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Morgan Davies
Mashape is excited to partner with IBM and announce the OpenWhisk plugin for Kong’s API Gateway, available both to the open source community via Apache OpenWhisk and as a commercial offering on Bluemix, IBM’s cloud platform. OpenWhisk is a cloud-first distributed event-based programming service, whose serverless architecture accelerates development of small, distinct, and independent actions. By eliminating infrastructure limitations, OpenWhisk enables teams to efficiently work on different pieces of code simultaneously. It provides a programming model to upload event handlers and register the handlers to respond to various events. Now developers can use Kong to invoke Apache OpenWhisk serverless functions…
Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is proud to announce a relationship with the OSS Group as its first VAR partner to support New Zealand and Australia. Based in Auckland, the OSS Group offers clients strategic planning, software and infrastructure support. Together we aim to engage and deliver advanced API management solutions to customers based in APAC. With nearly 10,000 stars on Github and over 2.5 million downloads, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management platform. Built on top of NGINX, Kong is designed for high availability and distributed systems. Founded in 1995, the OSS Group specialized…
Morgan Davies
Mashape is working with Wallarm to provide Kong Enterprise users the ultimate protection for their APIs. Wallarm is a next generation web security solution designed to protect businesses from application-level attacks, which organically combines vulnerability detection with next generation web application firewall (WAF). With over 9,400 stars on Github, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management layer. Built on NGINX, a high-performance web server and load balancer, Kong is designed for high availability and distributed systems. Wallarm is a web security solution designed for modern web applications and APIs. Like Kong’s development structure, Wallarm is developed…
Morgan Davies
Mashape and Kong now offer an official Kubernetes distribution, an open-source platform for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. In today’s fast paced world users expect applications to be available around the clock without any downtime; as such, to ensure the best performance developers deploy new application versions multiple times a day. Kubernetes groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. To achieve continuous uptime developers utilize containers to package software, which enables applications to be released and updated efficiently. Kubernetes is an open source platform designed with Google’s accumulated experience…
Marco Palladino
We recommend to update to the latest update of Kong (0.10.1) that ships with many bug-fixes an improvements, especially if you had problems with Serf.

Updates

    Serf has been downgraded to 0.7 in our release packages. This fixes some issues when advertising the first non-loopback IP address of the node to the other nodes. The Admin API has been updated to easily retrieve active upstream targets and to delete an upstream target. CORS Plugin now supports a list of allowed origins. Improvements in the internal datastore cache to avoid memory exhaustion and prevent unexpected errors. And much more.
To…
Augusto Marietti
Today marks an important milestone for Mashape. We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed an $18M Series B funding round, led by Andreessen-Horowitz, with previous investors CRV and Index Ventures participating. It represents all the hard work by the team, our dedication to building the best and most open API Gateway for the enterprise, and Kong going mainstream around the world. This round is important for many reasons: 1) APIs play a central role. The Industrial Revolution of Software is happening. Many years ago, we had a vision of how software was going to be built. It looked a…
Marco Palladino
We are pleased to announce one of the most anticipated releases of Kong ever. Kong 0.10.0 includes exciting new features that have been heavily requested by the community and our enterprise customers – plus we’ve improved performance yet again! There’s no way we could cover everything new in one blog post, but we wanted to share a few highlights:

New

    Dynamic Load Balancing – Kong supports dynamic load-balancing, configurable via the Admin API. You can now associate multiple target hosts to an upstream, and load-balance across them. An external load balancer is no longer required. View Docs Blue-Green Deployments &
Marco Palladino
We recommend to update to the latest update of Kong (0.9.9) that ships with important bug-fixes, especially if you are using Cassandra.

Updates

    Correctly put Cassandra sockets into the Nginx connection pool for later reuse. This greatly improves the performance for rate-limiting and response-ratelimiting plugins. Correct length of a year in seconds for rate-limiting and response-ratelimiting plugins. A year was wrongly assumed to only be 360 days long. Prevent misinterpretation of the `%` character in proxied URLs encoding. Thanks Thomas Jouannic for the patch.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Upgrading from < 0.9.x

Morgan Davies
Mashape, the creator of Kong, is proud to announce a partnership with Streamdata as its first European referral partner. Based in France, Streamdata.io specializes in cloud-based API services for their customers. Together we aim to engage and deliver advanced API management solutions. With over 8,000 stars on Github, Kong is the most popular open-source API gateway and microservices management layer. Built on top of NGINX with Cassandra and Postgres, Kong is designed for high availability and distributed systems. Through the Streamdata.io relationship, European customers can engage, learn, and implement Kong and Mashape Enterprise solutions from an authorized partner. Streamdata is…
Marco Palladino
We recommend to update to the latest update of Kong (0.9.8) that ships with some significant bugfixes and performance improvements, especially if you are using Cassandra or Redis:

Updates

    Properly set the admin IP in the Serf script. Provide negative-caching for missed database entities. This should improve performance in some cases. Fix fault tolerancy logic and error reporting in rate-limiting plugins.
To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Upgrading from < 0.9.x

If you are migrating from an older version of Kong < 0.9.x, then follow the migration instructions in order to make your Kong…
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