By on October 26, 2020

Announcing Kong’s AWS DevOps Competency

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Kong Enterprise is a service connectivity platform that provides technology teams with the architectural freedom to build, operate, observe, and secure APIs and services anywhere. From Kong’s inception, we’ve been aligned with Amazon Web Services (AWS), enabling our customers to quickly and efficiently deploy Kong on their AWS accounts. As companies move from monolithic to microservice applications and beyond, Kong helps teams manage this transition. 

The path to modernization and microservices requires expertise in DevOps. As a proud AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Technology Partner, Kong is excited to announce that we’ve achieved the AWS DevOps Competency status. The AWS Competency Program is designed to identify, validate and promote Advanced-tier partners with demonstrated AWS technical expertise and proven customer success.


What Is the AWS Competency Program?

AWS created the AWS Competency Program to help customers find technology APN Partners with meaningful experience and specialized expertise. These partners provide solutions to global businesses, helping them implement continuous integration and continuous delivery practices. Additionally, these partners help organizations automate infrastructure provisioning and management with configuration management tools on AWS. Kong is proud to join the AWS Partner Competency Program and be recognized as a qualified platform that integrates and extends AWS services and management to meet customer goals.


Microservices and DevOps

Microservices architecture involves building software as suites of collaborating services. Such architectures have been accepted as a better way to build many types of new applications, yet there are several challenges in attempting to apply monolithic deployment and delivery techniques to microservices. For most teams, continuous integration and delivery has become an essential component of any software delivery practice.

Flexibility and shorter release cycles are two major reasons to pursue a microservices architecture. However, the lack of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) process will keep teams from reaching the level of agility that is necessary to support microservices development and delivery. 

With Kong’s AWS DevOps Competency, we’ve been validated by AWS to address a customer’s challenges and enhance their existing microservices application-oriented CI/CD pipelines to address its API specifications.


The Significance of AWS DevOps Competency 

A platform so integral to an organization’s operations should be backed by a team with AWS DevOps Competency. This designation underscores Kong’s unique service connectivity platform, which enables customers to implement continuous integration and continuous delivery practices through a microservice architecture. Kong’s AWS DevOps Competency status highlights our ability to assist teams that need to share and develop applications with configuration management tools on AWS.


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Obtaining the AWS DevOps Competency helps Kong market and differentiate our business to AWS customers by showcasing skills in specialized areas across industries, use cases and workloads. APN Partners are vetted, validated and verified against a high bar to achieve the AWS Competency designation.

Kong supports full lifecycle service management and is trusted by over 250 enterprises to reduce the time to market and increase the security of their applications and services. To learn more about Kong and AWS DevOps solutions, please contact us today

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