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Software teams have found themselves in the center of the business’ strategy. Their strategic decisions on technologies to invest in has resulted in greater agility and the ability to build products that differentiate their companies in the market. As a result, optimizing the ability for software teams to deliver by investing in stronger tooling has become a core priority.
This is reflected in Kong’s 2021 Innovation Benchmark Survey where ⅔ of technology leaders reported that their organizations are in the middle of a migration to distributed architectures. These migrations are typically technology-driven – but ultimately are charged with answering business challenges. For example,
Engineering solved all of those business challenges (YAY!), but the solution led to NEW challenges. Before, application components were co-located, and some of the benefits of that architecture were taken for granted in the rush to adopt new architectures. Not all applications should migrate, and it’s important as a first step to determine if an application should be prioritized for migration based on risk and complexity. Follow the link on the image for more info on that topic.
Moving from VMs to containers (when managed by an orchestrator like Kubernetes and platforms like OpenShift) is a great move. But if your teams are experiencing any of the above challenges, it may be because they didn’t consider how these architecture changes would impact all of the application pieces once they were broken apart and distributed.
Kong has helped many companies, like Papa John’s, to solve these challenges through delivering a platform that creates connectivity between all of your application pieces, resulting in:
Together, these attributes are what we call connectivity. Kong Konnect is a platform that helps your technical teams stitch together a fabric of all your application architectures, clouds and protocols. The results are teams that can pragmatically migrate to Kubernetes while maintaining the capabilities needed to successfully support your customers.
Kong’s service connectivity platform, Konnect, gives the business the agility it needs, architects the flexibility to design with best of breed technologies, and DevOps engineers the ability to deliver scalable applications.
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