Kong Mesh 1.9 and Kuma 1.8 Released with Gateway GA, New CNI
Engineering Manager @ Mesh Team
We are happy to announce the release of Kong Mesh 1.9 and Kuma 1.8! This release is packed with features and improvements such as observability for builtin Gateway, a complete rewrite of the CNI and projected service account tokens support.
It is possible for a Mesh to only run workloads in a subset of all the existing zones. When this happens until now, you’d need to run a gateway to this mesh in all zones that wanted to communicate with this mesh. Now Kuma will find where cross-mesh gateways are running and route traffic accordingly. This will help further simplify multi-tenant and multi-zone use cases.
Figure 1: Kuma Mesh Gateway working cross Zone
We released the MeshGateway back in Kuma 1.6 and the reception has been great. Kuma's lightweight gateway is a great complement to fully fledged gateways and is also used to facilitate inter-mesh communication.
We're now expanding on that functionality and offering full observability with a dedicated Grafana dashboard for MeshGateway.