Morgan Davies

Mashape, the creator of Kong, is expanding its global reach. The partnership with XLsoft, a leading value added reseller in Japan, will further Kong’s awareness to leading APAC technology companies. With offices in Tokyo and Irvine, CA, XLsoft offers clients strategic planning, software and infrastructure support. The collaboration of Kong and XLsoft will engage and deliver advanced API management solutions to Japanese customers.

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.

XLsoft Corporation is a leading software distribution and localization firm of developers’ software products for the Japanese and Asian market. Founded in 1987, XLsoft is headquartered in Irvine, California, and prides itself in being a brand name in the International software industry, distributing only the most innovative products to software developers. XLsoft KK Japan was founded in 1991 in Tokyo, Japan, in order to further bolster sales efforts in the market.

With global Software Distribution and strong Localization/Service teams in Irvine and dedicated Sales/Marketing and Technical Support teams in Tokyo, XLsoft continues to grow as a key player in the international software industry.

Through XLsoft, customers in Japan can engage, learn, and implement Kong Enterprise solutions from an authorized partner. “We’re excited to form a relationship with XLsoft. They’re a proven leader in Japan, a market that has quickly embraced our open-source management platform for managing Microservice APIs. XLsoft is well positioned to assist Japanese companies adapt to Kong’s vision of serverless and microservices architecture” said Mashape’s CEO, Augusto Marietti. 

To learn more about Kong Enterprise in Japan, please visit XLsoft here.

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