity company, today announced the agenda and speaker line-up for its annual Kong Summit, which will take place September 28-29, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kong Inc. , the cloud connectivity company, today announced the agenda and speaker line-up for its annual Kong Summit, which will take place September 28-29, 2021.
  • Tickets to Kong Summit 2021 are free.
  • Kong creates software and managed services that connect APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation.
  • By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications.

New Analysis from Global Industry Analysts Reveals Steady Growth for API Management, with the Market to Reach $7 Billion Worldwide by 2026

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 1:05pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled "API Management - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" .

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new market study published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA) the premier market research company, today released its report titled "API Management - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" .
  • Previews provide deep insider access to business trends; competitive brands; domain expert profiles; and market data templates and much more.
  • China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$1.7 Billion by the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 36.5% over the analysis period.
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc., ( www.strategyr.com ) is a renowned market research publisher the world`s only influencer driven market research company.

Kong Konnect Now Available on Red Hat OpenShift to Bolster API and Service Connectivity Across Kubernetes and Hybrid Architectures

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 1:54pm

As part of this collaboration, Kong has achieved Red Hat Operator Certification for Kong Konnect on Red Hat OpenShift.

Key Points: 
  • 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.
  • This collaboration allows organizations to deploy Kong Konnect on Red Hat OpenShift, providing more unified connectivity across edge API gateway, Kubernetes Ingress and service mesh deployments.
  • "Kong Konnect is now a certified Red Hat OpenShift Operator," said Julio Tapia, senior director, Partner Ecosystem, Core Cloud Platforms, Red Hat.