Kong Konnect GA With Multi-Geo Support
May 12, 2021
Konnect is a service connectivity platform that enables the modern connected
business. First previewed at Kong Summit 2020 in private beta, Kong Konnect
provides end users with instant access to a comprehensive suite of tools that
enable reliable, secure and observable connectivity across their APIs and
microservices. The GA release features new multi-geo support, allowing users to
physically locate services close to their businesses for privacy and regulatory
The fully modular platform enables developers, architects and operators to
accelerate application development cycles and provide connectivity between
services for stellar digital experiences. Architects decouple connectivity
concerns from microservices so that developers can focus on building
applications instead of wasting time building pipes; developers gain
architectural freedom to choose the best language, protocol and cloud services
for building their microservices; and operators deploy APIs consistently across
any infrastructure to support the hybrid or multi-cloud deployment patterns that
the business requires for performance, cost, privacy or regulatory compliance
With the GA release, Kong is introducing a flexible consumption-based pricing
model that brings enterprise-class tech within reach of individual developers as
well as large teams. Usage of Kong Konnect is metered, enabling users to pay
solely for the number of services used.
Kong Konnect is available in three plan tiers:
Konnect Free allows developers to instantly try out the product without having
to go through an enterprise sales representative.
Kong Konnect Plus offers a freemium model with a pay-as-you-go, credit
card-based option that provides a simple way for developers or operators on
small teams to quickly start using the services they need right now.
Kong Konnect Enterprise is for organizations that want to use the platform as a
whole; it provides connectivity with enterprise-grade security, scalability and
observability across any cloud, platform and protocol to help teams build
powerful digital services and experiences.
Kong Konnect addresses a massive challenge companies face as they enter digital
transformation 2.0, which is characterized by an exponential increase in the
volume and variety of connections that need to be activated and secured with
lightning-fast speed, said Marco Palladino, CTO and co-founder of Kong Inc.
One day, we will look back in amazement to realize that developers were
spending a lot of time building the plumbing, and writing the networking and
security code for each service on each platform. Automated cloud connectivity is
inevitable from gateway to service mesh across every cloud, Kubernetes and VMs
and market-leading companies already know this and are offloading this
function so that their top talent can focus on application design and feature
development so they can continue to outpace the competition.
A Service Connectivity Platform That Offers Connections for Everyone
With a modular approach, end users can access capabilities delivered as
functional modules and provision different types of runtimes on-demand without
requiring purchase of the entire platform. Users are able to select and consume
only the features they need directly through the Kong Konnect interface,
removing barriers to building next-generation applications and services.
Kong Konnect provides reliable, secure and observable connectivity for services
across any infrastructure. The SaaS-based management plane accelerates
deployments and provides access to functionality modules, including the Kong
ServiceHub, Kong Vitals, Kong Runtime Manager and the Kong Developer Portal.
Kong Immunity and Insomnia continue to be available for self-management to
customers. The runtimes Kong Gateway and Kong Mesh are self-managed and
provide the flexibility to support any hybrid or multi-cloud deployment pattern.