Mashape, the creator of Kong, is now a proud Silver Member of the Linux Foundation’s Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The CNCF is sustaining and integrating open source technologies to orchestrate containers as part of a microservices architecture.
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 layer. Built on top of NGINX, a high-performance web server, Kong is designed to sit in front of highly performant APIs and microservices to protect, extend and orchestrate distributed systems.
CNCF is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the development of cloud native technology and services by creating a new set of common container technologies informed by technical merit and end user value, and inspired by Internet-scale computing. As a shared industry effort, CNCF and its members represent container and cloud technologies, online services, IT services and end-user organizations focused on promoting and advancing the state of cloud native computing for the enterprise.
“As we look forward to how best to deploy agnostic, API-centric cloud solutions for our customers, joining CNCF was a natural choice,” said Augusto Marietti, CEO of Mashape. “We are committed to sharing our experiences and knowledge with open source, like-minded developers and organizations – so, as Kong developers continue to embrace Microservice APIs and cloud container technologies, we’re excited to contribute to and nurture CNCF’s efforts.”
The mission of CNCF is to drive adoption of a new computing paradigm where modern distributed systems environments are capable of scaling to tens of thousands of self healing multi-tenant nodes. As the organization’s goal is closely aligned with Mashape’s vision, the company will actively contribute and share its knowledge with fellow members of CNCF.
To learn more about Kong and our participation in CNCF contact us here.