Kong Launches Managed Cloud Service

Kong, the API Platform formerly known as Mashape, recently announced the launch of Kong Cloud. This new service targets organizations that want the API Management capabilities of Kong Enterprise, but, akin to the benefits of other SaaS apps, don't want the burden of managing the software itself (new version updates, bug fixes, capacity management, etc.)

Previously, with Kong Enterprise (a version of Kong that organizations could install on-premises or into cloud servers they configured), organizations were on their own to manage the installation itself. But with Kong Cloud, the idea is that organizations can abdicate that responsibility to Kong which essentially is providing Kong Enterprise as a service.

At the core of this new service is Kong, the company's open source microservices gateway, which as ProgrammableWeb recently reported, recieved an update which included support for Service Mesh deployments and a Kubernetes Ingress controller.

Kong Cloud can be deployed to most major cloud platforms, including AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.

Disclosure: MuleSoft, parent company to ProgrammableWeb, is a competitor to the company(s) mentioned in this article.

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