April 21, 2020
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Kong Achieves Amazon Linux 2 Ready Designation

SAN FRANCISCO April 21,2020 Kong Inc., a leading cloud connectivity company, announced today that it has achieved the Amazon Linux 2 Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program. This designation recognizes that Kong Enterprise has been validated to run on and support Amazon Linux 2.

Achieving the Amazon Linux 2 Ready designation differentiates Kong as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member with a generally available product that runs on Amazon Linux 2 and is fully supported for AWS customers. AWS Service Ready Partners have demonstrated success building products integrated with AWS services, helping AWS customers evaluate and use their technology productively, at scale and varying levels of complexity.

"Kong is happy to have achieved Amazon Linux 2 Ready Designation. This designation will allow AWS users to confidently deploy and run the Kong open source gateway as well as the Kong Enterprise API platform on Amazon Linux 2," said Reza Shafii, VP of Product at Kong Inc. "With AWS, Kong can provide an even more effective, modern full lifecycle API management solution to enable the benefits of scalable, decentralized applications that run in the cloud."

To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Service Ready Program to help customers identify products integrated with AWS services and spend less time evaluating new tools, and more time scaling their use of products that are integrated or run on select AWS Services.

Built on Kongs core open source technology, Kong Enterprise is an end-to-end API and service lifecycle management platform that enables organizations to effectively secure, connect and orchestrate their APIs and services. Designed for the modern era of software development including microservices, service mesh, serverless and other emerging architectures, Kongs API platform acts as the nervous system of the cloud intelligently connecting all of a companys APIs and microservices across cloud-native, hybrid and on-prem environments to make it easy for developer teams to create scalable, microservice-driven applications that drive business growth.

About Kong Inc.

Kong delivers a next-generation API and service lifecycle management platform designed for modern architectures, including microservices, containers, cloud and serverless. Offering high flexibility, scalability, speed and performance, Kong enables developers and Global 5000 enterprises to reliably secure, connect and orchestrate microservice APIs for modern applications. Kong is building the future of service control platforms to intelligently broker information across services. For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.