The management plane powers our Core Platform, at the center of which lies the Service Hub, or your "API Inventory." This acts as a System of Record where users can catalog, tag, and collaborate around their API assets. We believe this is the most strategic real estate for an API-first company, as the visibility provided by a central inventory allows users to now deploy, run, manage, and consume all available APIs to suit their specific needs and preferences from an ultimate source of truth.
Next are the Federated Governance features which allow segmenting and orchestrating governance for both APIs and developers inside and outside the organization.
Then comes Analytics, Logs, and Monitoring. Get deep operational metrics and dependencies views to enable you to see what's happening inside your API’s “nervous system” and why it matters.
Finally comes API Products, which enable you to document any API, whether discovered from the runtimes or cataloged independently, and augment it with versioning information, rich documentation, and API specs, and publish it to a fully customizable portal (that you can run on your own modern web stack if you wish!) for developers to register and then discover and register to use your APIs as products.
At the top sits the Unified Dashboard, where all these pieces are orchestrated and accessible together in a power-user view.
The beauty of Kong Konnect is that it is an API platform itself so several Apps can be built on top of Konnect to solve adjacent use cases.
One of the first Apps we built is called API Products where you can compose different APIs into a product that can eventually be sold and monetized. In addition, we have built a cloud native Developer Portal to help you publish and onboard developers onto your internal or external developer platform in a fully customizable interface. We have many more new features coming on the developer portal, from multi-portal to better API consumer management and Backstage integrations.