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Today, we’re thrilled to announce the release of Kong 1.1! Building on the release of support for service mesh in Kong 1.0 last September, our engineering teams and community have been hard at work on this latest iteration of our open source offering. With new Declarative Config and DB-less deployment capabilities, as well as numerous small improvements and fixes, Kong 1.1 is one of our most exciting releases to date!
Below, we’ll highlight Kong 1.1’s new features, improvements and bug fixes, and what they mean for our users. Be sure to check back over the next few weeks as we follow up with more in-depth posts detailing these features.
Kong 1.1 enables declarative config for more dynamic traffic management. By enabling declarative config, Kong users will be able to specify the desired system state through a YAML or JSON file instead of a sequence of API calls. Using declarative config provides several key benefits to reduce complexity, increase automation and enhance system performance.
To support the use of declarative config and further reduce complexity and be more flexible for deployment, Kong 1.1 ships with the ability to enable DB-less mode. Users that turn on DB-less mode can manage their entire configuration in-memory to reduce modes of failure and maximize system resiliency.
Kong 1.1 also contains improvements to stream handling, support for ACL authenticated groups, and several bug fixes pointed out by our users. For the full details, check out the Change Log here!
As always, the documentation for Kong 1.1 is available online here. Additionally, as mentioned above, we will be discussing the key features in 1.1 in subsequent blog posts and on community calls, so stay tuned!
Thank you to our community of users, contributors, and core maintainers for your continuing support of Kong’s open source platform. Please give Kong 1.1 a try, and be sure to let us know what you think!
As usual, feel free to ask any question on Kong Nation, our Community forum. Learning from your feedback will allow us to better understand the mission critical use-cases and keep improving Kong.
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