September 8, 2020
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Kong Announces Availability of Kong Enterprise on Red Hat Marketplace

Red Hat Marketplace Provides a One-Stop-Shop to Purchase Enterprise Applications and Deploy Across Any Cloud or On-Premise

SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2020 Kong Inc., the leading cloud connectivity company, today announced that Kong Enterprise is now available through Red Hat Marketplace. Red Hat Marketplace is an open cloud marketplace for enterprise customers to discover, try, purchase, deploy and manage certified container-based software across environments public and private, cloud and on-premises. Through the marketplace, customers can take advantage of responsive support, streamlined billing and contracting, simplified governance, and single-dashboard visibility across clouds.

Built on Kongs core open source technology, Kong Enterprise is a cloud native, end-to-end service connectivity platform that enables organizations to more securely 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 platform acts as the nervous system of the cloud. By intelligently connecting all of a companys APIs and microservices natively within and across clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more, the platform makes it easy for developer teams to create scalable, microservice-based applications that drive business growth. To access a 30-day free trial of Kong Enterprise from Red Hat Marketplace, please visit

Were excited to be an early partner of Red Hat Marketplace and make Kong Enterprise available to deploy on any Red Hat OpenShift cluster, said Ken Kim, vice president of business operations at Kong Inc. By supporting multi-cloud and hybrid deployments, Kong helps organizations speed up innovation cycles and accelerate time to market by seamlessly managing the full lifecycle of services across an organization.

Built in collaboration with Red Hat and IBM, Red Hat Marketplace delivers a hybrid, multi-cloud trifecta for organizations moving into the next era of computing: a robust ecosystem of partners, an industry-leading Kubernetes container platform and award-winning commercial support all on a highly scalable backend powered by IBM. A private, personalized marketplace is also available through Red Hat Marketplace Select, enabling clients to provide their teams with easier access to curated software their organizations have pre-approved.

We believe Red Hat Marketplace is an essential destination to unlock the value of cloud investments, said Lars Herrmann, senior director of technology partnerships, Red Hat. With the marketplace, we are making it as fast and easy as possible for companies to implement the tools and technologies that can help them succeed in this hybrid, multi-cloud world. We've simplified the steps to find and purchase tools like Kong Enterprise that are tested, certified and supported on Red Hat OpenShift, and we've removed operational barriers to deploying and managing these technologies on Kubernetes-native infrastructure.

Through Red Hat Marketplace, were expanding our ecosystem together with partners like Kong and helping our customers thrive in a hybrid, multi-cloud world, said Sandesh Bhat, IBM general manager, Open Cloud Technology & Applications. Container-based environments are the future of enterprise technology, and Red Hat OpenShift is the industrys most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform. Were excited to simplify software purchase and adoption for our clients through a curated private Marketplace experience.

Red Hat Marketplace is designed to meet the unique needs of developers, procurement teams and IT leaders through simplified and streamlined access to popular enterprise software. All solutions available through the marketplace have been tested and certified for Red Hat OpenShift, allowing them to run anywhere OpenShift runs. A containers-based approach helps ensure that applications can be run and managed the exact same way, regardless of the underlying cloud infrastructure. This gives companies the flexibility to run their workloads on premises or in any public or private cloud with improved portability and confidence that their applications and data are protected against vendor lock-in.

About Kong Inc.

Kong creates software that connects APIs and microservices natively across and within clouds, Kubernetes, data centers and more using intelligent automation. Built on an open source core, Kongs solutions enable digital innovation by allowing organizations to reliably and securely manage the full lifecycle of APIs and services for modern architectures including microservices, serverless and service mesh. By providing developer teams with unprecedented architectural freedom, Kong accelerates innovation cycles, increases productivity, and seamlessly bridges legacy and modern systems and applications. For more information about Kong, please visit or follow @thekonginc on Twitter.