Solo.io Gloo Edge 1.8 and Gloo Portal 1.0 GA
June 30, 2021
released the company’s API gateway based on Envoy Proxy, Gloo Edge 1.8, which is
bundled with Gloo Portal 1.0, a full-feature developer portal for API management
to catalog and share APIs. Both products are an integral part of Solo.io’s
comprehensive Gloo API Infrastructure Platform, which allows organizations to
transform to a cloud-native application architecture by connecting application
services, service meshes, clusters, and clouds.
Helm usability improvements: New features make it easy for customers to define, set up, and configure their applications and expose their own values in Helm, a CNCF project that enables users to define, install, and upgrade Kubernetes applications, as well as share software with others.
Improved Flagger in Envoy Proxy: The addition of Weaveworks’ Flagger as a native part of Gloo Edge for CI/CD management and traffic routing for A/B and canary testing.
Schema in Gloo Edge custom resource definition APIs (CRDs): The enablement of the use of schemas to validate CRD functions, as a schema is required for CRDs with Kubernetes 1.22 and newer.
'Access log redaction for improved security: The ability to redact certain fields with sensitive information while still providing a readable report of activity.
Release notes and changelogs in Gloo documentation: A closer view into all enhancements and bug fixes with release notes and changelogs in Gloo documentation, with the ability to pick the version of Gloo Edge you are currently running and the version you wish to migrate to and see a list of all added enhancements, security fixes, and bug fixes.
“Solo.io, with its Gloo API
Infrastructure Platform, continues to anticipate and deliver the modern
application features customers need to stay competitive and deliver on their
business goals,” said Paul Nashawaty, senior analyst at ESG. “We’re excited to
learn about the new Gloo Edge enhancements, which provide customers even more
control and flexibility in building, managing, and securing applications.
Effective API management and high-performance application communication are key
to safe application deployments and an optimal end-user experience.”
Improved self-service usability: A more intuitive experience for developers to publish, share, and discover APIs in both the command line and graphical user interfaces.
Full Gloo Edge integration: The capacity to generate and fully configure virtual services and route tables in Gloo Edge via Gloo Portal, use existing Gloo Edge virtual services with Gloo Portal, and get support for all upstreams (AWS Lambda, Consul, etc.) as well as multiple API version support.
“Gloo Portal’s integration with Gloo
Edge delivers easy access to a full-feature API management solution,” said
Christian Posta, global field CTO, Solo.io. “Plus, the new user API usage
tracking feature provides customers with more accurate data than simple
monitoring. The new Gloo Portal graph shows usage results over time, helping
organizations build a stronger API business. Solo.io’s modern API infrastructure
delivers the experience, features, and capabilities today’s enterprises need to
derive the most value from their application investments.”