2. Kong Konnect emerges as first unified API management platform
Kong Konnect can manage services from API management, service mesh, and Ingress controllers
In 2023, we announced that Kong Konnect can now bring together all API runtimes under one, single cloud management plane. Translation: With a single pane of glass, you can now manage services from API gateway, Ingress Controllers, and service mesh. Check out Aghi’s overview of the new Kong Konnect for a deep dive.
We also announced the tech preview of Dedicated Cloud Gateways, Kong Mesh 2.5, Kong Gateway Enterprise 3.5.
Check the product updates page to peruse all the product news from the year.
3. We did the math: Projecting the economic impact of APIs and attacks
Calculating the economic impact of APIs and the rising cost of API security attacks
Given you’re here, you probably know that APIs form the foundation upon which digital experiences (and Global 2000 businesses) are built. But did you know that by 2027, APIs will have a projected global economic impact of $14.2 trillion? Now you do!
In the 2023 API Impact report, we dug into the numbers around the massive impact of APIs on the economy, including how APIs will help drive economic growth through innovations like generative AI and API monetization.
We also reported on the rise (and rising cost) of API-related security attacks in exploring why APIs are now mission-critical. For more on that, check out the eBook penned by Kong CTO and Co-founder Marco Palladino, Becoming a Secure API-First Company.
4. AI and APIs: We explored what’s next at API Summit
We looked at how AI and APIs will shape the future
At API Summit 2023, we put a spotlight on all things API innovation. And since you can’t talk about innovation in 2023 without talking about AI, AI was a hot topic.
You can watch API Summit sessions on demand to see more. But one of our favorite sessions watching Marco chat with Martin Casado, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), about AI in the enterprise. It was a wide-ranging conversation covering everything from the "good or evil" nature of AI and why companies should avoid being like '90s orgs that banned the browser in the workplace.