Intelligent CIO North America Issue 15 - Page 65


Kong Konnect available on Red Hat OpenShift to bolster API and service connectivity

Kong has announced a collaboration with Red Hat to deliver the Kong Konnect service connectivity platform on the industry ’ s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform , Red Hat OpenShift .

As part of this collaboration , Kong has achieved Red Hat Operator Certification for Kong Konnect on Red Hat OpenShift . Kong is among the first Red Hat partners in API management to establish a technology collaboration and operator certification for Red Hat OpenShift .
The Kong Konnect solution can enable enterprises to accelerate time to market for new cloud native applications as the adoption of containers and Kubernetes soars .
According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation 2020 Survey , 92 % of organizations reported to be running containers in production environments and 83 % are also using Kubernetes in those environments .
Enterprises invest tremendous time and resources to make Kubernetes work for them , and developer teams frequently run into hidden challenges and difficult decisions around how to build , operate and maintain Kubernetes in production .
Kong and Red Hat provide the capabilities and expertise to help customers accelerate their journey with Kubernetes while being confident that their applications are more secure , scalable and flexible for the future .
“ At Finastra , we believe the future of finance is open . Kong and OpenShift enable us to bring that future forward in a more secure , cloud native way – consistently , regardless of public or private clouds ,” said Joseph White , Senior Vice President of Enterprise Architecture , Finastra .
Reza Shafii , VP of Products , Kong , added : “ The combination of Kong Konnect and Red Hat OpenShift brings together two bestof-breed technologies that are built for the cloud era .
“ Konnect ’ s industry-leading , next-generation Kong Gateway deployed on Red Hat OpenShift helps accelerate organizations ’ move to cloud native applications and the migration of legacy applications from monoliths to microservices .”
This collaboration allows organizations to deploy Kong Konnect on Red Hat OpenShift , providing more unified connectivity across edge API gateway , Kubernetes Ingress and service mesh deployments .
The combination of Kong Konnect Enterprise and Red Hat OpenShift can help organizations enable microservices and cloud native architectures in support of their Digital Transformation initiatives across hybrid and multi-cloud .
“ Kong Konnect is now a certified Red Hat OpenShift Operator ,” added Julio Tapia , Senior Director , Partner Ecosystem , Core Cloud Platforms , Red Hat .
“ Kong has worked closely with Red Hat to streamline and automate deployments of Kong ’ s leading API management solution on Red Hat OpenShift so enterprises can better support their hybrid and multi-cloud strategies with Kong Konnect and OpenShift .”
As a certified Red Hat Operator , Kong Konnect is now available on Red Hat Marketplace , an open cloud marketplace that makes it easier to discover and access certified software for container-based environments across the hybrid cloud .
Kong ’ s Operator certification helps enterprises install and automate day-2 operations of Kong Konnect on OpenShift . Enterprises can more easily launch Kong Konnect ’ s API gateway , Kubernetes Ingress and management solution on Red Hat OpenShift . p
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